France

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 12.03.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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...

EU and Britain: Together or Apart?

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nikolaos Dimou

In my view, the EU would be a better place, if the plethora of its policies were not defined as an outcome of the everlasting conflicts between a humanitarian but unrealistic France and a productive but austere Germany, but if they were rather set by a pragmatist Britain. This outcome might as well be the best choice possible for Europe's -and Britain's- future.

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 17.04.2015 | 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 11.04.2015 | 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.