According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization the number of international tourists is expected to increase by around four percent this year. That's good news for Spain, which is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations.
Thousands of Catalan separatists have protested in Barcelona for the release of regional leaders jailed by Madrid. Catalonia remains divided over independence — even Playmobil toys are being drawn into the struggle.
His most famous work is the Sagrada Familia. Architect Antoni Gaudí built for eternity. Now the first home he designed is being opened to visitors. It's one of eight UNESCO World Heritage sites by Gaudí in Barcelona.
Spain's top prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza has died unexpectedly at the age of 66 while in Argentina for a conference. Maza had been leading the probe against members of Catalonia's ousted regional government.
A Spanish judge has ordered the arrest of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his cabinet. The five are facing charges of rebellion for their part in Catalonia's independence campaign.
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