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French forces free Dutch hostage in Mali

French forces free Dutch hostage in Mali

French forces have freed a Dutch man held hostage in Mali since 2011 by al Qaeda’s north African arm, the French defense ministry said. It said Sjaak Rijke, who was kidnapped in Timbuktu in November 2011, was freed on Monday during a special operation and had been transferred “safe and …

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Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down

Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down

The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France’s BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but …

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