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Avalanche At Popular French Ski Resort Leaves At Least Four Dead

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK

At least four people have been killed and five others are missing following an avalanche in the French Alps on Monday. Emergency services are searchin...

Finding That First Grey Hair

Katie Lodge | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

Embrace the grey or dye. It's up to you. But go do something you love. Be someone you love. Move furniture around, set fire to things, chuck out the unwanted, find music in silence. Find truth. No one's truly happy being a mortal, sensing the final stop. So a grey hair, a crappy diagnosis, a simple wake-up call, remind you your days are numbered, and that it's what you do or don't do that defines you.

Louvre Terror Suspect Named And Pictured For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK

The machete-wielding terror suspect involved in Friday’s attack at the Louvre has been named as Abdullah Reda Refaie El-Hamahmy and pictured for the...

French Soldier Shoots Machete-Wielding Attacker Who Tried To Enter Louvre

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

A man wielding a machete who attacked a soldier at Paris’s Louvre museum is a “terrorist in nature” France’s Prime Minister said on Friday. Th...

Student Tries To Prevent Launch Of Alt-Right Breitbart Site In France By Buying Domain Name

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A student claims to have bought the domain for Breitbart France to prevent the alt-right news website from launching in the country ahead of president...

The Best Kept Secrets In Paris

Varsha Patel | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Once you've endured the painfully long queues for the Eiffel Tower, got your selfie with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and 'Instagrammed' the Arc de Tr...

Roman Polanski Heading French Film Panel Is 'An Insult To Victims Of Rape’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

The minister for women’s rights in France has branded the decision to appoint filmmaker Roman Polanski to helm a panel for the country’s version o...

Can Marine Le Pen Become The First Woman President Of France?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was spotted last week at Trump Tower, in New York. Whether she was there to meet with President-elect Trump or not, which she and Trump's team declined to say, it is important to understand the danger she and her party represent in Europe.

Jeremy Corbyn Slams Boris Johnson For Comparing French President To A WW2 Prison Camp Guard

Paul Waugh | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has slammed Boris Johnson for “wild and inappropriate” remarks after he compared France’s President to a Nazi prison camp guard. ...

The Unbearable Ennui Of Email

Monica Parker | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Parker

This is not to say that the relationship between email and the average knowledge worker doesn't need a bit of rapprochement. Workers in the UK are using almost the equivalent of their paid leave, 29 days, on sorting through their inboxes.

Europeans Say Thanks For The Profits From Britain's Privatised Railways

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

A tongue-in-cheek video highlighting how profits from Britain’s railways are flowing to Europe has been shared thousands of times. The clip by the T...

British Freerunner Dies In 'Train Accident' On Paris Metro

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK

A British freerunner who died in a “train accident” in Paris has been remembered by friends and family as “inspirational”. Nye Frankie Newman,...

7 Times Sir Bradley Wiggins Delivered Comedy Gold

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from competitive cycling. The 2012 Tour de France champion, who is also Britain’s most decorated Ol...

Box Trees

Katie Lodge | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

A girl steps into a big house and won't nod in agreement with her mother who thinks the kitchen unit is absolutely stunning, is it IKEA? She won't look at surface, at cut-glass vases, at paintings of gravy-faced aristocrats holding guns - she'll look inside things. Cupboards, boxes, locked-up doorways, cellars. Or he will, if he's a boy.

France Unveils The World's First Solar Panel Road

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

France has unveiled what it’s calling the world’s first solar panel road. The 1km stretch of road can be found in the Normandy village of Tourouvr...

François Fillon: The Long Distance Driver Of French Politics

Lord Ricketts | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Ricketts

What did the voters see in Fillon? I think it was partly his reputation, straight-talking and honesty. Partly his style: he looks presidential and exudes calm and confidence. And partly his programme, crafted during his long road trip around France. He is the only presidential candidate I can remember who has had the courage to tell French voters that France needs serious economic reform.

Boulangerie Creates 'Bent Baguettes' To Solve Most French Problem Ever

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A boulangerie has come up with the perfect solution to the most French problem ever: how to get a baguette safely home on your bicycle. Usually, the F...

When France Falls

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

If France falls to Le Pen, the European project will likely unravel. It might be a shock to the system that is greater than a President Trump. In a recent essay, I predicted that France would have a National Front president by around 2035. I may have been far off. The date may be 2017.

Life After Calais For The Kids Of 'The Jungle'

Benny Hunter | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK
Benny Hunter

Every day that they hear nothing draws them closer to despair. Without hope of reaching the UK by legal routes, more vulnerable children like Dawit will decide to take their fate into their own hands, leaving them homeless in Europe during the freezing Winter months.

Marr Is Right – We Need To Listen To Marine Le Pen. Only Then Can We Really Challenge Her

Andrew Grey | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Grey

We can't keep shutting ourselves off from these views and hoping they'll go away. If we do, and we try to censor them, they'll only grow, and the world will move even further away from where we want it to be. However uncomfortable we find it, it's only by listening to people with these views that we can see where they come from, understand their appeal, and ultimately defeat them..

Sting To Reopen Bataclan Concert Hall One Year After Paris Attacks Left 130 Dead

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK

British singer Sting will mark the reopening of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Saturday night in a sell-out concert one year after terrorists s...

The Central African Republic And Its Legacies Of Abuse

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this week. I have been investigat...

We Showed Refugee Children In Calais A Better Side To Europe

Julian Sayarer | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Sayarer

In among the chaos and the dismal conditions of Calais, there were glimmers of a better version of Europe than these Syrians, Afghans, Eritreans and other nationalities were treated to behind the razor wire fencing

Children Pictured Sleeping On 'Cold Industrial Estate', After Being 'Completely Abandoned' In Calais

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Children are being abandoned and left to sleep alone and without shelter after French authorities demolished the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp and did not ...

Why Do Many Calais Migrants Want To Come To Britain?

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

As the demolition of ‘The Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais began on Monday, the plight of the some 6,500 refugees living there was brought into fres...