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but i'm not going to focus on the what it is that up to the minute detail the background to political developments. we'll bring you. on the way. this is day eight of the news live from berlin confrontation in catalonia as the independence referendum approaches catalonians insists the vote will go ahead there occupying polling stations to make sure madrid's police do not close them down also
coming up. the u.s. secretary of state goes to china high on the agenda what to do about north korea's nuclear weapon test. and america's relations with cuba go on sick leave the u.s. is pulling out how its embassy staff off to mysterious attacks that have left some diplomats dead. welcome to the program tensions in spain are rising ahead of attempts by catalonia to hold a referendum on independence on sunday now madrid says the move is illegal and has actually sent thousands of police to the region but catalan authorities say everything is in place for the vote to go ahead in barcelona which is a region's capital people have been rallying to show their support.
we will vote. that thousands turned out for the final rally ahead of sunday's an authorized referendum on catalog independence from spain. such as a controversy the campaign has stoked the regional president claimed victory before a single power that had been cast. i were you where you are now today we won. today we won against the fear and threats we won against the pressure the lies and the intimidation we won against an authoritarian government who didn't want us to get to this point. it may have been a party atmosphere but the build up to this weekend has been marred with acrimony and antagonism the spanish central government all that police to confiscate paula paper has great offices and blocked polling stations. and and barcelona's port the
ship's hired to accommodate additional police forces sent by the central government . at schools this weekend there was plenty of time for extra curricular activities as families and children occupied classrooms said to be used as polling stations. with the goal of being here is to keep the school open until sunday but the school and we believe that there are rights that must be respected but. catalonia is truly separatist coalition has vowed to make a guinea literally declaration of independence if the yes kevin wins on sunday. with catalan officials that said to the vote the regional government and spain central government in madrid are on a collision course. well journalist jose miguel. tired is in the catalan capital of barcelona thanks for joining us jose so authorities in
madrid have instructed police to close the polling stations and also to prevent the referendum but do you think the vote will take place on sunday. morning well that's really an open question but i would say that after what we saw yesterday when. you go to the school of. foreign people that they were supposed to leave. in force sort of there they had been by their. not. so they were the only sane people you shouldn't be here. if you don't close any school so as of right now it's a vote. where there are others these forces are. all right and with this kind of tension in the air how are people feeling as they go into that into that referendum. there is this tension actually the general atmosphere and almost everyone is feeling quite well by it i mean to the last
night's rally was a good example and even though there was a rally. all over the place in barcelona people are told we go ahead they are both the one who are there and the city feels like everything here and if the majority do vote for catalonian independence what is likely to happen next well if the vote goes ahead most probably the us will win and probably clearly then what we go ahead one million there are two options either the current government declares it and then unilaterally which i don't think it's very likely because they are not like likely to be recognized as such or maybe they will they feel forced to try and begin a new political process. from the catalan side they have a mandate people to really advance the worst kind of new relationship with spain journalist jose. tired in the catalan capital thank you for joining us
growing tension between the u.s. and north korea is expected to top the agenda at meetings between chinese officials and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson now to listen is in beijing for talks with his chinese counterpart wang louis and is to meet president xi jinping later the u.s. views china as crucial to attempts to stop north korea developing nuclear weapons china has strong economic ties with pyongyang accounting for around ninety percent of its foreign trade. for more we're now joined on the line by correspondent felix li who is standing by for us in beijing felix it's good to have you with us now the u.s. is china as critical to preventing any kind of military confrontation with north korea but what exactly do they want to china to do. yes and teaching is now sharply also criticized someone could not. be more clear action from.
washington one china to put enough pressure on kids who used to bring oil to the negotiation table and in order to achieve this china would have to implement really painful sanctions i think this is what washington really wants you're describing them as painful sanctions and i know you've been at the border between china and north korea is it evidence that the functions are being imposed. or are have just been done don't you china order sitting next to north korea although beijing is read before to sanction north korea only that now that china in force with the sanctions as promised china stop the import of call them tech from north korea so pyongyang local corner of inform. all can log all our korean companies to china on the ground and i have already been working on
a common woman most of them what you. call to leave china are working the sanctions are working now president trample visit china in november do you think you'll be able to persuade the chinese government to put more pressure on killing and i mean how far is china willing to go. well china is willing to work closer with. china president xi jinping also wants to make clear the jingle will follow washington to transport three yes but wrong to military action. because that would mean u.s. forces would then write to the chinese order and this is for b.g. a no go so no to any war on the korean peninsula what's going on on the third again before the invasion and what autonomous nicholas could pan out from what it was not on felix lee joining us from beijing thank you.
time now for some of the other stories making news around the world german police have arrested a man in connection with an extortion scheme targeting supermarkets police believe he's the man who placed poison jars of baby food in a supermarket and then threatened to do the same in other cities across europe unless he was paid ten million euros. the leader of colombia's last remaining rebel group has ordered him to stand down ahead of a cease fire starting on sunday it follows a truce agreed on on friday between the colombian president juan manuel santos the much larger fark rebel force signed a peace deal in june last year and has now been disarmed. u.s. health and human services secretary tom price has resigned following controversy over his use of private charter flights and government business and some of the flights were to places where he owned property or metropolitan. the united
states has ordered more than half of its cuban embassy staff to leave the country and made a series of mysterious sonic attacks on its diplomats it has also issued a travel warning saying u.s. citizens may be at risk of attack in the worst cases victims suffered mild traumatic brain injury now cuba's government denies responsibility and says it does not know what is causing the incidents this began when diplomats stationed at the newly reopened u.s. embassy in heaven are started reporting noise attacks causing headaches hearing loss concussion and dizziness the acoustic assaults affected more than twenty people. f.b.i. investigators went searching for clues but found few unnerved and angry washington has now ordered more than twenty five personnel to leave and said the embassy will perform only vital services until further notice it's means an indefinite freeze on travel visas for cubans hoping to visit family in the u.s.
locals are baffled. but why with so many families that want to come together why that's unnecessary human. imagination that's bad it's a big step back from what had been discussed as a matter of fact my mother has an interview with missy for december to see my family over there and i don't know what's going to happen to. us authorities believe some of the victims were out this hotel when they were targeted fearing american citizens could be at risk they've warned travelers to stay away. on have sightseeing trail not every american visitor is convinced and i don't feel. like you know like i and the people are really friendly welcoming so i'm not sure why the u.s. is so concerned but i guess you have to take precautionary measures the cuban government says the u.s. reaction is hasty with this significant diplomatic setback the country's kaname
boid by tourism could yet hear heavy price. time for some sporting action now and in the bundesliga match day seven got underway on friday night when shell co-hosted leverkusen the home side got on the board first when midfielder leon good at stepped up to take a freaky steering home from twenty three rita's out they were close and tied things up just after the hour mark jamaica internationally on babies short. off a defender who is first going to see goal one one the final score. and the saturday night's game this wonderfully go weekend sees humbled host fed a burly men in what's known as the north derby both clubs go of got off to a poor start and find themselves in the lower half of the table where men are still waiting for their first win while their opponents hamburg have been sliding down the table after a decent start three points are up for grabs in the north. tension is high head of
the north darby it always is before the most play tie in but it's league history hamburg won their first two matches this season but the team followed it up by losing four in a row next up archrivals venda. i think it's a bit more explosive because of the current constellations as this game always brings with it but it nor darby will always electrify that interests everybody lets him in one single sheet tell you that lack of goals has been hamburg's may concern in recent outings they've created chances but haven't scored in their last four matches. we've had chances sometimes we've hit the side netting or we've been just a little bit off when we're through on the goalkeeper has been when we get a lot back on our side when we've worked hard played a really intense game and bring it to the goals will come. and braman has similar concerns only three goals scored so far and still without
a victory this season the green and white are ready to fight. in the family expected to be a high intensity match plenty of tackling fast transitions from both teams lots of scrambling for second balls all those battling qualities comes between. hamburg are ready to join the fray because one thing is clear the loser in this darby is in for a bumpy ride in the coming weeks. and here's a reminder of the top story we're following for you tensions in spain are rising ahead of catalonia is independence referendum on sunday madrid says the vote is illegal and has sent thousands of police to the region a couple on authorities say everything is in place for the votes to go ahead. and another reminder for you don't forget you can always get d.w. news on the go here's how you do it's just download from google play all from the
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