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Euthanasia | Death of Frenchman reignites controversy over caring for brain-injured people
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/15/19, 05:23 pm

Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old French nurse who suffered brain damage in a motorcycle accident in 2008, died from dehydration and starvation on Thursday, nine days after doctors stopped giving him food and fluids.

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Lambert case ignites euthanasia debate in France

International | The quadriplegic dies after doctors remove his feeding tube
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/11/19, 02:26 pm

FRANCE: Vincent Lambert, the quadriplegic at the center of a euthanasia battle, has died. The case highlights the complexities in French law on difficult end-of-life cases, and was used to press for legalizing euthanasia.

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U.K.: Iran confronted British commercial vessel in Persian Gulf

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/11/19, 11:01 am

Three Iranian paramilitary boats attempted to impede a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, according to the British government. The Iranian vessels tried to block the British Heritage but retreated when Britain’s HMS Montrose warship positioned itself between the two ships and issued verbal warnings, the British navy said. “We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region,” British government officials said.

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