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A Belgian newspaper is under fire for an image it printed showing President Barack Obama and the First Lady as apes. The progressive newspaper De Morgen is being accused of racism for the image along with an article it published just prior to Obama’s visit to the Netherlands Monday morning. The image clearly depicts the couple as two apes– an editorial […]

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Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions. When, as expected, the bill is signed by the king, Belgium will become the first country in the world to remove any age limit on the practice. It may be […]

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Some 2,712 citizens of other EU countries have been asked to leave Belgium for being an unreasonable burden on the welfare system. The number of people being told to go has more than tripled in three years. Even having a job is not enough to be allowed to stay, as is the case of Italian accordion player […]

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US President Barack Obama will visit Pope Francis on a European tour in March, the White House has said. The White House said Mr Obama looked forward to discussing their “shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality”. While in Rome, Mr Obama will meet Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Enrico Letta. He […]

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Belgium is already known for its very liberal approach to euthanasia in Europe, but the approval of its expansion to include children has been fiercely debated. We look at the arguments for and against the law. “Why wouldn’t you give children, who are incurably sick and who are unbearably suffering the same possibilities adults have?” […]

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