Mar 27, 2015

No sure way to prevent pilot suicides: psychologists

As investigators probe why a young German pilot deliberately crashed an Airbus A320 passenger jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, pilots and psychologists warned there is no foolproof way to prevent similar incidents in the future. All 150 people on board Germanwings Flight ...

German co-pilot said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

Mar 27, 2015

German co-pilot said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

The German co-pilot who is 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 ...

Mar 27, 2015

French investigators hunt black box from doomed jet

Dozens of specialized police and rescue workers kicked off a fourth day of recovery operations on Friday at the scene of the crashed Germanwings jet, hunting for its second black box. Officials are also combing the wreckage for body parts and DNA samples that ...

How investigators will determine why Germanwings jet crashed

Mar 26, 2015

How investigators will determine why Germanwings jet crashed

Cockpit voice recordings and, hopefully, flight data will provide the main clues to investigators trying to understand what caused Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash. But that is just the beginning. Drawing on decades of experience with crashes around the globe, French officials will analyze ...

Mar 17, 2015

Spain finds remains of literary giant Cervantes

Spain on Tuesday unearthed the apparent remains of Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death. Forensic anthropologist Francisco Etxebarria said that after a year-long search his team had positively identified in an alcove in a ...

Mar 11, 2015

Barcelona brothel workers get Spanish social welfare rights

In a landmark ruling, a Barcelona judge has decided three sex workers should have been hired full-time by a brothel owner and ordered her to pay contributions to the government so the prostitutes will be eligible for national health care, disability insurance, unemployment benefits ...

Mar 11, 2015

Spain neutralizes jihadi cell planning attacks, police say

Police neutralized a jihadi terror cell Tuesday with the arrests of two people who were part of a larger group allegedly planning to carry out attacks in Spain and other European countries, the Interior Ministry said. The latest suspects are Spaniards of Moroccan origin, ...

Fast visas and dim sum: Spain seeks to attract Chinese tourists

Feb 27, 2015

Fast visas and dim sum: Spain seeks to attract Chinese tourists

Spanish five-star hotels are serving up white rice for breakfast as Spain offers quicker visas and seeks more direct flights from China to tap into the surging wave of Chinese tourists. When Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visited China in September, he announced that ...

Feb 24, 2015

5.2-magnitude quake rocks central Spain

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Madrid and central Spain on Monday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Spain’s National Geographic Institute initially reported the quake, which hit at 5:16 pm (1616 GMT), as having a magnitude of 5.4 but ...