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thousands rally in madrid. to keep. parliament dependents. disclose personal messages and. social networks to testify in congress. bribery racketeering brought a drug company faces charges for allegedly getting doctors to overprescribe highly addictive painkillers some fifty times stronger heroin.
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from moscow with. with us this. deposed president says madrid's decision to sack the regional government goes against the will of the people that was expressed during a recent referendum to break from spain that came in his first statement since the spanish prime minister put his deputy in charge of the government the regional election has now been called for late december madrid seized control just as leaders finally proclaimed independence. today in parliament the parliament of our country a legitimate parliament to come largely expected 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
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was with was i was. i. was. was. was. there but here we decided to sack the president vice president and all the high ranking officials at the council on government was was was iraqis in support of the country's unity continue this saturday hundreds of
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gathered in one hundred squares holding national flags the same top in catalonia a pro and opponent said look it is calling for a ten day general strike starting on monday audience shot at doing skis been following events in the castle capital. and the spanish government in madrid says it is now taking full control of catalonia it says it has dismissed the catalonian government as well as high ranking officials and the president call us to push him out it also says it has dismissed some senior police officers including the chief of the police force in catalonia the most squatter who is already under a. investigation 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
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guard suggested they were up to twelve thousand people there and it was like a sea of people they screamed 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. what our population wants i think. people you specifically. when people is trying to explain their opinions and someone is trying to punish that and trying to use the violence to stop that.
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is of all 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 they're 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 the 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 still clear if they will be able to
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implement that is clear though is that this crisis is an everyday thing and this remains a highly divisive issue in this society and we discussed the crisis with a political commentator and also former. but very different views on what happened . what they are trying to do is to demolish our regional government institutions. and take control of. social movements the problem right now is that and nationalist movement independent movement is living in about a war in another war because they have people in the radio and they want to keep remain in a spain you can say that these are democratic to to to listen the voice of the people and what we have been trying to do hearing about one year is always not
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really like you know. the point is that you the one people be express their. opinion and what we've been trying to do two years ago is to find the possibility for a couple in society to express this was on the first of over the business and did these movements and in this terrible time where he did not a question of. which crisis democracy and right now the story but this is not a question of companies and what you have in madrid this is a question of democracy and you should listen what people have got on people. who they want for the for the future anybody in the international sphere is going to give a recognition to these a state right now this money is walking to restore their constitution there
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in the region and we have to broaden they do protect the heart of the card balance they want to keep their rights they want to keep it remain. it's very sad when the you are just saying that you want to save fifty percent of god. in society you should care about one hundred percent of problems with. violence or has in the headlines today has been the broader reaction from around the world there's been overwhelming support for madrid and warnings about similar independence movements in the european union the necessary. is backing 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
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of independence we've heard from of course the french president also showing his support and 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 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
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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 that we've spoken to you can depend it's party m.e.p. david coburn he believes the push for independence them from a loss of power to brussels by new book from chatting with present you i spoke with a couple of weeks ago 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 it's for a good idea if he actually keypunch of internal sales of the various countries because it's just a farce that many other countries in europe who have problems with the central
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administration spain doesn't govern itself anymore it's governed by the european union decisions along get me to madrid they're made possible maybe to see is the european union has brought this to a head it's not just. sick brain problems with the boss exceed the sins of the. floodwalls in belgium and various parts of europe but are there problems people want to secede 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 catch a loony as of the richest well the richer parts of spain so they are that's why they're feeling very upset about the run up so far of what's going on in catalonia will of course be keeping a close eye on developments in spain throughout the week bring you them as they come. i i. i
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i. i was senior u.s. senators demanding that twitter disclose account details relating to wiki leaks and its founder julian assange including releasing direct message conversations they are feinstein listed her demands in a letter to twitter's founder and c.e.o. jack dorsey it's a pretty big list we're going to look now at some of the demands on that list as you can see there is quite a lot of them among them she wants to know whether twitter has identified the accounts linked to the alleged russian meddling investigation. for doing so as well of course this channel r.t. also gets a mention on twitter accounts are also under suspicion as you can see there that's for wiki leaks we can bring up a whole list of some of the accounts linked to them and some of the things their message history could prove vital to the investigation is. feinstein the u.s.
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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.
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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 with you should be closed down permanently indecisively 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 here lies 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
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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 investigative journalist dave lindorff believes the senator's request violates 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 is trying to imply that we cue leaks is somehow in league with this alleged russian effort to swing the election in the united states
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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 so two to me and that is private communications twitter. when there isn't any criminality being even alleged over the top and a terrible threat to first amendment rights in the united states. somali capital mogadishu has been rocked by bomb blasts that story right after this short break thanks to. our.
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politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line they did accept the rejected. so what do you want to be president. some want to be perhaps. to. the price is right before three of the people. interested in the war. they should.
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all come back to r.t. international two explosions have struck the somali capital of mogadishu at least eighteen people have been killed and thirty wounded in a suicide car bombing just minutes after the first another bomb went off in a busy neighborhood popular with restaurant goes according to police a suicide vest was also detonated in that area is that a group al-shabaab says it's behind the attacks authorities have exchanged fire with gunmen from the group who stormed the nearby hotel this comes just two weeks after the deadliest explosion in the country's history that killed more than three hundred fifty people. across the u.k. plucks found on buildings often represent a place of historic interest but now so pinpointing locations where shady undercover policing is taking place the project was launched at a bookshop in london by a group of. i.
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they say they are opposed to police surveillance because of reported cases of abuse carried out by officers working undercover complaints to be fully investigated and for victims to receive support and also encouraging people to come forward if they've been affected britain's spy cops operated officially from one hundred fifty nine until two thousand and eight the office has infiltrated different groups from trade unionists to environmentalist some even deceive the number of women into entering relationships with them to win their trust while working on the cover. london's metropolitan police has apologized and paid compensation for their officers wrongdoing the activists though fear such practices still continue and the want more transparency but they 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 trade to this extent and why they found themselves sometimes in
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an intimate relationship with somebody who was being paid to spy on them the reason i feel the forty's so to spoil in the west in general is because they consider the lists and the threats who. purportedly. against national security we don't actually know whether they still live for taking in but a day they continue to do that and of course there is now the digital spy the. just 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 it. now over to the u.s. where a billion pharmaceutical company founder faces serious charges over claims that powerful medicines are being missed prescribe to boost sales john kapoor is charged with bribery racketeering and even fraud for his alleged role in persuading doctors the handout and opioid painkiller called subsidies.
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the medicine is seen as a breakthrough in treating cancer pain designed for patients in the advanced stages of the disease but like any strong medicine there are risks of course it comes with warnings that can cause addiction fatal heart conditions or react badly with other medicine in extreme cases an overdose can be fatal or the let's take a look at the painkillers made component it's called fentanyl. one hundred times stronger than morphine not only that it's also ten times deadlier than heroin that's according to the new hampshire police forensic lab just three milligrams in fact is enough for a lethal overdose if used properly can undoubtedly relieve pain for many cancer patients over one former company employee decided to blow the whistle after it was
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given to people who apparently didn't need it i 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 workers of similar stories in the past it is rare though that those implicated at the very top of major drug companies are john kapoor's lawyer however says his client vigorously denies any involvement white house spokes person for more spokesperson believes that such abuse is widespread in that industry. this is vast it is a vast conspiracy in each company the same as the 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
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a matter of the 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 is in force meant. the french president's visit to the overseas region of friends in south america has been met by violent protests demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas. and two officers injured discontent among the country's need a quarter million residents over neglect of the health care and school systems on twitter among all my corn explained he was not father christmas but coleman spots a bit of anger with some french politicians who spoke to the editor in chief of the purple of magazine about microns latest. very sure of himself in a bit of good to you showed it recently we are saying that he's not some good calls that people who are poor and have problems but he did it also avoid from this
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recently using words that i wouldn't use on on the news you know or a very vulgar the french left or right it's not a matter of politics consider this out of control we now after several cases like that the government of course should not give away public money without really looking at what they do prescribe and 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 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 or the unpleasantness of seeing the elite. talk talking count in a condescending way to the people. over two or three now where twenty versions of lots of football club have been rounded up by police they pose the stickers at
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a stadium mocking and frank that's the girl who became a symbol of jewish suffering during the second world war. the italian club last year has been in the headlines since last sunday following a match with roma the 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 much as janitors also discovered the insignias and graffiti of an ultralight laxey have found infamous for being nasty sympathizers. the football club itself has been trying to clear its name ever since the news broke first the legacy of president paid a visit to local synagogue he also promised to send the ultralights fans to visit the site of the concentration lawyer your. it is one quarter of an hour and i'm old enough to feel it is still just short and it will grow to deal with it but since i'm bored of politics it'll all be out on a few but his gesture was marred by an unfortunate gaffe although some members of
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the jewish community appreciated the move it seems not all convinced as the group brought by the lads here 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 . let's see i tried to get the idea across by using the imagery of anne frank on the team's training t. shirts 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. from here dogs international you can get more stories on our website
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well you know i'm leak a good hearted right to know right what you are being told about the opioid crisis but first let me get the basic info out of the way and then we'll get to the center part because you know you better to get a little warm up connel time before you reveal the full frontal like the old wart ridden scarred up undercarriage of the situation you can live with that the whole day to night story has everything illicit drugs villain is billionaires whistle blowers dead bodies so i'm calling it all rex drugs and rock n roll. and really since that also means drugs it says drugs rock the rock n roll and also there's no rock n roll. and first.

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