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  • PARIS— 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 that information about the final moments of the flight was reported in the media before prosecutors and others were informed. Guillaume Schmid of France's SNPL union told...

  • *Ukraine wants bondholders to accept debt writedown. *Entire IMF-led bailout for Ukraine at risk. Moscow bought the bonds from Kiev before a pro-Russian president was forced from power early last year, opening a rift which widened with the annexation of Crimea and a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine.

  • MONTABAUR, Germany, March 27- The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps killing 150 people broke off his training six years ago due to depression and spent over a year in psychiatric treatment, a German newspaper reported on Friday. The story in German tabloid Bild came a day after French prosecutors said they believed...

  • MONTABAUR, Germany— 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 the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday. Such sick notes from doctors excusing employees from work are common in Germany and issued even for minor...

  • He told reporters in Barcelona that he feels no anger toward co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, accused of crashing the Airbus A320 into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Robert Oliver worked for a clothing company in Barcelona, where his parents also live. Prosecutors in the western city of Duesseldorf say they seized medical documents from the home of...

  • PARIS/ SEYNE-LES-ALPES, March 26- A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said on Thursday. They offered no motive for why Andreas Lubitz, 27, would take the controls of the...

  • Outbound Chinese buyers confounding the doubters Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    *Chinese companies snap up $391 bln of foreign assets in decade. HONG KONG, March 27- ChemChina, which could soon face the task of integrating Italian tyre-maker Pirelli after its $7.7 billion bid, can take heart in the knowledge that Chinese buyers have made a decent fist of growing global brands in recent years. Success stories include the landmark 2004 purchase...

  • *Ukraine wants bondholders to accept debt writedown. LONDON, March 26- A legal conundrum is threatening plans to ease Ukraine's debt burden and possibly its entire $40 billion IMF-led bailout: should a $3 billion Eurobond held by Russia be classed as commercial paper, or as bilateral sovereign debt? Moscow bought the bonds from Kiev before a pro-Russian...

  • *Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. After listening to "black box" voice recordings, French prosecutors left no doubt that they believe 28- year-old Andreas Lubitz was in control of the Airbus A320 and set it on its fatal descent. Prosecutors in the German city of Duesseldorf said police were searching his home for evidence.

  • *Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. Investigators and grieving relatives were left struggling to explain what motivated Andreas Lubitz, 28, to kill all 150 people on board the Airbus A320, including himself, in Wednesday's crash in the French Alps. He refused to re-open the door and sent plane into its fatal descent, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said.

  • Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    MONTABAUR, Germany— Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany. Members of his hometown flight club in Montabaur, where he renewed his glider license last fall, told The Associated Press that the...

  • *Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. Andreas Lubitz gained sole control of the aircraft after the captain left the cockpit, refused to re-open the door and appears to have operated controls, sending the plane into its fatal descent, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said. He did this "for a reason we cannot fathom right now but which looks like intent to...

  • *Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. PARIS/ SEYNE-LES-ALPES, March 26- The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday. German Andreas Lubitz, 28, left in sole control of the Airbus A320 after the...

  • PARIS, March 26- The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet into the French Alps on Tuesday has been identified as 28- year-old Andreas Lubitz. Announcing his details at a news conference on Thursday, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said he had no known links with terrorism. "There is no reason to suspect a terrorist attack," he said.

  • MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR SAYS NO GROUNDS TO CONSIDER IT WAS TERRORIST INCIDENT.

  • MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR NAMES GERMANWINGS CO-PILOT AS ANDREAS LUBITZ.

  • PARIS, March 26- The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet that went down in the French Alps, killing 150 people, appears to have crashed the plane deliberately, a Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday.

  • MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR SAYS CO-PILOT WAS NOT KNOWN AS WANTED TERRORIST.

  • MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR SAYS RECORDING SUGGESTS PASSENGERS' SCREAMS BEGAN JUST BEFORE FINAL IMPACT.

  • MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR- CO-PILOT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE ACTIVATED DESCENT BUTTON.