LONDON -- Less than four in 10 voters are in favour of holding a second referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union, according to a new YouGov survey of British voters.
Eight in 10 Conservative voters (79%) say it would be undemocratic to conduct a second referendum to reverse the result of the 2016 ballot, while almost six in 10 Labour voters are in favour.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. exports of soybeans to China -- the world’s biggest market -- have all but collapsed, leaving farmers with a record 125 million-tonne crop, and boosting soy exports from Brazil to a new, 80 million-tonne, high.
AVIATION -- Boeing is looking to build on the success of its popular 777 family of aircraft with the next generation 777X, promising ultra-long range, enhanced fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort levels.
SOCCER -- The Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier club competition, commences, with 19 teams facing play-off rounds for the final four coveted places in this season’s group stage, which begins on March 5.
RUGBY -- France and Wales open the tournament in Paris, followed by Scotland’s clash with Italy at Murrayfield, while reigning champions Ireland begin the defence of their title against England in Dublin.
HANDBALL -- The 26th Men’s World Handball Championship takes place, with 96 matches over three weeks in two venues in Denmark, as well as the German cities of Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne.
SOCCER -- The AFC Asian Cup takes place in United Arab Emirates, contested for the first time, by 24 teams, with a total of 51 matches played at eight venues over four weeks. The final will be held in Abu Dhabi on February 1.