Column | Dec 8, 2013 | 5:00 AM
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Column | Feb 20, 2014It's an idea that, in the death-squeamish U.S., is probably too disturbing for the edgiest TV hospital drama, let alone real life and real legislation. Last week, the Belgian Parliament passed a law allowing terminally ill children to request aid in dying. Adults there have been able to do that since 2002, and a few other European countries have similar measures. But last Thursday's action, which is expected to be signed into law by King Philippe, will make Belgium the first to extend the right to minors faced with "constant and unbearable suffering."
Column | Nov 14, 2012 | 6:56 PM
Story | Nov 28, 2011 | 4:34 PM
European markets pulled back from the brink Monday as government bond yields fell in most Eurozone countries and stocks rebounded. Investors may simply have been relieved that after days of unrelenting bad news from the continent, the bottom didn’...
Story | Dec 15, 2011 | 4:37 AM
Former French President Jacques Chirac was found guilty Thursday of misusing public funds and abusing public confidence after a fraud trial in Paris. Chirac was given a two-year suspended sentence.