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German co-pilot once treated for 'suicidal tendencies'

2015-03-31 05:48

Officials have confirmed that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license.

Pastor, community stand by Germanwings co-pilot

2015-03-30 06:16

The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown says the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact the co-pilot has been blamed for a plane crash that killed 150 people.

Pope prays for Alps plane crash victims

2015-03-29 21:18

Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash, as French authorities say they are making progress recovering the bodies of those killed in the crash.

Anticipation and angst over milk quotas

2015-03-29 14:09

European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas with a mixture of anticipation and angst.

France spurs Iran to make nuclear deal

2015-03-28 06:45

France has urged Iran to make 'new efforts' to clinch a long-sought nuclear deal with global powers.

French investigators hunt black box from doomed jet

2015-03-27 14:18

Dozens of specialised police and rescue workers have kicked off a fourth day of recovery operations at the scene of the crashed Germanwings jet, hunting for its second black box.

'Racist' cupcakes banned from French shop window

2015-03-27 12:32

A French court has banned the display of cupcakes topped with the naked figures of a man and woman wrought in dark chocolate in a pastry shop near Nice after a watchdog described them as ‘racist’.

Shock and anger after 'deliberate' Germanwings crash

2015-03-27 10:03

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said, with the "unimaginable" development sparking global shock and anger among victims' loved ones.

Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

2015-03-27 05:49

Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, say those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager.

Lufthansa chief stunned by co-pilot reports

2015-03-26 17:25

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr has said he was "stunned" by suggestions the co-pilot of the jet operated by its Germanwings subsidiary had deliberately crashed the plane.

 

Germanwings co-pilot had suicidal tendencies

2015-03-30 16:10

German prosecutors say the co-pilot of the Germanwings passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps had received treatment for suicidal tendencies.

Israeli body parts experts head to Alps

2015-03-29 21:53

A team of Israeli rescue and recovery experts with experience identifying body parts after suicide attacks, are heading to the French Alps to help with the efforts to gather the remains of the 150 victims of the fatal Germanwings crash.

DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found

2015-03-29 17:59

Forensic teams have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts recovered from the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, one of the lead investigators says.

Crash pilot was psychiatric patient

2015-03-28 22:45

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an airliner, killing 150 people, had told his girlfriend he was planning a spectacular gesture so 'everyone will know my name', a German daily says.

Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot grounded

2015-03-27 22:35

German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy.

Police find no 'smoking gun' in crash pilot's home

2015-03-27 13:06

Police searching a home of the German co-pilot who officials say appears to have deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps say they have seized evidence but no ‘smoking gun’.

Germanwings co-pilot suffered depression - report

2015-03-27 11:14

The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday.

Pilots must have regular medical check-ups - UN

2015-03-27 08:48

Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body says, after a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane this week killing all 150 on board.

Final minutes of doomed Germanwings flight

2015-03-26 22:22

The flight started like any other, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would soon allegedly inflict on the other 149 people on board.

Germanwings co-pilot lived with parents, avid runner

2015-03-26 15:58

Details have emerged about the co-pilot who French authorities say "deliberately" initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed, killing all 150 people on board.

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