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.
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 banned a conference of the US-based white supremacist National Policy Institute (NPI) set for this weekend, calling the organisation "racist".
Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned pupils from wearing tattoos or body piercings in schools.
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.
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.
Lithuania and fellow Baltic states Estonia and Latvia are the countries most vulnerable to a Russian block on EU food exports.
Authorities in Bangladesh have banned local film-makers from giving their movies English titles.
Russian authorities have leaned on shops to keep prices steady but data released showed inflation pricking up on goods.
A New York city councilman wants to ban toys in fast-food restaurant kid meals that do not meet strict dietary guidelines.
Authorities in Kerala have announced a ban on alcohol to tackle a growing abuse problem in the southern Indian state.
A controversial film on the assassination of Indira Gandhi was scheduled for release on Friday amid calls for it to be banned.
The Supreme Court put a hold on gay marriages in Virginia, as it weighs whether to legalize same-sex marriage across the United States.
The EU "shot itself in the foot" by imposing trade sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict.
France has asked the European Commission to take "appropriate" measures to deal with the fallout from a Russian ban on food imports.
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.
Apple's devices have never appeared on a Chinese list of products eligible to be bought with public money.
Brazilian meat exporters said that Moscow's ban on food imports provide a golden opportunity to sell more of their products to Russia.
As Western countries launch new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has returned fire with bans on food imports.
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.
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