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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash
PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday....

Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea; EU eyes seizing boats
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days arrived in Sicily on Wednesday as diplomats mulled a draft U.N. resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis....

Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue
NICOLOSI, Sicily (AP) -- Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship, drowning dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe....

New opposition protests in Macedonia follow violent clashes
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- More than 1,000 opposition supporters protested outside Macedonia's parliament on Wednesday over the 2011 police killing of a student, a day after violence at a similar demonstration left 38 officers and one protester injured....

Danish intelligence chief resigns before gun attack report
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The head of Denmark's intelligence agency announced his resignation on Wednesday, hours before a government report was released criticizing some parts of the police response to the two fatal shooting attacks in Copenhagen in February....

Belarus requires the idle to pay for not working
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness....

5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday....