Spain's High Court said Tuesday October 3rd that it had agreed to a US request to extradite a Russian man accused of controlling one of the world's top generators of spam and online extortion.
Spain's IBEX 35 stock market index lost 2 percent on Wednesday October 4th, primarily due to continued speculation about the political impasse in Catalunya.
A Spanish judge placed Catalonia's regional police chief under investigation for alleged sedition, a court spokesman said Wednesday, after the force was accused of failing to rein in pro-independence protesters.
Carles Puigdemont told the BBC Catalunya would declare independence once all votes had been formally counted.
Oryzon, a biotech company founded in Barcelona in 2000, announced only two days after the Catalan referendum that it would relocate its Spanish head office to Madrid.
Spain was braced for further political upheaval Wednesday as a crisis over Catalan demands for independence deepened after King Felipe VI urged authorities to defend "constitutional order".