Portugal parliament rejects bill to legalize euthanasia for terminal patients

​Portugal’s parliament rejected on Tuesday a bill that would have legalized voluntary euthanasia for terminal patients in the Catholic-majority country by a narrow margin, but it secured enough support to ensure continued debate on the issue. Drafted by the ruling Socialists, the bill garnered 110 votes in the 230-seat parliament but was stymied by 115… Read More Portugal parliament rejects bill to legalize euthanasia for terminal patients

Starbucks shuts down thousands of stores for anti-bias training 

​Starbucks Corp appealed to customers for forgiveness in a controversy over alleged racial profiling on Tuesday, saying its behavior toward two black men last month had been reprehensible as it closed 8,000 U.S. stores for anti-bias training. The company settled privately with the men after a Philadelphia cafe manager’s call to police resulted in their… Read More Starbucks shuts down thousands of stores for anti-bias training 

ABC cancels popular comedy show ‘Roseanne’ following host’s racial tweets

Walt Disney Co’s ABC network canceled the popular U.S. television comedy ‘Roseanne’ on Tuesday after star Roseanne Barr compared a former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks on Twitter. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey… Read More ABC cancels popular comedy show ‘Roseanne’ following host’s racial tweets

Three dead, gunman killed in suspected terror attack in Belgian city of Liege

A man killed two policewomen and a bystander in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday before being shot dead in a gunbattle at a school in what prosecutors are treating as a terrorist attack. The man was named by public broadcaster RTBF as a 36-year-old petty criminal who had been let out on day-release… Read More Three dead, gunman killed in suspected terror attack in Belgian city of Liege

Israel strikes back following dozens of mortar bombs attack from Palestinian militants

Palestinian militants on Tuesday launched their heaviest barrages against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war and Israeli aircraft struck back in a surge of fighting after weeks of border violence. There were no immediate reports of casualties from either side after the Israeli military said more than 25 mortar bombs and rockets were fired from… Read More Israel strikes back following dozens of mortar bombs attack from Palestinian militants