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Freya the walrus: Mischievous boat-sinker euthanised in Norway
A walrus called Freya that has been getting up to mischief in Oslo was euthanised by Norweigian authorities on Sunday.
Portugal's parliament makes third attempt to legalise euthanasia
Previous bills to allow assisted suicide have been blocked by the country's Constitutional Court and President.
'Right to die': Belgium marks two decades since legalising euthanasia
Twenty years ago, Belgium became only the second country in the world to legalise euthanasia. Today, more than a dozen European nations allow some form of it.
MPs in Italy back a new law that would legalise a form of euthanasia
The bill has been criticised by right-wing Italian MPs and will now go to the country's Senate.
Italy's Constitutional Court rejects referendum on euthanasia
A petition for a referendum on the right to die had collected more than 750,000 signatures last August, well above the threshold required to trigger a vote.
New law allowing assisted suicide comes into effect in Austria
Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland and has been decriminalised in several European countries, including Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Austria to allow tightly limited right to assisted suicide
From next year, people who are chronically seriously ill or have no prospect of recovery will be able to state their will to die.
Assisted dying pod you can 3D print yourself approved in Switzerland
A review of the pod found no legal obstacles preventing its use in Switzerland, but critics fear its goal to "democratise" voluntary euthanasia with AI brings new risks.
Portugal's president vetoes law legalising euthanasia
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said the wording of the second draft still needs "clarification".
New Zealand legalises assisted dying for the terminally ill
It comes more than a year after almost two-thirds of New Zealanders voted in favour of the law in a referendum.
Portugal’s parliament approves revised bill legalising euthanasia
Parliament passed the first version of the bill in January, but President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa had asked the Constitutional Court to review it.
'Suicide powder' may have killed dozens, say Dutch prosecutors
Only strict medically-approved assisted suicide is legal in the Netherlands.
Is Italy set for a referendum on legalising euthanasia?
As a country deeply entrenched in its Catholic roots, euthanasia – a practice condemned by the Church’s teaching – has long been a deeply controversial topic.
Italy moves closer to a referendum on legalising euthanasia
A petition to legalise euthanasia in Italy has been signed by enough people to hold a referendum on the subject.
Spain legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide
"Today we are a more human, fairer and freer country," said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez after Spanish lawmakers approved the euthanasia bill on Thursday.
Portugal's constitutional court blocks law decriminalising euthanasia
The court said the law is too imprecise in identifying the circumstances under which assisted suicide procedures can occur.
Portuguese President orders constitutional review of euthanasia law
The President said the legislation appears "excessively imprecise," potentially creating a situation of "legal uncertainty." The law was approved by a significant majority in parliament three weeks ago.
Portuguese MPs vote for euthanasia, bringing new law a step closer
The proposed law allowing euthanasia and assisted suicide for terminally ill and gravely injured people now goes to Portugal's President for approval.
Majority of Spanish MPs vote in favour of law allowing euthanasia
The conservative opposition parties voted against the government's assisted dying bill, with one party claiming the law was "a defeat for everyone, a failure for our health system and our society".
New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana
People voted 65% in favour of supporting an End of Life Choice Act that gives people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted dying.