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apparently better than. c. . heard of. the world bank. i. point is catalonia proclaims independence. the government. discloses account data from wiki leaks and groups linked to it social networks to testify before congress in the ongoing investigation into alleged russian meddling in the presidential election. protests small the french president's visit to an impoverished south american territory after he rules state he's not father
christmas. morning welcome. from h.q. and i would start in the big story from europe overnight the spring up speed on the latest there the crisis over independence in spain is really reach breaking point the spanish prime minister sacked the catalan government a snap election is no said to be held in december earlier on friday catalonia finally declared its independence almost a month from its controversial referendum and that opened up some pretty clear divisions in the country. today in parliament the parliament of our country a legitimate parliament took a large will expect it step and largely for four step. citizens of cats or any other comes a time when it is up to all of us to maintain the pulse of our country our peace our civic duty and dignity as we have always done and always will without any doubt
in the end ted were against him to abstain in protest next hour seashell a do burns has been following the latest forest she's in barcelona when the announcement came that category would be an independent republic i can only she says never seen anything like it she always is to see people streaming yes or see as it is in catalan and spanish at that announcement and many people said that this was a historic day that not just themselves but previous generations their families their parents and the grandparents had been waiting for is very exciting for this moment and. they study got a moment for us after years and years and years and years dreaming about leaving the spring which is not to them across it we are finally in catalonia as a new member of the international community as a republic a good feeling. to so that. peaceful people can win.
by all and all our lives are our parents around parents they are waiting for the saying well it's been quite incredible in a moving feast throughout the day while people are still celebrating in the streets apostle and for that declaration of independence senators in madrid actually passed article one fifty five not very much longer off to that declaration of independence that allows the government in majority to take back control over catalonia and as we've been hearing thick and fast from the spanish prime minister tonight that that means he says he has sucked the catalan government he's called those snap elections . spanish flags have been removed from official buildings in catalonia in jerome no crowd cheered outside city hall is the been taken down but despite a majority of council and m.p.'s backing the move to break away some feel strongly opposed to it to. us about how to learn here one stop being
a part of spain because the spanish government will act immediately to reestablish institutional normality but i still think this is the darkest day in the history of cats alone now. i think mr moore is playing a very very dangerous game and he is only incurring the wrath of a madrid government that has already shown a propensity to unleash violence against unarmed civilians so it's a very very dangerous path that mr policeman said as is the path set down by the madrid government mr hawley has bungled this issue from the very beginning yes the spanish constitution is inviolable but when that constitution is used as justification for the leashing body are more careful helmeted riot police against unarmed civilians the constitution is not worth the paper it is written on we have what here are two sides both under pressure of manuel roy has created in spain a mass spanish nationalist movements which is not below him to back off and there's
this popular movement you've been seeing on the streets of barcelona and throat council in europe which has been pushing for independence and is going to keep pushing those people are not going to go back to the g. kind of go back in the bottle in my belief really they have left spain and it's difficult to see what spain can do to force them back in you know occupy it with military force whatever not likely really twenty four centuries so it's very difficult although i think this is going to play out for some months i don't see at the end really if people have to say it's a we how you can force them to come back. he didn't the headlines this morning has been the broader reaction from around the world has been overwhelming support for madrid warnings about similar dependence pushes in the european union to. look so who is and who isn't backing a united space there's plenty of reaction coming in given these major developments happening in catalonia albeit with very few surprises we have heard from the
president of the european council donald to school has said that nothing changes and that the e.u. will continue to speak directly with madrid we've seen reaction from germany of course the german government said they do not recognize this unilateral declaration of independence we've heard from of course the french president also showing his support and full support to the spanish prime minister mari honor of oil here in the u.k. of course also plenty of reaction we've heard from downing street saying the does not and will not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence because this vote the referendum on october first was deemed illegal by spanish courts that was a reaction from to recent but from scotland's nicolas sturgeon we have seen a reaction of seeing the people of catalonia should have the ability to determine their own future so supporting what has happened in catalonia given scotland's own sort of plight when it comes to this issue we've heard from the u.s.
as well the u.s. state department has said they support keeping strong and united spain together also similarly from nato so as all of these reactions are continuing to come in it's important to really remember that despite the fact that political leaders throughout the european union have consistently said they don't want catalonia to break away from spain to really keep the european union intact the pro independence movement in catalonia has repeatedly said that despite the fact that they want to leave spain they don't necessarily want to leave the european union whereas throughout the year we've heard them say that if catalonia doesn't fact leave spain . they're going to have to essentially get at the back of the line to get back into the european union we spoke at the u.k. independence party of b.p. david coburn he believes madrid's decision initially came from brussels as the e.u. looks to tell you its grip on its member states by newborn from chatting with present you i spoke with a couple of weeks ago the the european union have no intention of interfering in
spanish affairs internal affairs i think they've now got the idea with the problems out taking part in spain that maybe it's for a good idea if he actually keypunch of intel little sales of the various countries because it's just a farce that many other countries in europe who have problems with the central administration spain doesn't govern itself anymore it's governed by the european union decisions are no longer made in madrid they're made in brussels maybe the city is the european union has brought this to a head and it's not just spain brain problems with the boxee in the front of the flood walls in belgium and various parts of europe there are problems people want to secede but because people don't want to be ruled by faceless bureaucracy in brussels they want to make their own decisions locally and then have a national government as well catalonia as the richest well the rich a parts of spain so they are that's why they're feeling very upset indeed well you
can guarantee will be stared across the moves the mood the motives the reaction throughout the day spain in the event is what is uncharted waters with the independence crisis now. let's look at something different next a senior u.s. senator is demanding that twitter disclose his account details relating to wiki leaks and his founder julian assange including releasing direct message conversations dianne feinstein listed their demands in a letter to twitter's founder and c.e.o. jack dorsey it's a pretty big list as well let's bring it up guys so let's take a look at a few of her demands a bit of detail she wants to know whether twitter first off has identified the accounts linked to the alleged russian meddling investigation and its methods for doing so now of course a request like this couldn't ignore the so-called propaganda ball on artie's twitter accounts also under suspicion as well and back to wiki leaks here's
a list of some of the accounts linked to it the senator thinks their message history is coming up now. here their message history could prove vital to the investigation colored mopeds got more. feinstein the u.s. senator from california is requesting that the direct messages on twitter sent by wiki leaks be turned over and given to the congress for their investigation you know they're asking for the direct messages of wiki leaks the direct messages of julian a songe as well as the direct messages of the hacker known as good for to who is reported to have been the person who turned over the e-mails of the democratic national committee to to wiki leaks now it's important to note that dianne feinstein who's requesting these direct messages on behalf of congress that she is certainly no fan of julian assad's this is what she said about julian assange in
the past well mr sun just one of my most unfavorite people in the world i believe he's done a great discredit to this nation now dianne feinstein is not the only figure within the us political establishment who has voiced opposition and hatred for julian assad and many figures within the u.s. government many senators congressmen leaders of the military have spoken of julian a sonnet accused him of being a russian agent called for prosecution of julian assad called for wiki leaks to be shut down this is a widespread sentiment in washington d.c. i mean he's a tool of russian intelligence and if he's such a you know martyr of free speech why doesn't wiki leaks ever publish anything coming out of russia you should be treated as an enemy combatant we should be closed down permanently and decides we wiki leaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like russia ignorance or misplaced idealism is no longer an acceptable excuse for lionizing these demons
a saunders a narcissist who has created nothing of value you relies on the dirty work of others to make himself famous he's a fraud a coward hiding behind a screen disguise a traitor a treasonous and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death penalty i want to do it. illegally shoot the son of a as we know on november first the owners of twitter will be testifying before the u.s. congress and this is all part of the investigation of alleged russian meddling in the us presidential elections in twenty sixteen and now we see this additional requests to being given to twitter just a few days before they're set to testify so one wonders is any new information going to be determined from these direct messages or is this the government of the united states in particular the congressional committee putting additional pressure on twitter in the lead up to their testimony well it's going to be want to follow the next few days invested of jenna's dave lindorff believes the senate his request
violates free speech though it's no indication that wiki leaks is a tool of russia wiki leaks has been major source for american journalism and british journalism for a long time but now feinstein's trying to imply that we cue leaks is somehow in league with this alleged russian effort to swing the election in the united states in two thousand and sixteen even if you took the worst case scenario and you said that russia was behind an effort to get people's perspectives about one candidate or the another in the election that is not a crime so to me and the is private communications on twitter when there isn't any criminality being even alleged is is over the top and a terrible threat to first amendment rights in the united states. coming up this morning present mccrone says he's not father christmas and he won't be bearing
gifts from the state as he visits french guiana that's not going down too well details after the break. in case you're new to the game this. economy is built around corporate corporations from washington to washington. voters elected businessman to run this country business. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. under margaret thatcher there was a transition away from public housing and government assisted government underwritten public housing and they sold off all the council estates. people bought into the units across the country and they became the land owning the new
land owning neoliberal gentrification under the current government in the u.k. it's another socialist. government underwriting property but not for the poor people they do it for the rich people. so the french president's visit to the territory of french guiana in south america has been met by violent protests five people were arrested two police. broke with groups against manuel mccrone strip.
demonstrations against mccrone came after he said he would not be giving additional funding to the impoverished region explaining it was a father christmas on twitter well some french politicians the far from impressed by the president's comment we spoke there to people magazine about mccrone his latest. book is very sure of himself in a bit of good to showed it recently we are saying that he's not santa claus the people who are poor and have problems but he did it also in france recently using words that i wouldn't use on the new scene or but that evolved or the french left or right it's not a matter of politics consider him as out of control we now after several cases like that one of course should not give away public money without really looking at what
they do knew he was right in saying of course that a lot of money's being spent in going on not that there are real problems but it's not a recent to to show where his expression or to show his northerns at the fact that people come back with their own problems so in this case now it's small or the unpleasantness of seeing the elite. talk talking count in a condescending way to to the people present micron's made a series of other remarks that have not sat well in the past let's briefly remind ourselves. i will be absolutely. in any way. cynics
extremists. oil rig. friday with. sixty dollars a barrel became a saudi arabia announce that the production cut could be extended for another nine months. that's kept prices at record lows and recent is the. president being seen as a positive step in cooperation among the oil producing countries known as opec and they next meet in vienna next month. opec welcomes the clear guidance from the crown prince of saudi arabia on the need to achieve stable oil markets together
with the statement expressed by president putin this clears the fog on the way to vienna on nov thirtieth the oversupply would force prices down as seen some all depending countries really struggle some of the verge of collapse now if future cuts can be agreed it could help those nations recover of course international oil industry economist mamdouh seller may expect all prices to go even higher as soon as well beer essent rises of the oil price are above sixty dollars is due to the positive fundamentals of the global oil market in admission to the and now it's meant that saudi arabia and russia my agree to extend the production cuts to the end of twenty in increasing demand for oil by one point five million barrels a day year on year and rising economy growth in the global
economy we see that the price of oil has hit sixty dollars and i expected to continue to go a bit further that if the economic situation continues as it is now. commemorative plucks could soon appear across britain but instead of celebrating the great in the good the pinpointing locations instead where shady undercover police things occurred the project was launched of the london bookstore often used by groups who've been infiltrated by the so-called spy cops. i. want to raise awareness not only of the scale of surveillance but of abuses caused by officers working undercover they want complaints to be fully investigated and for victims to receive support seems britain's spike. operated officially from one nine hundred fifty nine always through two thousand and eight offices infiltrated different groups and human rights organizations is the
allegation some even deceived some women into entering relationships relationships with them to win their trust while working undercover while much of finding that out london's met police were forced to compensate some victims and they apologize for their officers actions now campaigners fear such practices though still continue and i want more information and explanation. what i haven't got yet is any information at all not one single scrap of detail about why these people were targeting them why they had their life simple fate to this extent and why they found themselves sometimes in an intimate relationship with somebody who was being paid to spy on them the reason i feel the forty's so to spy on the west in general is because they consider them less afraid. proportionally. against national security but we don't actually know whether they still live for tating and what if they continue to do that and of course there is now the digital
spy the. there's the digital spy. eavesdropping the big data stuff so david you may say that they maybe don't need it anymore but i do seem to still doing. the billionaire founder of a drug company has been arrested for his alleged role in persuading doctors to mis prescribe patients an opioid painkiller guys named john kapoor he's been charged with bribery racketeering and fraud the highly addictive medications part of a nationwide crisis in the us right now in fact the main components of the synthetic painkiller is called fenton il it's a to prescribe to patients in severe pain was really bad cancer it's one hundred times stronger the morphine is really strong stuff this there is of course there was serious risk of an overdose when taking something this strong cases of the drug reportedly being misplaced misprints croyde been given to norman cancer patients was brought to light by one of compos former employees as well and knew there was
something going on there i started doing some research i realized that i wasn't there to help people that i was actually hurting people. medical work because of leaked similar schemes of distributing illegal drugs in the past but it's really those implicit implicated go right to the very top of the major drug companies couple his lawyer who have a said that his client vigorously denies any involvement this is vast it is a vast conspiracy in each company the same as it tobacco lobby did for so many years and got away with it it's not a matter of regulations it's a matter of and force mint and the lack of will for enforcement they have let these companies and the doctors who illegally prescribe the drugs that are supposed to be just for severe cancer and they get everybody else addicted it's not even just a matter of the of the suffering because some of the addicted people like getting
high it's a matter of it's illegal and dangerous what they're doing and yes there isn't for cement. news updates run the clock from us also don't forget if you get a minute check it out si dot com a great site this facebook has twitter and loads of ways to keep across the latest from here must go this saturday morning is kevin i in for now saying thanks for choosing us for this last news update on top with more infinity and of course have a good weekend. ah.
. hi lindsey graham to buck rogers asking around the world in washington d.c. coming up amazon is shifting gears yet again it's been granted approval to operate the whole cell pharmacy in state that number is growing though my guest explains how this is shaking up the industry and the ruling communist party in china has in shrine of the country's aggressive trade initiative known as belton road we give you a look at just how ambitious this plan actually is and in catalonia voters and the region's president are at odds with one another as well as the spanish government weeks after the vote for independence from spain was reached and his government is
taking strong measures to keep the region from separate standby starts right now. they all have plans that have won a million dollars for a villain or opioid medication maker facing fraud and racketeering charges amid a national opioid addiction crisis john kapoor the founder of insists there appear dix and a group of his colleagues are accused of offering kickbacks for physicians who wrote large numbers of needless prescriptions for opioid products. federal prosecutors in boston accuse the group of offering bribes to doctors who prescribe a highly addictive and potent opioid spray named subsists the medication is meant really only for cancer patients in extreme pain most of those who receive the
prescriptions were cancer patients the group is also accused of conspiring to mislead and defraud insurance providers who were reluctant to approve payment for the drug when it was prescribed for patients without cancer after setting the one million dollar bail for kapoor the judge included two requirements the wearing of an electronic monitoring device and a surrendering of his passport. and amazon has been granted approval to operate as a wholesale pharmacy in twelve states rumors have swirled in recent months over this very thing and amazon has kept very quiet joining me to discuss as amazon steps over the threshold of pharmaceutical supply chain management is one of the founder of the stocks bushnell is thank you so much big news it was a bombshell yesterday what were your thoughts when you when you first heard that news well thanks so much for having me lynn say great to be here i was really surprised and i think the timing of it was spectacular.