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 | Apr 10, 2012 | 4:41 PM
In Belgium, a political party on the far right has unveiled a deeply controversial new website where tipsters can report illegal immigrants working on the black market or abusing the social security system.
Story | Sep 11, 2012 | 7:13 AM
Responding to violent protests in several West Bank cities, the Palestinian Authority said Tuesday it would cancel planned tax hikes on cooking gas, fuel and other commodities.