Obama offers condolences after Alps crash
President Barack Obama offered the United States' condolences on Tuesday after a German airliner crashed in the French Alps en route from Spain, killing 150 passengers and crew.
"It's heartbreaking because it apparently includes the loss of so many children, some of them infants," Obama said, adding that he had called Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and would call Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
"Our teams are in close contact, and we're working to confirm how many Americans may have been on board. Germany and Spain are among our strongest allies in the world."
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