Apr 5, 2015

EU found 'issues' with German aviation regulator

A European regulator found “issues” with Germany’s aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said on Saturday. Its statement did not say when the review was carried out, but the Wall Street Journal said the commission told Berlin ...

Germanwings copilot increased speed as jet went down

Apr 4, 2015

Germanwings copilot increased speed as jet went down

The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France’s BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the copilot ...

Germanwings co-pilot reportedly lied to doctors about sick leave

Apr 2, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot reportedly lied to doctors about sick leave

The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps allegedly lied to doctors, telling them he was on sick leave rather than flying commercial planes, the German daily Bild reported on Thursday. Citing sources from the investigation, the paper said ...

Former Putin allies question course Kremlin is taking

Apr 1, 2015

Former Putin allies question course Kremlin is taking

As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years since he was first elected, his former long-term allies are questioning his political course and warning of the economic consequences of his aggressive foreign policy. Putin’s approval ratings peaked last year as the Kremlin annexed Ukraine’s ...

Alps crash captain shouted, 'Open the damn door!'

Mar 29, 2015

Alps crash captain shouted, 'Open the damn door!'

The captain of the passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps last Tuesday, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to “open the damn door” as he made desperate attempts to return to the locked cockpit, according to ...

Mar 28, 2015

Europe hoists two navigation satellites after 2014 mislaunch

Europe launched two navigation satellites Friday for its rival to America’s GPS system, the first additions to the Galileo constellation since a technical mishap misdirected two orbiters last year. Galileo’s seventh and eighth satellites were hoisted from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at ...

Iran rules out snap inspections of nuclear sites

Mar 25, 2015

Iran rules out snap inspections of nuclear sites

An Iranian official on Tuesday rebuked the chief of the U.N. atomic agency for demanding snap inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying the request hindered efforts to reach an agreement with world powers, state TV reported. The United States and five other world powers ...