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trigger article one five five. spain's government plans to strip catalonia of its autonomy and take control of the region. cards all right but you're watching al-jazeera life my headquarters here in doha are coming up in the next thirty minutes this truce is about to start it's always good to see how we can track all the challenges of your share across europe. accessing bricks of progress to resume calls for urgency in protecting the rights of e.u. citizens living in the u.k. . also pakistan's former prime minister nawaz sharif and his daughter as well as his son in law are all indicted for corruption. and a socialite often described as rushers paris hilton announces her candidacy for the presidency.
welcome to the program the spanish government is preparing to suspend catalonia is autonomy after catalan leaders ignored a final deadline to drop succession plans on thursday the cattle and president charles of purdum will threaten to call a vote in the regional parliament of the session if the great refused to enter into talks now the tense standoff between the regional and central governments began three weeks ago when catalans pro independence leadership held a referendum on breaking from spain a poll madrid said was illegal spain's government will beat on saturday to invoke article one five five of the constitution giving it. troll of the region let's cross over to leave barca who's in catalonia the capital of course barcelona there has been this eerie silence obviously from the catalonia leadership which has
really forced madrid's hand. there is an eerie silence you assume that behind the scenes calls put him on the president of the catalonian regional government is now calculating what his next move will be we know that he is a senior members of the coalition leadership to free up space in their diaries there is a possibility that amergin see meeting will be called we do know that very large demonstrations indeed are being planned for the weekend this is perhaps the biggest crisis politically for spain since its transition to democracy in the late one nine hundred seventy s. after the death of the dictator franco the dispute between barcelona and madrid has been ramping up ahead of the contested referendum on october first and afterwards and now things are very much at fever pitch. spain's political crisis
is deepening after failing to comply with the spanish government catalonia it will now be stripped of its autonomy in more theoretical mock you for in the absence of a clear response we note that he has not answered our request and therefore we will continue procedure of triggering article one five five of the constitution to restore legality in catalonia the catalan president. had been given until thursday morning to clarify and revoke any independence claim last week he unilaterally declared independence and suspended it to allow for talks but instead of clarifying his position sent a letter to madrid calling for an end to repression and for dialogue. prime minister mariano rajoy has repeatedly refused to mediate with the secessionists we're now in uncharted territory article one five five has never been invoked in mainland spain before you can see devolved powers over the raising of taxes
education health care in the police soon in madrid hands of the very worst you could see the suspension of the government and the arrest of its leaders it's hard to imagine any of these scenarios unfolding without more massive protests or perhaps even a change of tactics i think there's no possibility of course going like taking arms phrasing arms and or even like. seeing the birth of a terrorist group i don't think that is a possibility at all but some kind of more aggressive i don't want to say by land but more stronger organized an insurgency in terms of political insurgency and organization i think it's it's a problem. but madrid to show restraint amnesty international's urged the spanish government to avoid a repeat of these scenes on the day of the cattle referendum. they've also asked for two independence leaders jailed by spanish judge to be released the spanish
government expects it to finalize plans for direct rule at a cabinet meeting on saturday. in response the catalan leadership say they'll now formalize independence with a vote of the regional parliament. this tense standoff is entering a critical new phase. you touched on the subject just a moment ago neither about spain's political history it's had military dictatorship it's gone back into tentative democracy it's trying to find a way of unifying itself after decades of uncertainty it is really this is really uncharted waters this hasn't happened in spain before and nobody really knows what the outcome could be. these are indeed very much on charted waters we feel very much here just observing this that we are at crossroads we certainly can't go back and we certainly don't know what is to come there is some suggestion about mediators getting involved to help bring the
castle and government the madrid leadership together but there are very few willing to do that the e.u. have made clear that they do not support the independence movement hopes they have very much backed marianna rory's desire to retain a country in its complete holiness so what does that left leave who does that. what does that mean in terms of who can actually get involved more members of the elders organization made up of key individuals like archbishop desmond tutu or jimmy carter the former us president have said that they could help mediate things but when it comes to the uncertainty here on the ground in catalonia as i mentioned in my report that we don't know what the implications of article one five five actually mean here at the very worst as i mentioned it could mean the suspension if not the arrests of some of the leading figures of the independence movement it
would most certainly mean that some devolved powers education health the right to raise taxes and the police would be under the control of the central madrid government and it's very hard not to imagine a massive outpouring of support from many of the demonstrators that we've seen in huge demos in the past staging massive demos again in the coming future we'll see what happens and certainly the coming hours for the moment tony thanks very much. but stay in europe because britain's prime minister has called for urgency of resolving the rights of e.u. citizens living in the u.k. after it leaves the blog treason may made the comments in brussels ahead of a key use of it breaks in negotiations are moving very slowly and european leaders who want britain to pay a high divorce bill that it was seeking to clear the hurdles says she will make it as easy as possible for each citizens in britain to stay there. this council is about to start it's also about looking to see how we can tackle the challenges of
your share across europe that means a fool's continued cooperation cooperation which must be at the heart of the strong future partnership that we want to build together of course would also be looking at the concrete progress that's been made in our exit negotiations and looking at setting out vicious plans for the weeks ahead of time exactly for example want to see an urgency in reaching an agreement on assistance rights first go straight to brussels where we find jonah hill and jonah just from the british point of view there's fractions even within trees amaze cabinet about how quickly or slowly these talks are going so both europe wants results and people at home in the u.k. want to see some sort of create. conclusions from mrs may when she comes back to london. yes i think both of both of those things are true she talks of concrete progress in the breaks of talks so far she talked about
ambitious plans to be set out for the weeks ahead these are the sorts of sentiments she'll be sharing with her fellow twenty seven leaders when she addresses them over dinner later the problem is that there is a widely held belief that these talks are at a point point of stalemate particularly over the issue of money which is one of the crucial issues of the first stage the so-called divorce proceedings citizens rights is another issue there but on money there is a problem she's offered twenty billion dollars plus over a period of two years a so-called transition period to meet britain's outstanding commitments and liabilities to the e.u. what the e.u. wants is thought to be tens of billions of dollars more than that and what to resume a really wants to be able to achieve now is to put the talk of money to one side and in parallel to that start talking about trade start talking about that transition period these are crucial issues particular for big business back at home who are putting a lot of pressure on her to provide certainty to provide answers but the e.u.
is steadfast it remains united on the simple point that it won't progress talks until or unless it deems sufficient progress has been made and concrete progress is not the same is sufficient progress draft conclusions of the summit of or are already out they don't believe sufficient progress has been made they will seek though to let her down likely they'll be comforting words about her efforts so far they'll be encouragement a new deadline will be set for the fourteenth of december they will seek to allow her to leave with her dignity intact so that she can go home not further politically weakened because a few years further politically weakened of course it becomes all the more difficult for her to deliver the concessions the e.u. wants well for that we'll leave it there and of course come back to jeddah where we hear more of what comes out of that meeting in brussels thank you. to south asian i work at least forty three afghan soldiers have been killed in an assault on the military. income the whole province the taliban says it was behind the attack let's go straight to jennifer glass who's in the afghan capital with more this attack
more details of course to how it happened who would what was involved. that's right it happened in the early hours of the morning just before three a.m. the afghan military base was attacked it was home to about fifty sixty afghan army soldiers the taliban blew up a car bomb what they called an armored vehicle believed to be a captured military vehicle and then assaulted the base forty three afghan soldiers killed nine injured six still missing only two soldiers from the whole base skate unharmed in this attack the afghan army to a five corps who is in charge of southern afghanistan saying it is going to conduct an investigation as to how the taliban were able to attack this small army outpost in my one that's in western kandahar province in the south those forty three the largest attack over the last twenty four hours but eleven other security forces
around the country also killed six in northern province in an attack and in the southwest. another five afghan police killed as well so the afghan afghan security forces under a terrible assault this week here in afghanistan that of course comes after two attacks on tuesday left sixty dead and packed again three hundred wounded the taliban claiming responsibility for that and gosney on tuesday twenty dead and we understand the fighting there is still ongoing as the taliban continue to engage security forces and government troops in the in the in gaza in the east well for the maybe i will leave it there thanks for the update. well still ahead here hold out is it a us university. a white supremacist amid growing racial tensions in the country also the human the u.n. human rights chief warns of security council intervention if the perpetrators of
atrocities against the rich. are not punished. welcome back the weather across much of southern and eastern china and taiwan is looking jerry not too bad to be got a circulation just on the edge of your screens there which is typhoon land that's heading towards japan in the coming days but for this region gerri things are looking fairly quiet although we have got what will become a tropical depression forming just the west of the philippines so we may see an increase in rainfall here otherwise for northern parts of vietnam five pounds for central parts of vietnam and across much of laos it's looking fine into me and mark and certainly we're getting showers coming in off the bay of bengal with that circulation now let's move across into say circulation in a bit more detail so really all around the north and the bear bengal there's
a big sharp potential at the moment the general monsoon is retreating quite nicely so we'll find conditions across northern and northwestern parts of india through into pakistan but kolkata and northward into nepal will see some very heavy rain developing a nice twenty four to forty eight hours and eastern parts of port particularly wet cold cuts i think we'll see some flooding further southward showers for sure lanka but the western ghats dry mumbai should see sunshine of course here in the arabian peninsula it's looking fine the humidity is dropping nicely temperatures are easing it's beautiful day in doha highs of thirty seven. get it oh is it allison when they're on line we were in hurricane winds for almost like thirty six hours these are the things that u.p.a. has to address or if you join us on say a member of the ku klux klan but we struck up a relationship this is
a dialogue tweet us with hash tag stream and one of your pitches might make an actual join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. your home so robin these are our top stories the spanish government says it will trigger article one five five to suspend catalonia as political autonomy the move comes after catalan president the carlos appreciable warned his regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence if madrid did not agree to talks also britain's prime minister has called for urgency on resolving the rights of e.u. citizens living in the u.k.
after it leaves the bloc treason made the comments in brussels ahead of a key e.u. summit because she asians are moving slowly and the european union leaders want britain to pay a higher divorce bill that it wants. and at least forty three afghan soldiers have been killed in that assault on a military camp in favor the kandahar province the taliban says it was behind the attack. female kurdish fighters who helped defeat eisold in the group self declared capital rocca have celebrated in the city's streets they dedicated their progress against myself to our children the head of the old kurdistan workers party in neighboring turkey and they vow to continue fighting until all women are freed from under beisel rule. a saudi arabian government minister has made a public appearance in a rebel held part of syria gulf affairs minister. visited syrian territory captured by kurdish led rebels to this photo showing him with brett mcgurk the u.s.
president's special envoy against eisel. there is intensifying international pressure of being involved over the violent repression of writing double standards the united nations and the u.s. government holding military responsible and to calling for stringent measures to deal with the crisis and solve a bit of its ripples. tens of thousands of ranger refugees are coming to bangladesh every day they see their homes are being burned and they're being chased by buddhist moms. they describe desperate conditions and having little to eat. in miles military denies the allegations of abuse and insists it's going after what it calls terrorists but the international community doesn't believe the claims by the military we really hold the military leadership accountable for what's happening with the writing area what's most important to us is that the world can't just
stand idly by and be witness. the atrocities that are being reported in the area. that. there has been no let up in extrajudicial killings rights abuse rape and arson attacks the human rights chief told al jazeera that the international community must intervene if perpetrators of the violence are not punished this is still ongoing notwithstanding the claim that the military operations are largely wound down this does not seem to be the case but that could be conducted with impunity i think must be put behind us and then if. it is a resistant. security council should consider other measures of course to be applied nearly six hundred thousand people have had to leave their homes and because many don't have any official status in myanmar there's very little prospect of return. visit. and staying in the region
they pakistani court has formally charged the ousted prime minister nawaz sharif's his daughter and son in law over corruption allegations in july the supreme court disqualified sharif from office for not declaring a source of income the investigation was sparked by the part of our papers leaks which linked him to owning luxury flats in london supporters of sharif turned out on the streets of islamabad to proclaim his innocence sharif had to suddenly deny the charges. you know nothing about the economy if they have to take. to announce a punishment once and for all why all these daily hearings. of the rule of law this charade that they are performing you free day they should stop wasting their own time and the time of the country and also our time. there is a political analyst he says the indictment is significant as it shows pakistan's
justice system is working. there marks the beginning of the rule of law in a land which was otherwise known as the land where the rule of law never prevail but now this is the second prime minister as you mentioned was been only ousted now his entire family especially his daughter and his son in law and is actually father in law there all of facing corruption charges and the charges are so all so much support substantiated with evidence which has already been collected it was the supreme court of pakistan that ousted him and they would have done the same job but the supreme court said let the normal procedure of law take the natural course and the law and the case of corruption must be proven in that law court so this is the accountability court which has actually started the day of justice in pakistan today the sheriff family and mr sharif have been formally indicted three middle
counts of corruption of money laundering of taking illegal money out of the country . let's move to europe russian president vladimir putin is speaking at a conference in the city of seoul changed his appearance comes as well but less than twenty four hours since a socialite. declared her presidential bid in next year's election that has joined our correspondent roee chalons who's live for us in moscow we were obviously watching the president speaking right now. we have this young lady who's decided she wants to challenge him an interesting candidate not the less . well challenge it's an interesting choice of words if you believe plenty of people in the russian opposition then they don't really see this is any kind of meaningful challenge and think that even to send your
subject. thinks that her chances of actually unseating putin if he is going to run for president again next year are very very slim so was she doing well this is the big question she insists she is genuine she says that she is basically throwing her hat into the ring to be a kind of anti everything candidate to expose and articulate point out all the flaws in the system but there are plenty of people people who i think you know have counted her an ally of there's. a few years at least who think that perhaps this is a betrayal that think perhaps she has done a deal with the kremlin of some sorts because to be allowed into the ring as it were in russia it takes the consent of the kremlin this is a very tightly managed political system there are opposition parties but there are
opposition parties really in name only in most elections that have taken place recently the kremlin likes to have. a sort of a liberal voice that couldn't essentially draw opposition votes into the ring to give the whole process some legitimacy and there is also because any soldier in the is it that she is playing that role for this particular election and i do not use the word challenge though rory because i've seen stranger things as we both have in presidential elections in recent months and i suppose one has to wonder who this lady actually is you know behind the if you want to say even the facade of being a presidential candidate. why she's she's a smart cookie no doubt about that she is essentially a russian celebrity who's been. in the public eye for since she was pretty young in early career she was a. reality t.v.
presenter she was an it girl she was scantily clad in various men's magazines that sort of thing she's basically be a hell raiser terry of moscow's nightclubs that's one thing but then about was eleventh two thousand and two thousand and twelve she had a bit of a conversion that was when the opposition movement sprang up huge protests on the streets of moscow and various other russian cities she joined in those process she said that she was anti the kremlin and see the russian situation but it's the the interesting thing about because any subject is she's also somewhat something of an insider so her father words and a totally subject who was putin's political mentor in putin's early political life and so the subject was the first democratically elected mayor of simpy just bird so any subject grew up knowing right amir peretz in and see i think thinks of
her in sort of almost like a fatherly way he calls like sushi which is the you know the diminutive of the name because it's some circumstances that could be considered affectionate i have to say that in some circumstances though it could also be considered rather condescending well we'll see what happens certainly in the coming weeks for the moment where we thank you. yes placer alert because a white supremacist is due to make a speech richard spence is taking advantage of freedom of speech rules to appear at the university of florida it's his first public appearance since and he races protester was killed during a violent rally in charlottesville reports. on the university of florida's campus students are doing their best to attend classes and study for exams but it's a challenge not to be distracted by increased security as authorities here brace themselves for the appearance of white supremacist richard spencer hailed from hearing our people here victory the leader of the so-called right spencer was one
of the organizers behind demonstrations in charlottesville virginia in may the violence there led to the death of one protester this is spence's first major public events in scenes that shocked the u.s. the students just want to go away and the university didn't invite spencer but have been unable to stop him coming because of freedom of speech laws as much as we abhor the rhetoric that mr spencer. spews we cannot main him for. saying some classes have already been canceled and students are being encouraged to stay away all my professors have been telling me about also all the security you. see the national guard around now i saw him yesterday so i mean i feel like we're in a safe place a kind of blew my mind when i was hearing about it because i like. that sort of things over way you know and it's so prevalent still local businesses to are
encouraging people to stay away this bar is offering free drinks to anyone that receives a ticket dispensers event but doesn't use it i mean it's made things more difficult for us we thought him by our pledge to people to get their hands on twenty's tickets and would like to trade on used tickets for beer i will do that all day richard spencer is the president of the national policy institute and organize. zation labelled as a hate group it's thought his appearance will cost the university around half a million dollars in security there's an overwhelming desire here that richard spencer simply be ignored but he's already getting the attention he seems to crave this venue reportedly cost the national policy institute around ten thousand dollars to book and spencer's appearance will make headlines around the world however for those at this public university in northern florida the primary concern is the safety of students and ensuring that if there are protests they passed off peacefully and gallacher al-jazeera gainesville florida. the canadian province of
quebec has passed a controversial law abiding people wearing face coverings from receiving public services or working in government jobs critics of the law say the move deliberately target some muslim women kovacs national assembly passed the bill by sixty six to fifty one the minister of justice says the law is a way to ensure provincial reed religious neutrality and fosters social cohesion the bill does not allow people to request exemptions the woman who wears to. a woman who wears a face veil could ask for an accommodation to receive a government service while having her face covered exactly how the new law will be enforced remains unclear bus drivers in quebec voiced concerns about having to personally prevent people from riding buses that have asked for provincial guidance and the brave european countries of person legislation banning islamic face veils including france and belgium in two thousand and eleven you've torahs from the national council of canadian muslims says the law lacks clarity and targets
a visible minority. this is the first time in north america. has been hurt into effect it is a real preoccupation and first jesus to mattie's ation of muslim woman each fits into a dick context in camp back with the rise of muslim sentiment also. diminished her valise aid. is good for sure so shall our money you know but you understand that completely no true each impossible to have a good show share our money was your buy and part of woman to do society woman will not have access to too much needed social services like housing. and transportation and eventually get to deliberately imagine if
a woman who is. five she had two and wants to take birth she will need an accommodation and this is the point this is a problem the law is not clear on accommodation. you're watching officer i'm so robert these are all top stories the spanish government says it will trigger article one five five to suspend catalonians political autonomy the move comes after council of the president the college speech will warned his regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence if madrid did not agree to talks feeble kurdish fighters who hope to vitalis only the groups of declared capital rocca have celebrated in the city's streets they've dedicated their progress against our soul to. the gentle leader of the old lot of kurdistan the workers' party and they bring turkey. there's growing concern of all that be able to stop the violence against
a range of muslims u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. holds will be a balls military leadership accountable for what is happening in rocky state. britain's prime minister has called for urgency on resolving the rights of e.u. citizens living in the u.k. after it leaves the block trees a bay made the comments in brussels ahead of a key e.u. summit back to because she is on the big slowly and european union leaders want britain to pay a higher devolves bill that it wants this council is about taking a strong it's also about looking to how we can track all the challenges that we all share across europe that means a fool's continued cooperation cooperation which must be at the heart of the strong future partnership that we want to build together of course would also be looking at the concrete progress that's been made in our exit negotiations and looking at setting out on vicious plans for the weeks ahead of time if you can for example want to see an urgency in reaching an agreement on the systems rights the pakistan
court has formally charged ousted prime minister to wash a reef his daughter and son in law over corruption allegations in july the supreme court disqualified sharif from office declaring a source think of the investigation was sparked by the part of our papers leaks which linked table to luxury flats in love but those were the headlines the news great is all did thirty minutes next on al-jazeera it's the stream. you stand the differences. and the similarities and cultures across the world. al-jazeera. and your last.