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The Latest: Germanwings forced to cancel 7 flights

Friends of the German students involved in the crashed plane attend a mass in Llinars del Valles, near Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Sixteen 10th-grade students from a town in western Germany and two of their teachers had just spent a week on an exchange near...
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Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

President Barack Obama rubs his eye during a joint news conference with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) President Barack Obama rubs his eye during a joint news...
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16 German high school students among plane crash victims

Two girls hug in front of the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium in Haltern, western Germany Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A Germanwings plane from Barcelona crashed on its way to Duesseldorf over the French alps, 16 school children and 2 teachers from Haltern were among the 150 people on board....
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The Latest: CEO: Details about plane crash should come soon

A girl prays beside candles placed on a table tennis table in front of the Joseph-Koenig Gymnasium in Haltern, western Germany Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A Germanwings plane from Barcelona crashed on its way to Duesseldorf over the French alps, 16 school children and 2 teachers...
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Official: US-led force flying over Islamic State-held Tikrit

In this Saturday, March 21, 2015, a volunteer fighter with a Shiite militant group known as ‘Jihad Brigades,’ fires his weapon during clashes with Islamic State group militants, outside Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo) In this...

Greek PM meeting with German opposition after Merkel talks

BERLIN (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Germany for a second day following lengthy meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel where both leaders sought to mend fences and looked for ways to help Athens reach a deal with bailout creditors. The two played down...
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Nusra Front quietly rises in Syria as Islamic State targeted

FILE- In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, anti-Syrian President Bashar Assad protesters hold the Jabhat al-Nusra flag, as they shout slogans during a demonstration, at Kafranbel town, in Idlib province, northern Syria. The Nusra Front, Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, is...

Official: Gunmen kill at least 13 in Afghan highway attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in eastern Afghanistan attacked passing vehicles on a darkened highway during a midnight assault Tuesday, killing at least 13 people, authorities said. The attack happened in Wardak province’s Sayad Abad district, where Taliban...
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AP Analysis: Is Israel democratic? Not so clear

FILE – In this Monday, March 16, 2015 file photo, passengers sit in a bus driving past a billboard with the photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and late rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a long time spiritual leader of the Shas party, a day ahead of legislative...
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AP Analysis: Is Israel democratic? Not so clear

FILE – In this Monday, March 16, 2015 file photo, passengers sit in a bus driving past a billboard with the photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and late rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a long time spiritual leader of the Shas party, a day ahead of legislative...