Mayor in Italy bans abusive language
In January 2019, an ordinance that officially bans offensive language was passed in Luzzara. Mayor Andrea Costa wants to put a stop to insults and aggression and has lined up "educational sanctions" for offenders.
UK bans gender stereotypes in ads
A ban has come into force prohibiting commercials that reinforce gender prejudices. A prominent German feminist told DW that Germany is dragging its heels on the problem.
Huawei cut off from Android and US chips amid US ban
Huawei cut off from Android and US chips amid US ban.
Rwanda bans bleaching cream
The Rwandan government has banned cosmetics used for skin lightening or "bleaching". Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, had earlier raised concerns about the growing use of skin-lightening products on social media.
U.S. among 40 countries skipping nuclear weapons ban talks
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States and almost 40 other countries will not join negotiations at the U.N. aimed at agreeing on a nuclear weapons ban treaty.
Trump vows to challenge travel ban block at Supreme Court
US President Donald Trump vows to challenge travel ban block at Supreme Court if needed.
Somalis hurry back to the US amid travel ban worries
Dozens of Somali US visa holders, as well as Green Card holders and those travelling on temporary US travel documents, are in frantic efforts trying to get back to the United States before President Donald Trump’s immigration ban is reinstated.
Obama speaks out against Trump's Muslim ban
Former US President Barack Obama has spoken out against President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.