Catalonia Referendum: Tensions Rise Ahead of Vote
Catalan authorities hope for “yes” vote – the Spanish government insists there won’t be one.
The regional government in the Spanish region of Catalonia is pressing ahead with preparations for a referendum this Sunday on independence from Spain. The Spanish government insists there won’t be one.
Also in the programme: international flight blockade to Iraqi Kurdistan to go into effect; and former Chinese construction worker wins prestigious pole-dancing prize.
Picture: People raise their fist and wave pro-independence Catalan flags during a campaign meeting for a banned independence referendum. Credit: Getty Images