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Germanwings co-pilot had suffered depression: report

Berlin - The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday.

German police find no 'smoking gun' in crash pilot's home

Berlin - Police searching a home of the German co-pilot who officials say appears to have deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps said Friday they had seized evidence but no "smoking gun".

Germanwings crash probe turns on 'depressed' co-pilot

Montabaur - The Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into a French mountainside, killing all 150 aboard, suffered from serious depression, a German newspaper reported, raising new questions over how he was cleared to fly.

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Nice - Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

German aviation association 'seeks two-person cockpit rule'

Berlin - Germany's aviation association BDL announced plans Thursday to introduce a two-person cockpit rule after it emerged that the co-pilot on a Germanwings flight deliberately crashed after being left alone.

Air crash victims' hometown 'angry', 'shocked' by new findings

Frankfurt - The town and school of the 16 students who died in a plane disaster in the French Alps said they were shocked by the news that the co-pilot may have deliberately crashed the jet.

Germanwings co-pilot a friendly pro who 'dreamed' of flying

Berlin - Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet, was a life-long flying enthusiast who had passed all the airline's psychological tests and had no known terrorist links.

Investigators search German homes of co-pilot

Berlin - Investigators carried out searches Thursday at two homes of the German co-pilot who officials say appears to have deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps, a German prosecutor said.

Merkel says crash findings add 'absolutely unimaginable dimension'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday findings that a Germanwings co-pilot appeared to have deliberately slammed a jet into the French Alps added an "absolutely unimaginable dimension" to the tragedy.

Germanwings co-pilot had 630 hours' flying experience: Lufthansa

Frankfurt - The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps was on the job since September 2013 and had 630 hours of flying experience, the parent company, German flag carrier Lufthansa, said on Thursday.

Tears as Germany mourns 16 teens killed in air crash

Haltern - A sea of lit candles and flowers covered the front steps of a German school deep in mourning Wednesday after 16 of its students died in a plane disaster in the French Alps.

Lufthansa says crashed plane was 'in perfect condition'

Frankfurt - Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr said Wednesday the plane operated by its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings that crashed in the French Alps had been "in perfect condition".

Germanwings cancels flight as pilots refuse to fly

Frankfurt - A number of pilots at Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary Germanwings refused to fly Wednesday following the deadly crash in the French Alps, saying they were mourning the victims of the doomed aircraft.

German town mourns 16 teens killed in France air crash

Haltern - A German town mourned 16 teenagers who were among the 150 people killed in a plane crash in the French Alps Tuesday as they returned from a school exchange in Spain.

Merkel to visit French plane crash site on Wednesday

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was going Wednesday to the French Alpine region where a German passenger plane crashed, killing all 150 people on board.

67 Germans believed to have been on crash jet: Germanwings

Berlin - Low-cost airline Germanwings said it believes 67 German nationals were on its flight which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board.

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Low-cost airline Germanwings had clean safety record

Frankfurt - Germanwings, the low-cost airline owned by German flag carrier Lufthansa, said that none of its aircraft has ever been involved in a crash prior to Tuesday's loss of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps.

Greek PM to visit Merkel as Spain turns screw on Athens

Berlin - The leaders of debt-wracked Greece and economic powerhouse Germany meet in Berlin Monday after weeks of bad feeling over Athens' debt woes, bitter wartime memories and an offensive hand gesture.

German TV presenter admits faking Varoufakis middle-finger video

Berlin - A German TV presenter admitted to faking a video showing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis giving the middle-finger gesture to Germany, after the politician vehemently contested its authenticity.
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