Harry Maguire has declared himself fit and available for England’s Euro 2020 match against Scotland on Friday. The Manchester United captain had previously targeted the final group game against the Czech Republic next Tuesday for his comeback from ankle ligament damage. Having returned to training with the England squad last Thursday, he has pushed on quicker than expected and he says that it will now be up to Gareth Southgate whether he is selected.
(Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday said a recent unauthorized disclosure of Internal Revenue Service taxpayer data by news outlet ProPublica was "a very situation" and vowed to take steps to shore up data protection, if necessary. Asked about the news report, which cited tax returns by thousands of the wealthiest Americans, Yellen said Treasury had referred the matter to the Justice Department and Treasury's inspector general for tax administration, but it was still unclear how the data breach occurred.
(Reuters) - 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.
Manchester United have had an opening bid to buy Kieran Trippier turned down by Atlético Madrid. La Liga’s champions want about €40m (£34.4m) to sell the England full-back. Trippier has spent two seasons at Atlético since joining from Tottenham for £20m plus add-ons. He played every minute of every league game for which he was available to help the team to secure the title and was described in recent days by Gareth Southgate as a “defensive animal”.
Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday that national privacy regulators could pursue investigations into big tech companies, even if they aren't the lead regulator for that company -- in specific circumstances. Until now, regulators have been bound by Europe's one-stop-shop rule, which means only the regulator in the country where the company has its European headquarters may bring GDPR enforcements against those companies.
Diana Panorama interview ‘an absolute horror story and it should never have happened’, ex- BBC chief tells MPs – live
Former director general Lord Birt tells digital, culture, media and sport committee that Martin Bashir ‘fooled the BBC executives’ LIVE Updated Show 'One of the biggest crimes in the history of broadcasting' Updated at 7.42am EDT Updated at 7.35am EDT Updated at 7.26am EDT Lord Birt developed doubts abut Bashir after he left BBC
As Boris Johnson prepares to announce a four-week delay to the final stage out of lockdown, he faces a mixed reaction. Labour plans to back the delay but make clear that it was avoidable and is down to bad leadership. The public is seen to be more forgiving — with a Times/YouGov poll over the weekend finding that 53 per cent think that restrictions should remain beyond 21 June, compared with 34 per cent who say they should end.
Wedding limits could be lifted on June 21, minister hints ahead of Boris Johnson's lockdown easing delay announcement
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the final stage of the Government’s road map out of lockdown which is expected to be delayed by four weeks. The Prime Minister is due to address the nation at a Downing Street press conference at 5pm today, June 14 to announce the final easing of restrictions.
Boris Johnson has said the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant is a matter of “serious, serious concern” ahead of an announcement on what will happen with lifting remaining lockdown restrictions. As June 21 draws closer, the Prime Minister is expected to announce a delay of up to four weeks in the final easing of restrictions in England.
David Moyes has committed his long-term future to West Ham by signing a new three-year deal. Moyes has performed wonders since returning to the London Stadium in December 2019 and confirmation of his contract extension will give him a chance to build on qualifying for the Europa League by finishing sixth last season.
West Ham manager David Moyes has been rewarded with a new three-year contract. The Scot guided the Hammers to Europa League qualification last term courtesy of a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League. “This is where I want to be and I’m happy,” Moyes told West Ham’s website.
Covid passports not the answer to lockdown exit, as MPs say they could 'disproportionately discriminate'
A cross-party group of MPs has said Covid passports are not the answer to a lockdown exit following concerns of an “infringement of individual rights”. A report by a Government committee said the certification, which could show whether people had tested negative for coronavirus or had the vaccine to allow them access to certain events and venues, should not be a part of the planned rolling back of restrictions on Monday, June 21.
Covid passports, which will be used by sports fans for the first time at England’s Euro 2020 match on Sunday, will “disproportionately discriminate” based on race, religion, age and socio-economic background, a cross-party committee has concluded. MPs on the public administration and constitutional affairs committee (PACAC) said that the decision to allow certification, giving people access to events and venues if they test negative for coronavirus or have had the vaccine, could be seen as contempt of parliament.
The US Food and Drug Administration said Friday it had told Johnson & Johnson that millions of doses of Covid vaccine produced at a troubled plant can't be used because of possible contamination issues. In a statement, the FDA said "several" batches of vaccine manufactured at the Emergent BioSolutions facility in the city of Baltimore are not suitable for use.
‘A whiff of political corruption’: Northern towns and Labour-held seats lose out in £3.6bn Towns Fund scheme
The Conservatives have been accused of playing ‘pork-barrel politics’ over the selection of 101 towns in England to receive up to £50m each in funding More than 80 per cent of the towns set to receive government funding through the £3.6bn Towns Fund are represented by Conservative MPs.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday she was concerned that Chinese lenders could benefit from an international debt relief initiative aimed at poor countries. In April, G20 countries including the United States agreed to extend until December a moratorium on debt interest payments for the poorest nations, amid fears they will lag behind in the global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Moves to make the jail a public space have stalled. Could it yet become a ‘gay landmark’? The metal stairway creaks and groans underfoot on the way to cell C. 3.3, a bare oblong room of painted brick behind a large and forbidding prison door.
The Cabinet Office said it does not hold information about ‘these privately contracted works’ Even Downing Street appears to be in the dark about how much Boris Johnson paid contractors for his controversial refurbishment of his No 11 flat. Using Freedom of Information rules, i applied to the Cabinet Office for a full itemised breakdown of the cost of the refurbishment including descriptions of each item bought and work completed, and a copy of the invoices.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden’s assessment that the suspension of England seamer Ollie Robinson for historical racist and sexist tweets was “over the top”. Robinson, 27, issued an apology for social media posts he wrote in 2012 and 2013, when he was in his late teens, that were unearthed and shared online on the day he made his Test bow versus New Zealand at Lord’s last week.