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Spanish police halt news conference by Basque party

Police acting on a court order Wednesday broke up a news conference by the outlawed Basque pro-independence party Batasuna — a shock for an organization due to have meetings soon with the prime minister’s party. Five minutes after members of Batasuna began to speak in a hotel in the northern city of Pamplona, three police agents in uniform entered the room carrying a letter from the National Court banning the news conference, said Pernando Barrena, one of the party’s leaders. Batasuna is considered the political wing of the armed Basque separatist group ETA. Full Story

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