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around the clock across the world this is our team international i mean hello and welcome our top story the standoff between barcelona deepens following last week's independence referendum the latest protest. has been focusing on a dialogue with the spanish government. reports from barcelona. thank god this entire square in front of the cattle on leaders headquarters is tops with thousands of people dressed in white who are here to call for dialogue they don't want any harsh decisions and steps to be taken let's take
a listen to what people have been saying here right now that to me looks like the conservation it's just right here we cannot describe why the world would have to say over and say we don't want to support fishing people from trolls who would want to speak about our program starting already been the case since from the spanish government that we want to do it. with the most pristine i mean that is what the result of tension in our society there are various opinions and catalonia many of us hell no voice we don't want cruelty we want peace peaceful coexistence and with don't want any confrontation was in politicians' elision us to confrontation but we don't want it to toni's a peace loving civilised region we have almost closed systems in peace that was going on right now is madness and it's no wonder that these people are calling for dialogue and no more confrontation because images of violence like these ones really some shock waves throughout the region here
was was this comes out of the media that we know was that the that's one regional parliament is trying to meet on tuesday along with the leader of the cause was to was to potentially march the process of them to come to us because this continues to be resisted by madrid to try to get in the way of this by blocking the initial meeting that was supposed to take place on monday but we do know that the talks on leadership did say that. within forty eight hours of counting up all the votes of the of trouble first referendum they would go ahead with this process and it does seem that this is still the intention but this is yet another protest of many that have been taking place here throughout catalonia in the last week where we have seen people protest for independence we have seen people protest against independence now these
people are saying let's roll take a break and talk to each other which they think is crucial at this particular moment as sort of this deadline announced by the cats when they do ship is running out so definitely wants to watch and these guys gathered here today showing us that she was like yes i was mad and i was rushing. so i was like yes i think they represent the people who did necessarily come out to vote i mean i got the ninety percent of the people was a yes david thank you very much try here for madrid sparta it is continuing to put pressure on the bric away region as it sees the whole process as a legal spain's foreign minister has warned that catalonia risp becoming and i thought last state and it now seems like even the leader of the camp lance is softening his
stance in the face of the trends opposition. when the mother daughter of the day after the first of october we will start a new period taking into consideration the will of the castle. cannot do not underestimate the strength of the people of catalonia. a woman of the situation asks for mediation and mediation means that we need a third party and i get to me i will make a direct appeal to the european union. well nevertheless the pro independence camp in council only has launched a petition calling on authorities to stick with this secession plan ninety thousand people have signed it so far meanwhile colds are coming from catalan officials for president carlos put him on to speed up the independence process but members of his own party are emphasizing that things must be handled the right way. the struggle for independence unites us but we need to make things right we have to try not to
loose or expel and won from the process. madrid's latest move was to pass a new law making it easier for companies to relocate away from council lonia several banks as well as energy telecommunication textile companies have already decided to move their headquarters out of the region the recent business axis was among the topics we discussed with several economists earlier. i think it's the companies that are genuinely concerned about the break of the low and more importantly you know completely random the decision of which laws does the government abide to them which ones they don't because this is this poses a significant risk for investment security and for for many other issues. and you prepared to go new. is not dissin at audio the treaty system receiving the
european union or the article money and then it would be outside the european union and outside the utah and outside the call up there although europe and central park . although the headline aside ninety percent of cuts loading and voted for independence on the council on a referendum this past sunday these results are quite screwed because estimates at that only forty two percent of the actual cuts learning and population turned up for the referendum and we know that a lot of controversy as well. now almost a year on from donald trump's shock victory in the twenty sixteen u.s.
election on russia's still making the headlines with just about any issue from the vote dump on trace back to moscow with little or no evidence with all that in mind wiki leaks editor julian assange has tweeted a mock guide to western journalism miguel fronts a sente aigle delves a little deeper. here is all you need to know to become a top mainstream western journalist these days giuliana sun she has just put together the perfect guide for all you want to be media pros first randomly pick and newsworthy event make sure it's one the russians will definitely cover now all you got to do is blame the kremlin for colbert pulling the strings behind that event why well because the russian press was covering it in the midst of the ever growing hysteria of russian particularly r.t.s. meddling in u.s. politics let's see whether songes russian hysteria guide is being thoroughly followed global event brags that made its way across the globe everyone reported in
this major global event including russia of course and guess what brags that somehow got added to the list of russian involvement or for that matter any election this past year. i guess we can solidify out spot on it songes guy really is because even in catalonia that never had anything to do with russia moscow somehow got the blame for the catalans will to cede from spain simply because well russia that's right reported on it and now we're getting to the most important part of the guide the motive which according to songe is of course profit them on c.n.n. constantly like russia those from. this rating. when you see the news
tomorrow and there is something fishy about russia just remember you already know the formula for that headline axis and ya go r.t. . well media analysts line all things that linking something to russia has become so commonplace people automatically take it as fact. when ever you say the russians weighed in on something the russians have bought ads the russians did something by that inclusion of the word russians you create this snuff arius connection russo phobic red scare kremlin baiting suggestion and it has been done with such frequency and such volume that people americans and the news people in particular themselves have whole big to way to do this they've condition where they don't even ask any questions they
don't obey and they have a line they just listen to this the russians did it again did what i don't know so joe you know sancia is absolutely. correct. living on the russian military sees its latest round of earth strikes in syria has killed a number of his own field commanders who were originally from the north caucasus region of southern russian rock as the of his more. one hundred twenty fight is killed just by the russian air force and just over the last twenty four hours the russian ministry of defense says that a good amount of those fighters were foreigners from the central asian republics from various arab countries and countries of the former soviet union and that would be highly characteristic of isis wooding to many reports foreign as our number locals syrians within the ranks of isis but many of those casualties were suffered
by isis in the vicinity of. this city forty five kilometers south of that as sort of where we are now twenty four hours ago it was the largest city still held by isis in syria now it is perhaps the hottest battleground in syria was fighting lasting throughout the night and continuing now but the syrians are allegedly in possession of over half of the city more than fifty percent the northern and western side isis is rushing reinforcements to dean obesity the don't expect an offensive of these ferocity but eighty people a.t.g. hardass were allegedly caught in a slew of russian ash strikes as well as eighteen technicals pickup trucks with mounted high caliber weapons nevertheless the fight there continues and isis is still rushing reinforcements. to prevent its symbolic fool.
global powers fend off chaos in a number of crises including the korean peninsula standoff on the war in syria the white house says there's one man holding it all together for world peace. i think that the president is the one that's keeping the world from chaos to keep the world from. totally destroying north korea it will be devastating i can tell you the. devastating. moochers we are sending and there. is an incredible team around that's helping them believe that effort it has never moved the u.s. to care about what other countries say north korea will be destroyed and we all know that many. of these had tremendous accomplishments on the international stage iran deal was one of the worst and most one sided transaction the united states has ever and we're going to continue doing that we're going to continue doing that as
a team with the president leading that effort these problems will be. problem solved. when most all of the statements there of the u.s. president we heard are devoted to north korea the nation is not known for leaving us threats go unanswered pyongyang house call for a nationwide struggle against american actions described. the statement comes us a u.s. warship is reportedly heading towards the korean peninsula for more drills with the . political analyst we spoke to says there's still no united policy towards pyongyang coming from washington. we do not see a credible strategy on the part of that on those from administration it is not prepared to negotiate to offer a grand bargain and it does not really have
a credible military strategy at the time at this stage surgical strike against north korean nuclear. capabilities are also very risky such a surgical strike will be opposed by south korea as well as strongly by china and russia and we also know for sure that diplomatic condemnation and economic sanctions are not going to push north korea to give up is new program pins program more news in ninety seconds stay with us.
follow again today saturday marks sixteen years since the u.s. invasion of afghanistan in two thousand and one then president george w. bush accused the afghan government of sheltering the al qaida leaders in muster mind that the nine eleven attacks thought so at the beginning of the so-called war on terror now america's longest running conflict had to be on the first three hundreds of people protested in the afghan capital kabul against the continued presence of u.s. troops in the country demonstrators carried on to u.s. and mounting nato signs saying afghanistan has been occupied by america it comes as the you know. nations released new figures showing an increase in cultural things over the past twelve months. that you says any for me i was praying in my house and when i saw american
helicopters i told my wife and children to save themselves after that i just heard a loud noise and then my house was destroyed six people were wounded including women and children. they destroyed our house and our family members wife the americans are killing our women and children every day in afghanistan and they just say sorry it was a mistake. was sitting in a room together and suddenly we had the massive bombardment of village and i was injured. last night on the explosion happened i was near to my uncle and cousins american soldiers opened fire and a bullet flew about my face i ran in here and came out on the hours later my uncle and cousins were dead so i went to the village to tell everyone fears of even greater civilian casualties are emerging as the u.s.
military has decided to relax its rules of engagement in afghanistan across the story some a recount. president announced a new strategy to the u.s. this sixteen year long war over a month ago which is just outlined by the pentagon chief earlier this week the old rules included. both rules of being under rules of engagement and operating principles included a requirement for proximity of the enemy to be engaged by our air forces so i've removed proximity and that in itself open to the enemy were ever they are found to the nato air support so u.s. forces will now be fully engaged in afghanistan giving authorization to launch direct off fronts of measures against the taliban previously having only defensive permissions general mattis also announced that the u.s. now france a place a military advisers in almost every afghan unit we have got to reorganize are our
advisors because those units with nato and american advisors when and those without them often do not win so we're going to spread the number of units with advisors but how much of a shift will this really be on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime and afghanistan commander in chief i have determined that it is in our vital national interest to send an additional thirty thousand u.s. troops to afghanistan starting next month we will be able to remove ten thousand of our troops from afghanistan by the end of this year is it going to require additional u.s. troops who believe it will involve additional forces so far it seems like every u.s. strategy in afghanistan has failed now the taliban still controls or contests forty percent of the country and it's unclear if these new policies will make any difference at all clearly they're not learning anything from the past but i would
argue that the system that we are using to. make foreign policy and national security policy is not geared to learning from the past of course as everyone knows the united states was only able to achieve the goal that it set for itself which was to. basically put the taliban movement on the defensive and prevent them from being able to continue their advance now we're seeing united states currently trying to do something along the same line with far fewer troops obviously on the face of it it's an absurd idea one cannot fathom how they could imagine that they could be successful in this. political opposition marches have been taking place across russia they were called by kremlin critic and blogger alexina vulnerable and earlier i spoke to nikki oren about it. round eighty cities across the country scheduled to be holding these rallies today muslimah call it
a birthday gift to the russian president as today that may appears in celebration sixty fifth birthday and perhaps in a plot to spoil the day position figure alexina valmy had called for these nationwide protests now here in moscow resorts one out of around seven hundred people and a small number of people were detained that's now over those people have been released now what i should point out is that not all of these rallies have been authorized by the will thorazine authorization is something you need when you can get together a large number of people for safety concerns traffic regulations and things like this so while police have been present at these rallies they've largely been there to ensure that everything remains peaceful so yes so far no violence in moscow the one of the biggest turnouts was up north there was an instant petersburg that's one of the biggest turnouts was in st petersburg up to a thousand people reported to have been at that rally now that's officially over although still quite a lot of people on the streets sausan petersburg now as a result police say dozens have been detained for violating traffic regulations
that it's off to restore some confrontation with protesters attempted. block police access also police were forced to issue warnings off to a number of protesters use force to break a police blockade now what's interesting about this rally in some cases is that the is that electing a volley actually told his followers on social media that this was an over the rise event however city of daraa sees say that they did not grant permission for this to take place so maybe some people have turned up to this this rally thinking it's legal when perhaps it's illegal. eleven people were injured when a car mounted the pavement on plowed into pedestrians in central london on saturday the incident happened near the natural history museum one of the u.k.'s biggest tourist attractions london's metropolitan police say it was a traffic accident and not terror related the driver has been detained and is now in custody i discussed the situation with terrorism expert and consultant david
lowe he says the spike today is false alarm the u.k. should be prepared to remain at a heightened security level for the forseeable future the u.k. has been on severe which is the next highest level been there now for three years. and i suppose really it's a sad state of affairs but we're having to get used to this you know it's sort of been prepared for talks obviously today's you know they're treating it like a motor vehicle accident but it makes sense if you like to start a high level and to treat it like a terrorist incident it does make sense to do that it's easier to scale it down rather than having to scale. investigation of ports and i think this this is chris is quite important i think also looking at security of crowded places i mean for example with say the manchester it's dark you know how far do you help us security called because don't forget. the bomber came from outside in towards the entrance
towards the end of the concerts i hope. when all those stories can be find an r.t.a. dot com out. so you and thirty. it's taken these children's hopes. now it's threatens to take their future. up to. the volcano here it could erupt again at any time. most people have a strong choice. live in poverty. what's going to. put some a following a different. thing so soon we. might see that hope for
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