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US tobacco giant Reynolds bans smoking in its offices
US tobacco giant Reynolds bans smoking in its offices

The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms.

US tobacco giant Reynolds bans smoking in its offices
Hungary FM to meet a top US diplomat amid visa ban row
Hungary FM to meet a top US diplomat amid visa ban row

Hungarian Foreign Ministe will meet a top American top diplomat , only days after visa bans were slapped on several Hungarian officials accused of corruption.

Hungary FM to meet a top US diplomat amid visa ban row
Hungary bans US far-right group's 'racist' conference
Hungary bans US far-right group's 'racist' conference

Hungary banned a conference of the US-based white supremacist National Policy Institute (NPI) set for this weekend, calling the organisation "racist".

Hungary bans US far-right group's 'racist' conference
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Turkey bans tattoos, piercings in schools

Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned pupils from wearing tattoos or body piercings in schools.

Turkey bans tattoos, piercings in schools
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Central bank cleans the house in Kazakhstan’s banking sector

Kazakhstan National Bank has introduced a new ban prohibiting Kazakh banks from keeping over 30% of their funds abroad, but offered them tenge rate stability and cheap funding at the same time.

Central bank cleans the house in Kazakhstan’s banking sector
"Homosexualism, a threat to the nation" the poster says.
Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA

Kazakhstan activists urged the Kazakh Parliament to ban gay propaganda and prohibit the people known to be gay from holding public offices and serving in the army.

Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA
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Baltics most vulnerable to Russia food sanctions: EBRD

Lithuania and fellow Baltic states Estonia and Latvia are the countries most vulnerable to a Russian block on EU food exports.

Baltics most vulnerable to Russia food sanctions: EBRD
Bangladesh bans English titles for local movies
Bangladesh bans English titles for local movies

Authorities in Bangladesh have banned local film-makers from giving their movies English titles.

Bangladesh bans English titles for local movies
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Russian food sanctions spur price rises: data

Russian authorities have leaned on shops to keep prices steady but data released showed inflation pricking up on goods.

Russian food sanctions spur price rises: data
NY councilman wants ban on kid toys in high-calorie meals
NY councilman wants ban on kid toys in high-calorie meals

A New York city councilman wants to ban toys in fast-food restaurant kid meals that do not meet strict dietary guidelines.

NY councilman wants ban on kid toys in high-calorie meals
Indian state of Kerala announces alcohol ban
Indian state of Kerala announces alcohol ban

Authorities in Kerala have announced a ban on alcohol to tackle a growing abuse problem in the southern Indian state.

Indian state of Kerala announces alcohol ban
Calls to ban new Indira Gandhi assassination film
Calls to ban new Indira Gandhi assassination film

A controversial film on the assassination of Indira Gandhi was scheduled for release on Friday amid calls for it to be banned.

Calls to ban new Indira Gandhi assassination film
US Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia
US Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

The Supreme Court put a hold on gay marriages in Virginia, as it weighs whether to legalize same-sex marriage across the United States.

US Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia
EU 'shot itself in foot' with Russia trade sanctions: Hungary PM
EU 'shot itself in foot' with Russia trade sanctions: Hungary PM

The EU "shot itself in the foot" by imposing trade sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict.

EU 'shot itself in foot' with Russia trade sanctions: Hungary PM
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France asks EU for help with fallout from Russia food ban

France has asked the European Commission to take "appropriate" measures to deal with the fallout from a Russian ban on food imports.

France asks EU for help with fallout from Russia food ban
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Kazakhstan sees opportunity as Putin bans Western food import

Kazakhstan is eyeing the newly created niche in the Russia market that was previously occupied by now banned importers of food from the countries supporting anti-Russian sanctions.

Kazakhstan sees opportunity as Putin bans Western food import
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Apple never on China government procurement list: report

Apple's devices have never appeared on a Chinese list of products eligible to be bought with public money.

Apple never on China government procurement list: report
Russia food embargo creates golden opportunity for Brazil
Russia food embargo creates golden opportunity for Brazil

Brazilian meat exporters said that Moscow's ban on food imports provide a golden opportunity to sell more of their products to Russia.

Russia food embargo creates golden opportunity for Brazil
RAJPOJ company, near Grojec  packing apples after Moscow's ban on fruit imports from Poland. ©Reuters
Faced with Western sanctions, Moscow resorts to food fight

As Western countries launch new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has returned fire with bans on food imports.

Faced with Western sanctions, Moscow resorts to food fight
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UK journalist for Russian TV says Ukraine deported him

A British reporter for Russia's RT television in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine said on Saturday that Kiev had deported and banned him from the country for three years.

UK journalist for Russian TV says Ukraine deported him