RT News - October 08, 2017 (17:00 MSK)

This is RT - in our recap of some of week's biggest stories. Catalonia's independence referendum sees Spanish police use force against voters in a violent crackdown - as 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. Plus - Russia's Prosecutor-General is reportedly considering registering American media outlets as - quote - 'unwelcome' in Russia in response to unprecedented pressure against RT in the U.S. And, as the Syrian army continues to push back Islamic State in Deir ez-Zor province - residents in liberated towns talk to us about life under terrorist siege.