Belgium, which for 11 years has been one of the world’s few countries with legalized euthanasia, raised the bar Thursday by approving a highly controversial bill that would extend doctor-assisted dying to children.
The measure, which passed the country’s Senate by a 50-17 vote has yet to be approved by the Lower House. It would make Belgium the first country to remove any age limit to legal euthanasia, although users would require parental approval and “possess the capacity of discernment.”
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-run Senate has approved legislation aimed at preventing a Tuesday U.S. government shutdown.
Friday’s vote was 54-44.
But it remains unclear whether the Senate and the Republican-run House will be able to complete a compromise bill in time to get it to President Barack Obama for his signature before the government has to close.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc sued the Export-Import Bank of the United States on Wednesday, renewing a legal fight over subsidies that benefit aircraft exporters such as Boeing Co and by extension non-U.S. airlines. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Joining Delta as plaintiffs were Hawaiian Airlines Inc and the Air Line Pilots Association, International. (Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Gary Hill)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc sued the Export-Import Bank of the United States on Wednesday, renewing a legal fight over subsidies that benefit aircraft exporters such as Boeing Co and by extension non-U.S.
A state Senate committee approves SB 1161, a bill to ban regulation of Internet phone service, after changes are proposed to uphold some consumer protections.SACRAMENTO — A controversial bill that would ban state agencies from regulating telephones that use Internet connections passed a state Senate committee after the measure's author accepted amendments that would strengthen some consumer protections.