Coronavirus: Trump faces backlash after US quits WHO

Coronavirus: Trump faces backlash after US quits WHO

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US has been the largest single contributor to the WHO President Donald Trump has been criticised at home and abroad after announcing he is ending US ties with the World Health Organization (WHO). The EU urged him to reconsider the decision, while Germany’s health minister called it a “disappointing…

Ding pulls out of Tour Championship as ‘safety precaution’

Ding pulls out of Tour Championship as ‘safety precaution’

Ding Junhui is ranked 10 in the worldDing Junhui has withdrawn from this month’s Tour Championship as a “safety precaution” and to “avoid extensive travel” from China.The World Snooker Tour was working with the government to secure Ding an exemption from the 14-day quarantine policy for those arriving in the UK.But the 33-year-old has decided…

Chinese ambassador to Israel ‘found dead at home’

Chinese ambassador to Israel ‘found dead at home’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDetectives arrive at Du Wei’s residence in Herzliya China’s Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has been found dead in his apartment north of Tel Aviv, an Israeli official told BBC News.The official said Israeli police had launched an investigation but initial findings suggested no foul play. Mr…