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Co-pilot may have crashed plane on purpose

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES — A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appears to have been the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said today.

Yemen shuts major ports due to conflict

Yemen shut its major seaports today, industry and local sources said, after neighboring Saudi Arabia and Arab allies launched air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi forces fighting Yemen’s Western-backed president.

Black box damaged in Alps plane crash

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter today in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane smashed into a mountain, ahead of an international tribute to the 150 victims.

Iran wants sanctions lifted in any nuclear deal

DUBAI - Iran will insist that all sanctions against it are lifted as a condition for a nuclear deal, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major sticking point in its talks with world powers set to resume this week.

Italian court to rule this week in review of Knox case

ROME - Italy’s highest court will not rule until Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, a court official said.

Airbus crashes in French Alps, 150 dead

LA JAVIE, France — An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps today and all 150 on board were feared dead.

Eclipse thrills on remote Arctic islands; people cheer and clap

TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands — A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands today but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show that was also partly visible for millions in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Islamic State claims Tunisia museum attack

TUNIS -- Tunisia said it would deploy the army to major cities and arrested nine people on Thursday after 20 foreign tourists were shot dead at a museum in the capital in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

Mali arrests 3 over deadly militant attack on restaurant

BAMAKO, March -- Malian security forces have arrested three people suspected of complicity in a militant attack on a restaurant in the capital on March 7 that killed a French citizen, a Belgian security officer and three Malians.

Netanyahu says Israel has ‘no greater ally’ than U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed his country's strong ties with the United Stated on Thursday after tensions in the run-up to his election victory, saying Israel has "no greater ally."

Vanuatu’s residents reeling from effects of Cyclone Pam

International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease.

Israelis go to polls in likely tight vote

JERUSALEM — Millions of Israelis turned out to vote today in a tightly-fought election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to defeat a strong campaign by the center-left opposition to deny him a fourth term in office.

S. Korea in bind over missile defense

SEOUL — The potential deployment of a sophisticated U.S. air defense system in South Korea to counter the North’s missile threat is proving a headache for Seoul as it tries to walk a fine line between its closest security ally Washington and its biggest trade partner China.

Deaths reported after Ukraine truce

KIEV — Ukraine reported today the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if a cease fire holds.