RT News - October 16, 2017 (17:00 MSK)

Austrian voters move to the right - and look set to elect the world's youngest leader. While an anti-migrant party makes significant gains in the country's snap election. An Iraqi operation in the city of Kirkuk is a declaration of war - say the Kurdish forces in control of the area. As the struggle for territory threatens to spill over - with Islamic State on the brink of defeat in the country. And, Catalonia's president refuses to clarify whether his region is declaring independence from Spain - as Madrid sets a new deadline for self-determination.