BERLIN — The co-pilot who crashed Flight 9525 into a French mountainside last week had informed the German carrier Lufthansa in 2009 about a “previous episode of severe depression,” the airline said on Tuesday, raising fresh questions about the series of decisions that allowed Andreas Lubitz to stay in the skies.
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program blew past a Tuesday deadline, U.S. officials said, with diplomats struggling to reach consensus on the difficult issues of sanctions, enrichment research and future limits.
WASHINGTON — The White House, which halted weapons transfers to Egypt in mid-2013 to protest a military takeover and harsh political crackdown there, reversed course Tuesday and announced a quick infusion of military aid to help Cairo respond to the mounting turmoil in the Middle East.
KADUNA, NIGERIA — Nigerians waited anxiously on Sunday as the results of a bitterly contested presidential election were tabulated, a pivotal moment for Africa’s largest democracy and the region as a whole.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 had consulted with several medical professionals about a vision issue that, coupled with preexisting psychological problems, appeared to give him a growing sense of unease about his ability to keep his job, according to officials familiar with the investigation.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program are focused on the pace at which sanctions and restrictions will be eased, diplomats said on Sunday, as Israel’s prime minister predicted that the emerging agreement would help Tehran “conquer” the Middle East.
CAIRO—Arab leaders announced on Sunday they would form a joint military force to intervene in neighboring states grappling with armed insurgencies.
SONSON, Colombia — As a child soldier for Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, Jairo watched his fellow fighters seed trails and pastures with anti-personnel mines designed to kill and maim.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president and the billionaire he dismissed as governor of a key industrial region made a public show of unity after a standoff that threatened to undermine the government’s struggle against pro-Russian separatists.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to leave almost 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year may be a concession that America’s longest war will endure beyond his presidency, security analysts and lawmakers said.