Germanwings crash report: New rules needed for pilot health issues

Mar 14, 2016

Germanwings crash report: New rules needed for pilot health issues

Seeking to ensure that suicidal pilots can’t crash their jets, French authorities investigating last year’s Germanwings crash are urging new reporting requirements for doctors treating pilots, and new measures to keep pilots from hiding mental health issues. The recommendations are delicate. The investigators from ...

Mar 3, 2016

Last U.S. man to fight Franco's fascists in Spain dies at 100

Delmer Berg, the last known American survivor who fought fascists in 1930s Spain, has died in Northern California. He was 100. Berg died Sunday at his home in Columbia, Marina Garde from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives in New York confirmed in a written ...

Cabbies converge on Madrid to march against Uber-type services

Feb 19, 2016

Cabbies converge on Madrid to march against Uber-type services

Thousands of taxi drivers protested Thursday in Madrid over competitors such as Uber, echoing similar recent demonstrations in neighboring France. French drivers joined the thousands of protesters in the Spanish capital who sported banners that read “No to unfair competition,” denouncing among other grievances ...

Listing freighter now under tow, bound for Bilbao

Feb 2, 2016

Listing freighter now under tow, bound for Bilbao

Rescuers successfully diverted a cargo ship threatening to run aground in southwestern France after five days adrift, and started towing it Tuesday toward the Spanish port of Bilbao. Broadcast images showed the 164-meter (538-foot) Modern Express listing dramatically as it was towed by another ...

Jan 11, 2016

Spanish Princess Cristina in court as fraud case begins

Spanish princess Cristina de Borbon has arrived in court as proceedings in a landmark fraud trial that became a lightning rod for anger at institutional corruption get under way. Cristina, the sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, arrived at a court in Palma de ...