Investigators believe Lubitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane into a French mountainside on March 24th, killing all 150 people onboard. Photograph: AFP Photo/Foto team Mueller/Getty Images

Lufthansa and the German aviation authority have agreed that correct procedures were followed when Andreas Lubitz was awarded his pilot’s licence, the(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers bakery leaving Laganside Court in Belfast. Photograph: Stephen Kilkenny/PA Wire

Spare a thought for the beleaguered bakers and the offended florists. From Northern Ireland to the US states of Indiana and Arkansas, the Christian(...)

Audits of Germany’s regulator by European Aviation Safety Agency occur several times a year. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s air safety regulator said it found more than 10 incidents in recent years in which Germany appeared lax in following aviation medical require(...)

Relatives of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash victims arrive  to attend a ceremony as rescuers hold flags of the late passengers’ nationalities in the village of Le Vernet. A German Airbus A320 of the low-cost carrier Germanwings crashed on March 24th, killing all 150 people on board. Photograph: Franck Pennant/AFP/Getty Images.

French investigators have ended their search for bodies in the Alps where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed last month, killing all 150 people on bo(...)

Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin: Forensic scientists have isolated 150 DNA profiles from more than 2,000 samples collected at the crash site.  Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images 1:35

The second “black box” of Germanwings flight 9525 has confirmed not only that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the Airbus 320 on March 24t(...)

Second black box recovered from the Germanwings crash site indicated that the copilot, Andreas Lubitz pictured above,  deliberately crashed the airplane. AFP 0:45

German prosecutors searched the offices of five doctors whose help was sought by the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings plane i(...)

Pictures of the second black box from the plane that crashed in the French Alps are displayed in Marseilles. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

French investigators are examining the flight data recorder of Germanwings flight 9525 recovered yesterday amid claims that its co-pilot searched the(...)

The French rescue effort at the  site of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps. The plane’s second black box data recorder has been found, according to reports in French media. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images 0:45

The second black box data recorder from last week’s Germanwings plane crash has been found at the site of the Alps crash, French media reported, citin(...)

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr (right) and Germanwings managing director Thomas Winkelmann speak during a news conference near the memorial for the victims of the air disaster in the village of Le Vernet, near the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps on Wednesday. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier 1:35

Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the wreckage.They m(...)

Joint news conference: German chancellor Angela Merkel  and French president François Hollande   yesterday. Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

After three years of mixed messages and missed chances, two tragedies in three months have kickstarted the stalled Franco-German motor.Chancellor Ang(...)