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, ...

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

World / Social Issues Aug 6, 2014

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

Migrants flowing into Europe in unprecedented numbers are causing a tense summer in France, as clashes break out among asylum-seekers in overcrowded camps and police fire tear gas to quell the chaos. Sudanese and Eritreans battled in the sweltering heat in France's port city of ...

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 ...