Saragossa in northwestern Spain is both capital of the province of the same name and the region of Aragon. With a population of just under 700,000, the city displays a charismatic blend of Moorish influences and Southern European flair.
Police suspect jihadis had planned to load three vans with gas to carry out far deadlier attacks than the ones that occurred this week. Authorities are still searching for a 22-year-old Moroccan suspect.
A woman has been killed and another person injured after a car crashed into two bus stops in the southern French port city of Marseille. Police told locals to avoid the area around the old port.
Radical Islamists are more active in Barcelona than in most other Spanish cities. The reason lies partly in the autonomous nature of the government, and partly in the multicultural character of the city.
The Dutch city of Utrecht is struggling to provide parking spaces for thousands of bicycle riders visiting the city's train station. The authorities have opened a new garage, projected to become the biggest in the world.
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