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Swiss Agree to Ban Face Coverings in Public in Narrow Vote

BERLIN—Swiss voters narrowly approved on Sunday a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters. The measure will outlaw covering

Garbage Collectors Rescue Discarded Books From the Trash, Create Library for the Public

Turkish garbage collectors have decided to salvage what was deemed trash by their clientele as treasure for the public, instead. Repurposing an old brick factory, bookshelves were set up inside and stacked full with discarded books, which had been destined

Libyan Interior Minister Survives Attack on Motorcade

CAIRO—The interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government survived an ambush by gunmen on his motorcade on Feb. 21, a brazen attack highlighting the towering challenges that remain for the newly appointed government that is trying to unite the country before

Australian Govt Cuts Millions in Facebook Advertising After News Ban

Australian government ministers are pulling the plug on advertising on Facebook, a move that could cost the tech giant millions, in response to its dramatic ban on news-related content last week. On Sunday, Health Minister Greg Hunt said that further

Quebec Judge Sides With Hasidic Jews, Changes COVID Rules on Religions Gatherings

MONTREAL—A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled in favour of a group of Hassidic Jews who had challenged the province’s COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. The ruling delivered today by Justice Chantal Masse says up to 10 people are allowed

China Lost Millions of Cell Phone Users in 2020: Official Data

The number of Chinese cellphone users dropped by 21 million in the past three months, Beijing authorities announced on March 19. Deaths due to the CCP virus may have contributed to the high number of account closings. Cellphones are an

Report: Less Than 30% of Chinese Netizens Earn More Than $774 a Month

The Chinese regime has apparently further tightened its already tight grip on the Internet since New Year’s Eve. Internet users in China have alerted the Chinese-language Epoch Times about having problems accessing uncensored online information outside China with anti-censorship software.

Bring Mask and Pencil: England’s Local Elections Get Go Ahead

England’s local elections will go ahead in May, the UK government announced on Friday, but with extra precautions to guard against the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Proxy voting rules have been relaxed to allow people needing

Iran’s Foreign Minister Tells CNN Choreographed Actions Can Bridge Nuclear Deal Impasse

WASHINGTON—Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested during an interview with CNN a way on Monday to overcome the impasse over who goes first in returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying a top EU official could “synchronize” or

Australia Closes Bubble With New Zealand

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced Australia will be closed to quarantine-free flights from New Zealand after a positive case was confirmed there. Australia has put a stop to the New Zealand travel bubble for 72 hours after a South