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Tyson Fury teams up with snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of comeback fight in June

Tyson Fury teams up with snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of comeback fight in June

Sports
Tyson Fury says he has appointed snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan to his support team ahead of his comeback fight next month.Heavyweight boxer Fury will get back in the ring at Manchester Arena on June 9, against an opponent still to be announced, after spending over two years out of action. Following lengthy wrangling over an alleged doping offence, which Fury flatly denied he committed, he has his boxing licence back and believes five-time world snooker champion O'Sullivan can help him on the mental side of sporting combat. O'Sullivan has been supported in recent years by sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters, who has also previously worked with teams including Great Britain's Olympic cyclists and the England football team. And Fury believes he is already benefiting from O'Sullivan's knowled...
Trump seeks to save Chinese jobs at ZTE ahead of trade talks

Trump seeks to save Chinese jobs at ZTE ahead of trade talks

Technology
China has welcomed a pledge from Donald Trump to help save ZTE, one of China's biggest telecoms companies. The firm has suspended operations after the US last month banned American companies from selling it components. ZTE had admitted to making illegal shipments to Iran and North Korea.But Mr Trump has now tweeted he will work with President Xi to help ZTE get "back into business fast", saying too many jobs in China were at risk.China's called the comments "positive". "We greatly appreciate the positive position of the US on the ZTE issue and are in close communication with the US on the details of the issue," foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.US commentators say the tone of the tweet is a dramatic shift for Mr Trump, who has consistently accused C...
North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit

North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit

World
With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called "misleading" claims that Trump's policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove the North to the negotiating table. The North's official news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman warning the claims are a "dangerous attempt" to ruin a budding detente on the Korean Peninsula after Kim's summit late last month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. At the summit, Kim agreed to a number of measures aimed at improving North-South ties and indicated he is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the peninsula, though exactly what that would entail and what conditions the North might requir...
Facebook's transparency efforts heavily criticized ahead of Irish abortion referendum

Facebook's transparency efforts heavily criticized ahead of Irish abortion referendum

Technology
Facebook’s latest effort to prevent the spread of misinformation by groups such as the Russians, who according to the FBI meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, is getting mixed reviews during a test period in Ireland. The new Facebook "View Ads" feature is currently being tested there as the country prepares for its referendum to change its abortion laws and has been scheduled for launch in the U.S. ahead of this year’s midterm elections. However, experts researching the new tool claim it doesn’t provide enough information to help protect users from misinformation and fake ads. Ireland is due to vote May 25 on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment to its Constitution, which bans abortion in nearly all circumstances and was enacted by a referendum in 1983. A yes vote would
Liverpool v Roma: Merseyside Police vow to crack down on fan trouble ahead of Champions League semi-final

Liverpool v Roma: Merseyside Police vow to crack down on fan trouble ahead of Champions League semi-final

Sports
Merseyside Police have plans in place to restrict fan disturbances around Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma, following the ugly scenes which marred Manchester City arrival at Anfield in the previous round.City's coach was badly damaged by objects thrown by supporters in the street when the sides met earlier this month - actions which led to a UEFA charge and strong condemnation from Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.READ MORE - Confirmed: Liverpool charged by UEFA over Manchester City bus attackLocal police are on alert for any untoward behaviour ahead of Tuesday's last-four clash, promising a "firm, fair and friendly" approach which they hope will keep football in the headlines.Chief superintendent Dave Charnock said: "We are expecting a vibrant atmosphere at Tuesday's match,...