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  • Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash

    PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps,…

  • Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea; EU eyes seizing boats

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days arrived in Sicily on Wednesday as diplomats mulled a draft U.N. resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers’…

  • Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue

    NICOLOSI, Sicily (AP) — Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe’s hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a…

  • New opposition protests in Macedonia follow violent clashes

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — More than 1,000 opposition supporters protested outside Macedonia’s parliament on Wednesday over the 2011 police killing of a student, a day after violence at a similar demonstration left 38 officers and…

  • Danish intelligence chief resigns before gun attack report

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of Denmark’s intelligence agency announced his resignation on Wednesday, hours before a government report was released criticizing some parts of the police response to the two fatal shooting attacks…

  • Belarus requires the idle to pay for not working

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness. The parliament on Wednesday passed the proposal by…

  • 5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials…

  • Airline trade group wants more uniform rules on child seats

    PARIS (AP) — So you’re headed off to a foreign destination with your family, hauling a car seat or similar device for your infant to occupy for the hours-long flight. But once abroad, the corresponding…

  • Britain’s UKIP drops candidate for saying he’d shoot rival

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political leaders visited factories, farms, supermarkets and schools Wednesday on the final day of campaigning before an election predicted to be excruciatingly close and frustratingly indecisive. The election race drew to…

  • Greece makes IMF payment amid signs of bailout progress

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cash-strapped Greece scraped together a 200 million-euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday amid signs its long-stalled bailout negotiations were making some progress. The payment came as…

  • Merkel aide denies wrongdoing in German-US spy affair

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s top security official denied any wrongdoing after appearing Thursday before a parliamentary committee over allegations that the country’s spy agency acted against national interests in its cooperation with U.S. counterparts. The…

  • UN tribunal lifts suspension of worker in French leak

    BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations tribunal has lifted the suspension of a U.N. worker who leaked information to French authorities about an internal investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually…

  • Canadian gets Dutch burial 70 years after WWII death

    BERGEN-OP-ZOOM, Netherlands (AP) — Canadian Pvt. Albert Laubenstein found his final resting place on Wednesday, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War…

  • Germany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers. Police arrested…

  • BMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, US

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury carmaker BMW increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the U.S. and Britain as well as in…