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  • Dutch ex-hostage heads home after rescue in Mali

    A Dutch national who was held in captivity by Islamic militants for more than three years has left Mali and is headed back home, officials said Tuesday. Sjaak Rijke, who was abducted from a hotel in northern Mali in November 2011, flew into Mali's...
  • French forces rescue hostage in Mali detained since 2011

    French special forces on Monday freed a Dutchman held hostage since being kidnapped in 2011 by extremists in Mali, the government said. There was no word on the fate of two men abducted at the same time. The French military said the rescue of Sjaak Rijke...
  • French troops find, free Dutch hostage in raid on Mali militants

    PARIS French troops carrying out a raid on Islamist rebels in Mali rescued a Dutch captive who was held by the militants for more than three years, President Francois Hollande said Monday in Paris. Hollande said several of the militants were killed or...
  • Experiences push Tinley student past shyness

    Grace Mooney said she's always considered herself a shy person. So when she was invited to attend the National Student Leadership Conference for Business and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University last summer, she was hesitant. She was expected to...
  • Investigators: Germanwings co-pilot sped up plane on descent

    Investigators: Germanwings co-pilot sped up plane on descent
    Information retrieved from the "black box" data recorder of a doomed German jet shows its co-pilot repeatedly accelerated the plane before it slammed into the French Alps, investigators said Friday. France's air accident investigation agency, BEA,...
  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of 'depressive episode'

    Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of 'depressive episode'
    Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday. The airline said that as part of its internal research...
  • Rachel Marsden: World powers resigned to accepting the inevitable with Iran

    PARIS -- So it's almost official: The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (U.S., Russia, China, France, United Kingdom), plus Germany, are on the brink of striking a deal with Iran on nuclear limitations in exchange for...
  • Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze

    Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze
    Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick. The child is not the only one...
  • Germanwings copilot was treated for 'suicidal tendencies,' prosecutors say

    Germanwings copilot was treated for 'suicidal tendencies,' prosecutors say
    The German copilot thought to have deliberately flown an aircraft into a French mountain, killing all 150 on board, had received treatment for "suicidal tendencies" a few years ago, a spokesman for a German prosecutor said Monday. Andreas Lubitz, 27,...
  • Germanwings plane crash: Copilot's mental health under scrutiny

    Germanwings plane crash: Copilot's mental health under scrutiny
    The troubled mental condition of German pilot Andreas Lubitz came under sharp examination Friday, as German investigators revealed that he had hidden an illness from his employer and torn up a note from his doctor indicating he was unfit to work on the...
  • Reader recommendation: For a lovely intro to France, Lyon has it all

    I stopped in Lyon earlier this month while on a ski trip to France. It's a terrific city, with phenomenal food as well as great Roman ruins and museums. The old city is charming; it's a good place to take teenagers as an introduction to France, Roman...