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Eta ‘permanent ceasefire’ begins

The first permanent ceasefire called by the militant Basque separatist group Eta has come into effect. The truce began at midnight local time (2300 GMT) amid cautious optimism across Spain that it might signal an end to 38 years of conflict. An opinion poll published in Spain on Friday suggested overwhelming public support for negotiations with Eta. Spain, the EU and US all consider Eta a terrorist organisation. Spain insists Eta must disarm before any talks. Full Story

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