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

TD Bank freezes accounts that received money for Canada protests

TORONTO, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO) has frozen two personal bank accounts into which C$1.4 million ($1.1 million) had been deposited to support protesters fighting the Canadian government’s pandemic measures, a bank spokesperson said on Saturday. The demonstrations, dubbed the “Freedom Convoy” by Canadian truckers opposing a vaccination mandate for cross-border drivers as … Read more

Dutch publisher shuts down Anne Frank book due to questions about research

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – A Dutch publisher has suspended printing a book that suggested a Jewish notary may have betrayed Anne Frank and said there were questions about the investigation behind it, according to an internal email seen by Reuters . “The Betrayal of Anne Frank,” released on January 18, caused a sensation when … Read more