RT News - September 14, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

"A message to America's allies" say jihadists in a video allegedly showing the beheading of a British hostage, over the UK's actions against Islamic State in Iraq. The Foreign Office says the footage appears to be authentic; Washington and Brussels turn against the Russian economy yet again over Moscow's perceived involvement over Ukraine. Western experts warn the moves could backfire, with serious long-term damage; The truce in East Ukraine's been holding for over a week - despite reports of sporadic skirmishes, which Russia blames on mercenary gangs formerly fighting with the army; Bigging it up in Barcelona - the people of Catalonia celebrate their National Day, appealing again for Madrid to recognise their vote for independence from Spain.