Top 10 world news: MBS to skip Queen funeral, Putin appeals for calm

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will not attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: report

The Saudi representation at the funeral was being watched closely for signs of another thaw in a diplomatic chill imposed by Western countries on Prince Mohammed following the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi


The US report points to a glaring weakness shared by the Chinese and Russian militaries

The top officers in the five services, i.e. Army, Navy, Air Force, Missile Force and Strategic Support Force of both countries, lack operational experience in any branch other than that in which they began their careers.


The Queen’s mourning attracts many foreign visitors and boosts British tourism

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The median price for a hotel in London has risen from $244 a night to $384 a night since her death was announced.

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Hackers launch cyber attack on UK hotel chain for ‘fun’

The couple, who claimed to be from Vietnam, said they deleted large amounts of data after being prevented from conducting a ransomware attack.


Putin calls for calm in talks with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are former Soviet states, and Central Asia is still considered to be in Russia’s sphere of influence.


UK: Russia could attack more civilian targets in Ukraine

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“Over the past seven days, Russia has increased its attacks on civilian infrastructure, although it is unlikely to see an immediate military impact,” the UK MoD said.


Britain: 28-year-old man charged with disorderly conduct at Queen’s coffin

Another such incident occurred when a 19-year-old was accused of baring himself and pushing waiting mourners from behind as they stood in line at Victoria Tower Gardens on Wednesday (September 14).


Goldman Sachs lowers US GDP forecast; forecasts Fed hike and unemployment rise

The financial firm expects the US Federal Reserve to hike interest rates by 75 basis points at its next meeting.

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Strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits southeast coast of Taiwan; Tremors were also felt in China

The deadliest earthquake Taiwan has ever experienced had a magnitude of 7.6 in 1999 and claimed the lives of over 2,000 people.


US: Republican-led states send another batch of migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris’ home and Massachusetts

Similar cases of migrants being sent to other states and to vice presidential residences have occurred. Last week, Texas Gov. Abbott dispatched three full buses to New York and also dispatched 100 migrants to Harris’ residence on Thursday (September 15).


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