Germanwings co-pilot crashed the plane without apparent terrorist motivation

EFE | Paris

Preliminary findings of investigations regarding the Airbus A320 plane that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday indicate that the German co-pilot of the Germanwings aircraft, Andreas Lubitz, 28, voluntarily crashed the plane despite the absence of an evidence suggesting that it was a terrorist act.

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US EXPLOSION

Blast in New York building caused by gas leak

EFE | New York
The explosion in a New York building on Thursday was caused by a gas leak, according to preliminary information, Mayor Bill De Blasio said.
FRANCE PLANE/VICTIMS

Families gather near crash site in France to remember loved ones

EFE | Le Vernet, France
Families of the 150 people killed when a Germanwings airliner crashed in the French Alps remembered their lost loved ones in a ceremony held Thursday in Le Vernet, the closest accessible town to the crash site.
PEOPLE

Relatives have little hope that Whitney Houston's daughter will recover

EFE | Atlanta
Relatives of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, hold out little hope that she will recover after the incident that has kept her in an induced coma for the past two months, U.S. media outlets reported Thursday.
BRAZIL ECONOMY

Brazil's economy to contract 0.5 pct in 2015, Central Bank says

EFE | Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's economy will contract 0.5 percent in 2015 and inflation will climb to 7.9 percent, ending the year far outside the tolerance range, the Central Bank said Thursday.
SOCCER PORTUGAL

Portuguese Pepe trains separately, unclear if he'll play against Serbia

EFE | Lisbon
Portuguese national team defender Pepe continued individual training sessions on Thursday, three days ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Serbia, while it is still uncertain if his injury will prevent him from playing Sunday's match.
CUBA US

U.S telecommunications officials in Cuba

EFE | Havana
A delegation of U.S. officials, headed by the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Daniel Sepulveda, is in Cuba to discuss improving telecommunications on the island.
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