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independence. council raman this is out of there alive my headquarters here in doha are also coming up the u.s. grand jury reportedly approved first charges into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election. first delayed now suspended indefinitely kenya's election commission calls on voting in four opposition strongholds amid fears of more violence. and a change of policy the u.s. says to bypass even agencies and provide direct assistance to persecuted christians in the middle east. could have a company welcome to al-jazeera it's a night that will be long remembered in spain the country's prime minister is calling for calm after all the direct rule over catalonia an hour after the
regional parliament declared independence thousands gathered in barcelona chanting liberty and singing traditional catalan songs where regional politicians voted to split from spain it's a major development in the country's worst political crisis in decades on october the third catalan leaders defied a spanish supreme court ruling by holding a referendum on secession madrid sent thousands of police to prevent the vote from happening sparking confrontation with catalans attempting to cast their ballot since their madrid has rejected calls for talks and has now withdrawn regional autonomy and snap election to choose a new regional government will be held on the twenty first of december and resentments has more from barcelona. the moment declare catalonia. it's a session from spain a wave of euphoria across barcelona
a mix of intense emotion elation and danger because of the uncertainty of what comes next they cheered they hugged one another they cried and they toasted what they see as a new nation it all started unfolding hours earlier at the catalan parliament passionate sometimes angry debates a sense of anticipation on one side or dread on the other dozens of mares had been invited ceremonial sticks by their sides turns to. the story since. it wasn't long before his wish came true a secret ballot slowly but surely moving as parliament into the history books most opposition members walked out in disgust leaving the spanish national flag and the catalan flag draped over their benches then came the count again slow with reaction to every yes. seventy votes for ten against into abstention.
and the catalan national anthem this time striking a different group. before long another vote in madrid this time the senate making a decision on article one five five direct rule moving to the spanish government a large majority. two hundred fourteen for forty seven against approval for prime minister mariano rajoy to sack the regional government and impose sweeping powers back in barcelona these politicians and supporters hardly look like people about to go into the background the president colors push them all the call for calm. citizens of catalonia in the coming hours we will have to maintain our country's poles a most of all to montane that peace public spirit and our dignity that's we have always done with no doubt it will continue to be that way
this is an extraordinary moment it's historic to find the right way across this eighteenth century building there are mixed moods it was she was on the brakes in the sticks to say a from the more the right across the head to express the. you . know. the work of what o'clock it was of course was the. independence. independence is heartbreaking sad distressing that is how all the catalans who are not pro independence feel including very democratic and pro independence supporters that cannot shed this destructive operation based on lies fraud and impositions it is causing on the social fiber of catalonia looking to madrid for the next move catalans who are angered or saddened or also fearful of what will happen again mariano rajoy is already using his new powers not dissolving
parliament calling elections in december and listing those he's sacking. friday night in the center of barcelona a city known more for its football its beaches and sunshine than any resistance to state power and it's a policy time for a large number of people packed. into a square in front of the seat of government how long will the smiles last night so many questions along with another sobering historic moment. between those who want to be inspiring and those who don't here. never be big. andrew symonds algis of bustling. us media is reporting that a federal grand jury in washington d.c. has approved the first charges in the investigation over russian meddling in the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election the charges are led by special counsel robert mueller are said to be still sealed and orders from
a federal judge it isn't yet known what the accusations are but any one charged could reportedly be taken into custody as soon as monday bruce fein is a former u.s. associate deputy attorney general and constitutional lawyer in washington d.c. he says even though little is known right now he believes that the focus and maybe on trump's former campaign manager paul manifold. we know that the charges are very serious they must be a felony if it's an indictment the alternate way of charging an individual the crime isn't information but that is for punishment for wrongdoing punishable by one year or less it's also very likely given the public knowledge that search warrants were directed and executed against paul man a fourth that he is probably the subject of the indictment ordinarily if something is placed under seal if there's a risk that disclosure would alert the accused to the possibility of destroying
evidence or flight mr man ford is known to have close contacts with ukraine in his former business given his wealth the ability to travel i would suggest and again this is speculation but informed speculation that the subject of the indictment is paul mann afford now that raises a couple of questions as well the the the writ of mr mohler is to focus on you know russian collusion with the trunk campaign to influence the outcome of the two thousand and sixteen election plus any crimes that grow out of that investigation well we know that the main knowledge we have now about mr mann a ford who came in somewhat laced to be the campaign manager mr trump has in this connection was the meeting with the russian lawyer with three or four others involving donald trump jr in which the possibility was apparently discussed according to e-mails of russian government providing some kind of dirt or adverse
information on hillary clinton to the trump campaign can use a little commission has called off the presidential repeat election in full opposition strongholds violent confrontations between police and protesters have made it impossible for those who materials to get to the number of polling stations muhammadan reports from the comfort of my rupie. kenya's second presidential elections in three months what designed to bring along a coup money as political season two and. then now doubts they may provide any closure off total what we witnessed was a very low voter turnout into our climate of fear and intimidation and in that political environment is difficult for an election to be considered credible with nearly all photos of opposition leader raila odinga heeding his call for a boycott. victory is not in question but some are already questioning whether the lol tunnel to give president kenyatta
a reasonable monday to govern i don't know if he had a bed to process the total voter turnout is a little over thirty percent who can yet i may have won but there's no way you can see a leader of you and form a government for all the. voting on thursday was mobbed by skirmishes between police and stone throwing the position of supporters police used tear gas and fired live ammunition and blanks into the air to disperse them the protesters were driving through this big grouping quickly how about the situation was calm elsewhere for voting in kimbo outside nairobi and other strongholds of president kenyatta. the election comes after weeks of political twists on tongues in the central business district of neither will be this through almost empty the kenyan economy slowed sharply b.c. as businesses have held back on investments until after the elections many kenyans say they want this crisis. some even say the continued uncertainty is threatening
their livelihoods when is the we've been stuck at home since wednesday when the children went milk they want to eat and who else will provide for them yes we want a president if he wins and if you're sworn in it's fine as long as we can continue to work and our children can have food and an education. a fraud election numerous resulting in a controversial route which many stayed away from thought is the story of this presidential race these hope it will have a happy ending but confidence is not high mohammed at all just i don't because. well katherine sawyer has more from the opposition stronghold of kissimmee. at an informal he set up roadblock in kisumu this men are using an electricity pole to make sure no vehicle carrying ballot boxes passes through. all the while they're saying no election no who and calling themselves the national resistance movement
the new wing of the opposition coalition led by right we are not supposed to work because of our father. so we don't know why these people are bringing the. last box in. voting has been called off in four counties here in western kenya threats and violence have made it difficult for electrical mission officials to get stuff ballot boxes and voting slips to polling stations about one point eight million registered voters are affected when it comes to stuff. when their lives. the political and religious leaders say the saturday election should not have been called in the first place we the people. be respected.
be contented with what. to get. on with election are called off many people are hoping tensions might say dozens of people who are injured in a confrontation between police and processes and were brought to this hospital several of them want to ted and discharged us to let me ted with gunshot wounds that man there was shot at an area not too far away from here. to millicent blames the police but she and many other supporters of. hope that while he may not have participated in the poll he may yet help to change the way elections are held in the future catherine sawyer al-jazeera western kenya still ahead here on al-jazeera israeli settlers are accused of violence by
palestinian only farmers in the west bank. and the japanese devils burning up take you streets but failing to attract young fans. from the waves. to the contours of the east. we should say a lot of dry weather once again across much of the middle east but there is some right in the forecast that's spilling out of turkey we've had some very lavish i was recently just coming across the balkans boca area has seen some flooding this increasing cloud willing continue just make its way across the black sea heading towards the caspian sea system some pieces of wetter weather coming down towards syria easing across cyprus basis out of the mediterranean as we go through the course of sunday elsewhere it's generally settled generous sunny temperatures
getting up into the low thirty's over the next day or two low to mid thirty's across iraq and potentially barely a clue. out of the sky maybe just around the gulf of aden you could see what it says shallows lifestyle is just coming in here but here in doha will present sunshine temp just as around thirty five degrees for about a dry weather in say west impulse of southern africa but around the eastern cape pushing a little further north was have seen some very heavy rains to mozambique saying some more wet weather right pushing into zimbabwe we do have some of that we're also seeing some rather wet weather further north into tanzania recently going to see that easing as we go on through the next few days democratic republic of congo saying live along the spells of right wall right across a good part of central africa for the next few days there with sponsored by cats. as native amazon creasing the struggle to survive in today's wild.
travels to brazil to meet leaders of endangered tribes. and those trying to protect them at this time. with. your challenge is there are times i'll run a reminder of our top stories in a historic move the spanish prime minister has stripped catalonia of its autonomy orders snap regional elections came within an hour of the catalan parliament issuing a declaration of independence. first delayed now suspended indefinitely
kenya's election commission calls off voting in four opposition strongholds amid fears of more violence violent confrontations between the police and protesters have made it impossible for voting materials to get to a number of polling stations and u.s. media are reporting that a federal grand jury in washington d.c. has approved the first charges in the investigation over russian meddling in the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election the charges led by special counsel robert mueller are said to be still sealed and orders from a federal judge. the u.s. vice president says the country will no longer fund what he says are ineffective u.n. relief efforts for persecuted and religious minorities in the middle east mike pence says funds will instead be distributed directly through the u.s. agency for international development roslyn jordan has more from washington d.c.
. christian groups in the united states have long wanted their government to do something about what they see as the ongoing persecution of christians in the middle east especially in iraq our fellow christians and all who are persecuted in the middle east should not have to rely on multinational institutions when america can help them directly into night it is my privilege to announce that president trump has ordered the state department to stop funding ineffective relief efforts at the united nations pence's announcement was cheered by the evan jellicoe community which wields considerable political influence. but officials at both the state department and the un don't yet have a lot of details on the policy and funding changes this does not apply to all u.n. programs it applies to programs that address the first cuban displaced religious minority communities usa id will be involved in the us state department well as well we continue to make sure that our aid efforts on the ground including in iraq
which was part of this discussion are on the basis of need and we try to serve all communities based on need this isn't the first time the trumpet ministration has told you and funding in order to advance its policy agenda earlier this year it cut funding from the family planning program because of concerns over forced abortion in china something which the government in beijing denies however this plan to help a specific religious group is raising some concerns because it would use tax dollars to help a specific religious group not help an entire country in crisis u.s. law has long been clear no public money can be used to pay for religious services education or proselytizing and even though presidents george w. bush and barack obama allowed religious groups to apply for federal grants to help the needy around the world these groups had to follow strict rules to make sure their programs served everyone regardless of faith one expert in the faith based
initiative community says the trumpet ministration could face lawsuits if it goes ahead with its plan the separation of church and state found in our constitution and the establishment clause in case law would really impede something of that sort think of vice president pence announcement what kind of degrade that aspect and have a lot of smaller agonise ations buying for these fines that might not meet the requirement of fundamental conflict at work trying to protect those being targeted because of their faith without breaching the us is wall between church and state rosalynn jordan al-jazeera at the state department. u.s. defense secretary james mattis is in seoul to meet his south korean counterpart it's his second visit this year and comes amid increasing tensions on the peninsula mattis told reporters the military alliance between seoul and washington is. the
united states did not accept a nuclear north korea make no mistake any attack on the united states or our allies will be defeated you any used of nuclear weapons by the north will be met with the massive military effect of an overwhelming the u.n. secretary general is calling on militia groups in the central african republic to put down their weapons he's completing a four day trip to the country where violence between muslim and christian groups has been escalating nicholas hawk said this report from. the united nations secretary general received like a village. there were high hopes placed on this visit especially for the many here wanted to see an end to the fighting between muslim and christian armed groups. why are the u.n. peacekeepers so slow to react when asked what are you doing to help children going hungry asks another can you not desire these gangs that have taken our country hostage in the central african republic there are many demands placed on the twelve
thousand un peacekeepers. the un's mandate is to protect the civilian population but scores have been killed a peace deal signed in june has failed armed groups control large parts of the country as the violence escalates. this illusion to this conflict groups to disarm as a nation to reconcile. the newspaper headlines are critical of the u.n. some especially in the christian community accuse un peacekeepers from muslim nations from not doing enough to protect christians from muslim armed groups. i felt good to be more firm towards certain peacekeeping troops who i think are supporting some of the armed groups we want him to be harder with. underfunded and ill equipped the secretary general wants more troops on the ground this is a country where a lot of people are suffering and
a country that is forgotten by the international community and we absolutely need to address the suffering of the going to the public and people. with. the number of troops here but also to improve their capacity to deliver support to this population so far a lack of funds from donor agencies has forced aid agencies to cut food rations with a million displaced and half of the population dependent on humanitarian aid the situation is dire. if we don't. die from it. says people who want to have anything to eat armed groups are targeting aid agencies the groups trying to coordinate relief efforts to win over the population in early november the security council look out there to renew the mandate of the u.n. mission some donor countries like the united states want to slash peacekeeping
operations. the secretary general says this would be catastrophic for car divisions between muslims and christians are getting worse again and again gutierrez has called on politicians to have some responsibility for them to stop there he's going to start dialogue otherwise even with more troops on the ground the violence will stop in this country will descend into chaos because hard al jazeera banks. will stay on the continent in south africa to white farmers have been jailed after they were found guilty of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive the two men captured the assault on a mobile phone they claim big. was trespassing the case triggered widespread outrage the farmers were ordered to serve more than ten years each behind bars quite a mahler's former president auto for as willing is to be tried for corruption he's charged with bribery and tax avoidance totaling several million dollars his vice
president while in office roxana believe that he is also facing trial they resigned in twenty fifteen after un investigators linked them to a massive corruption ring. three palestinian farmers were injured when they were confronted by israeli settlers as they tried to harvest their olives is the latest incident in a harvest season beset by harassment around illegal settlements where palestinian farmers need special military permission to reach their land how the forces spent the day with one group near the village of self it in the occupied west bank in the predawn light a handful of farmers gather for the chance to get to their land for a few minutes israeli soldiers open the gates id papers are taken and they go from being locked out to locked in they work fast feeding the branches isn't good for the trees but it's quick which helps when you have
a six week old baby to tend to as well. each family has just a few days not only to harvest their lives but to carry out maintenance work that would normally be done throughout the year but. the trees don't get the trimming or fertilizing they need the land doesn't get plowed or maintained so the production goes yeah. the restrictions of the result of the separation barrier and military road that cordon off the nearby illegal settlement of. the palestinian agriculture ministry says of eleven million olive trees five hundred thousand cut off in this way requiring coordination with the israeli military to fund a recent un report said those trees were sixty five percent less productive than those that are regularly tended less than twenty kilometers away near nablus another group of palestinian farmers was confronted by israeli settlers three were injured earlier this month by an illegal israeli outpost in the same area settlers simply help themselves back in south we find and rummy's harvesting some of the
nearly two hundred family trees they say they get two days access to do two weeks worth of work in february and seventeen days now at harvest time. at their mercy it all happens quickly as if we are stealing time we come a day sometimes we wait until eight or eight thirty we wait in the cold sometimes they come late sometimes they come early it's the same when we leave ten hours after they first opened the gates unlocked once again the farmers expect another week or so of this restricted harvest season from then until late winter the locks will stay in place are a force that al-jazeera south feet in the occupied west bank. australia's foreign minister will become acting prime minister in the aftermath of a legal ruling that's forced the country's second in charge to step down the country's highest court found that barnaby joyce and four other politicians were eligible to stay in office because of that dual citizenship the prime minister has named julie bishop passes stand in when he travels overseas later in the week.
the world's top comic is all displaying their latest super cars and driving technology the tokyo motor show but car enthusiastic are worried manufacturers aren't doing enough to attract young buyers full chandrayaan ripples. in the school raj and the japanese town of oil near mount fuji forty seven year old. keeps his most prized possessions some twenty modified and customized cars he's a real estate agent by day. and by night he races his souped up cars. she is known in japan as a social media ambassador of what may be a fading car culture he's worried millennialists those people aged eighteen to forty don't share is love affair with the automobile even all. but that in today's young people came of age during the recession where their family didn't have
a car so some of them didn't grow up knowing how fun and convenient cars can be. turkish another car enthusiastic get together in parking lots on weekends to show off their own cars and check out others. most of those who gather are men in their forty's and fifty's among them only a few millennia good mid their peers just aren't interested. i know some people who has a ticket trying to slice and stick is a strap on some inexpensive researchers in the us say there's been a continuous decline in the number of people under forty five getting driver's licenses and buying cars and manufacturers say they're selling fewer cars to young people since the global financial crisis in two thousand and eight some sociologists believe the century old love fair with the car may be a thing of the past i think there's more to it than that it's rather more complex we have been saying the financial crisis we've just been saying general trends for
millennia was to delay that big life choices that getting married later than moving at home poly financial press his plea other social pressures and there is less reason to. tookie she has friends believe millennial is no longer identify their freedom or personality with a car and that smartphones and high tech gadgets are how young people now express themselves car sharing and other services have also made it less essential to own a car. if japanese automakers want more young people to buy their cars they have to come up with truly stylish and unique cars if they do i think consumers will notice . and that's exactly what car makers are hoping to achieve at the tokyo motor show . a lineup of gleaming new tech savvy cars and prototypes to capture the imagination of those whose interest in cars may have been on the wane. john al-jazeera.
your challenges there i'm still rather these are our top stories and historic move the spanish prime minister has stripped catalonia of its autonomy and ordered snap of regional elections they came within an hour of the catalan parliament issuing a declaration of independence first delayed now suspended indefinitely kenya's election commission calls on voting in four opposition strongholds amid fears of more violence violent confrontations between police and protesters have made it near impossible for voting materials to get to a number of polling stations. u.s. media are reporting that a federal grand jury in washington d.c. has approved the first charges in the investigation over russian meddling in the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election the charges and led by special counsel robert mueller are said to be still sealed under orders from a federal judge so it isn't yet known what the accusations are that any one charge could be taken into custody as soon as monday. u.s.
defense secretary james mattis is in seoul to meet with his south korean counterpart it's his second visit this year and comes amid increasing tensions on the peninsula that is told reporters the military alliance between seoul of washington is iron clad. the united states did not accept a nuclear north korea make no mistake any attack on the united states or our allies will be defeated uni used of nuclear weapons by the north will be met with a massive military effect of an overwhelming in south africa to white farmers found guilty of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn of alive have been jailed there both sentenced to more than ten years each year sold on victim a large swath was captured on mobile phone. australia's foreign minister will become acting prime minister in the aftermath of the legal ruling that forced the country's second chance to step down because trees highest court found that barnaby
joyce and four other politicians were in eligible to stay in office because of their july citizenship the prime minister has decided against appointing a temporary deputy and instead has named julie bishop as a standard when he travels overseas later in the week i'll be back with more news in thirty minutes next on al-jazeera its talk to al-jazeera. provoking debate challenging the established line every single one of the three thousand people who was killed was a drug dealer yes join mehdi has sung for up front at this time on al-jazeera. the brazilian amazon and in the men's rain forest known as the lungs of the world.