Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukrainian regions

Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukrainian regions

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia bombarded Ukrainian cities with rockets, missiles and suicide drones, with one attack reportedly killing 25 people, as it moved Friday to fold more seized Ukrainian territory into Russia itself and under the protection of its nuclear umbrella, leaving an internationally convict dangerous new phase of the seven-month war. But even as … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II died of old age, death certificate shows

Queen Elizabeth II died of old age, death certificate shows

London CNN — Queen Elizabeth II has died of old age, according to her death certificate. The document, published by National Records of Scotland on Thursday, says the late British monarch died at Balmoral Castle in Ballater, Scotland, at 3:10pm UK time (10:10am ET) on September 8. The cause of death is listed as old … Read more

Danish Queen Margrethe strips four grandchildren of royal titles

Danish Queen Margrethe strips four grandchildren of royal titles

CNN — A rift has developed in the Danish royal family following Queen Margrethe’s decision to strip four of her eight grandchildren of their royal titles in order to “future-proof” the monarchy. The 82-year-old monarch, who celebrated half a century on the throne this year, announced on Thursday that the children of her youngest son, … Read more

Kremlin prepares to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Kremlin prepares to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia will formally annex parts of Ukraine where divorce referendums have been approved on Friday, the Kremlin spokesman said, confirming expectations of Ukrainian and Western officials who have labeled the Moscow-controlled votes as illegal, forced and manipulated. Four regions of Ukraine — Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia — will be merged into … Read more

Drink this kind of coffee to live longer, study says

Drink this kind of coffee to live longer, study says

CNN — Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and early death, a new study finds. “The results suggest that a mild to moderate intake of ground coffee, instant coffee and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study author … Read more

4th leak reported on Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea

4th leak reported on Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea

STOCKHOLM — A fourth leak in the Nord Stream pipelines has been reported off the coast of southern Sweden, the Swedish news agency said on Thursday. The Swedish coast guard told TT news agency that they have a ship at the site of the leak, off the coast of Sweden. All four leaks detected are … Read more

Oil edges lower due to slowdown, dollar outweighs supply worries

Oil edges lower due to slowdown, dollar outweighs supply worries

Supply concerns remained at the forefront after US government data last week showed an unexpected drop in commercial oil inventories, signaling a pick-up in demand. Crude inventories dwindled by 215,000 barrels even as inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma storage hub expanded. Gasoline inventories fell.

BOE steps back into bond market to restore stability

BOE steps back into bond market to restore stability

The move was recommended by the Financial Policy Committee, fearing a “material risk” to financial stability if the dysfunction continues. “This would lead to an unwarranted tightening of financing conditions and a reduction in the flow of credit to the real economy,” the BOE said. It is not a monetary policy decision.

Richarlison: Brazilian attacker racially abused when fan throws banana at him during 5-1 win over Tunisia in France

Richarlison: Brazilian attacker racially abused when fan throws banana at him during 5-1 win over Tunisia in France

CNN — Brazil’s impressive end to World Cup prep was overshadowed by racist insults when striker Richarlison threw a banana at him during Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Tunisia in Paris. The Tottenham Hotspur star scored Brazil’s second goal, but as he was celebrating it, a banana was thrown at him, among other things. Teammate Fred … Read more

IMF tells UK tax cut to ‘re-evaluate’ as global criticism mounts

IMF tells UK tax cut to ‘re-evaluate’ as global criticism mounts

(Bloomberg) — The International Monetary Fund criticized the UK’s package of tax cuts and other moves as “untargeted”; and said the measures are likely to widen inequality after the plan sent the pound to a record low.