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China shunned Australia's minister during recent visit: diplomat

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, attends a news conference of an Australian Football League event in Shanghai By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – China rejected a request for a senior bilateral meeting during a recent visit by Australia’s trade minister, a high-ranking …

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Football urged to tackle single-use plastics problem

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Football matches can generate plastic waste, particularly from catering operations Football leagues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are being urged to stop using single-use plastic. A House of Commons committee has written to the chairmen of the four leagues to encourage them …

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Nicaragua business lobby urges Ortega to hold early elections

© Reuters. A riot police officer fires his shotgun towards two men during a protest against Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega’s government in Managua MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaragua’s main business lobby on Wednesday urged President Daniel Ortega to hold early elections to steer the country out of weeks of deadly protests …

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