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  • The Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims

    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. A 12-year-old…

  • Greek ferry reaches island port after stranded for 2 days

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Some 280 ferry passengers and crew have reached a remote Greek port late Friday after being stranded in bad weather for two days. The coast guard said the Vitsenzos Kornaros, carrying…

  • Snowden meets Swedish lawmakers in Moscow

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three Swedish lawmakers have met Edward Snowden in Moscow to discuss surveillance and privacy issues. Friday’s meeting was organized by the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, which gave its annual human rights prize…

  • AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister has told The Associated Press that Russia plans to eliminate his country as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that…

  • German airline could face ‘unlimited’ damages for Alps crash

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Lufthansa could face “unlimited” compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid…

  • Kremlin dismisses Chechen threat to incite separatism in US

    MOSCOW (AP) — The speaker of Chechnya’s regional legislature has called for encouraging separatism in U.S. states near the border with Mexico if Washington provides Ukraine with lethal arms, a statement quickly disavowed by the…

  • Poland seeks facts about leaders abducted by Soviet Union

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s history institute has placed a paid advertisement in a popular daily in Russia to seek details of the deaths and burials of three leaders abducted in 1945 to Moscow where…

  • Nearly 70 migrants found on berm on Greek-Turkish border

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek border police said Friday they had rescued 68 people, most of them Syrians, trying to cross illegally into Greece after they became stranded on a berm on the Greek-Turkish border.…

  • European air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpit

    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 co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525…

  • Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

    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 day authorities say he…

  • Official: 1,500 North Caucasus people fight in Iraq, Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian official says about 1,500 residents of Russia’s North Caucasus are fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Sergei Melikov, President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the North Caucasus,…

  • Russia denies it’s in talks with Argentina on leasing jets

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian government official says Moscow hasn’t held negotiations on leasing a dozen supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider it. Alexander Fomin, the head of the Federal…

  • Poland charges 2 Russian flight controllers in 2010 crash

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s military prosecutors said Friday they have charged two Russian flight controllers with contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other state…

  • French pilots suing over leaks in German jet crash probe

    PARIS (AP) — France’s leading pilots union said Friday it is filing a lawsuit over leaks about the investigation into the crash of a German jet into the French Alps. Pilots around Europe are angry…

  • AP NewsAlert

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors: no evidence of political, religious background to Germanwings crash.