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A fire broke out inside the reactor building at a nuclear power plant on France's northern coast, but there were no injuries or release of radiation, French utility EDF reported Thursday.

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Flying with the 'Jetman'updated: Sun Dec 04 2011 07:54:00

"Jetman" Yves Rossy talks to CNN about the feeling of flying and his admiration for Iron Man.

Why French media is soul searching after 'l'affaire Strauss-Kahn'updated: Thu May 19 2011 10:32:00

The French have always prided themselves on their maturity in matters of love and sex. For them, gossip is not news.

Fortune: Aftershocks shake Japan's auto industryupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 13:48:00

With its sprawling, sometimes tangled array of parts suppliers, assembly plants, logistics networks, and dealers, the auto industry is perhaps uniquely vulnerable to disasters, natural and otherwise.

World's largest offshore wind farm opensupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 03:54:00

CNN's Jim Boulden travels out to sea to witness the opening of the world's largest wind farm.

World's largest offshore wind farm opens in UKupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 03:54:00

The world's largest offshore wind farm opened Thursday off the British coast, with 100 wind turbines capable of supplying enough electricity for 200,000 homes a year.

Q&A: Who gets to fly first?updated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:15:00

With more flights beginning to take off on schedule, airlines are attempting to clear the backlog of passengers who have been waiting for days because of the volcanic ash cloud over Europe.

Working to clear the backlogupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:15:00

Cathay Pacific has a hotline for travelers to register as priority passengers. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.

Weather is factor in how ash cloud acts, experts sayupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 14:27:00

As a volcanic ash cloud hung over parts of Europe on Thursday, weather experts said air travel in the region, and increasingly the world, will be affected by how the wind blows.

UK plans massive wind farm expansionupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 11:13:00

Britain is about to have a massive expansion in renewable energy after awarding licenses for nine offshore wind farms Friday.

Arctic blast sends temperatures plunging across Europeupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 14:56:00

Severe winter weather continued to cause transport chaos across much of the UK Thursday, while days of heavy snow and plummeting temperatures plunged Europe into a deep freeze.

Check Web before leaving homeupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 14:56:00

Although conditions have improved at London's Gatwick Airport, CNN's Morgan Neill finds irate passengers remain.

Eurostar runs tests after train failuresupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 19:01:00

Eurostar is running tests to try to figure out what caused an "unprecedented" six trains to break down, forcing the company to cancel all services this weekend, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

Eurostar cancels weekend service after weather chokes off Channel Tunnelupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 22:22:00

Eurostar canceled all service this weekend after severe wintry weather in northern France caused the breakdown of an "unprecedented" six trains, stranding thousands of passengers on both sides of the English Channel on the weekend before Christmas.

Afghanistan drug trail spans the worldupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:24:00

As the ferries dock at the Port of Dover after crossing the English Channel, the trucks pull in at a steady rate. Afghanistan's opium harvest can be traced right back to some of those trucks.

Heroin pipeline tough to stopupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:24:00

CNN's Paula Newton reports on the pipeline that delivers opium from the fields of Afghanistan to the rest of the world.

Afghanistan drug trail spanning the worldupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 20:07:00

As the ferries dock at the Port of Dover after crossing the English Channel, the trucks pull in at a steady rate. Afghanistan's opium harvest can be traced right back to some of those trucks.

Check out the Chunnel for low-hassle travelupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 12:41:00

Europe is investing in its infrastructure, and travelers know the results are breathtaking. With the English Channel tunnel, trains speed from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower in about 2.5 hours. You zip under the English Channel in 20 minutes ... looking out the window for fish.

Russian ship's voyage into ocean of conspiraciesupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 11:28:00

Whether or not it had anything more dangerous than a cargo of timber on board, cargo ship Arctic Sea, which was found Monday after vanishing for two weeks, certainly carries the answers to an intriguing maritime mystery.

Police say ransom demanded in Arctic Sea mysteryupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 11:47:00

A ransom has been demanded for a missing Russian cargo ship which vanished two weeks ago after being involved in a suspected hijacking off the coast of Sweden last month, Finnish police told CNN Saturday.

Pirate feared as ship vanishesupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 18:43:00

CNN's Diana Magnay reports a cargo ship may have been hijacked and taken through the English Channel.

Friends' plan to swim English Channel in limbo over visaupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 19:13:00

A 22-year-old man from Pakistan hopes to soon swim the English Channel with an American friend -- but first he's got to navigate the currents of bureaucracy.

Students swim through hell and high water to honor veteransupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 00:17:00

A small boatload of graduate students endured seasickness, hypothermia and huge swells in a 16-hour swim across the English Channel to raise money for veterans on the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

UK pubs try to lick noise problem with lollipopsupdated: Fri May 15 2009 12:37:00

Pubs and clubs in southwest England plan to hand out lollipops next week as a way to reduce noise when their customers head home, officials and pub owners said Friday.

Disabled man finishes marathonupdated: Sat May 09 2009 20:19:00

A disabled British Army Major completes the London Marathon after two weeks on the course, as CNN's Asieh Namdar reports.

Disabled veteran closes in on London Marathon finishupdated: Thu May 07 2009 22:03:00

Last summer, Phil Packer was told he would probably never walk again. On Saturday, he plans to finish the London Marathon.

Fishermen lift French port blockadesupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 08:41:00

French fishermen suspended their blockade at three English Channel ports Thursday, allowing ferry traffic and freight to move through after two days of disruption, union leaders said.

Scavengers warned as timber washes ashoreupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 00:47:00

Hundreds of tons of timber that fell from a Russian cargo ship in the English Channel this week has started washing up on shore prompting authorities to urge people not to take any of it home.

Washed-up wood delights localsupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 00:47:00

CNN's Phil Black reports a cargo ship's load of timber washed up on an English beach, delighting the locals.

'Human jet' crosses Channelupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 14:22:00

Yves Rossy successfully flies across the English Channel while strapped to a jet pack. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Man to fly over English Channelupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 07:46:00

Ex-pilot to fly across the English Channel with a jetpack stapped to his back, CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Channel Tunnel services to resume after 22-hour fireupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 20:19:00

Train service through the Channel Tunnel between England and France is set to resume Saturday morning after authorities extinguished a fire that burned for nearly 22 hours, officials said.

Thousands stranded by Channel Tunnel fireupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 02:42:00

Authorities on Thursday halted all traffic running through the 50-kilometer (30-mile) Chunnel after a fire broke out inside the tunnel, which runs between Britain and France underneath the English Channel, Eurotunnel and fire officials said.

Strikes hobbles train servicesupdated: Thu May 22 2008 16:00:00

A day of protests over pension reform plan brings train services across France to a halt.

Jersey children's home abuse probe arrestupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 05:16:00

Police on the picturesque island of Jersey in the English Channel detained a 68-year-old man Tuesday as part of their investigation into alleged abuses at a long-closed government-run children's home.

From Velcro to zero: a history of patentsupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 07:13:00

When the English inventor Henry Bessemmer launched his extravagant cure for sea-sickness in 1875 it must have seemed like a sure thing.

UK winter stormupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 03:45:00

People across England are feeling the effect of a dangerous winter storm. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Severe UK weather causes travel chaosupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 03:45:00

Severe weather caused travel chaos across Britain on Monday as strong winds and rain led to dozens of cancellations and delays at airports, ports and railway stations.

High winds, high tides hit UKupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 03:45:00

A powerful weather system hits Britain's southern coast. ITN's Rohit Kachroo reports.

Islanders shocked by child abuse claimsupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 08:43:00

Police are excavating several sites in the grounds of a former children's home on the English Channel island of Jersey as more allegations emerge of child abuse spanning several decades.

Excavation halted at orphanageupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 08:43:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on a child abuse scandal that took place in the most unexpected of places.

Two fishermen killed, four missingupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 07:24:00

The bodies of two crewmen have been found and four more remain missing after a French fishing vessel went down in bad weather in the English Channel, a spokeswoman for a nearby Royal Navy air base said Monday.

Time.com: My Friend, Steve Fossett updated: Wed Oct 10 2007 20:00:00

Richard Branson pays tribute to a lost adventurer, who soared to new heights and took us along for the ride

Time.com: Strike Stops London Subways updated: Tue Sep 04 2007 14:00:00

A three-day shutdown brings the city's creaking transit system to its knees

People.com: Kate Middleton Drops Out of Charity Boat Raceupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 11:04:00

Prince William's girlfriend, Kate Middleton, has pulled out of a charity fundraising race to France because of "safety" concerns.

Time.com: Megaflood Separated U.K., Franceupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 10:55:00

One of Earth's largest-ever megafloods broke apart a strip of land connecting what is now Britain and France, permanently separating them, a new study says

Island hopping off your own steamupdated: Fri May 04 2007 04:26:00

Imagine a holiday where you come home with not only a tan, but also an enormous sense of achievement.

Crossing the Anglo-French divideupdated: Mon Apr 30 2007 14:52:00

One of the most important parts of any business education program is teaching would-be executives how to conduct themselves in different commercial cultures.

Police powerless on beach lootingupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 04:30:00

Police in southwest England are struggling to stop looters from taking away goods that washed ashore from a cargo vessel stranded off the coast in a recent storm.

Fortune: A breadmaker inherits some serious doughupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 09:07:00

On the night of Oct. 31, 2002, Lionel Poilâne, France's most famous breadmaker, took the controls of his Augusta eight-seat helicopter and headed off to Brittany. The 57-year-old was in the process...

Linking nations deep under the seaupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 10:24:00

Not since the last Ice Age, over 8,000 years ago, had the United Kingdom been joined with mainland Europe.

Sorious Samura: 'Living With Illegals'updated: Fri Aug 04 2006 06:46:00

In this extraordinary documentary, award-winning journalist Sorious Samura lives the life of an illegal immigrant, in an attempt to fully experience the reality of being one.

Business 2.0: A bullion-dollar bank accountupdated: Sat Feb 04 2006 07:59:00

High oil prices. Inflation fears. Ballooning deficits. Guerrilla war. Bad news? Not for gold. The asset that shines in bad times has been on a tear recently, surpassing $500 an ounce, a level not s...

'I love being alone on the water'updated: Tue Sep 20 2005 10:41:00

Hilary Lister, 33, suffers from a degenerative form of the disorder 'reflex sympathetic dystrophy'. In August 2005 she became the first quadriplegic sailor to cross the English Channel -- the longest solo voyage by a quadriplegic sailor.

Riding the night-shift trainupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 07:27:00

Working shifts -- a reality for 30 percent of the workforce -- can mean greater flexibility for people to organize their personal lives.

Veterans make 'symbolic crossing'updated: Thu Jun 03 2004 06:24:00

Hundreds of veterans are making a "symbolic crossing" of the English Channel on their way to the D-Day commemorations in France.

D-Day: Key factsupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 08:05:00

Following are key facts about D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Fortune: Is It Curtains For Gutta-percha?updated: Mon Dec 22 2003 00:01:00

Through a fog of nitrous oxide, I asked the endodontist about the toothpick-like thing he was about to put in my mouth. "That's a gutta-percha point," replied the doc. "We use them to fill up the r...

Money Magazine: Buysupdated: Tue Aug 01 2000 00:01:00

CHUNNEL VISION For the first time since the 1994 debut of the Eurostar, the train that speeds under the English Channel, round-trip tickets purchased in the U.S. are on sale. Until the end of the y...

Fortune: Europe's Duty-Free Days are Overupdated: Mon Jul 05 1999 00:01:00

Those Brits. As word spread that the sun would set on duty-free shopping June 30, her Majesty's subjects were packing onto day cruises to the French port of Calais for a last, glorious buying binge...

Fortune: Credit Lyonnais Privatization Slated; Country to Take a $19 Billion Bathupdated: Mon Jun 07 1999 00:01:00

One of the costliest and most embarrassing sagas in the annals of French business is finally drawing to a close: Credit Lyonnais will be privatized this summer.

Fortune: TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH A GREAT PLANE THAT RIDES THE WAVES Moving on an air cushion six feet above water, a weird Russian craft is fupdated: Mon Feb 10 1992 00:01:00

At the height of the Cold War, U.S. intelligence analysts studying spy satellite photos spotted a strange aircraft that appeared to be skimming the surface of the Caspian Sea at 500 mph. Three hund...

Fortune: THE BIG DIGupdated: Mon Jun 05 1989 00:01:00

Would you believe that the shortest trip from London to Paris may be by way of Boise, Idaho? That's the residence of construction consultant Jack Lemley, 54, who has been named CEO of Transmanche L...

Fortune: The Chunnel's chancesupdated: Mon Dec 21 1987 00:01:00

-- The London stock market has hurdled one of the biggest barriers to constructing a tunnel under the English Channel. Investors in November agreed to buy the entire $626 million British portion of...

Money Magazine: -- ''How can I invest in the tunnel under the English Channel?''updated: Wed Apr 01 1987 00:01:00

Q. I am over 55, and I plan to marry a widower whose house is up for sale. When my fiance, who is in his sixties, sells the house, he will take his one- time $125,000 capital-gains tax exclusion on...

Fortune: A Chunnel From Britain to Franceupdated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

Britain and France, after talking for 200 years about digging a tunnel under the English Channel, finally got around to asking for proposals from private industry (FORTUNE, January 6). In January t...

Fortune: IS THERE LOOT AT THE END OF THE CHUNNEL? The British and French are gearing up to pick the builder of a trans-Channel link -- anupdated: Mon Jan 06 1986 00:01:00

FOR THE THIRD TIME since Napoleon dreamed of a tunnel under the English Channel in 1802, Britain and France are considering a plan to link their countries by road or rail. But this time there's a d...

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