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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# lawmakers

All time
# Rallies
Fresh protests begin as Hong Kong court rejects a challenge to the 'face mask ban'
Thousands of protesters have been staging unsanctioned flashmob rallies across the city.
# Canada
Canadian MPs vote to legalise cannabis for recreational use
Legalising weed was a 2015 campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
# Park Geun-Hye
South Korea impeaches its president over corruption scandal
There had been massive street protests over the scandal.
# crackdown
Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit
Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.
# Execution
Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads
However, it has yet to be signed into law.
# in the door
Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner
Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.
# pot banking
Cannabis growers in Colorado are struggling for financing, could co-ops be the answer?
Growing marijauna is an expensive business and banks don’t want to help.
# San Francisco
Landlords evicting tenants for putting their homes on Airbnb
A petition has been set up calling on lawmakers in San Francisco to stop the evictions.
# crisis
Ukraine MPs fail to strike deal to weaken president's powers
In parliament, protest leader Vitali Klitschko – a former world champion boxer – called for an end to the ‘dictatorship”.
# Immigration
Cautious optimism as US senators meet on immigration reform
Republican Senator John McCain told ABC news he was “guardedly optimistic” they can unite on reform.