France

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

Londoners Warned As 'Le Smog' To Fill The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Londoners could soon be breathing 'Le Smog', the dirty Paris air that the French government has gone to extreme measures to try to disperse. Emissi...

Sporting Diplomacy: Did Rugby Almost Change the Face of Europe Before 1914?

Stephen Cooper | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In the 19th century the very British game of rugby football was adopted successfully throughout her Dominions; by 1906, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were regularly beating us at our own game. In the years preceding the First World War, rugby tried to conquer territories closer to home with expeditionary forays into Continental Europe.

All Systems Go! It's Longines FEI World Cup Finals Time!

Michael Whitaker | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Whitaker

I've been competing since 1976 and have been lucky enough to travel the world with my sport, but there's always a real buzz around the World Cup Finals. It really is the best of the best with riders from all over the world flying in to go head to head in front of a passionate crowd. There are 40 riders from 20 countries taking part so it's tough.

LIfe in the Arts Lane - Week 71 - Shopping and Sipping in the South

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

On Sunday it's goodbye to the Oval, London, and hello to Montpellier, Languedoc, where Michael, my carpet dealer friend and I picked up a rental car and drove to Avignon.

EU Helps You Watch Porn Abroad Says Conservative Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament. Joseph ...

Skiing at Alpe d'Huez, France

Stuart Forster | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

I tend to listen to advice offered by friends. That said, I'm glad I ignored a well-meaning mate who told me early April was far too late in the season to go skiing in the French resort of Alpe d'Huez.

Facing Threats, Beatings And Intimidation, Europe's Roma 'Failed By EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The economic crisis in Europe is fuelling violent "pogroms" against Roma people across the continent, with some politicians encouraging intimidation, ...

Hollande Will Regret Calling in New Prime Minister Valls to Save French Government

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

Rarely do local elections anywhere have such profound national resonance. In municipal elections on 30 March, France's governing Socialist Party (PS) lost more than 150 towns and cities. The centre-right UMP made huge gains, much more than expected.

Adventures of Two Metal Heads in Paris

Bytestories | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

Being foreigners, our main form of transportation was taxis. What ensued was the scariest time I've ever had in a car, and I've been on road trips with comedians.

Georges Pierre des Clozets: The 17th Century Conman

Daniel Parker | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Daniel Parker

Between 1677 and 1678 Robert Boyle became the victim of a progressive French confidence trickster from Caen called Pierre, who claimed to be the agent of a secret international society of alchemists known mysteriously as 'The Asterism

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Labour's 'Primary Colours

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 1 April 2014... 1) LABOUR'S 'PRIMARY COLOURS' First, Labour backbencher Simon Danczuk said ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: George Osborne Vs Nick Clegg

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 31 March 2014... 1) GEORGE OSBORNE VS NICK CLEGG The deputy prime minister seems to be fight...

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Both Sarkozy and Hollande Are Victims of the French Culture of Scandal

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

France is now seeing widespread political disaffection, dramatic growth in support for the far-right National Front (though they too regularly endure their own scandals), and Hollande's government is regarded by most people as beyond useless. The scandal-riven republic seems to be seriously malfunctioning.

Deadly Trend Resurfaces At Orange Mobile

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

An investigation has been launched after ten people at Orange Mobile killed themselves in just seven weeks, most over what company says are "work-rela...

Failure of the French Veil Ban

Robin Jones | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Jones

Montreuil is to witness an area forming a modern and distinctive French identity, an area of low-to-middle incomes, of diverse cultures, and of conspicuous political organisation. It is also home to a growing Muslim community, owing in part to its significant Malian population. It is to areas such as Montreuil that the French ban on the face veil, introduced in April 2011, has directed itself most vigorously...

London 'Doesn't Need' Paris-Style Traffic Restrictions, BoJo's Adviser Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

London "doesn't need" to use the pollution-tackling measures introduced in Paris, a senior adviser to Boris Johnson has said, after the French capital...

Outside Europe - Memorialising the Great War in the Colonies

Meor Alif | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Meor Alif

The First World War is not normally remembered for its epic battles outside the tranches of Europe, as there was nothing Ypres-like about, say, 'Edwardian' Southeast Asia. We just don't associate it to be as globally engulfing as World War Two. Yet, it would a mistake to think that there were geographical limits to the range in which this first (only if one discounts the Seven Years War) recognisable 'world war' was fought.

Paris For Free - If You're Under 26

Nola Chesworth | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Ah, Paris! You're oh so beautiful, so romantic, and also, somewhat expensive. The chic boutique hotels, the mouth-watering steak frites, un vin rouge along the Boulevard Saint-Michel - just staying, eating and drinking in the French capital can be a costly experience before you even add on the 'must-see' sights of the city.

No Charges Brought Against Man Arrested Over Alps Murders

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

No charges are being brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of a British engineer and his family, French prosecutors have said....

Fantasy Holiday Homes for Real

Andrew Matthews | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

One of the most enticing aspects of renting someone else's home in another country for a little while: the chance to live in your fantasy house/castle/boat/apartment without the type of income that drives you to wear a paper bag over your head and pontificate about sardines in the manner of dear, humble Shia Le Boeuf.  

Arrest Made Over French Alps Shooting

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

An arrest has been made in France in connection with the murder of four people in Annecy in September 2012, Surrey Police have confirmed. Saad al-H...

Five Chocolate Hotels for Valentine's Day

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

From our very own Bournemouth to Paris and Mexico, guests can enjoy chocolate breakfasts, cocktails and even chocolate body treatments at these carefully selected establishments.

Limoges and Limousin - Cuisine From the Heart

Peter Morrell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

I made Limoges my base for the trip, with its long and rich history there is enough to hold any visitor's attention and there are plenty of restaurants to satisfy the most avid gourmet. Also, despite the fact that our own Black Prince massacred the city's population in 1370, I got a warm and friendly welcome.