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    • EU considers new covid travel curbs on US

      EU considers new covid travel curbs on US

      The EU is to discuss on Thursday whether to reintroduce travel restrictions on visitors from the US as new coronavirus cases soar, news wires reported. Slovenia, which holds the rotating EU presidency, recommended that the US be removed from the safe list, according to two officials familiar with the plans.

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    • Brussels to ban diesel cars by 2030

      Brussels to ban diesel cars by 2030

      The regional government in Brussels announced a new ban on fossil fuel-powered cars in region that will come into effect over the next 14 years. By 2030, sales of diesel cars will be prohibited, and new gasoline car sales will be considered illegal by 2035. The move is in accordance with the EU goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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    • US bans solar panel component imports from China

      US bans solar panel component imports from China

      US imposed a ban on imports from China of key components for making solar panels, Reuters reported. The deals with Chinese-based Hoshine Silicon Industry Co were halted over forced labor allegations. The US Commerce Department separately restricted all exports to Hoshine, three other Chinese companies and the paramilitary Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, with arguments that they were involved with the forced labor of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang.

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    • Switzerland votes on a series of issues

      Switzerland votes on a series of issues

      Switzerland votes Sunday on proposals to ban synthetic pesticides following a campaign that has shattered the idyllic image of peaceful Swiss Alpine pastures by sharply dividing opinion. The Swiss are also voting on a series of hot topics, including anti-terror measures and Covid-19 laws, AFP reports. Results will be known before the end of the day.

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    • FB bans Donald Trump’s account for two years

      FB bans Donald Trump’s account for two years

      The social network Facebook announced new puntitive measures related to US President Donald Trump, Reuters reported. Facebook elaborated it had taken decision to suspend the account of Trump until at least January 2023. Facebook initially froze Trump's account the day after the deadly 6 Jan Capitol Hill riot that accelerated to violent clashes with fatalities.

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    • Venice bans large cruise ships

      Venice bans large cruise ships

      Italian authorities have finally approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice, news wires reported. The decision agreed on Wednesday came in response to a request from UN cultural body Unesco. Large ships will now have to dock at the city's industrial port until a permanent solution is found.

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