RT News - October 04, 2017 (17:00 MSK)

The rift between Madrid and Barcelona deepens, as Catalonia says it's ready to declare independence from Spain in a matter of days. The leadership of the Al-Nusra terror group in Syria is all-but eliminated, after 12 top commanders die and the group leader's left in a critical condition, following a Russian air strike. The Middle East is also in focus at the Russia Energy Week forum, with Saudi King Salman set to arrive in Moscow for talks with President Putin.