France

France Just Set A Shining Example Of How Not To Waste Food

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

France has made it illegal for big supermarkets to throw away edible food, in a bold move designed to reduce the country's chronic food waste. A se...

Dunkirk 'Little Ships' Arrive In France For 75th Anniversary

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

A fleet of "little ships" arrived in Dunkirk on Thursday after crossing the Channel in honour of the historic retreat 75 years ago during the Second W...

The Success of COP21 Also Depends on Businesses

Christiana Figueres | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Christiana Figueres

This week, major business leaders will gather in Paris for the Business and Climate Summit. This meeting is being held around six months before the Paris Climate Conference, COP21, the aim of which is well known: to reach a universal agreement limiting the rise in global average temperature to 2°C or 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

French Far-Right Founder's Bitter Response To Daughter He's 'Ashamed' Of

The Huffington Post/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK

Former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the party he founded - and then immediately tried to severe all ties with t...

French Muslim Teenager Banned From School For Wearing A Skirt

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Johnston | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim teenager wearing a black skirt was sent home from her school in France after being told she was violating the country's policy on secular clo...

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

The Simplest Things in Life Are the Best (Especially When Accompanied by Tart and Wine!)

Anna Fraser | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Fraser

It is 9pm and the holiday house that we are staying in rural France has retired for the day; the garden cleared of toys, bikes, and all signs of long lazy lunching (which always merges in to dinnering) has been washed-up and put away, until the next day.

Eiffel Tower Opening Date Commemorated By Google Doodle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Tuesday marks the 126th anniversary of the day the Eiffel Tower opened to the public in Paris. The event is being marked by a Google Doodle, with ...

Eiffel Tower Opening Date Commemorated By Google Doodle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Tuesday marks the 126th anniversary of the day the Eiffel Tower opened to the public in Paris. The event is being marked by a Google Doodle, with ...

Cruelty Charges Long Overdue for Foie Gras Farmers

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

A dying breed of self-proclaimed 'foodie' still shamelessly defends its obsession with this torture in a tin, no matter how many videos surface showing ducks and geese in abject misery. But the future for foie gras producers and aficionados is bleak. Even the French, a nation once synonymous with the cruel foodstuff, are turning their backs on foie gras.

Harrowing Details Emerge As Police Recover Human Remains From Germanwings Crash Site

AP | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK

French police are recovering human remains from the Germanwings crash site. The A320 was deliberately crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday with 1...

People With Depression Are Asking The Daily Mail What They CAN Do

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK

Newspaper headlines have been called "shameful" and "awful" for stigmatising people with depression in the coverage of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings...

Co-Pilot May 'Have Had A Grudge' Against Passenger, Psychologist Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Andreas Lubitz Was 'Signed Off Work' On Day Of Fatal Crash But Tore Up Sick Notes An aviation psychologist has suggested that Germanwings...

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Was 'Signed Off Sick' On Day Of Crash

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Andreas Lubitz 'Depression' Headlines Slammed By Mental Health Charities As 'Simplistic' German prosecutors say they have found evidence t...

British Nationals 'Likely' On Board Crashed Alps Flight

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

"It is likely that there were some British nationals" on board the Germanwings flight that crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps, with 150 people on b...

Was Cameron's Diplomatic Faux-Pas With France Worth It?

Julien Tissandier | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Julien Tissandier

On Sunday 22 March, David Cameron wrote in the Sunday Times an article entitled "Labour will make us as bad as France". Why thank you David, much obliged. As a French national I personally do not take offense though, for two reasons...

Airbus A320 From Barcelona To Düsseldorf Crashes In France

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

• Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in southern French Alps • All 144 passengers and six crew feared dead • Confusion over distress call •...

Stunning Scenes As 'Tide Of The Century' Engulfs France's Mont Saint-Michel

AP | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK

A rare 'supertide' turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday, and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visito...

Sickening Footage Shows 'Migrants' Being Brutally Beaten At Calais

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

Horrific footage purporting to show immigrants being dragged from a truck and beaten at the port of Calais has emerged. The film was posted to Fac...

Dating Site For Married People Sued For 'Encouraging Cheating'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A French dating site which caters to married women looking to have affairs is being taken to court for allegedly breaching the country's civil law. ...

Coffee, Croissants and Culture in the Dordogne

Tom Beetham | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Beetham

Most French towns and villages will have their own market days, and often the more low-key affairs can be as, if not more enjoyable than the larger ones. However, travel to the medieval town of Sarlat for one of the region's most bustling markets, and some of the most iconic buildings in the area.

Take a Chance, Chancellor: Let's Make London's Housing Market Work for Renters

Karim Goudiaby | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
Karim Goudiaby

The current housing and property crisis affects all Londoners and it is of utmost importance that the Chancellor addresses these issues. It is our responsibility as citizens and government officials to tackle this situation head-on in order to improve the quality of life for all Londoners.

My Fight Against Obesity

Pierre Dukan | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pierre Dukan

I was persuaded that a human's genetic programming was implemented during a period in time where carbohydrates and sugars were not readily available. As such, the fact that they are so prevalent today plays a major role in the obesity epidemic.

London 2012 Olympians Among Dead In Argentina Chopper Crash

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

Two helicopters carrying French sports stars filming a survival reality show crashed into each other in a remote part of Argentina, killing 10 people,...

Satire in 2015: Any Room for Outsiders?

Katy Gregory | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katy Gregory

Freedom of speech, that most elusive subject. Lately it has been a very contentious topic. The murders of Charlie Hebdo journalists, as well as other...