Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Spain today for a visit that could add an economic boost as the country sees unemployment fall and appears on target to reduce its deficit.
Retirement age in France has been raised from 60 to 62 and Spain's king and queen will have to tighten their belts.
Michelle Obama took an expensive five-day trip to Spain with her daughter Sasha, prompting charges of elitism and speculation about the cost to taxpayers. Democrats counter that criticism of Michelle Obama's personal travels was out of bounds.
Michelle Obama and her daughter arrived at Marivent palace shortly before 1 p.m. and were greeted at the front door of the residence by King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, and Princess Letizia.
Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha arrived Wednesday for a visit to Granada and Marbella, Spain. Michelle Obama is to meet with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Sunday at their summer residence on Mallorca.
UNITED KINGDOM AND 15 COMMONWEALTHS: Queen Elizabeth II has reigned since 1952, when her father died. She has four children and eight grandchildren. The heir apparent is her son Charles, Prince of Wales. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are seen at the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster in London on May 25.
Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Spain to meet with Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and King Juan Carlos for talks.
Two policemen were killed, prompting Spain to briefly seal off its largest island. ETA separatists are key suspects, though the attackers are still not known.
The soccer team may reside in Spain, but it's raison d'etre is for regional autonomy.