Britain-France Channel Tunnel, now 25, was centuries in the making

World May 5, 2019

Britain-France Channel Tunnel, now 25, was centuries in the making

On May 6, 1994, Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand boarded the royal Rolls-Royce and took an undersea train to Britain — a 50.5-kilometer (30-mile) trip that inaugurated a tunnel two centuries in the making. Followed by their spouses in a Citroen, their ...

World Feb 18, 2015

British warship monitors Russian naval vessel through Channel

A British warship shadowed a Russian frigate through the English Channel on Tuesday, taking over monitoring from French surveillance on the frigate's voyage northward. HMS Argyll, a navy ship maintained at high-readiness, deployed a Lynx helicopter and used sensors to locate and monitor the Russian ...

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

World Nov 28, 2014

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday, but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises. Russian news agency RIA quoted the Northern Fleet as saying its vessels, led by anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, ...

National Aug 15, 2013

Hiroshima man, 70, falls short in attempt to swim English Channel

Faced with strong waves just kilometers from reaching the French shore, 70-year-old Toshio Tominaga of Hiroshima on Wednesday abandoned his attempt to become the oldest Japanese person to swim the English Channel. "I want to do my best and challenge myself next year," Tominaga said ...