Spanish stories from over the summer
Zapatero calls early Spain election amid economic woes
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has called a general election for November, four months earlier than expected.
He said this would enable a new government to confront Spain's economic problems from January.
Hours earlier, a credit rating agency warned it might downgrade Spain's rating due to weak growth prospects.
Pope in Spain: Pilgrims in Madrid's protest square
Young Catholics have been pouring into the Spanish capital all week and Pope Benedict XVI is to join them on a four-day visit to Madrid.
The pilgrims have made their way from 193 countries. For days, they have packed the sweltering city streets sporting matching rucksacks and floppy sun hats. The metro is full of groups singing hymns in loud harmony as they ride.
They are here for World Youth Day - actually a week of activities - which culminates in an open-air Sunday Mass con-celebrated by the Pope. But there has been growing discontent over the event's estimated 50m euro (£44m; $72m) price tag.
Pope in Madrid: Opinion divided over pontiff's visit
Pope Benedict XVI is in the Spanish capital, Madrid, for four days of events expected to be attended by hundreds of thousands of people.
On Wednesday night there were clashes between police and protesters demonstrating against the cost of the event.
Here, four people in Madrid share their contrasting views on the pontiff's visit.
Spanish Royal to Give Up Fortune... For Love
They say love is priceless.
Even so -- the media’s gaping at the story of a Spanish royal -- giving up her fortune -- to marry a civil servant.
Remember to click on the links to read the whole text.
You could make a list of new words and expressions that you found in the texts (translate them or write definitions and example sentences).
What is your opinion on these stories?