Gold drops to over 1-week low on firmer dollar; U.S. Fed meet in focus

Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,867.51 per ounce, as of 0119 GMT, its lowest since June 4. U.S. gold futures fell 0.5% to $1,871.10 per ounce. Gold prices fell to a more than one-week low on Monday, weighed down by a stronger dollar as focus turns to the Federal Reserve policy meeting this week with recent spikes in U.S. consumer prices seen as a temporary blip.
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Israeli Gymnast Linoy Ashram Takes Gold, Silver & Bronze at European Championships

Israeli gymnastic superstar Linoy Ashram became the new European champion Sunday at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship that were held in Varna, Bulgaria. Ashram won gold in the competition, in addition to two silver medals and one in bronze, together with the rest of her Israeli team in the overall group competition.
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Everything is possible – Novak Djokovic chases Golden Slam after French Open win

Novak Djokovic set his sights on the Golden Slam after rewriting the history books again at the French Open. The world number one fought back from two sets to love down to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 and win a 19th grand slam title, becoming the first man in the Open era to win each of the majors at least twice.
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Amelia Hamlin celebrates 20th birthday in skimpy gold outfit

It’s Amelia Hamlin’s 20th birthday party, and she’ll show as much skin as she wants to. The model celebrated leaving her teenage years behind by stepping out in a tiny metallic two-piece look for a night on the town with 38-year-old boyfriend Scott Disick. Much of the festivities took place...

Traders give three ways to play rising inflation ahead of Fed meeting

Inflation is the talk of Wall Street after last week's red-hot consumer prices report and ahead of the Federal Reserve's June meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. No change to rates is expected from the Federal Open Market Committee, though investors will be on the lookout for any commentary as to future action.
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Young and gold: cost-cutting unearths unlikely A-League finals riches

Underdogs Adelaide United and Macarthur FC extended their seasons by at least another week after both survived nail-biting A-League elimination finals over the weekend. Playing away from home, the lower-ranked sides rode their luck in a pair of contests that testified to the higher intensity and drama of knockout competition.

Wild Rift player hits Silver I while playing on a helicopter

Playing ranked in League of Legends: Wild Rift can be challenging at times because of toxic teammates, win trading, and connectivity issues, among other struggles. But one Wild Rift player still found the energy to queue up on a helicopter and reach Silver I. The video, posted on Reddit by...

'Everything is possible': Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic has set his sights on the Golden Grand Slam of all four majors and the Olympic title, insisting: "Everything is possible". The world number one captured a second French Open and 19th Slam with a 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday.
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Australian scientists accidentally engineer one of the world’s most thermally stable materials. Up to 1,400 °C it doesn’t expand

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia were performing battery-related research when they accidentally discovered that a composite material they were working with had a phenomenal ability to resist heat. The composite material did not change in volume at all at temperatures ranging from 4 to 1400 Kelvin (-269 to 1126 °C, -452 to 2059 °F). It may very well be the most thermally stable material in the world.
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Palace Pier faces 10 rivals in hunt for Queen Anne gold

Hot favourite Palace Pier is set to face 10 rivals in the opening Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The Kingman colt won a thrilling renewal of the St James’s Palace Stakes on the same card 12 months ago – and went on to double his Group One tally in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.
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Victoria Wood, Monday, 21.20, Gold

As you can see it’s a bit of a quiet week outside the Euros, though if you’re desperately searching for an alternative here’s something every night this week which we don’t think has had an outing for a while – something of a change from around its original broadcast when BBC1 repeated them pretty much every six months. It’s her series of playlets from 1989, which were hugely acclaimed at the time, but seem to have fallen out of favour a bit since. Victoria later suggested she didn’t really enjoy making them and on day one of recording she realised she should have done them in front of a studio audience, so they fall a bit flat, some of them seem a bit too much like sketches stretched out far beyond their natural length and, generous performer though she was, she doesn’t get enough funny things to do in them herself. But sub-par Victoria is still better than most people’s best work, so worth another look surely.