White grains of sand from Sardinia's pristine beaches are considered precious and are a protected resource.
Spanish auditors have ordered former Catalan leader Artur Mas and nine others to repay €4.9 million of public money spent on a non-binding independence vote in 2014.
The unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica has been operating without a building permit for 130 years. As a result, it has come to an agreement with Barcelona City Council on how to settle this.
Franco-Algerian businessman and political activist Rachid Nekkaz, who pays the fines of women caught wearing burkas, has hit out at a new ban in Denmark.