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  • UPDATE 1-Suicidal pilots hard to spot, say experts Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 9:27 AM ET

    SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, March 27- As investigators try to find out why a young German pilot deliberately crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, pilots and psychologists warn it may be impossible to prevent similar incidents in the future. The International Civil Aviation Organization, which sets global aviation standards, recommends that someone...

  • 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...

  • European air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpit Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:37 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The European Union's aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in alone to crash the plane. Before the recommendation, Lufthansa said it would move to the two-person rule "as...

  • 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 appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers— including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside. Searches conducted at...

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

  • A church service in honor of the victims has been held in Duesseldorf, where the Germanwings plane was headed when it crashed into a French mountain, killing all 150 people aboard Tuesday. Detlev Toonen, a Lutheran priest based at Duesseldorf airport who has been counseling relatives of the crash victims, says "the church... wants to show solidarity with the...