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    January 24, 2015  

    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a recent NewsHour Weekend segment on Beligum’s euthanasia law, the least restrictive law governing physician-assisted suicide in the world. Continue reading

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    January 17, 2015  

    In the wake of last week’s shootings in Paris and a sweeping Belgian counter-terror operation this week that left two suspects dead, Belgian authorities have stepped up security across the country. For the latest, Matthew Dalton, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Brussels. Continue reading

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    January 17, 2015  

    More than a decade after Belgium legalized euthanasia, it made headlines last year when it became the first country to lift any age restrictions for the procedure. Under the law, terminally ill children can request euthanasia if they are near death, and suffering “constant and unbearable physical” pain with no available treatment. NewsHour’s Ivette Feliciano reports. Continue reading

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    January 17, 2015   BY Megan Thompson 

    Belgium has the most liberal euthanasia law in the world. And although the country is predominantly Roman Catholic, national surveys show overwhelming support in Belgium for the right to die by euthanasia. Continue reading

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    January 17, 2015  

    Belgium has the world’s most liberal law on physician-assisted suicide, which is not just for the terminally ill. Patients with psychiatric conditions – and now, even children – can request euthanasia. Surveys in Belgium show overwhelming public support, and many doctors say it gives patients with constant and unbearable suffering a practical and humane way to die peacefully. But even in a country with a far-reaching acceptance, controversy still exists. NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports. Continue reading

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    January 16, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, police in France, Germany and Belgium arrested more than two dozen people with suspected links to Islamic militant groups. The head of Europol warned that Europe now has up to 5,000 Muslim radicals. Also, President Obama warned lawmakers that imposing new sanctions against Iran could end all hope for reaching a deal with that country on its nuclear program. Continue reading

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    January 15, 2015  

    Belgian security officials reportedly raided a cell of extremists who had recently returned from Syria and were ready to stage attacks “on a grand scale.” Two suspects were killed and one was wounded in a shootout with police. Meanwhile, in France, President Francois Hollande appealed for religious tolerance, vowing to punish any acts against Muslims or Jews. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff report. Continue reading

  • Belgian police block a street in central Verviers where Belgian counter-terrorist police raided an apartment
    January 15, 2015  

    The attacks in Paris and today’s raids against militants in Belgium highlight the trend of European Muslims traveling to Syria and Iraq to fight. Gwen Ifill talks to Lorenzo Vidino of the European Foundation for Democracy about Europe’s porous borders and the challenge of monitoring possible suspects. Continue reading

    August 6, 2014  

    Former enemies marked the centennial this week of the “Great War,” which pulled in world powers and killed 17 million soldiers and civilians across Europe and beyond. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the death and destruction of the world’s first fully industrialized war radically re-organized Europe and the Middle East, and altered the course of history. Continue reading

  • Lights Go Out To Mark World War One Centenary
    August 4, 2014  

    On August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, sparking a global conflict that killed more than 14 million people from 28 countries. To mark the anniversary, European royalty, political leaders and veterans’ families gathered to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on some of the tributes. Continue reading

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