from: BBC News Mark Selby and Mark Williams say they “agree” with and “stand by” Shaun Murphy’s criticism of amateurs playing in professional tournaments.
from: BBC News Criticism of the International Olympic Committee’s handling of the Peng Shuai situation is “complete nonsense”, says senior IOC official Dick Pound.
Bill Richardson, a former ambassador to the U.N., said that he had held “productive” talks with the general who led the February coup. Rights activists said he gave the junta an air of legitimacy. From: New York Times
With a few stray comments from a minor minister, Lebanon once again found itself caught in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, underscoring just how vulnerable it is to the whims of its more powerful neighbors. From: New York Times
A princess who will soon marry represents the third generation to suffer intense emotional distress in a country that often consigns women to rigid roles. From: New York Times
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is not affected by critics who suggest Manchester United need to change their manager to be successful. from: BBC News
Viktor Orban, the country’s far-right prime minister, has spent millions on lobbying, support for think tanks and cultivating allies in Washington. From: New York Times
Roberto Cingolani tells the BBC politicians have not done enough and COP26 aims to change that. from: BBC News
“I don’t think anything prepared me for the hostility I was going to face,” the British-born Wasim Khan says of overseeing a beloved sport in a country where many see him only as a foreigner. From: New York Times
The deal will make the UK safer and could create hundreds of jobs, the new foreign secretary says.
from: BBC News The BBC Sounds and Radio 2 commission has been criticised for not having a black host.
Taiwan’s president was vaccinated with the country’s first domestically developed jab named Medigen. from: BBC News
from: BBC News The surprising history of a term increasingly thrown around in UK political debate.
Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah “made a point” with their crucial partnership in India’s victory over England, says captain Virat Kohli. from: BBC News
San Salvador – The interview given by Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador to Vatican News continues to make news in El Salvador.In the context of the debate, the leader of the “Nuevas Ideas” party, Walter Araujo, was critical. He threatened the Cardinal that he would cause another political “earthquake”. In this… Leggi tutto »
Kim Janey, the city’s acting mayor, walked back a comparison to slavery-era laws, but maintained that policies requiring proof of vaccination would unduly burden Black and Hispanic people. From: New York Times
Criticism of Simone Biles for withdrawing from some events at Tokyo 2020 is “baffling”, says Olympic gold medallist Callum Skinner. from: BBC News
The lifeboat charity says it has been “overwhelmed” by support after it released footage of Channel rescues.