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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.