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

Global COVID response program ‘running on fumes’ amid budget shortfall

Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a news conference of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Covid-19 about its investigation of the coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, China, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 8 (Reuters) – A global initiative to get COVID-19 tests, treatments … Read more

‘Delete history’: Russia closes top rights group, setting limits on years of repression

The Supreme Court closes Russia’s oldest rights group Says he failed to identify himself as a foreign agent Memorial says it will appeal Says that claims of historical truth cannot be erased Says it will continue activities regardless MOSCOW, December 28 (Reuters) – Russia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the country’s oldest human rights group … Read more