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  • Belgium's humane stance on dying kids

    It's an idea that, in the death-squeamish U.S., is probably too disturbing for the edgiest TV hospital drama, let alone real life and real legislation. Last week, the Belgian Parliament passed a law allowing terminally ill children to request aid in...
  • Oscar Notebook: Even in the obscure foreign language category, these two films are little known

     Oscar Notebook: Even in the obscure foreign language category, these two films are little known
    It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the...
  • Oscars 2014: Italy's 'The Great Beauty' wins foreign language film

    Oscars 2014: Italy's 'The Great Beauty' wins foreign language film
    Italy‘s “The Great Beauty”  won the Oscar for foreign Language film Sunday night. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, “The Great Beauty” follows a writer, Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), who finds himself at an emotional...
  • Revolutionary Opera Director Gerard Mortier Dies at 70

    Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has died. He was 70. Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo made the announcement Sunday, and the country's...
  • Review: 'Blood Ties' engaging but falls short as crime saga

    Review: 'Blood Ties' engaging but falls short as crime saga
    "Blood Ties" is a largely engrossing drama set in 1974 that works better as an emotional study of brothers on flip sides of the law than as the Sidney Lumet-type crime saga it strives to be. Still, there's a heft to the proceedings that keeps us...
  • Obama: Lessons of World War I 'speak to us still'

    BRUSSELS -- President Obama laid a wreath at the World War I memorial at Flanders Field on Wednesday, noting the war that tore apart Europe still echoes in conflicts 100 years later. "The lessons of that war speak to us still," Obama said in his first...
  • A Kennedy Stirs Connecticut's Politics

    State Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, will not seek a sixth term in November. He has been a brave soldier in the endless battle to protect the public's right to know what its government is doing. This is harder duty than most people think. Those invested...
  • Cannes Unveils 2014 Official Selection Lineup

    Tommy Lee Jones, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan will square off with Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Michel Hazanavicius for the Palme d'Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection...
  • FDA approves device to treat migraine headaches

    FDA approves device to treat migraine headaches
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an electronic medical device intended to treat migraine headaches. In an announcement released Tuesday, officials said the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, device...
  • Indie Sales Boards Joachim Lafosse's 'The White Knights'

    Paris-based Indie Sales has come on board Joachim Lafosse's "The White Knights" (Les Chevaliers Blancs), the Belgian helmer's follow-up to "Our Children," which played in Cannes' Un Certain Regard in 2012. Focusing on the limits and issues of...
  • Belgium extends euthanasia law

    The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Phillipe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has...
  • Belgium surprised at international euthanasia backlash

    Belgium surprised at international euthanasia backlash
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian media expressed rank incomprehension over foreign criticism of the country's extension of euthanasia to children, portraying legislation as humane and dismissing any notion of sick children being pressed to their deaths....