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this is a recap of some of the week's biggest stories catalonia is independence referendum c. spanish police use force against voters in a violent crackdown madrid calls the push for secession illegal. coming up empty handed the u.s. senate intelligence committee admits finding no evidence that so-called russian meddling affected the presidential election unfortunately the committee has here a war the issue of collusion is still open and no vote were. russia's prosecutor general is reportedly considering registering american media outlets as quote unwelcome in russia in response to unprecedented pressure against r.t. in the us. is the syrian army continues to push back islamic state
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province residents in liberated towns talk to us about life under terrorists. one of three sons many families gave me when they beat me up they saw blood flowing down my back my sister started screaming even. for me in the t.v. reality h.q. in moscow sunday morning at ten am where recapping some of the biggest stories of the past seven days as reported right here first the spanish prime minister has said that he will not allow catalonia to go independent and an interview with a national newspaper last sunday's referendum for the majority of catalans who voted say yes to leaving spain right police across catalonia rough tactics on the day of the vote itself and what's being described as
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a violent crackdown on democracy. look.
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the. video in particular shows the tactics used by riot police as people queued to vote one officer can be seen drop kicking a person down a staircase others were thrown down the video was shot at one of the polling stations we spoke to a man who's in a sort of what happened. we were just helping the people because they were throwing them from out up the stairs and throwing them down upon them provoking and kicking them someone is on the floor and there is a guy that jumps on the person that's down and they were now i'm very it's where they got this girl that was one of the organizers. they grabbed her and they broke their hand if you imagine that supported by a democracy you were there is saying that's the law that's what you consider the law since the vote catalonia and other regions in spain have seen a number of mass protests both for and against the council on independence all.
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correspondents have been following i would all unfolded we do know is that just two blocks away from here there was another polling station at a building of a school and just an hour ago police raided that building and forcibly removed people out of there ok ok this is not like at holy aware as you can see the protests continue here on the iconic sware of the barcelona says he i think i was thankful really unprecedented so i think he was treated by the law that so many people young people who came here holding plaques up in the ground in consul and you know we see here families with small children we see elderly people here and you are asking if they're shouting at the national police forces to leave the region the consul lining up. was thank
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you we can see it up hundred people. gathered there was there. and starting to reminisce right away they are quite loud and really are symbolic of the past three weeks ago right here in far. as you can see the atmosphere is quite stands out as the protesters here the ones who are against the police brutality and for the independence are being confronted by another group of protests over there you can see that there are so police between these two groups to avoid any kind of trouble thank you thank you entire square in front of the cattle on leaders headquarters is popped with thousands of people dressed in white who are here to call for dialogue thank you the commission's called catalonia as independents vote illegal but stated it was an internal. that spain
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should deal with prompting angry reactions inside the european parliament why did the madrid government feel it necessary to stop dish in such a heavy handed brutal and in the final analysis counterproductive manner we now have a template which every independence movement so no consonant can use to provoke unrest and violence so disproportionate cannot be justified no buts and no excuses whatever you think about the referendum whatever you think of independence i think that has to be clear that violence is not a mean for solving political conflicts and what of the european union's response their first response should have been to completely condemn the violence but no this is by the e.u. who recognize the independence or cross of or without a referendum and who recognized palestine as a nation state even though the e.u.
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treaties did not permit it and the n.e.p. you just heard speaking there steve wolf also shared his thoughts with us on the reaction to the violence in catalonia. it's been despicable it's been dishonest and it shows really that the e.u. has favorites and they will stick by ban by their favorites as long as it means keeping everybody in the club by demanding that they must be some sort of negotiations and talks between the spanish government and also those in catalonia with the must first be a denunciation of the violence by the police over vies the police who feel that they could do it again. an anti independence rally is expected to take place again today in barcelona will be across that for you when it happens. first. there's still no evidence of collusion between donald trump's
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election campaign and russia according to the us senate intelligence committee on wednesday they briefed the public on the ongoing probe looking into moscow's alleged meddling in last year's presidential election the issue of collusion is still open that we continue to investigate both intelligence and witnesses as it relates to the steel dossier. but unfortunately the committee has hit a wall we can certify i believe the no vote totals were effective they did not in any way shape or form that we've been able to find alter that those channels also being on washington's right he's editor in chief says the network is now facing unprecedented pressure in the united states with both staffan contributors being targeted although no evidence suggests influence the election. the r.t.s. on twitter were almost uniformly anti clinton and those i think you look at them and you have to conclude no there was a clear design in these ads so that's one congressman's opinion yet on the same day
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the senate intelligence committee probing alleged russian meddling so the complete opposite there is no way that you can look at that and say that that was to help the right side of the ideological charge and and. not the left or vice versa or they were indiscriminate it seems that the overall theme of the russian. involvement in the u.s. looks create chaos at every level all of this is just the latest segment of the russians did it saga we're now all attention seems to have shifted to our channel and its social media ads well it's no secret that r.t. does advertise on twitter and other platforms just like most other media outlets the little blue bird sing a song of russian meddling last week and a report the disclosed how much we spend on ads this sum was two hundred seventy five thousand dollars and it's funny to consider is that being able to make a sufficient influence on the election when all the candidates spend about one billion dollars to make it look as if we've done something obscure shady or
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semi-legal of course utter nonsense tutors contacted us with their proposal like shane are you sure it is a presentation it's adverts so that is how much it would cost and we greet recently google became the latest internet giant to jump on the anti r.t. bandwagon when it yanked us from its premium ad service in the us without any warning whatsoever now that move is unlikely to have an adverse effect on our channels reach as we are already the most viewed news network on you tube and fact last month we hit the milestone of over five billion views nevertheless this ban only adds to the mounting pressure on the channel until recently no active measures except getting a reputation have been taken against aspecific li no where else have we average spring. it's a kind of shared experience of danger to the point a through truly being forced out of the country is absolutely insane with the idea
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that r.t.d. is out there they want to condemn it as somehow russian propaganda but the fact of the matter is whether you love r.t. or hate the idea that the us government can tell you what you can watch and can't watch the idea that there's a government censor or something like google in bed with the government telling you what you and or can't watch this is like something out in one thousand nine hundred four i'm responsible this russia's prosecutor general is reportedly mulling over to retaliate for the measures to declare some us media outlet says unwelcome in russia that could potentially see big networks being removed from russian cable television but it will have no impact on any of the bureaus or journalists stationed in the country the foreign ministry has also said like for like measures are on the table . that i see the russian foreign ministry can take countermeasures against journalists representing media outlets of countries that have restrictions on russian journalists. wiki leaks that is julian assange has weighed in on the issue
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as well tweeting a mock guide to modern western journalism as advice for being a reporter in twenty seventy is to take a random global news story and if the russian media is already reporting on it then you can just link the story back to moscow and suggest the kremlin is responsible for whatever it may be donald trump's also taken to twitter to ask why american intelligence officials are looking into u.s. news outlets and their possible role in manipulating public opinion with false reports we heard from the director of grassroots political consulting he told us he shares the president's concern over the state of american media have about five corporations that control our entire media apparatus people are profiting off of them and it's completely controlled and at the same time you have congress investigating and seeking regulation on free media any alternative news media coming from international sources like this channel to bloggers social media now facebook having to go troll through its physical people so many different news stories that their focus is on shutting voices of anything that's not mainstream
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media and it was an interesting tweet from president trump. americans are still trying to come to terms with suffering the country's deadliest mass shooting fifty eight people were massacred in a country music festival in las vegas last sunday another five hundred were injured and how events unfolded. i. think.
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we need to try to get people out of the hospital ok.
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the gunman knocked out the windows of his hotel room overlooking the festival for unleashing a shower of bullets on the crowd and also fired shots at fuel tanks that were stationed nearby luckily they didn't explode when police stormed the room they found the shooter's body as well as an arsenal of weapons including a humvee and numerous rifles. you can just hear the rounds almost like creeping up on you do you can you feel like they're just it's like you down make those shots don't stop you don't hear that i think being in a word zone when i realize we're actually we're. actually still kind of frozen. is this actually happening. like it was so real to us. in just the fact of having to run over all these bodies. still you would know. i'm just so grateful. i just missed it but there's also so much pain i'm thinking like. why did those people.
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sixty four year old steven potter he lived in a community of retired people in nevada he turned a gun on himself before the authorities got to him police say he had no prior criminal record and no military background and the f.b.i. says he wasn't linked to any terrorist groups did it despite claims by islamic state and u.s. authorities or from these police body camera video shots can be heard as officers try to locate the gunman and clear people out of the firing line yet here their drugs wrote them up over the. third or through right out of guard over thirty don't they don't. like this one just like this where the regime go go go go go go out without without without the authorities say they found twenty three weapons in his hotel room nine thousand more were discovered at patrick's home it's also reported that he had two devices with him called pump stocks they allow semiautomatic weapons to be modified into fully automatic ones
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that were also thousands of ammunition rounds of products home and explosives in his car the tragedies reignited the debate over america's gun laws. critics have highlighted the absurdity that it's illegal to carry a fake gun on the famous las vegas strip but there are no restrictions for carrying a real firearm security analyst charles bridge says it's near enough impossible to prevent attacks like this considering the volatiles gun laws given that the initial acquisition of the weapons themselves in nevada is certainly perfectly legal. needs to be kept out of ammunition or weapons report and since it's also perfectly legal to buy the very simple mechanisms that are required to convert those semiautomatic weapons into a far more lethal fully automatic or effectively fully automatic weapons there's really very little it can be done to stop an individual from going to a high percentage point such as in this hotel room and then using the weapon and
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indeed any number of weapons in the way that he did and so unless you're going to have metal detectors that each and every hotel to detect such weapons and even then you're going to have a mechanism and legal mechanism in place to prevent people actually only from. possessing them in this way but there's nothing that can be done to stop this kind of attack taking place the fact is that america has a firearms problem you're watching all too we'll take a look at syria's ongoing operation to remove islamic state from the country with the weekly returns after the break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works in the economy is built around corcoran's confirmation from washington to washington post media the. voters elect. to run this country business. you must
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it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. wanted. to go right to be close it's like that before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested in the waters of our. city. more of the week's headline news now in the syrian army is inching closer to driving islamic state out of deir ez-zor province earlier this week government
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forces entered the eastern town of my being considered to be one of ice a last remaining strongholds in the country the russian military also gave aerial support in the latest advances. after three long years the city of fear is or has finally emerged from being under siege at least from a military perspective as my guest you have now reports people there are still struggling to recover from living with tara. in there is or you'll find little i'm
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mocked by war every crater has its tragic story and i think it exploded right here a neighbor was sitting here holding his two year old nephew another man was there and my son isa was right here shrapnel hit him in the back in the waist and the legs a piece one to his lungs he still suffers pain from it. isa has now survived isis shells twice he well remembers his last brush with death and how his sister found him. i said judy judy my back hurts but she said only my legs were hit when they picked me up they so blood flowing down my back my sister started screaming and hitting herself the first time he was nearly killed by an isis shell he was just ten months old then shrapnel peppered the baby
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isa slicing off a toe in all he has eleven scars and a lump of jagged metal in his lungs that could still eventually kill him but at least he made it the other two year old boy at the scene wasn't so lucky this hell lasted for three years it left a mark on everyone. the word tragedy does not begin to describe what happened in there is or any door you knock on any family you talk to tell you of their loss and their suffering truly the one thing that unites this city is that everyone has a horrific story there was no place in daters or where the population could find sanctuary there is no place that the battle left untouched dust craters bullet
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holes and devastation everywhere entire districts of the city are in ruins entire generations traumatized entire generations lost. during the battle with isis i was shot just above my jaw the bullet is still there my left eye was destroyed and i have ten percent vision in my right eye the reality of war i delves to where others were also in the army defending their as order they were literally protecting their family against isis he is the only one left alive these family's loss is neither unique nor the worst. i was a moment one to lose one two or three sons many families give more than me in my office there was a man who lost five sons and a daughter this is war war is you can see and destroys everything.
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for many the worst is over the breaking of the siege of daters or heralded a new beginning yet for others in the areas still being liberated it's just the start psychological scars left behind will take decades to heal more i guess the r.t. from there is or syria. the king of saudi arabia made his first official visit to russia on wednesday and has been seen by many as an unexpected shift in riyadh foreign policy because the kingdom's long term ally of the united states the saudi king's visit didn't get off to the best of starts though as he disembarked the plane his iconic golden escalator which usually goes with him everywhere suddenly stopped however king solomon may have been cheered up on his drive into moscow where he was welcomed by a number of posters across the city center to mark his arrival and king solomon didn't cut corners when it came to choosing accommodation either the saudi
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delegation didn't just reserve a few hotel rooms they booked out at least three entire luxury hotels in the city center is no great surprise when you travel essential to include furniture carpets and of course the golden escalator. i had of the talks with the saudi monarch president putin was asked about saudi arabia's choice of allies but let's face. it it's always going to be the united states when it comes to your political interests do you worry that the saudis are using you with because earlier you said always will remain is that anything in the world that is so absolutely constant. the meeting resulted in three billion dollars worth of arms deals being signed and future investments in technologies or oil industry economist dr amanda. believes that saudi arabia and russia working together could some global issues better call british and could be headed extend the production cuts and thus out of the only prize in coming months and of course such. as saudi arabia and russia
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could be a positive or could inflict positively on the conflict is old the us out at a very bad but i sure hope wasn't side an equal but issue between them could come to the situation and do know as they could reach eventually a break in the deadlock and the but. that's it for the salad get more of the week's biggest stories at all t. dot com or check out our you tube channel so you know that. europe has to either change or cease to exist people who work in this building had
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