The announcement had been expected after a severely weakened Eta declared a "permanent ceasefire" in March. For nearly 40 years it had carried out attacks that claimed more than 800 lives, Guardian Unlimited reports.
'No negotiations with assassins' - that was the rallying cry of several hundred people in Madrid who were protesting against the government's decision to start peace talks with ETA. The demonstration was staged by a support group for those affected by the terror campaign of the Basque separatist organisation. Their anger was directed at Zapatero, according to the Euro News.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump does not accept the outcome of the November election. Trump has also refused to attend Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20