Assisted suicide has long been permitted in Switzerland. But helping German citizens commit suicide there could soon be a punishable offense. The German government is planning to table a new euthanasia law this fall.
Germany's most notorious gun manufacturer, Heckler & Koch, has vowed never again to sell weapons to non-NATO and EU countries - though it has not announced the strategy. It is the first arms firm ever to do this.
For more than a decade a 74-year-old man fought for legal access to fatal drugs for his paralyzed, now-deceased, wife. A German court has now ruled that her extreme suffering should have been taken into account.
Over 100 states are meeting in Geneva to discuss why the three-year-old Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has so far failed. Signatories are still sending arms to Saudi Arabia despite ethical commitments.
Every year, many terminally ill patients opt to go to Switzerland to end their lives. Medically assisted suicide is legal there under certain conditions. Why do people choose this route when palliative care is available?
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