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

Thousands of planes canceled globally as the Omicron March Christmas weekend

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (Reuters) – Commercial airlines around the world canceled more than 4,500 flights over the Christmas weekend as a rising tide of COVID-19 infections driven by the Omicron variant created greater insecurity and misery for holidaymakers. Airlines globally scrapped at least 2,401 flights on Friday, which fell on Christmas Eve and are … Read more