HT Image
HT Image

Airport bombing: 2 suspects held in France

Spain's Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba says the two men suspected of involvement in the 2006 Madrid airport bombing have been arrested by the police.
By Xinhua | None, Madrid
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2008 02:13 PM IST

Spain's Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has said that the two men suspected of involvement in the 2006 Madrid airport bombing have been arrested by the police.

Rubalcaba on Saturday confirmed that the Spanish and French police have arrested three suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA Friday in southern France, two of who are suspects of the Madrid bombing.

The deadly bombing December 30, 2006, at the Madrid airport destroyed a multi-storey parking garage and killed two people.

Peace talks between the Spanish government and ETA halted following the bombing, and the group called off its 15-month ceasefire in June 2007.

In early January, Spanish police arrested two other ETA members suspected of involvement in the attack.

Rubalcaba said the Spanish police would enhance cooperation with French in the fight against ETA, which has already proved fruitful.

ETA, which is classified as a terrorist group by the US and the European Union, has waged a four-decade campaign of violence to seek independence for a Basque state, killing hundreds of people.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Getting students back into classrooms has been a fraught issue nationwide, pitting politicians against powerful teachers unions.(AP)
Getting students back into classrooms has been a fraught issue nationwide, pitting politicians against powerful teachers unions.(AP)

New California law aims to put kids in class. Will it work?

AP, Sacramento
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:55 AM IST
After nearly a year of distance learning for most K-12 students during the coronavirus pandemic, parents in the nation’s most populated state say they are frustrated and losing hope their children will see the inside of a classroom this year.
Close
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale had jolted Papua New Guinea on October 1.(File Photo(Representative Image)))
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale had jolted Papua New Guinea on October 1.(File Photo(Representative Image)))

New Zealand: New 6.3 magnitude earthquake registered, no damage reported

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:51 AM IST
There are no reports about any victims or damage caused by the earthquake. No tsunami alert has been declared.
Close
Dorsey's 15-year old tweet is one of the most famous tweets ever on the platform and could attract bidders to pay a high price for the digital memorabilia.(Reuters File Photo)
Dorsey's 15-year old tweet is one of the most famous tweets ever on the platform and could attract bidders to pay a high price for the digital memorabilia.(Reuters File Photo)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey puts up first tweet for sale

Posted by Prashasti Singh | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:51 AM IST
The post, sent from Dorsey's account in March of 2006, received offers on Friday that went as high as $88,888.88 within minutes of the Twitter co-founder tweeting a link to the listing on 'Valuables by Cent' - a tweets marketplace.
Close
A TV screen showing news over the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC), is seen in Hong Kong, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu(REUTERS)
A TV screen showing news over the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC), is seen in Hong Kong, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu(REUTERS)

China abandons 24-year experiment with open Hong Kong elections

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:47 AM IST
On Friday, China laid out sweeping plans to prevent similar surprises in future Hong Kong elections, requiring candidates for office to be “patriots” and reportedly removing district councilors from the next leadership vote.
Close
The Senate parliamentarian ruled that the minimum wage increase violated strict budget rules limiting what can be included in a package that can be passed with 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster.(Bloomberg)
The Senate parliamentarian ruled that the minimum wage increase violated strict budget rules limiting what can be included in a package that can be passed with 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster.(Bloomberg)

Democrats come out with own version of $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 09:52 AM IST
Under the House bill, the cash payment would phase out for singles with incomes between $75,000 and $100,000. But under the Senate bill, the phaseout stops at $80,000.
Close
Somalia's state-controlled Radio Mogadishu reported there was also destruction of property and that police had cordoned off the area.(Reuters Photo)
Somalia's state-controlled Radio Mogadishu reported there was also destruction of property and that police had cordoned off the area.(Reuters Photo)

At least 20 killed, 30 wounded by suicide car bomb in Somalia capital

Posted by Prashasti Singh | Reuters, Mogadishu
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 07:03 AM IST
The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, witnesses and state-owned media reported.
Close
The relief legislation, aimed at battling the killer virus and nursing the staggered economy back to health, will provide direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans.(Bloomberg)
The relief legislation, aimed at battling the killer virus and nursing the staggered economy back to health, will provide direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans.(Bloomberg)

Democrats split on jobless benefits slows Covid relief bill in Senate

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:15 AM IST
Work on the Senate floor ceased for over eight hours as Democrats sought a way to salvage their unemployment provision.
Close
File photo of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.(AFP photo)
File photo of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.(AFP photo)

'UK's Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital': Buckingham Palace

Posted by Prashasti Singh | Reuters, London
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:03 AM IST
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who has been hospitalised for more than two weeks, was moved to a London hospital with a specialist cardiac centre on Monday for treatment for a pre-existing heart issue.
Close
The Sri Lanka government last month revised a gazette notification issued in April last year. The new notification allowed both burials and cremations.(REUTERS)
The Sri Lanka government last month revised a gazette notification issued in April last year. The new notification allowed both burials and cremations.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka buries first Covid-19 victims after long standoff

Posted by Prashasti Singh | PTI, Colombo
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:00 AM IST
Amidst mounting international criticism, Sri Lanka revised a controversial mandatory order to cremate the bodies of Covid-19 victims, which denied minority communities, including Muslims, their religious rights.
Close
China on Thursday launched a legislative process for drastic electoral system reform in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
China on Thursday launched a legislative process for drastic electoral system reform in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)

US condemns China's move to alter Hong Kong's electoral system

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:43 AM IST
The new reforms come months after China passed the nationals security law to quash the resistance to its rule in Hong Kong.
Close
Trump, and the other defendants waged a "campaign of lies and incendiary rhetoric" which led to the assault on Congress, Representative Eric Swalwell of California charged in the civil suit.(AFP)
Trump, and the other defendants waged a "campaign of lies and incendiary rhetoric" which led to the assault on Congress, Representative Eric Swalwell of California charged in the civil suit.(AFP)

Donald Trump faces another lawsuit over US Capitol attack

AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:37 AM IST
Trump was impeached by the Democratic-majority House of Representatives for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol but acquitted by the Senate.
Close
The roundabout, back and forth drive lasted just 33 minutes and went so well that more driving was on tap Friday and Saturday for the the six-wheeled rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS)
The roundabout, back and forth drive lasted just 33 minutes and went so well that more driving was on tap Friday and Saturday for the the six-wheeled rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS)

Nasa's new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 21 feet in first test drive

AP, Cape Canaveral
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:17 AM IST
The Perseverance rover ventured from its landing position Thursday, two weeks after setting down on the red planet to seek signs of past life.
Close
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the vulnerabilities found in Microsoft's widely used Exchange servers were "significant".(REUTERS)
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the vulnerabilities found in Microsoft's widely used Exchange servers were "significant".(REUTERS)

More than 20,000 US organizations compromised through Microsoft flaw: Report

Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:12 AM IST
It is the latest indication of how problems in widely used software can be used as jumping-off points for wide-ranging digital espionage campaigns.
Close
SII, the world’s biggest vaccine maker, has licensed the AstraZeneca/Oxford University product and will soon start bulk-manufacturing the Novavax shot.(Shankar Narayan/HT File Photo)
SII, the world’s biggest vaccine maker, has licensed the AstraZeneca/Oxford University product and will soon start bulk-manufacturing the Novavax shot.(Shankar Narayan/HT File Photo)

US export ban could hit Covid vaccine supply, says SII chief

Reuters, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:06 AM IST
  • India’s Biological E has tied up with J&J to potentially contract manufacture up to 600 million doses of its vaccine per year.
Close
Condemnation of the coup and subsequent violence has come largely from the West.(AP)
Condemnation of the coup and subsequent violence has come largely from the West.(AP)

Crackdown in Myanmar continues as UNSC prepares to discuss crisis

Reuters, Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 02:32 AM IST
  • The violence took place as the US announced new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilian protesters.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP