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Man Killed as 1.5K Try to Storm Channel Tunnel

One migrant desperate to reach UK was killed by truck

(Newser) - Some 1,500 migrants tried to storm the tunnel that links Britain and France last night, and French police say one of them, a Sudanese man, was killed by a truck, the BBC reports. The latest attempt follows a Monday night attempt by 2,000 people to storm the area... More »

Cold Stalls Eurostar Again

Passengers stuck for 2 hours in Chunnel, advised to stay home

(Newser) - Another Eurostar train got stuck in the Channel Tunnel again yesterday amid Britain's worst spell of winter weather in a generation. The train was towed out after 2 hours and Eurostar announced that services will be severely limited throughout the weekend. Passengers were urged to avoid non-essential travel, the AP... More »

Big Freeze Kills 90 in Europe

Winter weather causes chaos from Scandinavia to Italy

(Newser) - A fierce blast of winter has brought travel chaos to much of Europe and is being blamed for at least 90 deaths. The cold snap left tens of thousands of travelers stranded as airports in Britain and Germany were forced to reduce schedules, the BBC reports. Trains are moving through... More »

Eurotunnel Boasts First Profit

Debt-plagued cross-Channel rail company sees light at the end of the tunnel

(Newser) - Eurotunnel is in the black for the first time since the France-England tunnel opened in 1994, the BBC reports. The company says it has turned the corner after many troubled years, helped by a sweeping debt restructuring plan and the opening of a new high-speed rail link on the British... More »

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