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Germanwings co-pilot planned to 'make everyone remember' him, ex-girlfriend says
Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who crashed an Airbus A320 into the French Alps, killing all 150 passengers aboard, had been planning to do something to "make everyone remember him," his ex-girlfriend has claimed in an interview.

28.03.2015 08:08

Russia-Montenegro Euro qualifier abandoned after 2 players hit by objects thrown by fans
Russia’s Euro 2016 qualifying match against Montenegro was abandoned after two Russian players were hit by objects thrown from the crowd. Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare, while Dmitry Kombarov was struck by a cigarette lighter.

27.03.2015 20:09

Germanwings co-pilot 'hid illness,' medical leave note from employers - prosecutors
Police have found a torn sick leave note for the date of the crashed Germanwings flight in the home of Andreas Lubitz, suspected of voluntarily bringing the plane down, Dusseldorf prosecutors say.

27.03.2015 11:45

Germanwings’ Andreas Lubitz underwent psychiatric treatment - reports
Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately bringing down the plane with 150 people on board, suffered depression and underwent psychiatric treatment, German media report.

27.03.2015 05:40

Russia warns NATO drills a ‘problem’ as US attack planes buzz Poland
Four US A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war games in Poland, as the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at drills this year. Moscow says the military build-up at Russia’s borders will have a negative long-term impact.

26.03.2015 14:02

'A boy like so many others': Shocked reactions from those who knew Germanwings co-pilot
Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who allegedly deliberately crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 into the Alps on Tuesday, was described as a "normal" and "very nice" young man by those in his German hometown.

26.03.2015 16:08

‘US competes with China, Russia to remain the big dog on the block’
The US doesn’t see Russia as a real threat, but political and economic rivalry is behind its narrative as Moscow and Beijing are forming alternate poles of global power and finance, says Dr. Conn Hallinan, a columnist at Foreign Policy In Focus.

26.03.2015 13:50

​‘Deeply scarring’: Labour vows to outlaw indefinite detention of asylum seekers
Labour has pledged to introduce new limits on the amount of time a person can remain trapped in Britain’s asylum and immigration system, a policy shift that would protect migrants’ human rights and ban indefinite detention in the UK.

26.03.2015 09:45

1 pilot locked outside cockpit when Germanwings crashed
Only one of the two pilots on ill-fated Germanwings flight 4U 9525 was inside the cockpit when the plane crashed, a German state prosecutor said, confirming earlier media reports.

26.03.2015 05:10

McDonald's enters world of kitsch with Big Mac wallpaper, bed sheets
If the thought of a Big Mac wasn't enough to make your mouth water, you can now have the juicy burger on your wallpaper, thermal underwear, and rain boots. All this is made possible via McDonald's Big Mac Shop collection – but only in Sweden.

25.03.2015 20:33

Spy sting foils factory worker’s plot to sell UK nuclear secrets
A factory worker who stole secret documents detailing sensitive information about British nuclear submarines and attempted to sell them to government officials in Eastern Europe has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.

25.03.2015 17:13

Sharing secrets: Britain & Israel launch £1.2mn cybersecurity project
A group of British and Israeli academics are set to participate in a £1.2 million cyber security research venture as part of the government’s “long-term economic plan,” the Cabinet Office announced on Tuesday.

25.03.2015 17:04