A man in the Netherlands has been allowed to die because he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic.
Mark Langedijk chose the day of his death and was telling jokes, drinking beer and eating ham sandwiches with his family hours before he passed away.
British lawmakers backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit timetable on Wednesday after she headed off a rebellion in her Conservative Party over a lack of insight into the government’s strategy to leave the European Union.
May has come under pressure from lawmakers, businesses and investors to set out at least a broad picture of how she sees Britain’s future relationship with the EU. She says giving too much away could weaken Britain’s hand in the country’s most important negotiations since World War Two.
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The European Parliament has voted to suspend Turkey’s EU membership talks because of the Turkish government’s crackdown since a coup attempt in July.
The MEPs’ non-binding vote has already been dismissed as “worthless” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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MEPs voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution to launch a counter-offensive to tackle what they described a new Cold War on the propaganda front.
Bureaucrats claim the Kremlin has stepped up an underhand media offensive against the EU since annexing Crimea, using a host of methods including multi-language TV station Russia Today and popular online news service Sputnik to spread negative stories and “disinformation”.
The super army would be funded by all 28 member states – including Britain, which will be forced to pay as Article 50 has not yet been ratified.
Speaking tonight in Strasborg, MEP Urmas Paet said the army must become a reality “without further delays”.