John Vickers explains plans for the Blue Abyss
John Vickers explains plans for the Blue Abyss
The United States is pursuing every avenue to ensure that countries suspend or roll back discriminatory digital services taxes, but will keep tariffs as an option if that does not happen, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. Yellen told the Senate Finance Committee she had engaged in "very constructive" bilateral conversations with the Irish finance minister on the issue, and believed the entire European Union would ultimately support an increase in global minimum taxes, as proposed by the United States. She said she was hoping for progress on the tax issue, which is being negotiated under the leadership of the Organization for Cooperation and Development, by the time the leaders of the Group of 20 major economies meet in October.
Scotland midfielder John McGinn said Patrik Schick's sensational long-range strike to seal a 2-0 win for the Czech Republic is still haunting him, but is confident his side can bounce back to shock England on Friday.
Dominic Cummings released a series of WhatsApp message purportedly between himself and the prime minister.
The anti-discrimination group Fare, which monitors matches for incidents of racism and other forms of discrimination, has sent a report to UEFA and discussed the matter with officials. Hungary's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, amid strong criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties.
The European Union's envoy for Afghanistan said on Wednesday time was running out for Afghan peace negotiations and more needed to be done to boost the discussions as international forces withdraw from the war-torn nation. Afghan government and Taliban negotiators have met in Qatar's capital Doha over the past two weeks to discuss the peace process after a pause when negotiations largely stalled earlier this year. Talks began in September but the already-slowing negotiations largely broke off in April, when the United States announced it would withdraw its forces by Sept. 11, after a May 1 deadline the Trump administration had agreed with the Taliban.
The cardiac arrest suffered by Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen during a Euro 2020 match has seen a seven-fold increase in sign-ups for the "heart runner" app, which allows emergency services to quickly direct citizen responders to assist heart attack victims. Eriksen's life was saved when CPR was administered to him on the pitch and his heart was re-started with a defibrillator before he was taken to hospital, where he is recovering. The incident shocked millions of TV viewers around the world and prompted hundreds of Danes to sign up for the app as volunteers who will make themselves available in similar situations.
A Norwegian company has found six "deficiencies" in the construction process that contributed to the collapse of the Mexico City metro last month, according to contents of a leaked report published by a leading Mexican newspaper on Wednesday. El Financiero newspaper said the preliminary report into the crash that killed 26 people, compiled by Norwegian external auditor DNV, cites structural failure associated with at least "six deficiencies in the construction process". President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has vowed to hold to account those responsible for the crash and officials have said the probe into the accident would encompass everything from design and construction of the metro’s Line 12, the materials used, cost overruns and maintenance.
The on-again/off-again pair, who split in 2019, looked like the picture perfect family with daughter Stormi at Tuesday's Parsons Benefit in NYC, where the Astroworld rapper was honored.
Vincent Reinhart, BNY Mellon Chief Economist, joins Yahoo Finance Live to break down what we can expect from the Fed’s latest FOMC meeting and outlook for inflation.
Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo, a former teacher and political outsider on the verge of being named president, has looked to temper fears in the divided Andean nation after a slow vote count showed him winning the June 6 ballot. Castillo on Tuesday claimed victory in the election, though his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori has made allegations of fraud with little evidence and sought to get votes annulled. "The Peruvian people have raised their heads to say democratically we are going to save this country," Castillo told cheering supporters from a balcony late on Tuesday.
Benjamin Pavard continued to play after getting knocked out.
Although the Fed is expected to keep interest rates pinned at near-zero, the central bank may offer some clues on when it will slow its aggressive asset purchase program.
This fussy puppy makes filming almost impossible. Bentley keeps attacking the phone and when the sound is played, he gives the most adorable head tilts! @bentleythecorgipuppy
It was inevitable that this guy would get smacked in the face for sitting too close to the girl playing a VR video game. Always be aware of your surroundings! @albonymouz
Bella the bird didn’t like her feathers pulled by this mysterious fawn so she had a hilarious reaction to that! Take a look at this funny video!
Check out how cute and calm this Berner is during a grooming session. Too cute!
Martin Short guested on “Conan” for the final time Tuesday, and he didn’t waste the farewell opportunity — though he kind of mailed it in if we’re being honest. “In all sincerity, may I say that you are a true original. And I think an original deserves an original,” Short said to outgoing TBS host Conan O’Brien. “So I penned a song just for you and I’d love to sing it.” “There’s only you/no one else can ever do/just what you do,” the song began. “If we could only have an hour more/or two/you’re
Animal activists in Bangladesh have warned of a growing crisis among horses used for tourism during the country's coronavirus lockdown, after owners said Wednesday that five more had died of starvation in a popular resort town.
Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks called the FDA's approval "surprising," describing the treatment's trial data as "pretty controversial."
After his 22-second KO of Gavin Tucker in March, No. 8 ranked featherweight Dan Ige welcomes No. 4 Chan Sung Jung back to the Octagon on Saturday after "The Korean Zombie" was last seen losing a wide unanimous decision to Brian Ortega in October. Ige tells Kevin Iole he's been watching Jung fight since he was in high school and before he even began training MMA.