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Psych meds found at home of Germanwings co-pilot

ImageInvestigators have found drugs used in the treatment of psychological problems at the house of the Germanwings co-pilot. The findings were reported by German weekly Welt am Sonntag.


Spotlight on far right in French local election runoff

ImageFrench voters are going to the polls to choose thousands of local councilors in run-off elections. The vote is being seen as a barometer of the far-right National Front's growing popularity.


Steinmeier: Iran talks in endgame in Lausanne

ImageNegotiations over Iran's nuclear program have continued in the Swiss city of Lausanne. While some progress has been reported, the two sides still appeared far from reaching a deal.

Arab World

Tunisian forces kill nine ahead of anti-extremism rally

Tunisian troops have killed nine militants as part of a crackdown on Islamists following a deadly attack in Tunis almost two weeks ago. Meanwhile, thousands of Tunisians were expected to join a rally against extremism.


Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew farewelled in state funeral

Thousands of Singaporeans lined major streets in the city-state to say a final goodbye to Lee Kuan Yew. The funeral for the man considered Singapore's founding father ends seven days of mourning.


World landmarks plunged into darkness to mark Earth Hour

Lights illuminating some of the world's best-known landmarks in more than 7,000 cities across 172 countries were turned off for an hour on Saturday. The annual Earth Hour initiative is meant to highlight climate change.

Ebola Virus

Guinea declares 45-day Ebola 'health emergency'

In a bid to curb the spread of Ebola, Guinea's President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the epidemic-hit nation. The chances of an Ebola-free West Africa remain uncertain.


29.3.1912: Tragic End to Scott Expedition


1826: Wilhelm Liebknecht

Days to remember

1989: Louvre Pyramid