What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Legalizing assisted suicide in Canada: A new measure introduced today in Parliament would legalize the procedure across the country—but only for Canadians. The legislation is aimed at people with terminal, painful, and grievous conditions.

Panama Papers, cont’d: Russian President Vladimir Putin said while the details in the leaked documents are “correct, [they don’t] actually accuse anyone of anything, and that’s the whole point.” The comments came in his annual news conference, which lasted today for nearly four hours.

Proof of life for kidnapped Nigerian girls: A video obtained by CNN appears to show 15 of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from the town of Chibok two years ago. It’s the first video evidence that some of the girls may still be alive since their abduction.

News from the morning here