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  • DUESSELDORF, Germany, March 27- The pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps had received a sick note from doctors showing he suffered a health condition that would have prevented him flying the day of the crash, which he apparently hid from his employer, German prosecutors said. "Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- Lights were coming back on in the Amsterdam region after a power outage on Friday morning that lasted over two hours and caused blackouts across the city, including at its airport, public transport, hospitals and its financial district. Major delays were expected at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as a result of the outage, which briefly caused...

  • 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...

  • ATHENS, March 27- Greece's outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is not planning to resign, two Greek government officials said on Friday, denying a report in Germany's Bild newspaper. After a celebrity photo shoot with his wife for Paris Match magazine angered officials from the ruling Syriza party, Varoufakis has appeared on fewer television shows...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Dutch government is delaying a decision on the sale of nationalized bank ABN Amro amid anger at pay rises recently given to the bank's directors. Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem says in a brief letter to lawmakers Friday that the decision on selling ABN Amro, which was to have been taken by the end of March, has been postponed.

  • *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.

  • Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said on Friday that the nonbank financial sector today is less vulnerable to the type of shocks that played a key role in spreading the U.S. financial crisis. Fischer, who chairs a Fed subcommittee on financial stability, said there is less leverage, less use of securitization, and more moderate reliance on short-term...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- Power had been restored at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after a major outage hit the Dutch capital and surroundings on Friday morning, an airport spokeswoman said.

  • POWER RESTORED AT AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, BUT INCOMING FLIGHTS STILL BEING DIVERTED- SPOKESWOMAN.

  • 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...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- A major power outage hit large parts of Amsterdam and the surrounding province of North Holland on Friday, prompting the cancellation of all flights to and from the city's Schiphol airport. The outage was caused by a "technical fault" at a substation in the Amsterdam suburb of Diemen, it said on its Twitter feed. Frankfurt airport operator...

  • AMSTERDAM— Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns. TenneT said the cause was an outage at a high-voltage power station in the town of Diemen, just outside Amsterdam. The national railroad service said that no trains were running in and around Amsterdam.

  • AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL CANCELS FLIGHTS AFTER MAJOR POWER OUTAGE- AIRPORT SPOKESWOMAN.

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- A major power outage hit Amsterdam and surrounding areas on Friday, as Dutch grid operator TenneT reported an overload on its power lines. The ANP news agency said the outage, which covered large parts of the province of North Holland including the nearby broadcasting centre of Hilversum, was caused by a fault at a high-voltage electricity...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- A major power outage hit the Dutch capital Amsterdam and surrounding areas on Friday, as Dutch grid operator TenneT reported an overload on its power lines. The ANP news agency said the outage covered large parts of the province of North Holland, including the nearby broadcasting centre of Hilversum. Schiphol airport had a temporary outage...

  • 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...

  • MAJOR POWER OUTAGE HITS DUTCH CAPITAL AMSTERDAM, SURROUNDING AREAS.

  • 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...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 9 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "Monetary Policy" before the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Conference: The New Normal for Monetary Policy- 1945 GMT. PRISHTINA- European Central Bank's Deputy Director General International& European Relations, Gilles Noblet, speaks at an event to celebrate the conclusion of a...

  • 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...