Guenter Lubitz said his son was not responsible for the Germanwings crash, which killed 150 people.
The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.
Defeat on his key pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare would be a major blow to the president.
Paul Manafort, who is accused of links with Russia, volunteered to speak to a US intelligence panel.
Five children are among the dead, while nine people were rescued, Turkish media report.
A top Nato general had said Moscow was "perhaps" assisting the extremist group.
Environment minister challenged by a conservationist angry at new water quality policy.
Ex-Congolese militia leader ordered to pay $1m (£800,000), but he is broke.
The president demands a make-or-break vote on Friday on a new healthcare bill to replace Obamacare.
Belgian prosecutors bring an attempted terrorism charge against man who drove at a crowd in Antwerp.
Couples who divorce after staying at the hotel chain will be reimbursed for their stay.
The far-right presidential candidate meets Russian MPs just weeks before France's elections.
Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reports on the split city of Mosul, Iraq.
The commission will investigate abuses committed during ex-President Jammeh's rule, minister says.
Germanwings crash victims' families criticise the pilot's father for seeking to exonerate his son.
It is the first time Egypt's ex-president is allowed to go home since his 2011 overthrow.
An aid group finds two capsized boats capable of carrying 100 migrants each, and only five bodies.
The animal was was lifeless after being caught in a house fire but was revived after 20 minutes.
It sank in one of South Korea's deadliest disasters in 2014.
The singer writes about his Comic Relief visit and why he'll never forget the children he met.
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