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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.
Germanwings co-pilot hid illness from airline
The Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said Friday amid reports he was severely depressed.
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EASA to recommend 2 crew in cockpit
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will recommend Friday that airlines across the continent always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft, according to Scandinavian authorities.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded several military units a hugely prestigious title that was given to troops for heroism during WWII, sparking new questions about the Kremlin's involvement in Ukraine.
Thirty European cities pledged Thursday to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent as French President Francois Hollande called on them to back historic U.N. climate talks.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Germanwings crash appears 'deliberate'
The young co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have "deliberately" crashed the plane into the French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit, but is not believed to be part of a terrorist plot, French officials said Thursday.
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Andreas Lubitz first took to the skies as a teenage glider pilot flying from an idyllic grass runway in the hills of western Germany, and never showed any sign he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job with Germanwings, according to those who taught him the trade.
Norwegian pop band A-ha, who have sold more than 35 million albums since they first topped the charts in the 1980s, announced a comeback Wednesday just five years after their last break-up.
Two environmental groups say European Union nations continue to overfish their Atlantic waters despite commitments to fish sustainably and stay within safe scientific limits.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France -- The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route.
  
  
  
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