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Human remains recovered from Germanwings crash site

ImageFrench police have found roughly 400 pieces of human remains in the French Alps where a Germanwings flight crashed on Tuesday. Officials say they have not found any intact bodies.

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Facebook's vanishing memorial to Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz

The death of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz raises questions about Facebook's memorial policy. DW analyzes an online profile that vanished, reappeared, and vanished once more.

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Graffiti art exhibition

The "UrbanArt Biennale 2015" will open on Sunday (29.03.2015) at the World Heritage site of the Völklingen Ironworks, in the Saarland region. It features graffiti art from Europe, Northern America and the Arab world.


Germany approves contentious road toll

The German lower house has approved a road toll for cars using highways and major roads. But the EU is still examining whether the toll discriminates against foreigners.


Reports: Former Chancellor Schröder splits from fourth wife

German media have reported that former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has separated from his fourth wife. The former Social Democrat politician led Germany from 1998 until 2005.


Prosecutors say co-pilot hid illness from Germanwings

Prosecutors say it appears that the co-pilot of an ill-fated Germanwings flight was ill. Meanwhile, German airlines have introduced a rule making it mandatory for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times.


German school mourns as Germanwings investigation continues

German President Gauck has attended a memorial service for teachers and high school students killed in Tuesday's Germanwings crash. French investigators say the co-pilot deliberately caused the crash.


Germany needs more immigrants, study says

A study has shown that Germany needs more immigrants to compensate for the gap left by retiring baby boomers. Non-EU countries could become an important source of qualified labor as the EU population shrinks.


Germanwings co-pilot hometown in state of disbelief

In his hometown of Montabaur, everyone has been talking about Andreas Lubitz. The townspeople have expressed complete shock over the tragedy.

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Gotha Opens Series of Important Cranach Exhibitions

The year 2015 will see three major exhibitions in Thüringen dedicated to the Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach. The first, "Picture and Message: Cranach in the Service of Court and Reformation," opens this weekend.


Police search home of Andreas Lubitz, Germanwings co-pilot behind crash

German authorities have searched two residences of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. Investigators believe Lubitz deliberately crashed flight 4U9525 into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board.