Catalans stage festive lottery to rival Spain’s

Catalans stage festive lottery to rival Spain’s

The Spanish region of Catalonia, where leaders are pushing for independence from Spain, awarded millions of euros Tuesday in its first New Year lottery, defying the country's national prize draw.

Prisoners raise hope for ETA disarmament

Prisoners raise hope for ETA disarmament

Jailed Basque separatists have raised hopes that they may be moving towards disarming ETA, western Europe's last major armed secessionist group, by softening their stance on key demands.