The Royal Moroccan Football Federation has announced that since this Thursday, All football matches “of all competitions and categories” will be played behind closed doors and without an audience, before the risk that the coronavirus, although only one case has been detected in Morocco. The decision has been made “in coordination with the competent authorities“, as announced by the Federation on its website, which asks to comply with the decision of the different leagues (professional, amateur, female and diversified football).In the sports field, the coronavirus has already caused in Morocco other drastic decisions such as the cancellation of a judo championship planned this coming weekend and the undated postponement of the Cycling Tour of Morocco.
Farmers forced to reckon with the whims of China as diplomatic spat drags on Related Stories Reuters ← Previous Next → Twitter China’s trade war threat to withhold rare earths from U.S. would inflict ‘devastating’ blow Featured Stories Join the conversation → 5 Comments Comment More Share this storyCanada is worried China may start cracking down on more of its exports Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Email June 6, 20191:00 PM EDT Filed under News Economy Sponsored By: Canada’s canola farmers facing storage crunch for stockpiles of oilseed that China won’t take advertisement Reddit OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday he was concerned that China could broaden its crackdown on Canada’s exports, and that he might seek a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this month.China has already blocked imports of Canadian canola seed and looks set to boost customs’ examinations of pork shipments.“We are … worried about their actions on canola and the potential for other actions against other products,” Trudeau said during a televised news conference in northern France, where he was taking part in ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.[realted_links /]Trudeau, accused by opposition parties of bungling relations with China, is due to attend a summit of the Group of 20 nations in Japan at the end of June. China is also a member.Asked whether he might talk to Xi on the sidelines of the event, Trudeau said, “certainly we will see whether it would be appropriate or desirable to have a conversation directly with the Chinese President.”Trudeau had up until now sidestepped questions about whether he plans to meet Xi.Diplomatic relations between Canada and China turned icy last December when police in Vancouver detained Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. arrest warrant.As well as blocking canola imports, China has arrested two Canadian citizens and charged them with espionage. Beijing denied its actions had anything to do with the Meng case, but diplomats and experts say they are clearly linked.Although Trudeau did not give details about possible targets for further Chinese retaliation, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau later told legislators that she had heard industry concerns about action against soybean exports.Overall canola exports fell by $47 million in April, or 14.7 per cent, as shipments to China stopped, Statistics Canada said on Thursday. Exports of wheat, though, jumped $136 million, or 21.7 per cent, with China accounting for much of the increase.China said it was blocking imports of Canadian canola seed because pests were discovered in some shipments, a charge Canada firmly denies.Canadian and Chinese technical experts resumed a series of phone calls on the issue on Wednesday, Bibeau told legislators.“Yesterday we could feel that we were at a different level of getting into what we want to talk about, the evidence, so this is encouraging,” she said.© Thomson Reuters 2019 Canada is worried China may start cracking down on more of its exports Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he may seek a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the margins of a major summit this month David Ljunggren and Kelsey Johnson Treated canola seeds sit in a bag on a farm near St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba. China has blocked imports of Canadian canola seed.Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Facebook