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The Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims

March 27, 2015

8:55 p.m. (1955 GMT, 3:55 a.m. EDT)

Hundreds of mourners have shown up for a Mass in a Barcelona suburb for three generations of one family who died in the Germanwings plane crash. more »»

Astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station

March 27, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. more »»

Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues

March 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court. more »»

Syria's Assad calls chemical attack allegations 'propaganda'

March 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations "malicious... more »»

The Latest: Europe aviation agency urges 2 crew in cockpits

March 27, 2015

5:15 p.m. (1615 GMT, 12:15 a.m. EDT)

Europe's aviation safety agency is now recommending that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft. more »»

With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

March 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look. more »»

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

March 27, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final... more »»

EU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to peace talks

March 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is assessing new ways to push Israel back to the peace negotiating table with the Palestinians for a deal based on a two-state solution, working in tandem with... more »»

European air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpit

March 27, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the... more »»

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

March 27, 2015

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the... more »»

The Latest: French police recover remains of crash victims

March 27, 2015

4:40 p.m. (1540 GMT, 11:40 a.m. more »»

The Latest: Hospital says it evaluated Germanwings co-pilot

March 27, 2015

4:10 p.m. (1510 GMT, 11:10 a.m. EDT)

A Duesseldorf hospital says the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9525 had been a patient there over the past two months. more »»

The Latest: Lufthansa creates new group safety pilot job

March 27, 2015

3:40 p.m. (1440 GMT, 10:40 a.m. more »»

Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry

March 27, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant... more »»

Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout

March 27, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of... more »»

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north

March 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and key military installations on Friday, the second day of a campaign that military officials said was... more »»

The Latest: American support group contacts crash families

March 27, 2015

2:40 p.m. (1340 GMT, 9:40 a.m. EDT)

An American who lost relatives in the EgyptAir disaster has reached out to Germanwings families to give them support. more »»

Nigerian military claim to destroy Boko Haram headquarters

March 27, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had... more »»

3 astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station

March 27, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. more »»

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence

March 27, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most... more »»

 
 
 

 

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