Russians and Belarusians can no longer take TOEFL: only abroad or online

Recently, Russian citizens have found that they cannot register for the TOEFL English language exam, which is required for admission to many foreign universities. On August 3, the American Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced that they would allow Russians to take this exam, but only ...

Missouri completely banned abortion: authorities want to punish even those who performed the procedure outside the state

Nearly all abortions are now banned in Missouri following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal right to the procedure. This marks the culmination of a years-long anti-abortion campaign in Missouri to limit and one day eliminate the legal...

US officially bans e-cigarettes and Juul cartridges

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially banned Juul e-cigarettes. The Independent writes about it. The FDA insists that Juul must "stop selling and distributing its products" and noted that anything "currently...

In the US, they want to drastically cut the level of nicotine in cigarettes: some brands will have to cut it by 90%

The Biden administration wants to introduce a new rule that would require tobacco companies to reduce the level of nicotine in cigarettes sold in the US to a minimum or non-addictive level, according to FoxNews. These efforts are expected to be announced as part of the ongoing…

The court banned Biden from overturning Section 42: why it matters to immigrants and what it means in the near future

A federal judge in Louisiana on May 20 prohibited the Biden administration from overturning a Section 42 (Title 42) public health order that immigration officials used to quickly remove migrants at the southwestern border, including asylum seekers, reports TheTexasTribune. District Judge Robert R.…

Free abortions and legal aid: California will become a haven for women

The State of California will pay for all costs of women planning to have an abortion, both those living in the state and those who come to the procedure from other regions, according to the Voice of America. Los Angeles resident Jay Girardi once protested for abortion rights, she says, and…

There is no Harry Potter in Mexico, and Carolinas in Iceland: what names are banned in different countries and why

According to the data, there are many state bans on different names for children around the world, according to SiLive. No matter how strange the word may seem, there is a chance that at some point someone thought that it would make a beautiful name for a child. And although...

The United States has banned the military from buying energy resources and engines from Russia

US military bases based in Europe have been banned from entering into contracts for the purchase of energy resources from Russia. Writes about this "Gazeta.Ru". “The Department of Defense (DOD) publishes the final rule that amends the annex to the Federal Defense Procurement Regulations (DFARS) to ensure implementation of the 2020 defense budget section ...

Covid restrictions on air travel: the White House makes a new travel decision during the pandemic

The White House has decided to maintain existing travel restrictions due to COVID-19 amid rising cases caused by the Delta variant. Writes about this CNN. “Given the Delta situation, the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this stage.” - ...

YouTube and Twitter may be banned in Russia: what is the reason

A group of deputies submitted to the State Duma a bill on amendments to the law “On information, information technology and information protection”, providing for the blocking by Roskomnadzor of resources that “admit discrimination” of the Russian media, writes BBC. The document introduces sanctions for Internet resources for “discrimination against materials from Russian funds ...

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