Oklahoma Republican Senator Supports Legislation to Ban Police Chokeholds Nationwide

Lankford said a ban on chokeholds should have been adopted and enforced “a long time ago,” as he expressed his opposition to the types of restraint tactics police use–such as the eight minutes and 46 seconds of knee pressure that led to George Floyd’s death on May 25. Several police departments have already enacted similar […]

Trump’s WeChat Ban Not an ‘Effective’ Answer But May ‘Unfairly’ Hit Chinese Firms in US – Techsperts

She concluded: “It is an app that has monopolised the digital era. However, it is also a good one to learn from, exploit and challenge in order to boost [market] competitiveness.” According to Mr Andy Mok, China had the largest number of WeChat users, but the social media app was “used mainly by those with […]

Defence Ministry set to ban import of 101 military items: Here’s the full list

Singh claimed the decision will offer a “great opportunity” to the Indian defence industry to manufacture these items by using their own design and development capabilities or by adopting the technologies designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to meet the requirements of the armed forces.

Trump administration allows H-1B visa holders to return for same jobs they did before ban

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Apple, Ford, and Disney push back on Trump’s WeChat ban: WSJ

The executive order was signed on Thursday night and explicitly blocks “any transaction that is related to WeChat.” It’s set to go into effect in a matter of weeks, but due to its broad language there’s still a lot of confusion on the intended reach of the ban, which is subject to the Commerce Department. […]

John Higgins banned for six months but cleared of match-fixing

Hearn last night said he was satisfied that the verdict was fair: “It was an independent tribunal who had access to all the evidence, not just minutes of video footage which was shown by a newspaper. I fully accept the decision as I would if it were a court of law. I think the fans […]

Coronavirus: Spain’s Galicia region bans smoking over Covid-19 risk

France bans online sales of nicotine products South Africa smokers fume at cigarette ban Smokers quit in highest numbers in a decade Galicia’s smoking ban was announced in a press conference on Wednesday after experts recommended the measure to the regional government.

Coronavirus in South Africa: Smokers fume at cigarette ban

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Chad Bans Burqas After ‘Boko Haram’ Suicide Bombings

Speaking to religious leaders the day before the Muslim festival of Ramadan, Deubet added that the selling of the veil had also been banned and that his security forces had been ordered to “go into the markets and to seize all the burqas on sale and burn them.”

Russia Lifts Ban on Telegram Messaging App

Roskomnadzor on Thursday said it was prepared to lift restrictions because Durov, who has been living in self-imposed exile since 2014, was prepared to cooperate with Russian government counterterrorism efforts to combat extremism on the platform.