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  • Lopez-Belio's husband, Pawel Pracz of Manchester, England, said his wife and son had traveled to Spain for a family funeral. He was with family in Manchester, and in close contact with family in Spain. He was flying back to Britain via Dusseldorf to meet with his mother.

  • Germanwings crash; black box found; 150 dead Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:54 AM ET
    A rescue helicopter from the French Securite Civile flies over the French Alps during a rescue operation after the crash of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015.

    A representative for the German airline said there were 144 passengers, including 2 babies and a school party of 16 and 6 crew members.

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain to visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain. The A320 jet operated by Lufthansa's...

  • March 24- It is likely some British nationals were on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said. The Airbus operated by Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings flight was traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf and had 142 passengers and six crew on board when it crashed in southern...

  • HALTERN, Germany— A stunned German town mourned 16 students who went down aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on their way home Tuesday from a Spanish exchange, while the opera world grieved for two singers who were returning from performing in Barcelona— one of them with her baby. "This is surely the blackest day in the history of our town," a visibly shaken Mayor Bodo...

  • LISBON, March 24- Seven institutions, including the euro zone's largest listed bank, Santander, have presented non-binding bids for Portugal's Novo Banco, the successor to Banco Espirito Santo after a state rescue last year. Portuguese authorities hope to sell Novo Banco soon to recover the funds injected last August in the 4.9 billion euro rescue operation...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 24- An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4 U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf went down with 144 passengers and six crew on board. One of the plane's black...

  • NEW YORK— Airplanes don't just fall out of the sky. "If you see a wing here and three miles later you see a fuselage, one doesn't have to be an expert to speculate that it didn't happen on the ground— that something happened before it impacted," says Todd Curtis, a former Boeing safety engineer who is now director of the Airsafe.com Foundation. Germanwings Flight 9525...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The crash of a Germanwings Airbus plane in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday does not appear to have been caused by a terror attack, White House said, adding that U.S. officials stand ready to help investigate. "There is no indication of a nexus to terrorism at this time," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said.

  • Germany's Spiegel magazine has reported an incident from 2010, when two pilots nearly passed out as they landed in Cologne. German media have widely reported an incident on Nov. 5 in which a Lufthansa A321-200 flying from Bilbao, Spain, to Munich, Germany, went into a sudden dive shortly after reaching cruising altitude. Germanwings, which has a fleet of around 78...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 24- An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4 U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf went down with 144 passengers and six crew on board. Also among the victims...

  • Plane in French Alps crash had strong safety record Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 9:57 AM ET
    A Germanwings Airbus A320 registration D-AIPX is seen at the Berlin airport in this March 29, 2014 file photo. An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, police and aviation officials said.

    The Airbus A320 is flown by all the major U.S. airlines, reports NBC News.

  • The Latest: Germanwings forced to cancel 7 flights Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    Germanwings has had to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because a number of crew members felt they were unfit to fly following news of the accident. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Tuesday evening that he understood the crew members' sentiments. Andrea Perez Martinez, 20, who had participated in the exchange with the German school in Haltern four years...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France— A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight from Spain to Germany, apparently killing all 150 people on board. It was the deadliest crash in France in decades.

  • BARCELONA, Spain— Lufthansa vice president: Company currently considers the Germanwings plane crash an accident.

  • Cramer Remix: I'm taking a cue from Ariana Grande Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer explains why he has one less problem without Greece.

  • 3M CEO to Cramer: The secret to staying relevant Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    Jim Cramer spoke with 3M CEO on how the company has managed to maintain a position of innovation all over the globe.

  • Cramer: 5 trends that could leave you in the dust Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Jim Cramer likes to question trends sometimes. What if things were completely different? He gives his take on what investors can expect.

  • MADRID— A Spanish judge has recommended that six people accused of running a slush fund for the ruling conservative Popular Party stand trial for tax fraud. Investigating Judge Pablo Ruz says he has evidence showing that from 1990 to 2008 the suspects, including two former party treasurers, operated a system for party donations by companies that were not...

  • European markets close: Merkel hosts Greek PM   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    European markets close: Merkel hosts Greek PM

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Germany's Angela Merkel hosting the Greek Prime Minister.