Spain’s households get 25 percent richer in 2013
Spain

Spain’s households get 25 percent richer in 2013

Spain's households increased their net wealth by more than 25 percent in 2013 with net financial assets shooting up above €1 trillion ($1.4 trillion) for the first time since before the country's economic crisis.

Thieves destroy ancient rock painting in Spain
Spain

Thieves destroy ancient rock painting in Spain

A 5,000 year-old rock painting in southern Spain has been destroyed by thieves who tried to steal the Unesco World Heritage-listed artwork by chipping it off the cave wall where it was housed.

In pictures: Spain’s Holy Week 2014
Spain

In pictures: Spain’s Holy Week 2014

As Spain's Holy Week draws to a close, The Local showcases some of the best images from a week of drama, pageantry and mystery.

Arrested: Spanish art swindler wanted by FBI
Spain

Arrested: Spanish art swindler wanted by FBI

A Spanish art dealer who made world headlines through earning millions of dollars by allegedly producing and selling fake artworks by major artists has been arrested during Easter celebrations in southern Spain.

Eco-conscious Swedes in hen house trend
Sweden

Eco-conscious Swedes in hen house trend

Fresh eggs from the hen house at the bottom of the garden is the latest eco-friendly fad being pursued by Swedish urbanites ready to run the risk of a little neighbourhood friction to keep their Saturday pancakes organic.

Sing-along saint: Showbiz world gets papal inspiration
Italy

Sing-along saint: Showbiz world gets papal inspiration

Pope John Paul II's extraordinary life is being set to music in Rome, with audiences enjoying a flourish of theatre shows about the former playwright and future saint ahead of his canonization on Sunday.

Deadly road accidents mar Easter holidays
Spain

Deadly road accidents mar Easter holidays

Thirty-two people have died on Spain's roads during Holy Week celebrations, six more than last year, the country's traffic authority reported on Monday.

Orient Express offers journey back in time
France

Orient Express offers journey back in time

The Orient Express lets out a whistle and a chug, just as it did 130 years ago when it pulled out of Paris's Gare de Strasbourg on its inaugural journey to Istanbul.

Football fan father leaves baby in sweltering car
Sweden

Football fan father leaves baby in sweltering car

A baby was saved from a car parked in the stifling heat outside of a football stadium in western Sweden on Sunday with the child's father believed to be at the game.

Berbatov brilliance for Monaco makes PSG wait
France

Berbatov brilliance for Monaco makes PSG wait

Dimitar Berbatov's delightful goal gave Monaco a 1-0 win against Nice on Sunday to leave Paris Saint-Germain's title celebrations on ice while Ajaccio's relegation was confirmed with defeat at Bastia.

50% of Spaniards believe Catalonia will vote: Poll
Spain

50% of Spaniards believe Catalonia will vote: Poll

Half of all Spaniards believe Catalonia will defy the central government in Madrid and goes ahead with a planned independence vote, with almost the same number saying the region should lose its autonomous powers if that happens, a new poll shows.

Police launch probe after Easter ferry smash
Sweden

Police launch probe after Easter ferry smash

Stockholm police are investigating criminal negligence in connection with a crash involving a small taxi vessel and a giant Finland-bound ferry on Friday which left three people needing rescue from the icy waters of Stockholm's archipelago.