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really all the stuff. to do. with. happening right now in barcelona these are the latest pictures from catalonia as regions capital another well attended rally against the national government's attempts to quash this sunday's planned independence referendum also. exclusive video from syria's darrow's or our correspondent takes you to the heart of the decisive battle for the country's future amid claims that some forces are exploiting the gains. and hoping to capitalize on the korean crisis the japanese
prime minister calls a snap election triggering protests in tokyo. it's just turned three o'clock here in the russian capital i'm jack luka thank you for joining us in barcelona thousands are rallying in support of the catalan independence referendum and against madrid's crackdown just days before the vote let's cross live to our teams luis castro luis if you can hear me describe the mood there for us. thank you like crowds of people have taken to the streets here in barcelona. raise their voice so what they think east. from the central government spain at the moment which have sinned . over to the city the majority of security forces that belong to the central
government in a sort of like a club down a against the referendum that is due to happen this sunday the first of october basically what has been happening so far is the police from coming from a tree the one that belongs to the central government has been confiscating the ballots are supposed to be used this sunday for the referendum and this morning i've been reading reports and talking to people and they were saying that they like one of the our sibila cities no one has taken over the actual the airport where all the ballots were supposed to be storage and and at the moment as far as we know you can not even enter nobody can even enter these buildings so so far these boxes are also kept inside the last one of the late this up they've been here right now we are in front of so you can see the building of the universities of barcelona who has actually called for protests this morning and basically what's been happening
is a lot of a student has gathered here in. the center or part of. it has not stopped as you can see like the people are still holding protests that are banners around there are a lot of graffiti demanding full democracy and for the rights to actually have their voice heard this sunday. if you're single do you think you will see for yourself if you see you know if i believe you but they're going to rebuild your case it seems the only time that he responds to you will see him do is try to find that god for you that if that may not you know you look at the you know yourself in the middle east to do stuff like that i'm actually not real sure. where the spanish health authorities su's know they have arrested already forty. officials
from the cut the luna government and people that are involved into organizing the referendum for these sunday also about ten million ballots like the paper those going to be used for the vote in this sunday have also been confiscated everybody is just worry there's a big club down film the central government basically but three. there's a bigger presence of the central government police sitting in barcelona specifically and as i mentioned before the break you must confiscate the material and cut a life threatening or fee shows or anybody involved into the process that is supposed to be happen on sunday one of them including schools and places that are supposed to be used for the actual vote in. artist luis castor reporting live from barcelona for us thank you for staying across that for us. now the region's minister for foreign affairs has called on europe to intervene in the situation he says that by trying to block the vote madrid is
violating the democratic principles of the e.u. the call echoes the catalan president earlier statements accusing the european commission of turning its back on his region's right to vote. i was going to i think we will have earned the right to be heard this is something that has not happened up to now this is something the european commission has been deaf to they will not be able to continue ignoring the c. should. well catalans voiced their anger at madrid journalists have been trying to pin down the e.u. to get its view at a media briefing this week r.t. spoke to one of the reporters with their. now all you have a double standard in freedom of expression whilst found that four thousand. in other sound out for the throne yet you condemn it when they shut down cambodia daily but you stay silent when a member states starts playing with freedom of expression. private websites if they start arresting jewelries how can you say this is
a constitutional that we don't have anything to say i mean this is freedom of expression anything else that we're going to help you with today. it's an internal constitutional problem according to the e.u. and the house to be sold into frame or called internal orders or you go over there of spain. the problem is that this is true until until when certain issues arise like and this is in the last few days the issue of freedom of expression which is not only an internal constitution of ancient spain it's clearly a new p.r. value which is that if you want to. do tional or not all of this situation or that. syria's ambassador to the u.n. has accused the us of trying to take credit for the operation to retake the city of
bears or from eisel the the us coalition and rebel militias they support halted their operation in iraq which was a stronghold of eisel and threw their forces behind trying to push the syrian army out of dairies or as if the americans were competing with the syrian government over control of there is or instead of fighting ice and rock which are the remaining terrorists and arrows or are now surrounded by both the syrian army and u.s. backed kurdish forces our correspondent more on guns there is in the city. this siege may have been lifted but it's not over yet isis holdouts in parts of that as sort of not for long. day and night battles rage around the city the jihad ists are throwing everything they have into the fight. every day there is combat they'll use heavy weapons from range although
trying to infiltrate in the middle of the night they attack with suicide vests and car bombs the battle goes on every day but the tables have turned it is isis now that is surrounded and slowly being squeezed out. we're is a syrian artillery position overlooking the industrial city the industrial corridor of their resort for supporting troops that are staging the offensive down there an offensive that began earlier this morning with a barrel of airstrikes but the battle is said to be fear with isis giving no quarter from here syrian spotters watch for isis fighters from above this is why height is so important in war better vantage and better. and this range you can't really miss not with hillary.
he gets a verified and confirmed in real time it was at this exact spot as nest that a russian lieutenant general advised syrian offices fifteen minutes before his death he was killed several days ago by an isis shell just a few hundred meters from here. isis fired back as we filmed shelled street gathered for ling will around. we ran but the syrian batteries kept firing. it will be liberated in a week at the most and will free some of the suburbs to. the cost will undoubtedly be high it's a challenging battleground from dense urban areas to lush river banks and even trenches. of the euphrates is both
a blessing and a curse isis still uses the waterways to move men. and even launch surprise attacks. bunkers manned during the night. it's because the tower across the river belongs to i so for three long years captain he bring in the squad has bled and died in the show trenches along the euphrates sacrifice not enough to break the law stalemate that's now everything changed now that we. see from the resort of syria. after three years of terrorist siege many people in dares or are in desperate need of medical help this is the only hospital in the city that's working and as you can see it's riddled with bullet holes and shrapnel for now it has just seven doctors and is overwhelmed by patients medicine is also
in short supply mohammad is one of the patients there he was wounded in terror shelling and his father was killed in the same attack. we spoke exclusively to syria's foreign minister on the sidelines of the un general assembly has shared his thoughts on the future relationship between the syrian government government and u.s. backed kurdish forces he also thinks his country's crisis is now in its final chapter . in iraq. over the last three months the syrian army and its allies have managed to liberate more than fifty five percent of syrian territory that's why they say that the main fighting in syria is coming to an end and that we are writing the last chapter in the history of the crisis when we're done with eisel we can sit down at the negotiating table with our kurdish brothers and agree on the terms of our future relationship i always see every reasonable person must learn from the past and in the past the united states always turned its back on itself ice that's why i hope that our kurdish brothers will learn from both.
the russian military military has released new videos of its anti terror air raids in syria is it live province it says that thrown the week all air strikes were focused on the terrorists hardware and meeting places they also filed the terrorist plans in neighboring houma province wellness where fighters were apparently planning other attacks parliament has been dissolved and a snap election has been called in japan more details on the public's reaction to that after a short break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations perforations from washington to washington controls the media the
media. voters elected to run this country business equals. boom bust it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line they did accept it or reject it. so when you want to be president which. was something i wanted. to do right. this is what the three of them. interested in the war. should. come back protesters have rallied at japan's national parliament building in tokyo
after prime minister abbott dissolved the lower house the move paves the way for a snap election next month. the demonstrators fear the prime minister wants to capitalize on the high approval ratings to seize more legislative power he says he wants to get a mandate for a tougher defense policy towards north korea dana hawkins looks at the power play and whether obvious gamble will pay off. a rise in popularity and opposition in disarray and a sinister forward threat looming on the horizon a perfect recipe for calling an early election which is exactly what prime minister . has announced. that by calling in the election i am seeking a public mandate for the government's handling of north korean issues ok i mean all the korean crisis could be a blessing in disguise for his ations of corruption and cronyism as well as unpopular policies knock his ratings over the summer fall into lows of around
thirty percent according to some polls but with rising regional tensions his popularity is already back at fifty percent now if he's reelected all we would become japan's longest serving prime minister and this could allow him to make a historic change to the country's pos first. constitution discarding article nine which completely without says all military action supporters say this would simply legitimize japan's army right to self-defense but critics would open the floodgates to participating in full blown foreign conflicts but i'm a diplomatic strains with china a military tensions with pyongyang japan has already stepped up shows of military force holding joint drills with the united states and south korea as well as the new was shipped the most significant deployments in seventy years. or so is even more cooperation with the united states. and america because it's very willing
to take risks in confronting korea and japan joy. in doing that will be a major step what i see the interest to reach but public resistance to the increased militarization has been strong for our growers who are. you. know yes the protesters are the only opposition faces governor. has already formed a new party of hope to challenge the government in a personal standoff with our big bet just enjoy while we are facing a crisis with north korea is it ok to create a vacuum in politics of course not however prime minister abbott has already decided to use the premier's exclusive right to distort the lower house and call elections. she is right wing in his right wing so the two of the dream to cooperate on paper there is they have to propose to each other no we can think
of these majority for now seems certain he will win the election and strengthen his mind that so confident in fact he's promised to resign if he doesn't the last time a leader took such a gamble just to string. majority well we all know how that ended the big gamble. as election results show a hung parliament parliamentary majority is gone home for live on that is no majority at all bold move could be a historic moment for japan or a spectacular fail for the prime minister. football fans are getting a taste of what's in store for the two thousand and eighteen world cup british fans have been in the russian capital for a new e f a champions league group stage both manchester united and liverpool supporters got a warm welcome when their teams played in spartak moscow brand new stadium so you see a lot of the news. being very aggressive but when you actually call me see this if
it's all the way or. there's no fair fight to the scot of. moscow's big places you know it you know it goes you go slow. you don't. really. look down the street. won't find very good. will not give you the most. lovely what do you think about it he put it to the head of the soon to be amazing icon tell you how lovely and specially. former english international footballer stan collymore gave us the background to the matches. it was too big. to rewind a little bit. there was trouble there were some russian hooligans or some english
or some german there to get ins and i filmed it i was amongst it was one of the only sports journalists to do the fast forward to the last couple of days the british press of my to really big deal. when you get off the plane if you're black if you write a few english you're going to be attacked and you just heard there from liverpool fans a bit of law in here from a journalist that you just dropped on on to it's a kid same boy who. police. with knowledges rightfully abused rightfully discriminated left britain bazza them for dead these are the things that did not happen somebody must call this week that was replicated right the way throughout the city the reason why this last couple of days has been very important is that it's two of england's biggest clubs a little poll a month just you know it's a huge supporter bice travelling to moscow with moscow two of moscow's biggest clubs so we wanted to see and film around security the police in the experience that and as we see the experience the little poll finds out it was fantastic off to
all this game and that's been going on in social media by people it's a be able to shine from them i think it's been absolutely fine experienced to the stadium experience in moscow and it's been absolutely brilliant. what we've heard that some people really were wary of coming to russia but you didn't get that impression from any of the family the problem means is when you set a narrative two or three days ago and some of the newspaper headlines of russian mobs whiten for english just inflames the situation the vast majority of russian football fans want to go and watch their team play is there a small minority that cause trouble yes but coming from a country that i do with england we've had problems with hooliganism for thirty forty fifty years in some cases and it's taken a quite a long time to deal with it so the two long. of english football fans were here. there was something called jensen farms which were funds of both moscow and sports
at moscow an initiative boy both sets of funds given blankets. given out. in a warm welcome that's not to be on the front page of tabloids tomorrow what they're looking for is right susan what they're looking for is trouble they didn't find any so today i was on social media often to look at a quite incredible high quality it's been on social media from some of the journalists that two or three days ago were how you get to the good and didn't happen people just had a really good time at the football also predicted as expected. palestine has become a member of the international police organization known as interpol israel has already reacted to the move by saying it violates agreements between tel of you and the palestine the palestinian and ministration interpol joins a long list of international organizations to recognize palestine statehood the territory declared independence in november one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and was recognized by dozens of countries including every arab state the soviet
union and its allies more states file suit over the next two decades a breakthrough for palestine came in two thousand and eleven when it was accepted to unesco a year later even more significantly the un general assembly upgraded palestine to a nonmember state authorities in palestine have praised the country's acceptance into interpol this is a clear message to the rest of the world that by this time it is a member of this international community believes firmly and the laws that govern the behavior of civilized nations. not just. population centers at the most you know is there but that the nation and the state with full rights and with full obligations. can now cross live to tel aviv to speak to pollute political analyst amir owen tell us how significant is the acceptance of palestine as a member of interpol. it's significant
first of all symbolically because as you mentioned in your report it's a sort of a creeping recognition of palestine as a state even though he doesn't have borders it doesn't have a real government thinks only de police authority yet it is not a state but nevertheless more and more international organizations and more and more countries do recognize it so inevitably once it negotiates reason is really the definition of a stake and b. you do nation its borders will be a state and being a member of interpol is another symbolic step but the results so the substantial step of being of a law enforcement organization which would entitle palestine to get intelligence and out of the rio and also issue international search warrants and
try could try to apprehend israeli officials for alleged war crimes israel of course vehemently resists such a motion but nevertheless three quarters of the countries seventy five to twenty four voted for published on israel also says the move violates any agreement between the two countries do you think there will be any representations to palestinians palestine acceptance into interpol. there could be repercussions but the problem from the israeli point of view is the palestinian authority's very weak and the security apparatus right now easy for you freezing his studies which israel for the last couple of months ever seems to be a so-called temple mount incident there has been no official contacts between these
bodies and israel doesn't want to upset the delicate balance even more so we couldn't do a israel any good to punish the palestinian authority even though it feels that he does have the right to do so. do you think that israel's concerns over palestine's alleged terror links are justified considering that they will now have to abide by interpol's code. that's an interesting point because you have two entities in palestine you have hamas in gaza and obviously israel is opposed to that. russia to. usually opposed to that even though deputy foreign minister mikhail bogdanov a couple of weeks ago did host. metion one member of. salafi a ruling is considered a terrorist by israel but the other part of palestine the west bank israel wouldn't
mind being accepted in the international community provided. it condemns terror acts against israel the palestinian authority headed by a mahmoud abbas does no self. perform any terrorist act it does not even supportive of them but once they are committed sometimes you hear is really calls for the palestinians to condemn it and they do not condemn such acts. political analyst on your own life from tel aviv thank you so much for your insights today. that's all for this hour i think you so much for joining us today i'll be back at the top the hour. right now we're in with
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