Doctor-administered euthanasia for terminally ill people facing unbearable suffering was legalised in the Netherlands in 2002. For several years, the reported number of cases declined, but it has risen steadily since 2006. In 2012, a record 4,188 cases were recorded, about 3% of all deaths in the Netherlands, against 1,923 in 2006. Most cases are due to cancer. … [Read more...] about Euthanasia cases in the Netherlands rise by 13% in a year
Saturated fat is a vital part of diet. The NDNS found that adults typically got 34.6% of their total energy from fats as a whole, just below the 35% the government recommends. However, while total fat consumption was just within target, saturated fats still made up an unhealthily large proportion of total food energy – 12.6%, against the recommended maximum of 11%. … [Read more...] about Eating cheese does not raise risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds
EU member states are already fighting like ferrets in a sack over how to make up the shortfall left by disappearing UK budget contributions. There are already signs of internal tensions over how central the issue of access to UK waters for EU fishing fleets should be in Michel Barnier’s negotiating mandate. Western coastal states naturally think it important. Central and Eastern members – particularly the landlocked ones – are much less likely to consider this a potential deal-breaker. … [Read more...] about The divided EU still hasn’t realised that the political realities have changed
The semi-finals will have commentary by Scott Mills and Rylan Clarke-Neal on BBC Four while Graham Norton will provide commentary for the final on BBC One. … [Read more...] about Eurovision 2020 – when, where and who is hosting the song contest?
Meanwhile, the government has collapsed. On Thursday night, the prime minister, Abdullah al Thinni, was refused permission to board his own plane and leave the city for the east, by the militia that controls Mitiga, Tripoli's second airport. The main international airport is now a battered ruin. … [Read more...] about Libya: western countries urge citizens to leave as civil war intensifies