Swiss reject ban on animal testing in referendum

Pharmaceutical industry opposed testing ban Tobacco advertising more restricted to protect youngsters Proposals on equity tax and media funding rejected ZURICH, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Swiss voters rejected a proposal by animal rights activists to make Switzerland the first country to ban medical and scientific experiments on animals, but approved tougher restrictions on cigarette advertising … Read more

Quad ministers address Indo-Pacific ‘coercion’, climate, COVID

MELBOURNE, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The United States, Australia, Japan and India on Friday pledged to deepen cooperation to ensure the Indo-Pacific region was free from “coercion”, a thinly-veiled swipe at China’s growing economic and military expansion, as their top diplomats convened to also tackle climate change, COVID and other threats. Foreign ministers of the … Read more

Discovery of Omicron in New York deer raises concern over possible new variants

A white-tailed deer stands in Fort Lee Historic Park in frigid temperatures, in front of the George Washington Bridge at Fort Lee, New Jersey January 8, 2015. REUTERS / Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) – The discovery of the Omicron variant in white-tailed deer … Read more