Royal Flush: monarchies may be better for your well-being
Although monarchies make up less than a quarter of the world's states, they represent half the top 30 countries in the United Nations index of global well-being.
Spain has a spring in its step as jobs grow
But more is needed to attain economic recovery.
Chatter: Spain's train tragedy
Dozens of people are left dead by a rail disaster in Spain, China charges its former disgraced darling, Bo Xilai, the US Congress is fine with the NSA surveilling everyone, and George H.W. Bush finds a good reason to go bald.
Dozens dead in Spain train derailment
A high-speed train ran off the tracks outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, killing at least 77 people, officials said.
Spain train derailment kills at least 80; 7 days mourning declared (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A speeding train ran off the tracks outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing at least 80 passengers.
Spain: Recession easing, 2nd-quarter numbers show
Spain’s painful recession is easing, according to estimated second-quarter data announced by the Bank of Spain on Tuesday.
What we're protesting today
Anti-gay protesters in Haiti, Filipinos burning an effigy of President Aquino and Bulgarians really have staying power.
The crisis asking the Spanish Prime Minister to step down, explained
A new economic crisis has opposition party members calling for the Spanish Prime Minister to step down. Here's why.
What we're protesting today
George Zimmerman, the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal and bad working conditions in Taiwan, to name a few.
Spain's Pamplona bull run ends in stampede, 23 injured (VIDEO)
A stampede at the end of Saturday's penultimate running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, left 23 people hospitalized as runners were crushed at the narrow entrance to the bullring.
London Broiling: Brits brace for what they call heat (PHOTOS)
The language of being hot is universal.
EU gives Spanish banks the thumbs up
After three reviews of Spain's financial assistance package the EU sees stability in the Spanish market.
More pain for 'brand Spain' as leader faces fresh allegations
A newspaper has published what it says are documents showing Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy received illegal payments.
Spain's running of the bulls
The San Fermin running of the bulls festival, made famous by the 1926 novel of Ernest Hemingway, 'The Sun Also Rises,' began last week, with thrill seekers testing themselves against stampeding steers.
Four hurt but no one gored in this year's Running of the Bulls
Spain's deadliest festival goes relatively well, with four injuries but no gorings or deaths in the 2013 Running of the Bulls.
Sex and the siesta
Traditions may be changing in Spain, but not all of them.
Gay Pride parades celebrate recent victories (PHOTOS)
Record crowds were expected at this year's parades in US cities like New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
Gay Pride parades around the world
In 2013, same-sex marriage victories have given revelers big reasons to celebrate.
Eastern Europe: corrupt states or true democracies?
A slew of bad news is clouding the EU’s progress in Eastern Europe.
Goat bathing on the island of Tenerife
Goatherds drove their reluctant herds into water for a summer washing as part of the island of Tenerife's St. John festival.
Newborn baby rescued from drain in Spain, mother arrested
A woman was arrested in eastern Spain on Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after her newborn baby was rescued from inside a building's drain.
Spain arrests 8 on suspicion of sending fighters to Syria
Eight men have been arrested in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa, under suspicions of recruiting jihadi fighters to go to Syria.
Spanish bullfighting battles for survival
Economic woes and animal rights campaigners threaten the national fiesta.
Here's what people are protesting about today
Protests are ongoing all over the world. Here's why.
Lionel Messi faces determined new foe in taxman
Authorities in Spain say Lionel Messi and his father filed fraudulent tax returns from 2006 to '09.
World's first double-transplant patient loses legs
"Miracle surgeon" Pedro Cavadas carried out a double-leg transplant several years ago, but his patient can no longer take the required drugs.
French Open final fiery affair for Raphael Nadal, protesters
Same-sex marriage opponents disrupt Nadal-Ferrer final at French Open in Paris.
Return to sender: Small Spanish town Brunete hands dog poop back to owners
In a bid to stamp out its canine excrement problem, officials in the small Spanish town of Brunete have blurred the line between sass and innovation — and the results are hilarious.
Religion in Europe, also in crisis
European leaders reach out to religion, but churches struggle with waning numbers.
Euro zone unemployment hits record high — again
Unemployment once again hit a record high in April in the euro zone, topping 12 percent.
European Commission investigates Spanish hospitals rejecting EU health cards
Hundreds of European tourists have complained that Spanish hospitals won't take their European Heath Insurance Cards.