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of the region declared independence. u.s. senate approaches twitter to disclose personal messages in accounts held by wiki leaks the social network's lawyers are set to testify in congress on alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election. bribery racketeering for a billionaire drug company boss faces charges for allegedly getting doctors to overprescribe highly addictive playing killers some of them fifty times stronger than heroin. welcome to our international live from moscow with me that hawkins review or thanks for joining us this hour we start in barcelona where activists on motorcycles and cars have paraded through the city sent so you can see the live pictures just their
screen there waving spanish. flags the unity rally there is being held just a day of the parliament officially voted to declare. regions pendants from. i mean while thousands have gathered in one of madrid squares holding national flags catalonia is the post president says planes the sitting to sack the regional government goes against the will of the people that was expressed during that referendum that came in his final his first statement rather since the spanish prime minister put his deputy in charge of the catalan government. ministers agreed to depose the cattle and government intervene in our self rule and
dissolve the parliament these are decisions that contradict the will of the citizens of our country expressed at the ballot box in a democratic society it is the parliamentarians that elect or depose a president while reacting to the speech the spanish government said that it's now up to the courts to decide about the jamaat as he is not a political figure anymore and madrid of course seized control of the castle and leadership finally declared independence short of the minsky is there she's been following events in barcelona. the spanish government in madrid says it is now taken full control of catalonia it says it has dismissed the catalonian government as well as high ranking officials and the president. it also says it has dismissed some senior police officers including the chief of the police force in catalonia. who is already under investigation for sedition now in addition to that these pronouncements by the government in madrid just came hours after the catalan
parliament actually voted for independence and declared independence a republic here now i was in a crowd of pro independence school just surrounding the parliament and the national guard suggested they were up to twelve thousand people there and it was like a sea of people they say kareem in delight yes yes yes or c.c.c. in catalan and spanish when they heard that result we speak to some people this is what they told us they are guarding our liberty or freedom we are just a country we feel like a country we feel like we are representing our our government we need to be free is what our population wants i think. people you specifically. that we are a nation. when people is trying to
explain their opinions and someone is trying to punish bad and trying to use the violence to stop that. is all about human being i feel kind of scared well spain says that the powers of catalonia will not be exercised by the spanish vice president but the pro independence supporters i've spoken to here in barcelona say they will not recognize the authority of spain as far as the. concerned they have no seceded from spain and this is an independent republic indeed that is something that remains to be said because madrid says that within the legal framework of the spanish constitution its ability to take control of what it sees as being a spanish region is illegal and it is very likely that if this goes to the courts the courts will side with the spanish government on this one so in just less than a day since catalonia declared independence it's not yet clear whether they will be
able to retain that independence tool and to stand that some of the pro independence lobby are actually trying to draft a document which they're hoping to release within forty eight hours which will show how they plan to secede from spain but it's not clear if they will be able to implement that is clear though is that this crisis is everything and this remains a highly divisive issue in the society. of the chief economist trust this investment by no look i'll think that economic difficulties will limit the region's ability to resist madrid there's very little that the can do permanently because by now i think we have seen the more than fifty countries all of the european union recognize this call for independence the point that he might be trying to get to. is not a good one for the catalan economy which is already suffering which is basically two to block or to generate further problems in
a region that has already seen more than one thousand seven hundred companies move their headquarters of the region the problem right now is that there is no no room for negotiation because it's nor nothing and that makes it very very complicated. of course hitting the headlines today has been the broader reaction from around the whole world there's been overwhelming support for madrid and warnings about similar independence movements within the european union itself and its. who is and who isn't backing a united spain. 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 in full support to the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy 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 recently 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 the 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 and tax 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 recently to ukraine depends. on he says the push for independence them from a loss of power to brussels. i know but 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 i was taking part in spain that maybe is for a good idea of the actually key parts of intel and sales of the various companies because it's just the fact that many other countries in europe who have problems
with the central administration spain doesn't govern ourselves anymore is governed by the european union decisions along get me to drink they're made possible maybe to say good is the european union has brought this to a head it's not just speak it get sick bring problems with the boss see the front of the. of the floodwalls in belgium and various bunch of europe but a lot of 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 pots of spades so that they are that's why they're feeling very upset they're watching international will of course be keeping a close eye on developments in spain throughout the day and. i.
know in other news a senior u.s. senator is demanding that twitter disclose his account details relating to wiki leaks and its founder julian assange and release his direct messages conversation diane feinstein listed our demands in a letter to twitter's founder and c.e.o. jack dorsey it's a pretty big list let's take a look at some of the demands now among them she wants to know whether twitter has identified the accounts linked to the alleged russian meddling of us the ocean and also its methods of doing so of course r.t. gets a mention as well you'll see that just a second on your screen twitter accounts are also under suspicion as well as for wiki leaks here's a list of some of the accounts linked to that you can see them here are some of the things their private message history could prove vital to the investigation came to warp and looks into the story. 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 aside this is what she said about julian assange in the past well mr sun just one of my most unfavorite people in the world and 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 julia
songe 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 assad is a narcissist who has created nothing of value he 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 request 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 we spoke to investigative journalist. believes the sentence is request free speach. there is 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 can 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 skew people's perspectives about one candidate or the another in the election that is not a crime so to me and that is private communications on twitter when there isn't any criminality being even alleged is over the top and a terrible threat to first amendment rights in the united states. now let's get back to our top story and boss alone we can bring him some live pictures now where more and more unity protesters gathering you can see that waving both. spanish flags in those live pictures this follows of course friday in spain the castle of course voted to declare independence from madrid at the same time the spanish government ordered to sack the entire leadership and replace them with
officials from the capital and the parliament has now been ordered to dissolve a lot of protests been going on in madrid spain of course during and off those events but keep an eye on what's going on there any updates throughout the day. now the billionaire found over u.s. drug company faces serious charges off allegedly bribing doctors to prescribe addictive opioid based medicine for you right. thank you for new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington washington media the media over voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power
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explosion. according to police. earlier today at least thirteen people were killed an. incident a suicide car bomb exploded in a busy neighborhood popular with. islamic extremist group. already claimed responsibility for the attack right now authorities. with gunmen from the group. hotel this comes of course just two weeks after the deadly explosion in the country's history killed more than three hundred fifty people. all around britain. a place of interest. in locations where shady undercover policing. project was launched at a book shop in london by a group of.
now the group says they're opposed to police surveillance because of reported cases of abuse carried out by officers working on the cover and one complains to be fully investigated and for victims to receive support but also encouraging people to come forward if they have been affected. britain's spy cops operated officially from one hundred fifty nine until two thousand and eight officers infiltrated different groups from trade unionists environmentalist's some even deceived women into entering relationships with them to win their trust while working undercover. the metropolitan police in london has apologized and even paid compensation for their officers wrongdoings but the activists fear such practice is still continue and want more transparency. than 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 trade 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 for it is. the left in general is because they consider the left afraid to. portably. against national security we don't actually know whether they still live for tating and whether 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 think they're still doing. now in other news a billionaire pharmaceutical company founder faces serious charges in the united states that's over claims that powerful medicines were being mispriced to boost sales john kapoor is charged with bribery racketeering and fraud for his alleged role in persuading doctors to hand out opioid painkillers called subsidies.
another the medicines actually seen as a breakthrough in treating cancer pain it's designed for patients in the advanced stages of the disease but like any strong medicine there are of course risks comes with warnings that it can cause addiction fatal heart conditions all react badly with other medicines and extreme cases overdoses can be fatal other painkillers main component to scald friend tamil and it's up to one hundred times stronger than even morphine not only that it's also ten times deadlier than heroin according to the new hampshire police forensic lab just three milligrams is enough for a lethal dose if used properly it's undoubtedly a relief for pain for many cancer patients over one former company employee decided
to blow the whistle after it was given to people who didn't actually need it it 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. a medical workers have leaked similar stories in the past but it's rare that those implicated at the very top of major drug companies don't kapoor's lawyer however says his client vigorously denies any involvement white house spokesman says that such abuse is widespread in the industry. this is vast it is a vast conspiracy in each company the same as a 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 force meant. in the first president's visit to the french guiana in south america has been met by violent protests demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at police who responded with your guests five arrests were made and two officers have partly been injured discontent among the country's two hundred fifty four thousand residents over neglect of the health care and school systems on twitter my all my court explained he was not father christmas but common sparked anger with some protests the french politicians rather we spoke to the editor in chief of look purple magazine about microns latest. he is very sure of himself in a bit of good to showed it recently and we are saying that he's not some because
the people who are poor and have problems but he did it all saw him for this recently i'm using words that i would use on the news you know or but very far older the french left or right it's not a matter of politics consider this out of control even now after several cases like that the government of course should not give away public money without really looking at what they do it was right in saying of course there is a lot of money's being spent and we are not that are real problems but it's not a reason to go to show his expression or to show his northern side the fact that people come by with their own problems so in this case now it's small for the unpleasantness of seeing the elite. talk talking count it a condescending way to the people. ok let's go to italy now where are twenty five pounds of lot so
a football club or been rounded up by police after they posted stickers out of stadium defaming and frank that's the go to became the symbol of jewish suffering during the second world war. the italian club lot has been in the headlines since last sunday following a match with roma scandal broke out when anti semitic imagery was found at the stadium the next day controversial stickers depicted a holocaust victim and frank dressed in a row machete janitors also discovered the insignias and graffiti of an ultra right let's see oh fun group infamous for being nasty sympathizers. the football club itself has been trying to clear its name ever since the news broke first for the last year of president paid a visit to a local synagogue he also promised to send the ultralight fans to visit the site of the counterfeits concentration camp for your kids you know the story but this is one quarter. that all if you killed it is still just short and it will prove to you when you get what you supported by thinks it'll all be out on you but his gesture
was marred by an unfortunate gaffe although some members of the jewish community appreciated the move it seems not all that convinced as the grief brought by the last year boss to all of the holocaust victims was reportedly found floating in the river tiber hours later as for the lot c.-o. ultras they didn't seem to understand what the fuss was about. it was a joke it's not a crime to harangue an adversary fan accusing him of belonging to another religion . lets you know tried to get the idea across by using the imagery of anne frank on the team's training t. shirt and reading out passages from the diary of the holocaust victim before matches but the ultras found a way to wreck the team's reputation once again. police now say they'll consider stricter punishment if more incidents like this take place in the future. that is for staying with
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