German copilot sought treatment for vision issue

On Saturday, relatives of one of the victims aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 added to the remembrances left at a monument set up near the site of the crash in the French Alps.


Andreas Lubitz sought treatment for vision problems that may have jeopardized his ability to continue working as a pilot.

President Obama spoke in Washington Wednesday.


Obama’s hypocrisy with Netanyahu

Before he lambastes other political leaders for their “divisive rhetoric,” the president really ought to take a good look in the mirror.

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Germanwings crash settlements likely to vary by passenger nationality

The families of the three Americans are likely to get a higher amount because US courts usually award more than others.

Iran backs away from key component of nuclear agreement

With the deadline two days away, Iranian officials said they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country.

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on ‘abrupt’ landing

25 people were taken to a hospital after the plane skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather.

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