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this is d.w. news live from berlin tonight catalonia and spain and a question for the european union how much longer will europe ignore the crisis the alst of cattle on president carlist which to mark makes an unexpected public appearance in brussels he speaks at a rally of pro independence got a lot of mayors demanding action from european politicians we'll take you live to
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brussels also coming up the syrian delegate at the u.n. climate conference indicates his country will sign up to the paris climate accord that would leave the u.s. as the only u.n. member not supporting it we'll explore what the fallout could be and saudi arabia's crown prince accuses iran of an act of direct military aggression claims iran supplies rebels in yemen with a missile that was fired towards riaz made airports over the weekend. i'm bringing off it's good to have you with us tonight alstad cattle on leader karl has put him on has made a surprise appearance not in spain but at a rally in brussels it's his first since answering a spanish arrest warrant which demat was cheered by around two hundred mayors from
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catalan communities who had brought their call for independence to the door of the european union outside the e.u. offices in the belgian capital and they intensified their calls for the e.u.'s. leaders to intervene in their standoff with madrid which fled catalonia from brussels when the spanish government filed sedition charges against him for declaring independence from spain. ok we're going to go now to downtown brussels where this unexpected appearance by catalonia has ousted leader took place our correspondent georg motus is there for us georg i know it's loud there were you are i hope you can hear us tell us what was mr porridge dumond's message tonight he had a simple message for the e.u. member states and that was to recognize our independence referendum and do help us in our cause to seek independence from spain and he said he was only doing
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his job which was the democratically elected the syrian this referendum and the referendum which it was illegal of by spanish law but he still says his point was in the speech is that there is no legitimacy there will never be because spain will not accept an independence referendum at all and that is why he was calling for international help on the issue of a clearly an effort to internationalize the affair yet to internationalize this crisis i mean are we looking at a new approach here the catalonians and their program dependents movement being taken outside of catalonia. i think that is there but what we are seeing brand and a good sign of that was for instance that he started out the speech in french it was a number of the mayors who also talked in english in german very much catering to an international audience their message being that they want to see more help from
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europe they come down and in fact that europe hasn't provided the help they they had hoped for a so far and you have to understand that catalonia is a part of spain that is very europhile there is very strong support for europe and a number of mayors told me they want to see ones there are independent they would want to stay in europe of course but the response of from the european leaders of course is a lot more difficult and this causes an enormous problem for the e.u. that's propaganda or events like this one are taking place in the heart of the european capital yeah and of course then the question follows can the european union can it stick to its hands off approach for much longer. it's a very difficult position the european union finds itself in even if they would wants to mediate the problem is that by law they have to side with spain that they can be
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a neutral a mediator in this affair and then of course there's another problematic aspect that is a number of your member states have to session as movements themselves for instance belgium has a strong flemish community parts of which hope that one day they met might break away and so when a call is put him on to started his speech here he first of all greeted nationalist flemish party that is at least flirting with independence and what about mr of which the monarchy has to stay put for a while doesn't it. he has indeed now the situation he finds himself in is that he is out of that he's not in prison but he's he can move freely in belgium i cannot leave the country but there's doesn't seem to be a condition that he cannot campaign and so it looks very much like europe has to prepare for more
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a campaign events for the upcoming elections in catalonia like this one or at a correspondent is on the story for us tonight in brussels thank you very much more toward syria has said that it is ready to sign up to the paris climate of core leaving the united states as the only u.n. member that has it done so the decision comes as experts and activists meet to bolster the twenty fifteen agreement at the un climate conference in the german city of boston the surprise move by syria comes after nicaragua also signaled its intention to join the pact to cut carbon emissions and here's what the syrian representative had to say today at the conference. i'd like to assure you that studio supports implementation of the paris accords and also the principles of justice and joint responsibility is assigned to each signatory of. the here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world russia is battling over twenty forest fires in the southeastern part of the country the
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emergency ministry says that fire fighters are fighting the flames both on the ground and from the air officials say the situation is expected to improve by the end of the week with rain and snow expected in the region. the u.k. politician carl sargent has been found dead just days after he resigned over sexual misconduct allegations the former welsh government minister had also been suspended from the opposition labor party police said his body was found at an address in north wales he's believed to have committed suicide doctors in india's capital delhi have declared a public health emergency as air pollution levels reach more than twice what authorities classify it as hazardous forty's have called for schools to close and they have cancelled the delhi half marathon later this month because of fears for the runners help. saudi arabia has accused iran
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of an act of direct military aggression as the conflict between the regional rivals intensifies of the crown prince mohammed bin soundman heir to the throne made the statement after claiming that iran had supplied rebels in yemen with a missile that was fired towards riyadh's main airport over the weekend that strike was intercepted the foreign ministry of iran said the remarks who called those remarks quote destructive and faults now what comes after a day of arrests in saudi arabia widely viewed as a move by the crown prince to consolidate his power. the ritz carlton hotel in riyadh is normally a popular meeting place for saudi arabia's wealthy c.e.o.'s ministers members of the royal family. no more well phone footage shows how this luxury hotel has become a gilded prison the rich and famous arrested in yesterday's corruption crackdown
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sleeping on mattresses. sodhi leader chrome prince mohammed bin salman on the left of this poster with his father king salmon once it known he means business it will be. the detention of people on charges of corruption who are in positions of high authority and possess lots of money and who trades throughout most of the world's continent also proves that the economic side is considered important to our leadership. could be and walk away a little. prince our lead been told is among those arrested one of the world's richest men. from riyadh's tallest skyscraper he controls luxury hotel chains broadcasters and a real estate empire and over twelve hundred bank accounts were reportedly frozen with more to come. traders at the riyadh stock exchange were initially nervous
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following the moves investors worried as there was a rush to control such vast assets that there would be a negative impact on the economy or even the oil price but the mood soon lightened . a little while. i were flushed impression is that there was a white welcome from investors and that there are important signs from these decisions that no one is above the law not even a prince nor a minister. yet questions remain is this really about fighting corruption or is it simply a we have a limited political and commercial opponents. we're joined here in the studio now by. the is a correspondent for the w's. arabic service it's good to have you on the show what are we seeing right now in saudi arabia is this the crown prince who's basically flexing his muscles and telling the world in his country i'm about to be the new boss he's trying to do this most of the experts and the observers are saying that
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well for the domestic consumption he's saying that we will have to fight corruption we have to stop all the advantages that these thousands of princes have been having over the decades and we have to fight this corruption because it's taking about a hundred billions of dollars of the state budget but on the other hand he is sending a message that he is the new authoritarian strongman and riyadh it's not about now dividing or sharing power between the princes and the branches of their own family it's more about he wants to be the only king and the only man in riyadh do you think do you think not or that he feels emboldened because of the support he has from the u.s. a president not to mention the weapons that the u.s. is selling to saudi arabia this is a yeah this this is a thing and he's also feeling emboldened because he's getting up you are among the saudis themselves among young people because young people are kind of fed up all
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the old princes and the old elite that's been running the country for decades and the country's been enough moving forward and now he sees his chance to to bring it forward and to make all these reforms although he's winning new rivals new opponents inside his country inside the institutions what about old rivals of course there is the rivalry between iran and saudi arabia yesterday saudi arabia accused lebanon of declaring war against it your first things first when you have that kind of language being. put out there it begs the question are we looking at in evitable war in the middle east this is strong language you're right and mohamed been some of the crown prince has proved that he's quite a venture is in getting into. disastrous wars like in what he did in
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yemen and in foreign policy he's not very talented if you look at what he did with qatar to win the leadership of the. gulf council but i don't think that the region is heading to war i think is trying to show iran. ok you kind of water in syria with the help of the russians somehow but we still very strong we have the americans on our side soon it's a kind of a chronic disease or. like all the makings for a proxy war and a red one commentator said over the weekend now that isis islamic state has been destroyed that leaves room for iran to move in even further headed forward towards beirut that's what he's trying to do he's trying to stop iran from having this this you know this territory between to head on and iraq and syria and to lebanon and
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not being interrupted by sort of a.b.n. he's trying to win influence over lebanon he we saw that the prime minister of lebanon sided how really he declared his rig there is a good nation on the weekend from riyadh which is unprecedented and really strange . not. with arabic t.v. service good to have you on the show thank you for your analysis we appreciate it. think there's some sad news now for a german soccer the legendary player hons schaffer has di schaefer was part of the germany team that won the night hundred fifty four world cup beating hungary in the final schafer helped set up the helmet of wrongs winner in the match which became known as the miracle of birth he also kept in his home team club cologne to the first ever born us league title in one thousand sixty four his death comes just a few weeks after his ninetieth birthday. and here is
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a reminder now of the top stories that we're following for you ousted catalan president carlist which to my has made an unexpected public appearance at a rally of catalan mayors in brussels he said he would defeat what he called the spanish government's repression at the ballot box in elections next month. you're watching news live from berlin i'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day but to see the. united against climate change. big challenges for the twenty third u.n. climate conference in bonn how are nations working to meet their paris agreement targets. d w is there and reporting daily. from the car twenty three this.

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