Texas 6-week abortion ban takes effect

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law would

Small-Business Loan Program Will Restart Monday, but Not for All

Lenders who specialize in working with Black- and minority-owned small businesses will have a head start in tapping Paycheck Protection Program funds when the program reopens next week, a move meant to address complaints that the aid was not distributed

Return of alcohol ban stirs debate in South Africa

Divided opinion in South Africa after president reimposes coronavirus restrictions to reduce burden on hospitals. The return of a ban on alcohol sales has stirred debate among South Africans as the government steps up efforts to reduce pressure on hospitals amid

Germany passes ban on ‘gay conversion therapy’

Germany’s parliament has passed a law banning so-called “gay conversion therapy” for young people nationwide. The legislation is intended to stop groups offering the service – which claims to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation – to under-18s.