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the feed out of this bunch of day this stuff but i mean. look good yulia. gets to live it up with. her. dozens of protein a few supporters rally in barcelona spain deeply divided after the catalan parliament declared independence despite furious resistance from madrid. twitter targets r.t.e. blocking our advertising accounts in the latest attack on this channel. on the deadliest u.s. military combat operation of the trumpet ministration reveals some senators have no idea about america's troop presence in asia.
thank you for watching the weekly headlines here at r.t. international broadcasting live from moscow. and we start in spain where thousands of profanity supporters are rallying in the council on capital the protest reflect a deepening crisis in society after the region for we declared independence on friday the move triggered outrage in madrid which such the entire local government and arranged a snap election for december well let's cross live now to charlotte do when you use the pro unity protest in barcelona or high that last year as we've been hearing it's been a rollercoaster few days in the region but what's the latest where you are. well those being a swell of people out on the streets in barcelona's today thousands upon thousands of come out with this crew unity march to show their support support for spain the
government in madrid they saw the damage to you with what's happening in madrid and the way that madrid have been dealing with this constitutional crisis after the catalan parliament declared independence all that right. declaring this was an independent republic now this is being a deeply divisive issue for not just the weeks that we've been covering this from the referendum to where we are now but this is being a divisive issue for many generations in catalonia now a poll that's just been published today shows just how divided that opinion is between the people who want to remain part of spain these people thousands of people of the streets and the many thousands of others that we've seen in barcelona over the last few days who want to be an independent nation now that poll shows that that divide is almost split equally at forty two point five percent saying that they want to be independent this want this to be the public and forty three
point five percent of people saying they want to remain in spain now this crisis is the only going to the point of people here have been shouting for callers to show the state to my catalan president to be sent to prison for what he's done for him actually holding that referendum and people here are happy the retreat is now taking control and hopefully they feel that this could solve this crisis but the reality is the divisions in here there are incredibly deep and we've been taking a look at what's been happening over the last few days. well many people have gathered outside the spanish parliament and i don't know if you'll be able to see just behind me but it has been entirely blocked off because they are expecting this crowd to potentially get agitated depending on what happens today whether that is the implementation of article one fifty five by madrid or whether indeed it is a declaration of independence here in catalonia the catalan parliament and now
discussing the possibility of making that declaration this is the most. because of the citizens' polls he is not going to allow spain to be cooled down we will not allow you to give orders and numbers of the members of the polish she left the chain. but i decided they would not take because in that boat they have parties that are generally in favor of the unicity wheat spain. money upfront fees by years when this album about it is evolving. you certainly in an area of people who are pro independence because when not vote was released that catalan parliament had declared an independent republic of catalonia the crowds would soon be crazy here thank you thank.
you if. i was just talking to a couple people moments ago who said it's not just then me it's that parents they come parents and even their great grandparents have been waiting cool because this is something that many cuts alone in so have been fighting for independence for almost a hundred years all our lives are our parents grandparents they are waiting for the saying of so years and years and years and years dreaming about leaving the spring which is not to them across it we are finally in catalonia a new member of the international community today in parliament the parliament of our country a legitimate parliament to come largely expected step and largely for four step. citizens of cathal or any other comes a time when it is up to all of us to maintain the pulse of our country are these our civic duty and dignity as we have always done and always will without any doubt yes the catalan parliament have said that that is what they voting for but there
are many of the steps to take including the fact that we saw the reaction here then to article one five five this is that the article that spanish senate is in madrid were voting on whether they would take away the regional autonomy from catalonia. or whether or not but of course the measures regarding implementation of article one five five which were proposed to the senate are approved article one five five part of the spanish constitution has never been enacted it's been described by many people as a nuclear option and that's because essentially what it does is removes regional autonomy tricia then we decided to sack the president vice president and other high ranking officials in the council on government he's called those snap elections forward december twenty first and he's also stuck the chiefs of police over the catalan police force at the
was. one of the things that really resonates from this entire situation the spin weeks or weeks of uncertainty about the future of catalogue is the fact that today outside the parliament they were pro independent supporters as well as those who approach unity and want to remain in spain and they were standing side by side catalans all say that they do not want a society to be ripped apart by this indecision. who also discussed the crisis with a political commentator and a former cast one m.p. . or they are trying to do is to demolish our regional government institutions. and take control of.
social movement 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 really like do that all. the point is that you go 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 and this was on the first of the over the business and did these movements and in this terrible time where he did not a question. of which price democracy and right now the story about this is not
a question of companies and business what you have in madrid this is a question of democracy and you should listen what people have got on people. with a one follow up for the future anybody in the international sphere is going to give a recognition to these a state right now this money is going to mean is walking to restore their constitution or their in their region and we have to broaden their to protect the heart of the card balance they want to keep their rights they want to keep it remain a spanish this is very sad really in that you are just saying that you want to save fifty percent of the. in society you should care about one hundred percent of provinces either looking violent or meanwhile the spanish government's been given overwhelming support from european institutions with nato and the un also onside
almost either member states along with the us a stroller and several latin american countries have called for spanish unity and there are those who have said that they would never recognize an independent catalonia belgium finland and sweden have called for dialogue between barcelona and madrid while russia stressed the catalan crisis is a completely internal matter however scotland has backed the vote of independence saying catalan should be free to determine their own future well senior fellow at johns hopkins university for their ego bindi's says catalans are looking at the wider picture. the moon is deeply divided on the part of the separatist and there is also a source to of. i would use the word delirium even if it's not a good word i mean they are in this collective emotional moment and i don't think they're seeing clearly what is going to happen afterwards they would then you know
. the west where the single member states also started to come out there were also all very clear that they all knew that the nice spain it's already over one hundred enterprises moved out of. the stock market is going down the so i don't really see how they can understand that alone they're not going to have that really entry future they're dreaming of. me was a small region in the pyrenees mountains the enron valley says if catalonia breaks away from spain it will break away from catalonia we travel to the area in spite to locals who don't share the region's drive for independence. they are on valley is a unique territory within catalonia it is self governing has its own institutions its own language and its own history and culture only nineteen percent of those who vote in the referendum in favor of catalan independence that i was so good at our
right to self-determination was unanimously approved by the catalan parliament and by the spanish state we could become a part of france or china tomorrow for instance if we chose to do so but we won't do it we want to remain a part of catalonia and spain. people are really afraid especially for the economy the economy of their run valley is very french are all because it is entirely dependent on tourism therefore anything that we can see it makes people really afraid. and will bring you more on the story as it develops. twitter has blocked this channel from advertising on its platform in a surprising and unprecedented move it doesn't affect our team's news feed accounts
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a great move for freedom of speech way to go twitter it's disgusting. we'll bring you more of the week's headlines in just a moment to including claims that hillary clinton and her team initiated the infamous dirty don't see a on times and then she likes to moscow go away. what you should. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. some want to. achieve right. this is what we. were able to get. interested always in the long. run.
i. welcome back the u.s. congress is trying to piece together what led to the deaths of four servicemen in new show this month however nor makers are complaining they had no idea the troops were even in the african nation three weeks ago a group of american and local troops were ambushed by islamic state finances for us
and ten thousand u.n. soldiers were killed pull the pentagon admits a full air support wasn't provided and. two hours after the battle began when a shares thought to have the second largest u.s. military presence in africa eight hundred out of six thousand troops across the continent the tiny country of djibouti is first with four thousand servicemen and somalia and cameron has four hundred and three hundred soldiers respectively most american has more on the worrying lack of awareness between u.s. lawmakers and troops on the ground. so it's official washington has intervened in so many different countries even u.s. senators seem to have lost track but i didn't know there was a thousand troops and this is an endless war without boundaries no limitation geography and senator graham is not the only one senator graham there you didn't know we had a thousand troops and did you know i did not and there you have it two sitting
senior senators one republican and the other a democrat had no idea the us currently has over one thousand troops in news year so how is this possible past administrations have used the authorization for use of military force against terrorists or the. to warrant military operations involving non-state actors or terror organizations passed by congress right after september eleventh that allows the president to use force against those who planned it committed or aided the nine eleven attacks and only one person voted against it congresswoman barbara lee let's step back for a moment let's just pause just for a minute and think through the implications of our actions today so that this does not spiral out of control according to a two thousand and sixteen congressional research office report the bush and obama administration's use the on thirty seven to initiate military action in over a dozen countries and now with trump it appears there's even less oversight the
pentagon has just announced that they will no longer disclose troop numbers in iraq and syria but can this apply to other regions besides iraq and syria there are ways and already. consistent considerable complete. lack of. transparency and accountability during your own religious ration you know it's gotten significantly worse and attract has touted dishes reform. reform as part of the mine or my one. you're going to have even less information. how many troops there are in various places and what they're doing when the former defense secretary and cia director leon panetta who was once asked about how many wars the u.s. was engaged in seemed rather lost it's a good question but you know it you have to start it and you know or i have to stop and think about that now with very little transparency in u.s.
operations overseas it may not exactly be quite the subject to laugh about samir khan our t. washington d.c. . it's been revealed hillary clinton's election to the democratic national committee helped by a crawl the now infamous dossier on donald trump the document was published back in january it outlined unsubstantiated links and duels between moscow and the trunk campaign in the run up to last year's presidential election here's how the u.s. president reacted to the latest news it's very sad what they've done with the state it was made up. i understand they paid a tremendous amount of money. hillary clinton always denied it the democrats always denied it i think it's a disgrace it's just really a very it's a very sad it's a very sad commentary or follow that said this does all of us say claims trump had close links to russia and the kremlin compiled compromising information about the
us president the report also contained in huge allegations by trump well the sponsor scandal and they were published less than two weeks before his inauguration buzz feed was the first to break the story they admitted the allegations were unverified the story was immediately wrong by c.n.n. and others the dossier the dossier that controversial document it alleges overt knowing collusion wild unconfirmed accusations was a bombshell. america has and shell says the new revelations about the clinton team's involvement in the trunk claims reflect badly on u.s. politics i'm disappointed because it's a sad commentary for politics in our country and i also think it's very damaging to the process but this in boulder the president and his credibility because he has said all along he has been a victim of fake news you can't get any more fake than this it was surrogate after
a surrogate that went out on the cable shows in this country for months on end that tried to blame this on russia and accused the russians and the trump campaign colluding to deep six hillary clinton in the election i think this is horribly damaging for the democrats i think the democrats are going to have to distance themselves from hillary clinton and i think hillary clinton has to answer a lot of questions about how and why well cnn's credentials have been questioned a number of times when it comes to russia related stories and use that that's has now launched a first checking advertising campaign which has already received quite a response. this is an apple. some people might try to tell you that it's a bit even start to believe since this is opinion. but it's not. is it.
they might scream. and over again this. isn't. more news at the top of the. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the senate is full on. the only show i go out of my way to find you know the really packs a punch. yampa is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than the blue. sea people you've never heard of love back to the