Perched on high heels in tight, bright dresses, crowds of girls line up hoping to become Spain's first "Miss Gypsy" in a new pageant aimed at empowering a neglected minority.
Morocco has begun construction of a blade-topped wall near Spain's north African territory of Melilla in an effort to dissuade would-be migrants from crossing into Europe, local activists said on Saturday.
Everyone with half a heart knows that Eurovision is one of the best nights of the year. The music may be fairly mediocre, but it's not about that. It's about the gloriously camp costumes, the ridiculously sumptuous set design, the silly dancing – and the props, of course.
"The sun could be yours," the Spanish government promised in 2007, encouraging citizens to invest in solar power. Many who now wish they could give it back.