The 47-year-old Russian opposition leader was serving a 19-year prison sentence on extremism charges in a remote penal colony
France will ban smoking on all beaches, in public parks, forests and some other public areas as part of a national anti-tobacco plan presented by the health minister on Tuesday.
Tobacco products cause 75,000 avoidable deaths a year in France, Minister of Health and Prevention Aurélien Rousseau said on BFM television. The government will introduce legislation at the start of next year to enlarge the scope of places where fines can be levied for smoking, he said.
“Beaches, parks, around schools — lots of places had started these experiments and now, it’s true, we’re heading to a general rule to show our determination,” he said.
Legislators also intend to outlaw single-use disposable e-cigarettes, with an initial vote on a draft law to ban them expected in the National Assembly next month.
The WikiLeaks founder's lawyers will try to overturn Britain's approval to extradite him to the US at London's high court next week
Prime Minister Modi to visit Qatar on February 14 after his two-day trip to UAE
The US President calls for urgent steps to increase the consistency of humanitarian assistance to Palestinians
Nawaz Sharif's PML-N becomes largest single party with 75 seats while PTI-supported independents win 93 seats
There were no immediate reports of injuries from the magnitude 5.8 quake in Mindanao region
Federal Aviation Administration starts investigation after the crash of Bombardier Challenger 600 jet carrying 5 people
The lawsuit claimed ByteDance’s chairman Lidong Zhang disliked Puris celebrating her team’s successes and believed women should always remain humble and express modesty