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it's to the. experienced outstanding shopping and dining office and try alice services. bialik asked. managed by for. this is d w news live from berlin the catalogue prices in spain comes knocking on the european union's door the ousted catalan president karl has pushed him off makes an unexpected public appearance not in barcelona but in brussels he speaks at
a rally approach independence catalan mayors demanding action from e.u. politicians will take you to brussels also coming up saudi arabia's crown prince accuses iran of an act of direct military aggression and claimed iran supplied rebels in yemen with a missile that was fired towards the airport in riyadh over the weekend. i'm broke off it's good to have you with us tonight the ousted kettle on leader carlist voyage to ma has made a surprise appearance not in spain but at a rally in brussels it's his first appearance since the spanish government slapped and the rest warrant on mr bridge to ma was cheered by around two hundred mayors from cattle on communities who had brought their call for independence to the do.
more of the european union outside those doors in the belgian capital they intensified their calls for the e.u.'s leaders to intervene in their standoff with madrid mr burrage tomorrow fled catalonia you may remember and went to brussels when the spanish government filed sedition charges against him for declaring independence from spain earlier i spoke with correspondent georg martinez who witnessed this unexpected appearance this evening and i asked him what demands message while. he had a simple message for the e.u. member states and that was to recognize our independence referendum and do help us in our cause to seek independence from spain he said he was only doing his job which was democratically elected the searing this referendum and the referendum which it was illegal by spanish law but he still says his point was in the speech
is that there is no legitimacy there will never be because spain will not accept an independence referendum at all and that is why he was calling for international help on the issue of a clearly an effort to internationalize the affair yet to internationalize this crisis i mean are we looking at a new approach here the catalonians and their program dependents movement being taken outside of catalonia. i think that is that what we are seeing brand and a good sign of that was for instance that he started out the speech in french it was a number of the mayors who also talked in english in german very much catering to an international audience their message being that they want to see more help from europe they come down and in fact that europe hasn't provided the help they they had hoped for a so far and you have to understand that catalonia is
a part of spain that is very europhile there is very strong support for europe and a number of mayors told me they want to see ones there are independent they would want to stay in europe of course but the the response of from the european leaders of course is a lot more difficult and this causes an enormous problem for the e.u. that's propaganda or events like this one are taking place in the heart of the european capital yeah and of course then the question follows can the european union can it stick to its hands off approach for much longer. it's a very difficult position the european union finds itself in even if they would want to mediate the problem is that by law they have to side with spain they can be a neutral a mediator in this affair and then of course there's another problematic aspect that is a number of the you member states have to session as movements themselves for instance belgium has a strong flemish community parts of which hope that one day they met might break
away and so when a call is put him on to start a speech here he first of all greeted nationalist flemish party that is at least flirting with independence and what about mr of which the monarchy has to stay put for a while doesn't it. he has indeed now the situation he finds himself in is that he is out. that he's not in prison but he's he can move freely in belgium i cannot leave the country but there's doesn't seem to be a condition that he cannot campaign and so it looks very much like europe has to prepare for more campaigning events for the upcoming elections in catalonia like this one or at a correspondent is on the story for is genine in brussels thank you very much and war torn syria says that it is ready to sign the paris climate accord and that
leaves the united states as the only member of the united nations not to do so the decision comes as experts and activists are meeting to bolster the twenty fifteen agreements at the un climate conference that's taking place right now in the german city of bonn a surprise move by syria comes after nicaragua also signaled its intention to join that agreement which aims to cut carbon emissions here's what the syrian representative had to say today at the conference. like to assure you that supports implementation of the paris accords and also the principles of justice and joint responsibilities assigned to each signatory of. the here's some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world a u.k. politician karl sargent has been found dead just days after he resigned over sexual misconduct allegations the former minister in the welsh government had also been suspended from the opposition labor party police say that his body was found at an
address in north wales he's believed to have committed suicide doctors in india's capital delhi have declared a public health emergency as air pollution levels reach more than twice the level classified as hazard as you can see it right there authorities have called for schools to close and they've cancelled the delhi half marathon later this month because of fears for the runners health. russia is battling over twenty forest fires in its southeastern pree more yeah a region the emergency ministry says that firefighters are battling the flames both on the ground and from the air they say that the situation is expected to improve by the end of the week with rain and snow in the forecast. saudi arabia has accused iran of an act of direct military aggression as the rivalry between those two countries intensifies a crown prince is mohammed made this statement after claiming that iran had supplied rebels in yemen with
a missile that was fired towards the capital riyadh over the weekend now that missile was intercepted the foreign ministry of iran has called those remarks destructive and falls and this all comes a day after arrests in saudi arabia widely seen as a move by the crown prince to consolidate his power. the ritz carlton hotel in riyadh is normally a popular meeting place for saudi arabia's wealthy c.e.o.'s ministers members of the royal family. no mobile phone footage shows how this luxury hotel has become a gilded prison the rich and famous arrested in yesterday's corruption crackdown sleeping on mattresses. sodhi leader chrome prince mohammed bin salman on the left of this poster with his father king salmon once it known he means business class with the detention of people on charges of corruption
who are in positions of high authority and possess lots of money and who trades throughout most of the world's continent also proves that the economic side is considered important to our leadership. could be and walk away look at the. prints our lead been told is among those arrested one of the world's richest men. from riyadh's tallest skyscraper he controls luxury hotel chains broadcasters and a real estate empire and over twelve hundred bank accounts were reportedly frozen with more to come. traders at the riyadh stock exchange were initially nervous following the moves investors what he does there was a rush to control such vast assets that there would be a negative impact on the economy or even the oil price but the mood soon lightened . a little while. i were flushed impression is that there was a white welcome from investors and that there are important signs from these
decisions that no one is above the law not even a princess nor a minister. yet questions remain is this really about fighting corruption or is it simply a we have a limited political and commercial opponents. we're doing here in the studio now. he is a correspondent for the w.'s there were big. service it's good to have you on the show what are we seeing right now in saudi arabia is this a crown prince who's basically flexing his muscles and telling the world and his country i'm about to be the new boss he's trying to do this most of the experts and the observers are saying that well for the domestic consumption he's saying that we will have to fight corruption we have to stop all the advantages that these thousands of princes have been having over the decades and we have to fight this perhaps because it's taking about a hundred billions of dollars of the state budget but on the other hand he is
sending a message that he is the new authoritarian strongman and riyadh it's not about now dividing or sharing power between the princes and the branches of the earth and new it's more about he wants to be the only king and the only man in riyadh do you think do you think not or that he feels emboldened because of the support he has from the u.s. and president not to mention the weapons that the u.s. is selling to saudi arabia this is a yeah this this is a thing and he's also feeling emboldened because he's getting popular among the saudis themselves among young people because young people are kind of fed up of all the old princes and the old elite that's been running the country for decades and the country's been enough moving forward and now he sees his chance to to bring it forward and to make all these reforms although he's
winning you rivals new opponents inside his country inside the institutions what about old rivals of course there is the rivalry between iran and saudi arabia yesterday saudi arabia accused lebanon of declaring war against it your first things first when you have that kind of language being. but out there it begs the question are we looking at in evitable war in the middle east this is strong language you're right and mohamed been summoned the crown prince has proved that he's quite adventurous in getting into disastrous wars like in what he did in yemen and in foreign policy he's not very talented if you look at what he did with qatar to win the leadership of the. gulf council but i don't think that the region is heading to war i think is trying to show iran ok you
kind of water in syria with the help of the russians somehow but we still very strong we have the americans on our side soon it's a kind of a proxy surge. all the makings for a proxy war and a red one commentator said over the weekend now that isis islamic state has been destroyed that leaves room for iran to move in even further headed forward towards beirut that's what he's trying to do he's trying to stop iran from having this this you know this territory between to her on iraq and syria and to lebanon and not being interrupted by sort of a b. and he's trying to win influence over lebanon he we saw that the prime minister of lebanon sided how really he declared his rhetoric that there is a good nation on the weekend from riyadh which is unprecedented and really strange you know not. with arabic t.v.
service good to have you on the show thank you for your analysis we appreciate it. off to the races now there was a family feel to one of the world's most famous races australia's melbourne cup rekindling took the crown for irish trayner joseph o'brien beating his father aiden's horse your harness fermion into second place twenty two year old joseph is the youngest trainer to win the prestigious race which has been one hundred fifty seven times and some sad news for german soccer the legendary player hans shaffer has died schaffer was part of the germany team that won the one nine hundred fifty four world cup beating hungary in the fine shape for help set up helmet runs in winter in the match which became known you see it right there is the miracle of birth he also kept in his hometown club cologne to the first ever bonus league
title in one thousand nine hundred sixty four his death comes just a few weeks after his ninetieth birthday. is a reminder now the top story we're following for you the ousted cattle on president karla's point has appeared in public in brussels he spoke at a rally of two hundred progun independence catalan mayors demanding action from european union politicians. you're watching news live from berlin we'll be back at the top of the hour for more world news will see of the. united against climate change. big challenges for the twenty third u.n. climate conference involving. our nation's working.