• britain Oct 28, 2020

    4 Dead, 15 Rescued in English Channel Migrant Boat Sinking

    French authorities say at least four migrants, including two children, have died when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain.

  • English Channel Sep 3, 2020

    New Hampshire 16-Year-Old Swims Across English Channel

    A 16-year-old from New Hampshire successfully swam across the English Channel, completing a 33-mile-swim by reaching a sandy shore in France after darkness fell

  • United Kingdom Aug 4, 2019

    A Bird? A Plane? French Inventor Flies Over English Channel

    Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a French inventor flying over the English Channel on his hoverboard. Looking like a superhero, Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 22-mile journey in just 22 minutes Sunday morning, reaching speeds of up to 110 mph on the flyboard that has made him a French household name. Propelled by a power pack...

  • Europe Jul 25, 2019

    Europe Melts Under Sahara Heat Wave, Smashes Heat Records

    Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn’t help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara. On a day that no one on the...

  • United Kingdom Jul 25, 2019

    Hoverboard ‘Flyman' Crashes After Making It Halfway Across English Channel

    Looking like a superhero, the French inventor of an airborne hoverboard glided partway over the English Channel on his personal flying machine then crashed in the sea Thursday. Unharmed and undeterred, 40-year-old Franky Zapata said he plans to try again. Perhaps within days. The inventor collided with a refueling boat just a few hours into his flight, destroying his transportation,...

  • European Union Jun 7, 2019

    Undone by Brexit, May Steps Down as Conservative Leader

    British Prime Minister Theresa May formally stepped down as Conservative Party leader on Friday, defeated by the Brexit conundrum. May’s three years at the helm ended not with a bang but a whimper: The party simply confirmed there had been a private exchange of letters between May and the committee that oversees party rules, confirming the departure announced by May...

  • United States Jun 6, 2019

    D-Day 75th Anniversary: See Stunning Historic Photos From the Invasion

    On June 6, 1944, thousands of U.S., British, Canadian and French troops crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, a pivotal moment in the fight against Nazi Germany. On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, see stunning historic images of the preparation, invasion and aftermath.

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    Ceremony, Political Jibes Mark Trump's First Day in London

    Mixing pageantry and pugilism, President Donald Trump plunged into his long-delayed state visit to Britain on Monday, welcomed with smiles and a cannon salute by the royals but launching political insults at others in a time of turmoil for both nations in the deep, if recently strained, alliance. It was a whirlwind of pomp, circumstance and protest for Trump, who...

  • European Union Jan 17, 2019

    May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track After No-Confidence Win

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. European Union countries are also debating on how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament has rejected May’s Brexit deal with the bloc and with the March 29 exit date looming....

  • United States Jun 19, 2018

    Twin Brothers Reunited 74 Years After WWII Death at Normandy

    For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, the soldier would have his identity recovered — and be reunited with his twin brother in Normandy, where the two Navy men died together when their ship shattered on an underwater mine while trying to reach...

  • PRESIDENT Mar 19, 2018

    EU Unveils Brexit Draft, Ramping Up Pressure on Britain

    Concerned that time is fast running out, the European Union moved Wednesday to force Britain’s hand in Brexit negotiations by publishing a draft text that distils into legal language what they have — and even what they have not — agreed so far about Britain’s departure. British Prime Minister Theresa May immediately branded part of the 120-page document unacceptable and...

  • Europe Mar 19, 2018

    Envoys Hail Brexit Progress But No Irish Border Breakthrough

    Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border. Britain is due to leave the European Union at the end of March 2019, but Brexit talks must be concluded by this fall to leave national parliaments in the bloc time...

  • London Jan 18, 2018

    UK to Pay Millions to Keep France Border Agreement

    Britain will pay tens of millions of pounds (dollars) toward border security in France and support French military missions as part of moves to bind the countries closer together after Brexit. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday in a bilateral summit intended to strengthen security and intelligence ties between the neighboring nations. Britain...

  • Philadelphia Dec 6, 2017

    ‘The Art of Swimming' on Stage

    “The Art of Swimming” is about a woman who swam the English Channel and back in 1927. NBC10’s Rosemary Connors joins Lee Minora, and K.C. Macmillan to discuss the show [;aying through mid-December at Headhouse Cafe Upstairs Tiny Dynamite.

  • United States Nov 7, 2017

    Apple Revamped Overseas Ops to Find New Tax Havens: Report

    Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland’s loose rules began in 2013, according to The New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists . The news outlet and the nonprofit investigative organization cited confidential records that were obtained by the German newspaper Suddeutsche...

  • Germany Jun 6, 2017

    Glenn's Blog: D-Day, The Most Important Forecast, Ever

    Secrecy was crucial, but how long could they hide tens of thousands of soldiers and all the tanks, landing craft and other equipment needed? They had to go as soon as possible, but only when the weather was favorable. Thousands of lives depended on an accurate forecast.

  • Europe May 2, 2017

    Plagiarism or ‘Wink'? Le Pen Lifts Conservative's Speech

    Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen lifted verbatim parts of a speech by a former rival in what her critics called plagiarism and she said was a deliberate “wink” to him to woo his conservative voters in France’s presidential runoff Sunday. The stolen words and casual reaction by Le Pen and her team marked the latest shocking development in a French...

  • Europe Dec 6, 2016

    EU Brexit Negotiator Puts Time Pressure on Britain

    Britain will have less than 18 months to negotiate its exit from the European Union once talks begin and won’t be allowed to pick and choose what it likes, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said Tuesday as he outlined his stance for the first time. Michel Barnier said formal procedures like parliamentary approvals across Europe will cut into the two-year...

  • The Associated Press Nov 29, 2016

    Other Sports Teams Involved in Fatal Plane Crashes

    Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties. Take a look at other sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes.

  • spokesman Nov 12, 2015

    Around the World: Nov. 10, 2015

    Here’s what’s happening across the United States and around the world today.

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