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Senate's Russia/Iran sanctions bill faces opposition in both House and Trump administration


He said during congressional testimony that Trump needs to have " the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation " with Russian Federation. Any attempts to alter the legislation would face stiff opposition from congressional Democrats and even a large number of Republicans due to their wariness over Trump's desire for better relations with Moscow. Read More »

Dollar edges lower vs yen before Yellen testimony; sterling off lows

Yellen , in a prepared testimony to be delivered to Congress at 10 a.m. ET (1400 GMT), said the economy is healthy enough to absorb further gradual rate increases and the slow wind down of the Federal Reserve's massive bond portfolio. The yen gained against the greenback, with the dollar breaching the 114 handle. Some focus was on the ongoing Trump-Russia political allegations stateside, after the President's son Donald Trump , Jr released a series of emails surrounding his meeting with ... Read More »

Wiz Khalifa now has the most viewed video on YouTube


University of Queensland's Liam Viney, a senior music lecturer, told The New Daily that the "novelty" element to Gangnam Style meant its lead among YouTube's most-watched videos was always going to be hard to sustain. If you add the numbers up, you'll notice the video's been watched for 21,759 years. However, " See You Again " might not remain at the top for too long as Luis Fonsi's " Despacito " has been ascending quickly. Read More »

Geraint Thomas reflects on Tour de France crash

Thomas, who plans to take some time off to recover from the disappointment, told Sky Sports News HQ: "Physically I am still in a bit of pain, the metal anguish is worse". It was a moment of confusion aptly fitting for a day of racing so chaotic that it was hard at times to keep track of all the drama, as riders scattered like leaves over the 181.5-kilometer (112-mile) stage - seven of them falling so far back that they missed the time cut and are now out of the Tour. Read More »

Charlie Gard's Mom Says Trump, Pope Attention 'Saved' Him


Nucleoside therapy is the experimental treatment available to Charlie in the USA, but it has yet to be sufficiently tested, according to a BBC News report. The Great Ormond Street Hospital has now asked England's High Court to re-hear the case, after researchers at two other hospitals have come forward and shared evidence that the treatment may be beneficial to Charlie. Read More »

Froome extends lead before rest day on stage marred by crashes


Barguil - who had been part of a large 40-man break that formed early on during the compelling stage - crested the summit to secure the polka dot jersey. "Based on Richie's recovery, we will re-evaluate his program for the rest of the season in consultation with BMC Racing Team management". I was actually leaving for anti-doping control when they told me I had won. Read More »

Manchester United Announced Romelu Lukaku Fee


Manchester United still want to proceed with plans to give Romelu Lukaku a "Hollywood" unveiling in Los Angeles despite the striker being arrested by Beverly Hills police after holding a noisy party that disturbed neighbours. United had been in talks with Real Madrid over a possible deal for Alvaro Morata and saw a number of offers rejected, but Sky Sports News HQ understands their interest in bringing the Spain global to Old Trafford has now come to an end. Read More »

Vice President Pence visits Kennedy Space Center


Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio , Reps. Nasa earlier this year announced it is exploring a project called the Deep Space Gateway, which could send astronauts into the vicinity of the Moon using a massive new rocket, known as the Space Launch System, or SLS, being developed by Nasa . Read More »

De Kock's fast fifty pushes SAfrica closer to England total


Heino Kuhn is lucky to play his maiden match in the longest format at the iconic Lord's. Moeen's all-round attributes were key in putting England in a commanding position at the close on day two with South Africa 214-5, still 244 adrift of the hosts 458 all out. Read More »

CDC says fewer doctor are issuing opioid prescriptions


Hampton's experience is all too familiar for many people prescribed opioids for pain. The rise in opioid prescriptions since 1999 "was primarily because of an increase in the use of opioids to treat chronic noncancer pain", the CDC researchers explain. Read More »

Global efforts continue to treat Charlie Gard


Art Jr was 18 months old in 2012 when doctors diagnosed a form of mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome and said he had less than two months to live. Doctors at a Vatican and an American hospital said they're willing to try what they believe is a promising, experimental treatment. A statement from the Vatican on Sunday said the Pope was following the case and hoped the wishes of the parents would be respected. Read More »

Celtics could acquire Hayward through trade


Hayward will sign a four-year contract worth $128-million, with a player option on the fourth year of the contract, according to a report from Yahoo! And, I'm sure Hayward wouldn't mind some nice box seats for a Pats game at Gillette Stadium. Read More »

Polish president to talk energy security with Trump


A recent Pew poll found that just 23 percent of Polish citizens were confident in Trump's leadership, whereas 58 percent of Polish citizens had previously expressed confidence in former President Barack Obama's leadership. "I said, 'Well, we can help you once again. if you visit us and cooperate with us, '" Mr. Waszczykowski recalled. "He's going to speak to the Polish people and to the people of this region and the people of Europe". Read More »

Northern Irish power-sharing agreement faces delays, warn Sinn Féin


The afternoon's demonstration, calling for the introduction of gay marriage, concluded with a rally in front of City Hall. They also considered evidence given by Sarah Ewart, who had travelled to England for a termination after doctors said her unborn child had no chance of survival outside the womb. Read More »

Up to 17 feared dead in German bus crash


Chancellor Angela Merkel was "deeply shocked" to hear about the incident and offered her condolences to those who were killed and injured, her spokesman said. Police said the ages of those on the bus ranged from 41 to 81 and they were primarily from the eastern German state of Saxony. Rescue helicopters and ambulances took the most seriously injured to nearby hospitals, while others were treated at the scene. Read More »

Stage 2 victor Kettel reduced to tears


Froome, and French rider Romain Bardet, recovered to join the main pack, but the 203.5km stretch from Düsseldorf to Liege would be decided at the death. RICHIE Porte's Tour de France battle has got bloody after another chaotic day on the roads of the world's biggest bike race. In the fight for the green jersey for the leader of point classification, Sagan is third, having lost 16 points to the current leader, Marcel Kittel . Read More »

Christie mocks coverage of him at beach he closed

Asked if this is fair, Christie said Saturday: " Run for governor, and you can have a residence there ". Later in the day, the governor went to Trenton to address the shutdown during a news conference. Chamber of Commerce executive Michael Egenton says businesses up and down the state's 127-mile cost are concerned about the possible negative effects a shutdown may have. Read More »

Donald Trump tweets mock video of him beating 'CNN logo man'


The story detailed a meeting between a person connected with the Trump transition team and a Russian bank under sanction. "He is going to get somebody killed in the media ", she claimed. Donnie clotheslines CNN , and then punches the crap out of it when it's down on the ground. Following Trump's ringside takedown of McMahon, Lashley won the match over Umaga, so McMahon was strapped to a chair and his hair was buzzed. Read More »

India to clash with Pakistan on Sunday


They are very hard taskmasters". Impressed by her game, a fan compared her to Virender Sehwag:But the veteran cricketer answered just like he should have:It is true that women lack representation in mainstream sports. "Get the braai wood ready, " he said, in typical Southern African fashion where braais are a part of the culture of life. "The Pakistan Cricket Board is helping us all the way". Read More »

QC concerns about Medicaid cuts


The cuts in the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act will not only cancel the Medicaid expansion but also will deconstruct Medicaid itself. Most Medicaid recipients who can work, do. Ensuring the continuation of cost-sharing reductions would be another. "We would urge the Senate to include the expansion population in that block grant option", he said. Read More »

WIMBLEDON '17: Can anyone end the Big 4's title streak?


The Spaniard, who is among the title favourites, might face seventh seed Marin Cilic or ninth seed Kei Nishikori in the quarter-final before a potential semi-final clash against Murray . I lost in the fourth round against Nick (Kyrgios ). "That goes to show that without Serena Williams there will be a lot of people who will fancy their chances [at Wimbledon ]". Read More »