May 23 (Reuters) - Gold prices extended losses on Tuesday, pressured as the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields strengthened on rising bets for higher interest rates, while markets awaited to see if lawmakers could avoid a debt ceiling default.

Spot gold fell 0.5% to $1,958.96 per ounce by 1123 GMT while U.S. gold futures were down 0.9% to $1,959.60...[LINK]