Critics say there are too many exceptions written into the bill. (Yulia Khlebnikova/Unsplash) The new bill that passed Tuesday by the Chicago City Council doesn't actually place a ban on plasticware. It does propose to limit how much gets passed out by allowing restaurants to provide plastic foodware to customers only when the customer requests it.
MOSCOW (AP) — After a few weeks of desultory campaigning but months of relentless official moves to shut down significant opposition, Russia is holding three days of voting this weekend in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the country’s political complexion. There’s no expectation that United Russia, the...
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that more than four million people have ditched wearing face coverings in public over the summer.According to this month’s data, 89 per cent of people said they had worn a face covering outside their home in the past week, down from a high of 98 per cent at the start of May.While the proportion of people sticking to the wearing of face masks is high, the drop is equivalent to around 4.3 million people who have stopped wearing them since the government lifted most coronavirus restrictions in July.The ONS...
One leader assassinated, another on the brink of being indicted in the killing. This time, Washington should let Haiti find its own solutions.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A powerful mix of insecurity and traditional prejudice against more liberal female politicians put Awatef Rasheed off running for parliament when she returned to Iraq in 2014 after years abroad. Seven years later, with Iraq less unstable, Rasheed has decided to contest a Oct. 10 election for...
LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Britain is to begin replacing or scrapping European Union regulations that were copied into British law before the country's exit from the bloc, Brexit minister David Frost said on Thursday. To avoid uncertainty and confusion as Britain untangled itself from the EU after 40 years,...
A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. London (CNN Business) — Weary retailers continue to battle pandemic uncertainty as the Delta variant causes new spikes in coronavirus infections. But for now, at least, expectations for a merry holiday season remain intact.
The judge leading Lebanon's investigation into last year's devastating Beirut port blast issued an arrest warrant for an ex-minister who failed to appear for questioning Thursday, a judicial source said. "Judge Tareq Bitar issued an arrest warrant in absentia for former public works and transportation minister Youssef Fenianos," the source...
Cigarette giant Philip Morris International has taken control of UK inhaler maker Vectura despite objections from health care charities.
Michael Gove, the UK's new housing secretary, has received £120,000 from property developers in 2021 alone
Michael Gove has received £120,000 in donations from property developers this year. He was on Wednesday put in charge of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Campaigners called the donations a "very obvious conflict of interest." See more stories on Insider's business page. Michael Gove - the UK's...
Dominic Cummings is trying to restart paid work with AI health firm Babylon, blunder by officials suggests
Cummings worked for Babylon Health before joining Downing Street as Boris Johnson's chief advisor. He appears set to work for the firm again.
Voluntary euthanasia has become legal in a fifth Australian state, more than 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy killing law for the terminally ill
Cigarette giant Philip Morris International has taken control of Vectura, a U.K. firm that makes medicine and, of all things, devices to treat respiratory illnesses, after a $1.1 billion bid. PMI, which manufactures Marlboro and Parliament brand cigarettes, said in a statement on Thursday that roughly 75 percent of Vectura’s shareholders had tendered their support for the deal. “We are very excited about the role Vectura will play in our Beyond Nicotine strategy,” Jacek Olczak, PMI’s CEO, said. The takeover is part of the cigarette group’s long term strategy to become a “broader healthcare and wellness” company with “smoke-free” products.
Last week, Priti Patel sanctioned the use of controversial pushback tactics by Border Force in the channel. The decision will allow Border Force vessels to manoeuvre dinghies out of British waters and leave people to meet their fates in the middle of the English Channel. Pushing people to their likely deaths at sea may seem like an incomparably inhumane idea for the UK government to be pushing in 2021, but, along with proposing shipping people 4000 miles away to opening up asylum camps on oil rigs, it’s just one in a long line of extreme and increasingly absurd plans touted as ways to keep refugees out. These ideas may sound like pie-in-the-sky thinking, but the government is currently attempting to bake some of these dangerous proposals into law.
Australia's prime minister says it has canceled a contract with France for conventional submarines and instead will build nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. technology because of changing strategic conditions in the Asia-Pacific region
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Kenyans voiced fury on Thursday at a jump in fuel prices, which threaten to pile on the misery for a population already suffering economic hardship because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fuel prices are now at record levels after the country's energy regulator this week put an end to subsidies on...
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on Poland's prime minister to cancel a case in which he asks a top Polish court whether Poland's or European Union's law takes precedence in the country