The controversial Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York is to be named ï¿½Cordoba House.ï¿½ The name honors the Spanish city of Cordoba. The World's Gerry Hadden went to Cordoba to explore that past, and the present.
Spain's Catalonia region has policies protecting small local businesses from big chains and malls. But now the European Union says those rules are illegal. The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the big chain-local business debate in Barcelona.
King Juan Carlos has apologized to the Spanish people after going on a hunting trip in Africa while his country was in the midst of an economic crisis. It was widely reported that he had been hunting elephants.
Many Spaniards did not appreciate being singled out in Wednesday night's presidential debate. Governor Mitt Romney portrayed Spain as synonymous with economic incompetence and described it as being overly dependent on government aid.
Copy infringement has become a big problem in Spain, especially over digital books. The country has started to adopt stricter laws against the piracy but as Gerry Hadden reports, Spanish writers aren't encouraged.
Chechen terrorism has been mostly targeted against Russia. But a year ago in Spain two Chechens and a Turk were arrested for allegedly plotting to attack Gibraltar during the London Summer Olympics. With bombs dropped from paragliders.