An African pope? Don't bet on it
Vatican watchers predict Italians or Latin Americans are most likely to claim St. Peter's throne.
Online fraud group in Spain broken up by Europol
The hackers were estimated to have collected millions of euros in fake fines after posing as the European law enforcement agency Europol.
Catholics everywhere have something to say
The world reacts to the pope's shocking announcement.
Canary Islands: 5 cruise ship crew members killed in lifeboat accident
An accident on a cruise ship docked in Spain's Canary Islands has left 5 dead and 3 injured.
Spanish leader teeters under corruption scandal
Strapped for cash, Spaniards seethe over allegations of kickbacks to high-ranking Spanish officials, including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Battle looms over Europe's fiscal future with budget talks
Fiscal showdown: Lines are drawn in Brussels as Europe's budget talks begin.
JPMorgan: Expect long-term damage in Spain
Corruption allegations against Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy complicate Spain's economic recovery from the euro zone crisis.
Sex slaves are unceremoniously dumped back in Nigeria
After being tricked into sexual servitude, women are ostracized by family and government.
Why a ‘small’ bailout for little Cyprus is a big deal
Commentary: Letting one member fail can be contagious for the rest of the euro zone.
Spain's economy still 'very challenging' despite progress
Spain's economy and financial sectors remain aware of recapitalization risks, but efforts at reform have shown some progress.
Spain corruption scandal shakes PM Rajoy
Spanish newspaper El Pais published what it said were secret accounts kept by the ruling People's Party.
Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Memorial Day
In a speech in Milan Sunday commemorating the Holocaust, Berlusconi took the time to defend Mussolini and his policies.
Hunger for Chavez news prompts media mishaps
Spanish daily El Pais irks Venezuela with front-page false Chavez photo of a hospitalized man with a breathing tube.
Spanish youth unemployment hits record 55 percent
Figure is the highest since the 1970s and twice the EU average, highlighting economic challenges unemployed Spanish youth face.
Sound reasons to fight Al Qaeda in Mali
Commentary: International action could forestall a protracted war.
Spain: Shakira gives birth to healthy boy
The singer gave birth to her first child Milan Piqué Mebarak with Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué.
Madrid metro hero saves woman on subway tracks (VIDEO)
Off-duty police officer jumps onto tracks to help save a woman who had fainted.
Iván Fernández Anaya's kindness reaffirms faith in athletes for some (VIDEO)
Spanish runner Iván Fernández Anaya helps confused Abel Mutai of Kenya win running race.
Money can’t buy love for Europe’s scandal-hit royals
Sex, elephants and spending have hurt monarchs’ images. Except in Denmark.
Las Luminarias de San Anton, the festival where horses jump through fire
In the village of San Bartolomé de Pinares, daring riders celebrate the patron saint of animals by jumping their horses through flames.
Spain launches housing plan for neediest eviction victims
Close to 6,000 properties owned by the country's banks will be offered to the most needy, the government said.
Same-sex marriage: Liberte, egalite, fraternite — also for French gays?
President Francois Hollande's gay marriage bill revives bitter debate over the rights of same-sex couples in France.
Euro zone unemployment hits record high
The jobless rate hits an all-time high of 11.8 percent, and over 24 percent for youths.
Messi wins FIFA Player of the Year – again
The Barcelona and Argentina forward won the Ballon d'Or for the fourth consecutive year after scoring a record 91 goals.
$1.1 billion lottery in Spain dubbed "El Nino"
Spain's $1.1 billion lottery winnings come with a catch.
Spain: Flour fight in Els Enfarinats festival (PHOTOS)
The Els Enfarinats festival in the Spanish town of Ibi involves a massive food fight with flour, eggs and... firecrackers.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Spaniards battle against banks
Outraged by a series of suicides, people in crisis-stricken Spain are fighting a wave of evictions they say is tearing their country apart.
Delay on 'The Innocent Prophet,' new anti-Islam film due out today
Innocence of Muslims 2? Worried authorities press for postponement.
Spain: cocaine-laced fake breasts lead to woman's arrest
Criminal boob bombshell in Barcelona.
Don Quixote to gallop onto the big screen
Don Quixote, the classic Spanish tale, is being made into a movie by Disney, with Johnny Depp producing.