France

More Than 200 Skeletons Found In Mass Grave Under French Supermarket - But What Killed Them?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

More than 200 skeletons have been discovered in a mass grave under a supermarket in Paris, France. The remains were discovered during redevelopmen...

Mysterious Night Drone Sightings Put Paris Police On High Alert

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

A series of unexplained drone sightings near landmarks in the French capital have police officers baffled. Five mystery flights were spotted on Tue...

Here Are The 'Racist' Chelsea Fans Police Are Hunting

PA | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Sport

Police have released images of three Chelsea football fans they believe were involved in an allegedly racist incident on a Paris Metro train. The Metr...

The Shocking Video That Proves Racism In Football Is Far From Dead

PA | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Sport

Chelsea Football Club has said it is prepared to ban fans who prevented a black man getting onto a train in Paris before they declared: "We're racist ...

Six Luxury French Ski Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

French alpine skiing is among the best in the world and together with fine dining - for which the French need no introduction - their ski resorts offer a winning combination.

Owning the Oneness

Anupriya Dwivedi | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anupriya Dwivedi

I stopped analysing a long time ago if the question was an enviously malicious put-down or a genuine, earnest search for content. Either way the answer is usually, "No one. Just me." And those words fuel me.

Hooded Gunmen Fire At Police In Marseille, France

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

Hooded gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs have fired on police in the French city of Marseille. It comes on the day the Prime Minister was due to visi...

Why European Men Make Great Boyfriends

Katy Horwood | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

All is not lost however, despite English men being in short supply, mercifully, with London being the diverse mixing pot that it is, there is a welcome supply of Europeans relocating to the capital. Great for our economy, and more importantly, great for my sex life.

French Job Advert Asking For Someone 'Not Jewish' Sparks Fury

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

A job advert for a French design company calling for a rigorous, organised, highly motivated but "if possible, not Jewish" candidate has sparked outra...

What Would Hitchens Do

Brian John Spencer | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Brian John Spencer

Standing in the shadow of the attack on Charlie Hebdo and western norms we need to learn from and implement those principles of free speech that Hitchens advocated.

People Are Using The Daily Mail's £1 Ferry Offer To Help Migrants In Calais

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

Your average Daily Mail reader might take advantage of the newspaper's £1 ferry offer to load up on bargain French wine, tour the battlefields or vis...

A Greener Future for the White Mountain? The Uphill Batlle for Mont Blanc's Protection

Justin Francis | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Although the prestigious peak is widely revered as an area of outstanding beauty, it is not actually protected with a conservation strategy consistent accross all three parent countries. In France, Mont Blanc was designated a 'site classé' in 1951, preventing development, camping and also supervises amenities.

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and what better way to spend it than on a weekend in the most romantic city of them all, Paris? We've listed six of the best ways to make the most of your trip below.

The French May Have United, But France Is Still Ruled By the Authoritarian Left

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

It's indeed over. France without the agreement of the nation decided that the fifth Republic is done. Praise the Sixth Republic that cannot bear the wit and has the code of sacred topics - the city of Paris and its multicultural, politically correct nature is the first one.

There Is No 'Wave' of Anti-Semitism

David Cesarani | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
David Cesarani

invoking the fate of the Jews under Nazi rule is not only inappropriate - it is inflammatory and insulting to the victims. Raising the spectre of 'anti-semitism' will not help anyone cope with the threat posed by Jihadists and extreme Islamists. We (all) face a specific menace that demands specific counter-measures.

A Test That Europe Must Not Fail

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It looks as if 2015 could turn out to be Europe's Year of the Insurgents... More than at any time since the end of the Cold War, Europe needs clear, determined leaders who can calm voters' anger and offer reassurance that better times are coming, especially for those who have been hardest hit by the age of austerity. Anger, fear and intolerance of minorities are a highly dangerous mix - we have seen before where they can lead when populist politicians fan the flames. The coming year will be a test that Europe must not fail.

France DOES Have No Go Zones, Insists Nigel Farage

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

Amid threats from the mayor of Paris to sue Fox News for “insulting” it’s image, Nigel Farage has stepped forward to fan the flames over the ong...

You Are Charlie, We Are Not

Charlie Simpson | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Simpson

The shootings in Paris have reaffirmed the importance of free speech. No one should have to pay such a high price for simple mockery. Though it has left me wondering, would people my age have printed the cartoons of Mohammed in the first place?

'Aggressive' and 'Stingy': Anti-Semitism in the UK

B.J. Epstein | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Theresa May said the UK has to "wipe out anti-Semitism". The BBC has now featured an article about Jews in the UK fearing for their safety, but unfortunately this doesn't surprise me at all. This new interest in British anti-Semitism stems largely from the attacks in France, and it's a shame that it took such a tragic event for Brits to begin to consider the problems here at home.

Why Ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad Is Europe's Oldest Tradition

Usman Butt | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Usman Butt

The Charlie Hebdo massacre sent shockwaves throughout the world and was widely interpreted as an attack on free speech. However, the attack on Charlie Hebdo was more than an attack on free speech; it was an attack on one of Europe's oldest traditions...

One Step Behind: Understanding the Shape of Terrorism

Nikita Malik | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Terrorism, with its many forms, has the same general shape. Bombings, hostage taking, assassinations, and armed attacks are all perpetuated for religious, political, or ideological goals - sometimes, a combination of all three...

Charlie Hebdo: The Pope's Comments Join a Media Circus at Risk of Legitimising Terrorism

George Gillett | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
George Gillett

Whether it be the Pope or a media commentator - we must avoid capitalising on a terrorist incident to vocalise our opinion on these cartoons and society's attitude towards religious beliefs.

France Comes Under Massive Cyber Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Tech

France has come under 'unprecedented pressure from hackers since last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. The head of cyberdefence for the French m...

Hero Of French Kosher Supermarket Siege Gets French Citizenship

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK

A Malian Muslim man who heroically hid several of hostages in a kosher supermarket and helped French police co-ordinate their storming of the building...

Croissants For Queuing Brits As Charlie Hebdo Goes On Sale

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK

Queues are forming outside newsagents and bookshops today as Brits try to get hold of copies of the first Charlie Hebdo magazine since the deadly shoo...