Spanish officials say the country loses a lot of economic productivity when it has holidays fall during the middle of the week. To combat that, they're going to try moving all holidays to Mondays.
In Cyprus, there's a tradition of hunting and killing millions of migratory birds. The poaching had dwindled recently but as focus has drifted off the problem, has surged back.
Romania was thrilled when three years Nokia announced it would move its manufacturing to the eastern European country. But now, Nokia is packing up again and moving its facilities to China.
The French company PIP is accused of using industrial grade silicone, rather than medical grade material, in its breast implants, and now the implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer.
London's Science Museum is trying to help us understand the way humble objects we take for granted have a profound impact on our lives.
The 75-year-old former playwright became the first president of Czechoslovakia after communist rule and oversaw the peaceful separation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party were the target of protests across Russia on Friday, the largest rally since the downfall of the Soviet Union. They say Putin and his party stole the legislative elections last week and are demanding a new election.
Many who work in Britain's financial services sector are feeling the weight of public antipathy and failure and it's driven people to substance abuse and even illness. But they're unlikely to find much sympathy among an outraged public.
In Belgium, police are trying to make sense of an attack that saw a man shoot and kill five people, injure more than 100 and then take his own life during an attack on a busy bus stop near a Christmas market. They don't believe it's related to terrorism.
After the Bolshevik Revolution, communist leaders in Russia solved the urban housing crisis by seizing the luxury apartments of the rich and turning them into communal housing projects, the kommunalka. Each family got a room and then all the families, three, four, five of them, shared the kitchen and bathrooms. Some older Russians miss those times.