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

Three US states, DC sue Google over location tracking

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia sued Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) on Monday over what they called deceptive location-tracking practices that invade users’ privacy. “Google falsely led consumers to believe that changing their account and device settings would allow customers to protect their privacy and control what … Read more

Mired in scandal, British PM Johnson fights to shore up authority

Johnson is ‘taking charge’, minister says Senior lawmaker: I am deeply troubled Four senior aids quit Johnson fights to shore up authority Another lawmaker submits letter of no confidence LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting on Friday to shore up his authority after a senior aide resigned over his … Read more