RT News - November 10, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

President Putin hails China as a key partner, after they both pave the way towards a second major gas deal - which would see the Asia powerhouse become Russia's biggest gas customer; Catalonia overwhelmingly says YES to independence from Spain, according to early results from its unofficial vote. But Madrid brushes off the mock referendum as 'useless'; After doubling the number of U.S. ground troops in Iraq to help local forces fight Islamic State, is President Obama planning to deploy even more? There appears to be a change of tone at the White House, compared to Barack Obama's previous statements on the issue. We review some of them.