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Bulgarian boxer Pulev to donate half money of heavyweight title fight to virus medics

By Xinhua


Monday, April 06, 2020, 15:05
By Xinhua

Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev is seen during a press conference at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Sept 11, 2017 during an event to promote his heavyweight world title boxing match against champion Britain’s Anthony Joshua. (GEOFF CADDICK / AFP)

SOFIA – Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev, the IBF’s world heavyweight title challenger, said he will donate half of his money from the fight against Briton Anthony Joshua to help medical workers fight the coronavirus.

Pulev, 38, is expected to earn around five million US dollars from the fight, which has been postponed due to the pandemic.

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“I will donate 50 percent of the

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Death of German finance official linked to virus crisis

BERLIN (AP) — The state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead. Authorities said he appears to have killed himself and the state’s governor suggested Sunday that he was in despair over the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

The body of Thomas Schaefer, a 54-year-old member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, was found Saturday on railway tracks at Hochheim, near Frankfurt.

Police and prosecutors said that factors including questioning of witnesses and their own observations at the scene led them to conclude that Schaefer killed himself.

State governor Volker Bouffier linked Schaefer’s death to the virus crisis on Sunday.

Bouffier said Schaefer was worried about “whether it would be possible to succeed in fulfilling the population’s huge expectations, particularly of financial help.”

“I have to assume that these worries overwhelmed him,” Bouffier said. “He apparently couldn’t find a way out. He was

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Germany’s finance official’s death linked to virus crisis

The state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead. Authorities said he appears to have killed himself and the state’s governor suggested Sunday that he was in despair over the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

The body of Thomas Schaefer, a 54-year-old member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, was found Saturday on railway tracks at Hochheim, near Frankfurt. 

Police and prosecutors said that factors including questioning of witnesses and their own observations at the scene led them to conclude that Schaefer killed himself.

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April 24, 2019 Thomas Schäfer (CDU), Minister of Finance of Hesse in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP)

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State governor Volker Bouffier linked Schaefer’s death to the virus crisis on Sunday.

Bouffier said Schaefer was worried

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