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Why Can't May Cosy Up To Trump Like Macron Did?

Andrew Shaw | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Shaw

What I find fascinating is the difference in tone many of these publications took when covering Theresa May's visit to Washington in January. Then, a leader of a large European country with a surprisingly fragile economy cosying up to Trump was seen as desperate. Now, it's being portrayed as a bromance. Why?

France Plans To Completely Ban All Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2040

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

France looks set to completely ban the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of a major push to meet its climate change targets. Its ...

Let French Reform Games Begin!

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

French President Emmanuel Macron has started of his presidency by presenting himself as the new Sun King. He has already succeeded in dismantling and remaking the French political establishment. Will he now also manage to remodel the French economy or will he drown in the political morass like so many before him?

Professor Hawking Warns Trump's Actions Could Push Earth's Climate 'Over The Brink'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that US President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement could push Earth’s climate “over the...

Spanish Matador Dies After Being Gored In Chest By Bull During Fight

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK

A matador has died after being gored in the chest by a bull, becoming the second Spanish bullfighter to die in the bullring in the past year. Ivan Fan...

A Camembert Shortage Is Hitting The World, This Is Not A Drill

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing beats baked Camembert with crusty bread, but there’s bad news for fans of the decedent treat. Camembert could be heading towards extinction....

Theresa May Did The Mexican Wave At France V England Game And It Was Something

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK

It’s been a tough day for Theresa May to add to a terrible week. Trolled by Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons, an elusive deal with the DUP still not sec...

Why You Still Need To Care About The French Elections

Annina Claesson | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

That's why we all still need to pay attention to France. We have not yet entered the aftermath of the reinvention of French politics, even as the presidential elections have finished. If international media meant to raise up the presidential rounds as an example of what the rest of Europe can expect over the next few years, it needs to realize that the race has not yet reached its finish line.

Emmanuel Macron Gives Theresa May Another Lesson In Politics With Huge Parliamentary Win

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron is, once again, giving Theresa May a lesson in politics as the French president looks set to take an overwhelming majority in parliame...

This Giant Robot Knows You Hate Parking So Will Do It For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech

Everyone hates parking, everyone except Stan that is. Stan is a giant robot, and Stan loves parking. All day, seven days a week Stan pick up your car,...

The Refugee Community Kitchen

Arthur Peirce | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

We all believe it is a moral duty to help those in need. Indeed, when I was last in Calais, this was put succinctly by a fellow volunteer who said (paraphrasing): "Being in the position to help, is exactly the same thing as being obligated to".

Emmanuel Macron Inaugurated As France’s New President

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron has been inaugurated as France’s new president, immediately launching into his mission to shake up French politics, world economics ...

After The Loss, What's Going On With Le Pen?

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

Keep your eyes on June 18. If the FN fails then, its internal pressures are bound to fire up to the surface. After its rise in the last few years, the far-right is not going anywhere, but the Front national as its unique voice may find itself either transformed or marginalised by a newcomer.

Le Pen Is Difficult To Erase

Joe Moore | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Moore

On Saturday 6th May 2017 Europe held its breath. The people of France were going to the polls, and in a matter of hours the results of the final round of voting in the French Presidential Election were to be declared.

Chris Froome Followed Onto Pavement And 'Rammed By Impatient Driver'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome claims he was followed onto the footpath and “rammed” by an “impatient” driver in an incident th...

Mistreatment Of Models Is Finally Being Taken Seriously

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Style

As France’s law banning super thin models comes into effect today (8 May), it is another step toward the protection of fashion models against mistre...

Why Macron's Win Against Marine Le Pen Will Not Spell The End Of The Far-Right

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron’s trouncing of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections had some suggesting the Far-Right had suffered a fatal blow, but a...

Everything You Need To Know About France's New First Lady

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

Brigitte Trogneux, France’s soon-to-be First Lady, is expected to take on a prominent role championing education and working for disadvantaged child...

Macron Epically Trolled Brexit Voters After Winning French Presidential Election

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

France’s new President-elect, Emmanuel Macron, walked out to address supporters in Paris not to his country’s national anthem but to that of the E...

Le Pen's Loss - The Forward March Of Populism Halted?

Maxim Parr-Reid | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Maxim Parr-Reid

France rejected populism emphatically, but it also rejected the establishment. Both these facts must be remembered, especially when we attempt to lambast a prostrate Front Nationale.

Emmanuel Macron's Victory Over Marine Le Pen Prompts Wave Of Relief From UK

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Independent Emmanuel Macron has comfortably beaten far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, the first exit polls suggest. ...

When Will The French Presidential Election Results Be Announced? Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in the French presidential elections today. Here’s everything you need to know about the el...

Emmanuel Macron's Campaign Says It Has Been Hit By 'Massive And Co-Ordinated' Hack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist campaign has said it was the victim of a “massive and co-ordinated” hacking attack, as France prepares to choose its ...

Even As She Loses, Le Pen Has Normalised The Far-Right

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

Even as Sunday's ballot may in all likelihood reject a Le Pen presidency, it will reaffirm the normalisation of the European far-right. As this is a genie that will not retreat so easily back to its bottle, it is time for those who believe in parliamentary democracy to get used to fighting the far-right in a world where references to fascism and calls to stand up to it no longer hold.

Marine Le Pen Just Got Egged

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK

Marine Le Pen has been egged during a public appearance on the French Presidential election campaign trail. The French National Front (FN) party candi...