French President Francois Hollande bows his head as he stands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as they meet with rescue workers in Seyne, France. Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf has crashed in Southern French Alps. All 150 passengers and crew are thought to have died.
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The peninsular of Gibraltar, on Thursday, focus of a political row between the UK and Spain. The UK prime minister, David Cameron, says he has spoken with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, who has offered to “reduce measures” at the Gibraltar border. Tensions between the two countries have been raised on issues surrounding the sovereignty of Gibraltar. An increase in Spanish border crossing checks between the Rock and mainland Spain, leading to lengthy queues, is widely considered to be a retaliatory move for the construction of an artificial reef in British waters, which it is claimed has had a negative impact on Spanish fishing vessels in the area.