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In the papers today - 16 January

Eurotunnel, the troubled operator of the Channel Tunnel, looked to have narrowly avoided bankruptcy yesterday after a French court approved a plan to halve its debt and brushed aside lawsuits from 33 of the group's creditors. The court granted the company 36 months to complete its restructuring plans, which will see its creditors paid less than half of the £6.2bn they are owed - The Independent
Parts of Britain will be battered by gales of up to 129kph this week, the Meteorological Office warned yesterday. Winds of 60mph are expected to sweep across the south, while exposed areas in Wales and the north of England could see violent gales of up to 97kph that will bring down roof tiles, branches and even trees - The Daily TelegraphTony Blair's view that climate change cannot be tackled by clamping down on personal air travel has won support from the UN's leading adviser on global poverty. Jeffrey Sachs, the renowned US economist, told The Guardian: 'Finding a way to achieve economic development and environmental sustainability is the biggest challenge we face globally and it doesn't lend itself to a simple answer' - The GuardianThe fight to cut greenhouse gases may be too reliant on unproven carbon capture technology, experts warned yesterday. Sir Nicholas Stern advocated capturing carbon from coal power stations in his government-commissioned review of the economics of climate change, published in October - Financial Times

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