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Worried about re-election, Trump reportedly shelves vaping ban

Worried about re-election, Trump reportedly shelves vaping ban

US President Donald Trump has backed off from a proposed ban on certain flavors of e-cigarettes, fearing that such a move could cost him votes, US media said Monday. Aides allegedly advised him to hold fire on signing a memo to ban popular e-cigarette flavors

Reporter blames 'cruel' Vanuatu ban on China coverage

Reporter blames 'cruel' Vanuatu ban on China coverage

A leading Pacific journalist who has been barred from returning home to Vanuatu from Australia on Monday blamed his treatment on government unease at his coverage of China's growing influence in the Pacific nation.Vanuatu Daily Post media director Dan McGarry

Saracens to drop salary cap appeal - reports

Saracens to drop salary cap appeal - reports

European champions Saracens will drop their appeal against a £5.4 million ($6.97 million) fine and a 35-point penalty for salary cap breaches, according to British media reports on Sunday.Saracens had planned to appeal against the "heavy-handed" punishments

O'Shea resigns as Italy rugby coach

O'Shea resigns as Italy rugby coach

Conor O'Shea has resigned from his role as Italy head coach with immediate effect, the Italian rugby federation announced on Saturday.The 49-year-old Irishman's contract had been due to run through to the end of May 2020."We have started a process and gener

Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike: state media

Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike: state media

Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price.The demonstrations on Friday night were "severe" in Sirjan in central Iran