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just need more recruits. as sunday's independence referendum approaches police reinforcements raid barcelona . officials say the vote could be postponed if madrid agrees to compromise. giants take center stage in the scandal on alleged russian meddling in u.s. elections as google joined facebook and twitter in declaring it will testify to congress. has been exactly two years since the russian launched its first strikes in war torn
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syria we look at what has changed is not. very good evening to you my name is the harvey this is our international. spanish region of catalonia is on the verge of what could prove to be in the store a decision on this independence referendum shed for sunday tensions are mounting in the region with extra police deployed on the streets and raids to prevent the counting of electronic votes on tuesday the cultures of reports from barcelona this saturday as their last stand the crucial day before the referendum on the end dependence of cats a line i can't stop and we've seen a lot of movement in the streets of barcelona and across the region now this morning spanish civil guards raided the center of telecommunications and technology
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information to switch off applications that will be. used to count the votes and we do know that the spanish police cordoned off the building now police presence has been tightened in different areas of the city especially on all the major squares and around school buildings that will be used as calling stations on sunday spanish authorities say that they have already shut down thirteen hundred schools across the region and this is really the half of old schools that catalonia has catalan officials say that they are ready to find a compromise for you know we have said to the spanish government that it's still not too late to send a message expressing the will to find a new scenario for the referendum for a whole his government we will be the first to welcome it to say let's talk and even postponed the october first vote meanwhile this saturday we see a lot of protests here in barcelona mostly people are protesting against the
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referendum to take place on sunday now we managed to speak to some people and listen to what they have to say. the president of spain has been sleeping for the past five years and during that time the government in catalonia has been preparing and fighting for independence and now the president has to act quickly and he's running around trying to solve this somehow. the kourt here franco to think that though they were they voted that he's not democracy to me. what that thing is what to vote on how to vote it. and i think that votes just kind of democratic but it felt to me if you take it to the extreme it can be an arc east on friday there was a massive rally on plot a spine you know which is also located on the heart of barcelona we've seen a foundation so for people supporting the referendum mostly young people bringing flags of council lani and also shouting slogans so as you can see as the date of
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the referendum draw was near the splits within the castle and society is getting the. war and more avid and with people from whole structure of society taking their views to the streets the owner thank you thank you. thank you it was. the old. and as tensions have mounted between madrid and barcelona both sides have been trading accusations of extremism. there is disturbing and it will. clearly be on the state of dollars for a book aiding the referendum are. adopting nazi like attitudes by you know pointing out people who. are against that referendum or you would hear them out of the government of russia who are he has crossed a very dangerous red line he has decided to resurrect the burst of franco as. law
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and order in the region is maintained by the catalan regional police force that's known as the squad that are this replace the spanish police locally almost ten years ago and it's controlled by the catalan government and their catalan forces have been tasked with preventing sunday's referendum from actually taking place however fiza being expressed in madrid that officers might not comply with that order the spanish government has deployed national military forces the civil guard to the region they're going to be going there to ensure that the vote doesn't take place six thousand civil guards have been stationed at ports in the region and they arrived on cruise ships they were chartered by the spanish interior ministry and they will stay in barcelona until october the third earlier this saturday morning a convoy of police vans left the port area heading into the city the spokesperson for catalonia police force says that all orders will be followed it doesn't necessarily mean that anything will be prevented. in the baltimore one the main
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rules of police just to guarantee the internal security of our society in this respect and police do not support those either for or against the referendum or are the all catalans we have no choice but to a baby the decisions of the court and prosecutor's office when it's about control over crowds and public order we have to see what happens in each individual case if we can't prevent something it. doesn't mean we don't follow orders but the probably we can't do anything about it spanish government says the referendum is intended to break the country but the debate over the referendum has extended well beyond the nation's borders for example one finnish m.p. has published his email exchange with the spanish ambassador in finland and did it here ask them to respect human rights in catalonia and to let the people vote the spanish diplomat fired back saying that if one day finn the needed e.u.
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solidarity could go looking for it in catalonia political analyst jar make a stand in your says that the reply suggests the spanish government is on edge. the responses embarrassing it is preposterous it is certainly not a very diplomatic response and it clearly shows it displays that the spanish state apparatus the spanish authorities are extremely stressed and extremely nervous about what is going on in catalonia but they are afraid that catalonia will become an independent state and it is quite striking how do you mean union is very quick to respond whenever it comes to crises in turkey to crises in russia on the other hand whenever we have gross violations of fundamental rights and freedoms really needs territory it's it remains very very worryingly silent it turns a blind eye if there is a deaf ear and this is something that the shoots think about. google says that it will cooperate with us or thora seize on the alleged russian
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meddling in the twenty six thousand presidential election it's the latest tech giant after facebook and twitter to make headlines in the saga to pin down outside interference now earlier twitter published a report on alleged russian activities on its platform it says that it's two hundred suspicious accounts despite failing to link them directly to russia it also took a swipe at r.t. by revealing confidential information regarding just how much this channel spends on twitter the ties of. u.s. claims against russia range from using social media platforms to meddling in the u.s. election and disrupting the national football league former u.s. congressman and presidential candidate ron paul is skeptical about those assertions . but i think it's a witch hunt that i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to they're very biased against that from him pain so far they haven't showed me an ad that was a that was
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a pro trump ad that was paid for by the russian government most of the time you could look at some of this stuff that's going around and i think it's all coming from sore losers i thought it would be better with more outlets and the internet to counteract some of this but it looks like sometimes this backfires and they actually end up using the internet to try to stir up more trouble frankly i don't have the sensation that boy this is a big deal you know if we don't find out and find out exactly what russians did to our elections you know the end of the world is coming i think that's a bit of fear mongering i can understand everything that is being a huge been going on i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of a bunch of sore losers that were shocked that they didn't win the election and now they're out there to sort of go after a witch hunt but i think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our
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government done has our government been involved after they're in power and unfortunately we're involved too much around the world meanwhile the mainstream media are also not letting up in their allegations against moscow and n.b.c. host rachel maddow i was accused of meddling just about everywhere from here through to the middle east miracle and takes a closer look good. i have reason to believe that russia does not watch this t.v. show so here's an experiment let's create a fake secessionist movement in the united states on the theory that russia will support secession of anyone in the west for any reason just because they'd literally love for the west to break apart lately it seems that rachel maddow covers russia more than any other topic for the past few months she's managed to connect almost every news event to russia she starts with fires at ukrainian ammunition depots but also conveniently fails to mention that such fires have
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happened multiple times two thousand and four in two thousand and five and two thousand and six but facts don't matter when her sole agenda is to blame russia now we might not be here to prove her wrong but we can however note that her reports are filled with in accuracies and we saw that this week in iraq where russia was one of the only nations on earth that supported the northern iraq referendum in which the kurds voted this week that they should break off northern iraq from the rest of iraq and become their own independent nation now that's completely false the russian foreign ministry said in a statement that moscow supports unity sovereignty and territorial integrity but it doesn't stop there even somehow manages to drag catalonia into this there's also going to be another independence referendum this weekend in spain where the cattle on the region is voting on whether or not they'd like to break off and form an independent state apart from spain turns out russia is supporting that one too as she says russia supports the catalan independence referendum but contrary to what maddow says russia views the issue as spain's domestic affairs
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a position which spain's ambassador to russia believes to be perfect and accusations of course don't even and there russia for years in this country as actively promoted the secession of. rachel maddow sentiments were quite similar to the rest of western media and one of the only pieces of evidence cited is that the groups means contained grammatical errors but that's not the only time russia was under rachel maddow spotlight she's been accusing trump of colluding with russia since. election you're not having a terrible terrible dream also you're not dead and you haven't gone to hell this is your life this is our election now this is us this is our country we know of the russian attack on our election russian efforts to try to elect donald trump president did not seem to be a super labor intensive process it wasn't like an industrial process but you do need people to do the work they're apparently still working now this summer it's still against us even though rachel maddow is enjoying these record high ratings it seems as if political discourse has been reduced to celebrity gossip which is quite
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unfortunate that there is no longer some sort of boundary between news and entertainment. the g. seven summit in the italian city of two written has received a less than welcome after hundreds of angry protesters surrounded the venue. clashes broke out between police and demonstrators voicing fury at the policies of the g seven economies several arrests have reportedly been made all ministers discuss prospects of a fourth industrial revolution protests on the streets of two written have shown no sign of calming down. to earth cooled.
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now russia's antiterrorism campaign in syria is coming up to two years old this saturday after the break we'll take a look at what has been achieved. what
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politicians do. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. want. to be right for us this is what the before you the people. interested in the. welcome back big fan of arts a french president among your microbus been hit by a fresh wave of criticism after cutting taxes for the wealthy he's responded by saying his latest tax reform is aimed at encouraging investment in promoting talent in the country but many people in paris don't agree that warning the new leader is already becoming a president for the rich and the reform will only worsen inequality in france on
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the show that david ski explains. how do you know when you're not just rich but you'll feel feet which. he ought fast cars and race horses and definitely signs that eve more than a pretty penny to spend right. well not so much in france where the toys of the rich and famous no longer eligible for tax and that's causing quite a stir if you think this is. i think this is unfair but justice no longer exists in france there isn't a justice system anymore this is the hunger for power of a prince who wants to rule our country how he wants so grown government is only for the rich and he doesn't care about the poor we don't have a middle class there are only poor people who work for the rich yes i am outraged and we the young people should protest against this much switching how france taxes
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wealth his government claims that it wants to you have the extremely wealthy including tens of thousands of millionaires who fled the country because of the country's old tax system and even though only a tiny fraction of french people pay the old tax money going to own m.p.'s admit they going to face a hard time explaining this. how could i explain this to six year olds who own an old apartment that they will be taxed more than young trader's driving a ferrari so cool that the taxes raised under the old system i can still doubt by the money that robinson lost by people trying to avoid it but many people particularly pension is say they'll be harder hit under the new system and they do you realize they claim that my calls government is only for the rich and the super rich charlotte didn't skate ati cards. a micro. economic reforms
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have sparked numerous protests across the country demonstrations of seen retired workers on the street angry with taxes on pensions while student protesters have dubbed anti youthen have sparked clashes with the police a french left wing party member told ows that if nothing changes in my policy his popularity will sink even further. attracting rich people to invest in france is always a similar agreement but mr mark wrong forgot that france is one of the. best countries already best country for. foreign investment is the microphone was elected with the media to cool us presented by medias make a new president young it will change thing and it was a lie because what he's proposing is this same old politics that this is only been beneficial for the rich are seeing the impact will be that less and less people
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believe. that popularity will go down. syrian militants have suffered the most serious losses in the last few months that's according to russia's defense ministry more than two thousand islamic state and i'll kind of extremist including sixteen eisel field commanders were killed in just eleven days according to the ministry russian airstrikes also injured almost three thousand militants when those killed four hundred citizens from former soviet states who joined with the terrorists ranks the ministry confirmed that with the help of russian airstrikes the syrian army would soon drive eisel from the eastern part of their resort. these are the latest pictures that we have filmed on the ground syrian government troops are continuing their advance against the missile that currently clearing
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terrorist strongholds on the main road from palmira which is the key supply route to day rizzle. and today actually launched two years since russia launched its air campaign against terrorists in syria the decision was followed by a diplomatic dispute with washington the campaigns also seen significant rapid victories on the ground. q . and this month you can see now behind me shows just how much territory our soldiers lost in syria since the start of the campaign most of the terrorist groups strongholds have fallen to president assad's army according to the russian defense
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ministry eighty seven percent of syria is now actually free of islamic state party correspondents have been covering the russian campaign right from the beginning. this is the ad based in love hockey from which russian jets launching this against islam ix they tug it's here in syria. whether it's. time the pilots are ready to go it's a moment's notice. it's
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quite incredible to be standing here in the pulse of the desert and since fifty of . people around the world feed would be reduced to dust in this amphitheater laid down by the romans almost two thousand years ago that isis staged one of its sickest massacres the russian military considers that the crowding jewel of the operation here in syria. won't come to the government side of aleppo these sees what you see on your way here just a few hundred meters away from the front lines. we're
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in the palace. and the rebels are pushing into aleppo is. again. the rescuers are now digging through the rubble looking for the body of a thirteen year old girl. and. they. were it's a syrian artillery position overlooking the industrial border if there is order the battle is said to be theists isis fired back as we filmed shells speak and fooling
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around. we ran but the syrian batteries kept firing. live in did as ordered is still far from normal but at least they will be starving to death and the more. the u.s. and russia have agreed to work together on a new project to build a space station that will orbit the moon the station will serve as a launch pad for further space exploration including manned missions to vos we spoke to former commander lead roy he thinks that joint projects like this nations to improve relations on earth. this deep space gateway is one of the key components of the new architecture that is more of a moon century now and it's basically a node a very small a human tended kind of
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a space station that will enable us to both explore the moon and also serve as a departure point to go farther into the universe including possibly or hopefully when they to mars we want to go to mars in my opinion i think it makes a lot of sense to go back to the moon first because we want to make sure that everything we sent to mars before we send the crew there is going to work so we want to make sure habitats work the power sources powered generators the rovers spacesuits we want to train crews there the moon is only three days away so if something goes wrong you can get your crew back pretty quickly when the d.s.t. does gives you a lot of flexibility for exploration and i would fully expect all of the partners currently working on the i s s and hopefully new ones as well when we cooperate together in a big simple program like a like a space program that trickles down into other parts of the relationship and that can only be positive. oh forget you can follow me on the go on all kinds of social media on facebook we're on twitter we're on you chub you find bodies of me hello there we're also on our website don't forget. dot com.
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a. close. most times the government knows what they do and they do nothing. economic development is. really pleased to report this quarter we earn one hundred six point. but what do we know about the other figures.
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when i think about the fact that i see my do. over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart associate. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. would. people from pretty simple financial lives free nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are. just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly. the part of the government try to do. is work. work. rome.
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