Moscow. September 15th. INTERFAX.RU – Brief summary of the events that took place in the morning:
– Apple has unveiled the new iPhone 13. This smartphone will be available with the function of shooting with a cinema effect, which, in particular, allows you to keep focus on a person even while moving. The gadget is powered by an A15 Bionic processor and a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. The minimum storage capacity on the iPhone 13 will be 128GB, and a 512GB variant has also appeared.
– Biden denied reports of Xi Jinping's refusal to meet with him. “This is not true,” the US President said in response to questions from journalists from the presidential pool whether the reports on this topic were true. According to Financial Times sources, the PRC chairman did not accept Biden's proposal, while insisting that Washington adopt a less harsh tone towards Beijing.
– A criminal case was opened in St. Petersburg after a video with a 15-year-old orphan weighing 13 kg. Officials of an orphanage in the Pushkin district of St. Petersburg were suspected of negligence in relation to a disabled girl. Earlier, a video appeared on the Internet about an orphan who is in a hospital in critical condition, having bedsores, and weighs 13 kg at the age of 15. According to the author of the video, the girl's temporary guardian, the child's condition is due to the fact that she was not provided with proper care in the orphanage.
– The United States considered that Al-Qaeda (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation) could begin to threaten America from Afghanistan in one or two years. This assessment was given by the head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency Scott Berrier. In turn, the deputy head of the CIA, David Cohen, said that the United States is already receiving “some data indicating the possible activation of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.”
– France has threatened to withdraw the military from Mali when the Wagner PMC appears there. According to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, this is completely incompatible with the military presence of Paris in this country. The TV5 channel explains that according to French sources, the Malian authorities are discussing the possibility of an agreement with the Wagner PMC, under which the mercenaries will train Malian military personnel, as well as ensure the security of the country's leaders.