The Iran deal is going to—hopefully—take just one more day.
Many were hoping an agreement between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear program would be reached by the end of today, but according to a US official, more time is needed to hammer out the final details and talks will continue into Wednesday. Whether or not the deal goes through, Iran’s future prospects remain shaky.
5 hours ago
Lufthansa knew Lubitz had a history of depression.
Andreas Lubitz, the 27-year-old Germanwings co-pilot who crashed a passenger jet last week, exchanged emails with his employer in 2009 that described an “episode of severe depression” he had experienced before becoming a pilot. Prosecutors say he had been diagnosed as suicidal at one point. Cellphone video footage has also been recovered from the final seconds of the flight, though it’s not public.
8 hours ago
HP wants $5.1 billion from Autonomy’s former bosses.
It’s suing the ex CEO and CFO for the sum that Meg Whitman, the CEO of HP, says the computer firm overpaid for the British software maker in 2011. Autonomy stands accused of financial fraud, a case that’s still pending in the US Department of Justice; UK authorities have dropped a similar investigation.
Consumer prices in the eurozone fell 0.1% in March, easing up from February’s 0.3% drop. Fresh numbers on jobs showed that the unemployment rate ticked downward in February to 11.3% from 11.4%, but the data continue to be heavily polarized. Germany has 4.8% unemployment, while Greece is at 26% and Spain at 23.2% (pdf).
March 31, 2015
Decades of fighting in Myanmar may be about to end.
The absorbent properties of tampons mean they easily soak up particles called “optical brighteners” that are found in common cleaning products and even toothpaste, and glow under ultraviolet light. Researchers have found that the tampons, dipped into rivers, make ideal detectors for finding where sewage is flowing in.