The BEA said the preliminary reading of the data recorder shows that Andreas Lubitz used the automatic pilot to put the plane into a descent and then repeatedly during the descent adjusted the automatic pilot to speed up the plane.
While issues such as the European Union and immigration will play a big role in the campaign in the UK election, both the Conservative Party and their main opposition, the Labour Party, are focusing their pitches on the economy.
The Kremlin is cutting its initial production of the Sukhoi T-50 fighter by 75 percent amid cost overruns and rumored technical concerns – the same kind of issues that have plagued US development of the F-35.
President Poroshenko fired Igor Kolomoisky from his position as governor of Dnipropetrovsk today. Kolomoisky used his political power and personal battalions to seize the state oil company's offices in Kiev last week.
European countries are watching closely Austria's governance of Islam, a faith under the spotlight after recent terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen. Austria's ban on foreign funding of preachers has raised concerns.
Aberdeen's ties to the North Sea oil industry transformed it from fishing village to one of the UK's richest cities. Now, everything from tourism to construction is feeling a sharp pinch as oil's slide threatens tens of thousands of jobs.