Catalonia Calls for Talks on Independence From Spain

Catalonia’s leader, buoyed by a well-attended albeit symbolic vote for independence, called on Tuesday for Spain to start negotiations on a formal referendum while denouncing what he called attempts at intimidation, including an alleged cyberattack. The central government in Madrid responded by ruling out any talk of an independence referendum, leaving the wealthy region—Spain’s leading […]

Spain’s Repsol has replaced most Iran crude with Saudi

Spain’s biggest oil refiner Repsol stopped importing crude fromIran in January, and has replaced most of that supply with oil from Saudi Arabia, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. “No crude out of Iran for us since January,” he said shortly after Iran’s energy minister said the increasingly isolated OPEC member had stopped shipping oil to Spain.