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News Summary: Strike snarls France, UK airports

The Associated Press

TURBULENCE: An air traffic controllers strike forced cancellations of more than 60 percent of flights around France and disrupted travel elsewhere in Europe, as workers protested a plan to simplify Europe's patchwork airspace.

DOESN'T FLY: Air traffic controllers are upset at the airspace streamlining plan in part because it would hand more air traffic services to private companies.

ROUGH RIDE: More than 2,000 flights were canceled in France as more workers joined the second day of the strike, according to the civil aviation authority. The walkout started Tuesday and is scheduled to end by Thursday.