France voted to ban it, and a handful of other European countries are considering the same.
Turks have simply circumvented the ban and intensified their attacks on his government.
This has not been true since 2004, when the ban on some semi-automatic firearms signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 expired.
In April, the new democratically elected South Korean President, Lee Myung Bak lifted a ban on imported American beef.
One of the issues facing the new government is whether to ban the Communist Party.
Friday was sitting in a chair close by the bound Eurasian; ban Wilson, more restless, was pacing up and down.
Go where you are treated the best, and the ban is still upon you.
From this time on Spinoza was more or less under the ban, and rumors of his heresy were rife.
No time could ever release him from the ban that hung over him.
And with a ban soir this sudden arbiter of my destiny vanished.
Old English bannan "to summon, command, proclaim," from Proto-Germanic *bannan "proclaim, command, forbid" (cf. Old High German bannan "to command or forbid under threat of punishment," German bannen "banish, expel, curse"), originally "to speak publicly," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak" (cf. Old Irish bann "law," Armenian ban "word;" see fame (n.)).
Main modern sense of "to prohibit" (late 14c.) is from Old Norse cognate banna "to curse, prohibit," and probably in part from Old French ban, which meant "outlawry, banishment," among other things (see banal) and was a borrowing from Germanic. The sense evolution in Germanic was from "speak" to "proclaim a threat" to (in Norse, German, etc.) "curse."
The Germanic root, borrowed in Latin and French, has been productive, e.g. banish, bandit, contraband, etc. Related: Banned; banning. Banned in Boston dates from 1920s, in allusion to the excessive zeal and power of that city's Watch and Ward Society.
"edict of prohibition," c.1300, "proclamation or edict of an overlord," from Old English (ge)bann "proclamation, summons, command" and Old French ban, both from Germanic; see ban (v.).
"governor of Croatia," from Serbo-Croatian ban "lord, master, ruler," from Persian ban "prince, lord, chief, governor," related to Sanskrit pati "guards, protects." Hence banat "district governed by a ban," with Latinate suffix -atus. The Persian word got into Slavic perhaps via the Avars.