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Player Focus: Exit of One Remy Paves Way For Another at Newcastle

Martin Laurence | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

Though they ended the previous campaign extremely poorly, Newcastle have made significant strides in the transfer market to ensure that they are not in a similar situation again. They appear to have learned from their mistakes to a degree and their eagerness in the window this time around should reap the rewards.

Video Captures Moment Jewish Vigilantes Attack Palestinian Protesters In Violent Paris Clashes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Fears are growing that the Middle East crisis could spiral into violent clashes across Europe, with Jewish activists and pro-Palestinian groups fighti...

Why Is Royal Mail In Trouble With The French?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Mail is facing a fine estimated by analysts at up to £160 million after it announced that its loss-making French parcels operation is being inv...

Shamefully, the Western World Has Failed the People of Syria

James Snell | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Despite the existence of other international crises, the civil war in Syria and its effects remain. Three years on from the beginning of protests against the dictatorial rule of President Assad, the original struggle for greater rights in a tyrannical state has morphed into an armed revolution.

Marine le Pen and the Royal Road to 2017

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

In France, since the European elections of May 2014, and Marine le Pen's breath-taking 25% of the vote - to the ruling Socialists' paltry 13% - she has said very little. She does not need to; between them, the left and the right are opening up a royal road for her to go through to the second round of the presidential elections in 2017...

Two Weekends of Squash on the Continent

James Willstrop | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

What a welcome we received the weekend before last for the French League Playoff finals in Le Mans, a city a couple of hours train ride from Paris. Now on the wrong side of 30, I am happily able to say that squash still offers opportunities to seek out new venues and bustling sporting communities in unexpected places.

Alps Murders: Ex-Husband Of Woman Died On The Same Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps have revealed his wife was previously married to a man who died ...

This Is A Eurosceptic's Worst Ever Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

It must be a Eurosceptic's worst nightmare. Hundreds of passengers have had to be evacuated from a broken-down train in the Channel Tunnel in an incid...

Human Rights Groups In The UK Are Not Happy About Banning The Burka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The French burka ban does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared - despite outcry from a UK human rights group....

Human Rights Groups In The UK Are Not Happy About Banning The Burka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The French burka ban does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared - despite outcry from a UK human rights group....

Former French President Held For 'Influence Peddling'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained by police over claims corruption claims in what commentators have described as an "unprecede...

Juncker! Juncker! Stick It Up Your Jumper!

Adrian Hilton | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Hilton

"I am more confident than ever that I will be the next European Commission President," tweeted former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker on 4 June. Quite how he knew with such certainty so far in advance of the EU's elected national leaders is something of a mystery. Until, that is, you consider the continuing dominance of the Franco-German axis in the European Union...

This Stunt Is About To Go Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech

When skier and professional rally driver Guerlain Chicherit decided to attempt the world's longest jump in a car neither him, nor GoPro had any idea w...

Player Focus: Griezmann Ready to Step Up for France

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Only 23 years of age, he has an incredibly bright future ahead of him, but he is ready to announce himself on the world stage in Brazil this summer, if he is given the chance. He has the quality to provide for France, and could surprise a defence or two.

Google Doodle 'Error' On D Day

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google has admitted an 'error' when it featured a Google Doodle on Japanese Go player Honinbo Shusaku on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. ...

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith and Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

As the world marks 70 years since the launch of a mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two, these powerful befor...

LOOK: The FT Was Fantastically British About D-Day

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

The world is gathering today to remember seventy years ago, when soldiers carried out the D-Day landings, an audacious incursion into Nazi-occupied Fr...

D-Day: The World Remembers (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

Seventy years ago, soldiers launched an attack that changed the world. Now few are left to tell the story of the D-Day landings, an audacious incursio...

Team Focus: Chelsea Progressing Despite Consecutive Third Place Finishes

Ben McAleer | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Most are in agreement that the latest Premier League season was in fact a three-horse race and Blues fans could have been forgiven for getting their hopes up, even if they were ultimately left disappointed. A higher points total than the previous campaign shows progress, despite the fact that Chelsea could only manage back-to-back third place finishes.

Allez Les Hashtags! 'Hashtag' Enters the French Dictionary

Verity Stockdale | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Verity Stockdale

The humble hashtag has really taken centre stage as of late. It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple can cause such a stir, but over the last week or two in particular, the hashtag has really been making its mark in ways that only the hashtag knows how.

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.

Marine Le Pen's Front National Victory Sees Thousands Of French Students Riot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The historic victory of Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National party in the European Union elections has seen thousands of students take to the stre...

Six 'Dark Horses' Who Could Be Contenders at the World Cup

Dan Farr | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

With the World Cup just over two weeks away, fans from each nation will be predicting their team's chances in the prestigious tournament. Tournament favourites Spain, Germany, Argentina and hosts Brazil are the teams on the lips of football fans when discussing who could lift the historic trophy. But what about the teams who are not considered to have much chance of winning?

Oooh, Aaaaah ... Manchest-ar!

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

Way back in the mists of time (otherwise known as the late 1980s and early 1990s) I was a student living in Manchester absorbing a lot of that excellent city's life, culture and ... not inconsiderable precipitation...

Opposites Attract

Christina Miller | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.