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  • ATHENS, March 26- Greece will present measures to boost tax revenues and encourage investors as part of a reforms list aimed at reaching a deal with lenders early next week to unlock aid, the government said on Thursday. After talks with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the past week, Athens said it would present a package of reforms to its...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the pilots had left the cockpit and could not get back in before the...

  • *One of two pilots locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Lufthansa says it has no information on Times report. SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported.

  • In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke identified Robert Oliver as the third American citizen killed in the crash. He provided no further details Thursday, but Oliver's parents told Spain's La Sexta television channel their son lived in Barcelona and worked for the Desigual clothing company based in Spain's second-largest city.

  • ATHENS, March 26- Greece is optimistic about reaching a deal on economic reforms with its euro zone peers early next week, unblocking urgently needed funding, its economy minister said on Thursday. After talks with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the past week, Athens said it would present a package of reforms to its euro zone partners by...

  • PARIS— Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27- year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. "We have no idea of the reason," Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said, revealing the chilling conclusions...

  • *One of two pilots locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Lufthansa says it has no information on Times report. SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported.

  • *Co-pilot locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The New York Times reported that evidence from the recordings showed that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the flight went down.

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • LONDON, March 25- The chances of Greece doing a deal with its European creditors have grown since a meeting in Berlin this week, Greek central bank governor Yannis Stournaras said on Wednesday, adding that an exit from the euro would only bring his country more pain. But he warned against the idea of Greece leaving the euro-' Grexit'- and said he was confident this would...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy traveled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- Investigators have extracted cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps and expect to have a read-out of their content within days, an official said on Wednesday. The casing of a second black box has been found but not the box...

  • Hollande pledges to shed full light on Alps plane crash Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that authorities would find out what caused the plane crash that killed 150 passengers on Tuesday in the French Alps. "Dear Angela, dear Mariano, rest assured... we will find out everything and we will shed full light on the circumstances of this catastrophe," Hollande told...

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, March 25- Greece failed in a bid on Wednesday to secure a quick cash payment from the euro zone rescue fund to help stave off potential bankruptcy next month, raising pressure on Athens to deliver a convincing reform program within days. Athens had appealed for the European Financial Stability Facility to return 1.2 billion euros it said it had...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain to visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter on Wednesday in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane smashed into a mountain, ahead of an international tribute to the 150 victims. Spain's Mariano Rajoy later...

  • Hollande, Merkel arrive in Alps for crash victims homage Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:28 AM ET

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter on Wednesday in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane smashed into a mountain, ahead of an international homage to the 150 victims. Spain's Mariano Rajoy joined them in the village of Seyne-les-Alpes, where...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain to visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- Lufthansa said on Wednesday it could not explain why its Germanwings Airbus had crashed into an Alpine ravine killing all 150 on board as investigators tried to discover what had caused the worst air disaster in France in 15 years. "It is inexplicable this could happen to a...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain to visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- French investigators on Wednesday searched for the reason why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board including 16 teenagers returning from a school trip to Spain. Helicopters flew over the site where the A320 operated by Lufthansa's...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France— French investigators cracked open a mangled black box and extracted audio from its cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, but gleaned no explanation for why a German plane dropped unexpectedly and smashed into a rugged Alpine mountain, killing all 150 on board. The orange cockpit voice recorder— dented, twisted and scarred by the impact— is...