Global shares held firm near record highs on Monday while U.S. bond yields flirted with three-month lows as investors expect the Federal Reserve to stick to its dovish mantra later this week. Globally, equity markets were basking in the prospects of a broadening economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and anticipation of continuity in dovish monetary policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The MSCI all-country world equity index, the U.S. S&P 500 and the pan-regional STOXX Europe 600 index all closed at record highs on Friday.
Biden lavished praise on the 95-year-old British monarch after their private meeting which came at the conclusion of the Group of Seven leaders' summit at which he called for concerted action on China and ahead of a meeting with Putin on Wednesday."I don't think she’d be insulted but she reminded me of my mother, the look of her and just the generosity," Biden, 78, told reporters shortly before departing London."She's extremely gracious, that's not surprising, but we had a great talk. She wanted to know what the two leaders that I -- the one I'm about to meet with, Mr Putin, and she wanted to know about Xi Jinping, and we had a long talk."The monarch, attired in a bright pink floral outfit, had warmly greeted Biden and his wife Jill in the Quadrangle of the castle, home to the royal family for nearly 1,000 years, where they were treated to a taste of British pomp.The president inspected a Guard of Honour formed of The Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards, which gave a Royal Salute, and the U.S. National Anthem was played before they entered the castle for tea."I said I wish we could stay longer, maybe we could hold the cars up a minute, and stuff. Anyway, she was very gracious," said the president who confirmed he had invited the monarch to the White House.
Dubai earned a reputation for delivering luxury for those with cash to splash years ago, but amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a new mode of travel has become popular -- yachts.
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A young boy held a graduation ceremony for his sister in front of a public library in Seattle, Washington, on June 10, after she finished pre-kindergarten.In a video the father Ricky Shankar filmed, the graduate, London, slowly walks to the stairs after a brief introduction from her brother, Roman. She receives the graduation certificate from Roman when her fathers cheer and clap for her.Shankar told Storyful he was proud of London, who finished virtual schooling at home and picked up a second language.“It’s been a really tough year for her and for her dads with virtual schooling. Hats off to all teachers every day, " Shankar said. Credit: Ricky Shankar via Storyful
Chase Kalisz punched his ticket to the Tokyo Olympics Sunday, winning the men's 400m individual medley at the US swimming trials in a sizzling 4min 09.09sec with retired superstar Michael Phelps cheering him on all the way.
Eschewing subtlety for in-your-face urgency, Eamon O’Rourke’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere “Asking for It” is packed with familiar faces, timely messages, and righteous fervor. Trashing the screen like “Promising Young Woman”‘s feisty Gen-Z sister, it has all the makings of a solid cult favorite. O’Rourke has thoughtfully curated an unusually strong lineup for a feature debut, both onscreen and off. Our entry into the film’s world is wide-eyed, sweet-natured Joey (co-producer Kiersey Clemons),
Cordner's decision comes a little over two months after his Sydney Roosters team mate Jake Friend, who was co-captain at the National Rugby League (NRL) side with him, cited head injuries as his reason for quitting the sport. "My heart was telling me I wanted to play on, and I was doing everything I possibly could, but my mind and my head was telling me otherwise, it was dragging me the other way," Cordner said at a news conference on Monday.
Firefighters battled to contain the Pack Creek Fire burning in eastern Utah on June 13 as the blaze grew to over 5,400 acres and conditions were tipped to worsen.Local authorities ordered evacuations for the areas east of Geyser Pass on La Sal Mountains.The wildfire was expected to grow amid hot and dry conditions. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the area for Monday, June 14, through Friday night, June 18. Credit: U.S. Forest Service-Manti-La Sal National Forest via Storyful
After surviving years of crippling drought, farmers in eastern Australia are locked in a months-long battle with hordes of mice that are pouring through fields and devouring hard-earned crops.
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant treated passengers to a special rendition of Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road as they approached Phoenix, Arizona, on June 9.In this video by Sarah Kirkpatrick, the flight attendant can be heard singing pre-landing instructions, such as “put your tray up” and “place your seat forward”, in the song’s melody.Kirkpatrick told Storyful she had “never experienced anything like this,” adding that “it was pretty cool!”“When I initially heard the flight attendant singing I was surprised,” she said. “Those around me seemed to be just as impressed and amused as I was by the flight attendant.” Credit: Sarah Kirkpatrick via Storyful
Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes. Two strokes behind Lee entering the final day of the tour's two-week run on the San Francisco Peninsula, Castren birdied the first three holes, eagled the par-5 fifth and birdied the par-5 ninth for a front-nine 30. The 26-year-old former Florida State won in her 15th career LPGA Tour start.
Stradivarius receives "quite a lot of fan mail" his trainer John Gosden told AFP which is sure to become a flood if he equals Yeats's record of four Ascot Gold Cup's (2006-09) on Thursday.
World champions France open their Euro 2020 campaign on Tuesday against an embattled Germany team eager to rediscover their best form in the first clash of two traditional European heavyweights in this year's tournament.
Gareth Southgate says "phenomenal" Raheem Sterling has set the tone for England's Euro 2020 campaign after the Manchester City forward silenced his doubters in Sunday's 1-0 victory against Croatia.
Euro 2020 outsiders Hungary's prospects in a daunting Group F may largely depend on RB Leipzig duo Peter Gulacsi and Willi Orban keeping stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe at bay.
Novak Djokovic has set his sights on the Golden Grand Slam of all four majors and the Olympic title, insisting: "Everything is possible".
Luke Fox is having a particularly rough go of things right now. And on Sunday’s episode of “Batwoman,” those struggles manifested in some pretty dangerous ways for our resident tech genius. Having reluctantly survived his encounter with Agent Taveroff, Luke isn’t exactly in the best headspace, and finds himself actively seeking out a confrontation with his would-be killer. And after successfully beating Taveroff in Texas hold ‘em — even with Taveroff’s cheating — a confrontation is exactly what
(This article contains spoilers for the season 6 finale of “Fear the Walking Dead”) Now that is follow-through. During this entire story arc with Teddy’s doomsday cult, I never really thought the nuke was truly a threat. But I held out some small hope that the bad guys would succeed, that they would deliver a massive jolt not to just “Fear the Walking Dead” but also to the entire “Walking Dead” TV universe. And they did it. They really did it. And I think I can speak for most viewers when I say