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16 February 2018 3:18 AM Battle lines drawn as FIFA get set to mediate between Australian soccer's warring parties

The two can no longer be separated, as FFA chairman Steven Lowy has now become the biggest factor linking the two issues. Sure, Simon Pearce of Melbourne City and Greg Griffin of Adelaide United, the two main frontmen for the A-League clubs opposed to Lowy, are key members of the dramatis personae in what has veered between a comedy of errors - without 22

10 February 2018 1:30 PM Giving the game away: Why Frank Lowy's World Cup story doesn't add up

Those appearing included Lowy, his sons David and Steven, Ben Buckley, Brian Schwartz, Jill Margo, Mark Ryan, Andreas Abold, Sunil Gulati, former prime minister John Howard, former FFA chief John O'Neill and Jonathan Calvert. Lowy and his closest advisers said they did not know how the big bad world of FIFA operated. They didn't know anyone. They didn't 6

10 February 2018 9:39 AM Israeli jet shot down in Syria after Iranian drone intercepted

Jerusalem: Syrian anti-aircraft fire shot down an Israeli jet on Saturday, the military said, after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria and struck an Iranian target there. Footage from northern Israel showed what appeared to be white aircraft debris scattered on the ground. It was one of the most serious incidents involving Israel 36

8 February 2018 12:04 PM Former Bangladeshi prime minister gets jail for misappropriating funds

Dhaka: Two-time former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to five years in jail for misappropriating funds meant for orphans, court officials say. The special court in Dhaka issued the sentence on Thursday against the 72-year- old politician, who heads the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, after convicting her for transferring 31

5 February 2018 10:54 PM Emmanuel Macron heads to Corsica to avert french repeat of Catalonia

Paris: Emmanuel Macron doesn't want Corsica to turn into France's Catalonia. The French president on Tuesday begins a two-day visit to the Mediterranean island where a recently elected local administration is making demands for greater autonomy that the national government so far has indicated it can't accept. French governments have long struggled in their 29

3 February 2018 7:00 AM Cricket ACT waits on Canberra Test, Nathan Lyon hopes for more spin after horror over

Cricket ACT hopes to find out by the middle of the year when Manuka Oval will host its first Test, but Nathan Lyon will simply be praying for a spinner-friendly pitch for his return. Prime Minister's XI skipper Lyon was dispatched into the Manuka Oval crowd five times in one over on Friday at a place where he used to work as a groundsman. In the end Lyon was smashed 13

2 February 2018 12:51 AM Markets Live: ASX turns losses to gains

Apple's revenue forecast for the second quarter was below market expectations, adding to concerns of a plateau in demand for its newer iPhones, including the anniversary edition iPhone X. The company forecast second-quarter revenue between $US60 billion and $US62 billion, while analysts on average were expecting $US65.73 billion, according to Thomson 60

26 January 2018 3:48 AM Cricket ACT: David Dawson's Ginninderra comeback 15 years in the making

"I was back in Canberra doing some work with my company [Pro Performance Cricket] and some of the guys who work with me play for Ginninderra. "They asked if I wanted to have a hit and it was great. It had been a long time since I'd been back, so it was great to see some old faces and how the club had developed." Dawson, 35, played his last first-class 9

25 January 2018 1:21 AM Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson send 'thrilled' Australia Day note

Los Angeles: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on behalf of President Donald Trump, has offered an Australia Day congratulatory message. Mr Tillerson talked up the "unbreakable alliance" and "powerful bonds of friendship" the US and Australia share. "On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I am thrilled to congratulate the people 15

24 January 2018 6:21 AM Australia won the Ashes but Australia's children lost big time

If you sat down and watched the Ashes over the holiday break, tell me you weren't at times assailed by ads for alcohol products. If you were watching with your kids, tell me those images – always of people having fun, but only ever with a beer or spirit in their hands – didn't make you feel slightly uncomfortable. I've raised time and time again the free-ride 16