News tagged with legislation

E-cigarette makers go to war over EU proposals

Makers and users of electronic cigarettes Tuesday went to war against EU plans to class the devices as medicinal products, saying any such move would end up harming public health.

Sep 03, 2013
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Irish deputies back abortion in limited cases

Irish lawmakers voted early Friday to back controversial new legislation that will allow abortion in limited cases, after the death last year of an Indian woman due to complications from her pregnancy.

Jul 12, 2013
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Texas lawmakers approve abortion restrictions

(AP)—Republicans armed with Bible verses have given preliminary approval to some of the strictest abortion regulations in the country as time runs out on the Texas special legislative session.

Jun 24, 2013
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Australia cracks down on synthetic drugs

Australia imposed an interim ban on 19 synthetic cannabis and cocaine-like drugs on Sunday as part of a crackdown on the psychoactive substances which mimic the highs of their illegal counterparts.

Jun 16, 2013
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US state moves to regulate GM foods

The small US state of Connecticut became the first to pass legislation requiring food products with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such.

Jun 04, 2013
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Europe and electronic cigarettes

France said on Friday it would apply the same bans to electronic cigarettes as it does to tobacco but would not completely outlaw the popular smokeless product. ...

Jun 01, 2013
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House GOP withdraws health care proposal

(AP)—House Republicans have put off a vote on legislation to rescue a main feature of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul—affordable coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions—after it ran into ...

Apr 24, 2013
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