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This Is What Life Is Like After Being An Islamic State Hostage

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A former Islamic State hostage who shared a cell with four executed Westerners has revealed his struggle to overcome "brutal memories" in an emotional...

Change Is Good: Euro 2016 Qualifiers Benefit From Expansion

Jack Target | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

What we didn't expect was for the qualifiers to become something more than a formality. The big teams may still qualify with ease, (four more wins, all their home games, should be enough to see England qualify), but the competition for those extra places has brought life back into what was quite a dull part of international football.

Recall Lord Hill and Boycott the EU Commission

Sean Howlett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

The UK and David Cameron have everything to gain and nothing to lose from a temporary withdrawal, it would more than make up for the PM's dismal campaign to oppose Juncker and give his Eurosceptic backbenchers a bone to gnaw in the run up to May 2015. It's a no brainer really.

Arrogant France Defender Gets Sweet Comeuppance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport

Arrogant and French, Layvin Kurzawa could not resist goading Sweden striker John Guidetti after his 87th minute goal put France ahead in their Under-2...

The Nobel Prize Winner's Wikipedia Needs Some Tidying Up

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

For any journalist furiously googling Nobel Prize winner economist Jean Tirole this morning, they would have been greeted on his Wikipedia page with a...

Think France Is 'Finished'? French PM Has Some 'Bad News' For You...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

France will now see shops stay open on Sundays, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has revealed, in a bid to turn around the country's flagging economy. T...

John Lewis Boss Says France Is 'Finished', Now The French Fight Back

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics

John Lewis boss Andy Street's attack on "sclerotic, hopeless and downbeat" France, warning British entrepreneurs that the country was "finished" has p...

Why You Should Visit the American D-Day Beaches in Normandy

Samantha Wills | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Wills

First up was an early morning visit to the Longues-sur-Mer gun battery. The battery is one of the most remarkably preserved sections of the Atlantic Wall, the extensive series of fortifications along France's coast that were created by Hitler to protect against seaborne invasion from England.

Why You Should Visit the British and Canadian D-Day Beaches in Normandy

Samantha Wills | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Wills

In my teens, I wore long velvet skirts, read Che Guevara's 'Motorcycle Diaries' and listened to a lot of Bob Dylan. From that you can probably infer that I'm not the kind of person who generally visits battlefields or has any interest in guns, battle tactics or incomprehensible war lingo.

Europe's Emerging Quality Hostels: Part One - France

Peter Yeung | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Yeung

Things are gradually changing, and in the past few years quality hostelling has been embraced. Here are the best picks of France...

Herve Gourdel Beheaded By Islamic State Affiliate

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

An Algerian splinter group from al-Qaida has beheaded a French hostage over France's airstrikes on the Islamic State group, in a sign of the possible ...

French Hostage Taken 'On Behalf Of IS' Raises Fears Over Terror Group's Reach

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Fears are growing that Westerners could be targeted across the Middle East and north Africa after an Islamist splinter group kidnapped a Frenchman in ...

Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo

The Spa Spy | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Dubbed 'The Millionaire's Playground', it's a playground where you need quite a few of those millions before the government will even let you live here. So it comes as no surprise then that as I walked past the Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys parked along the hotel's cypress lined avenue, I assumed I would get kicked out for wearing a pair of Havaianas and a bank balance that cowered in shame...

Is This the Sportiest Resort in the Alps?

William Gray | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Anyone familiar with Wii Sports Resort will instantly feel at home in Tignes. The French alpine resort could almost have been the inspiration for the video game where just about every sport and leisure activity is available in one purpose-built, picture-perfect resort.

France Told To 'Get Its Act Together' Over Calais Crisis

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

France needs to "get its act together" and deal with growing numbers of asylum seekers in Calais rather than blaming Britain, a former home secretary ...

10 Things to Do in the Dordogne

Andrea Magrath | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Everyone knows Paris. Many daydream of Provence. And the Côte d'Azur is widely known and coveted as the playground of the rich and famous. But have you heard of the Dordogne Valley?

Politics of More Importance Than Economics for the Eurozone

Jeremy Cook | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Mario Draghi reminded everyone gathered in Frankfurt and listening in around the world that it is not the ECB's decision as to whether to go ahead with asset purchases. Firstly, Eurogroup leaders would have to vote on it.

10 Hidden Gems in France You Should Visit in 2014

Samantha Wills | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Wills

Whilst it's great to visit all those famous places that you've seen in photos and read about in the guide book, sometimes you just want to get away and uncover somewhere that's unusual, unknown and that your curious friends will clamour to hear about when you get home!

Only France Can Stop Its Dodgy Arms Deal With Russia

Luke Coffey | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

France has made it clear that it is not cancelling the €1.2 billion deal to sell two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to the Russians.

Is Integration 'Impossible' for Roma in France?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

'Integration is impossible in a country like France which is plagued by debt, the budget deficit, the crisis and mass unemployment!'... Roma generally find themselves in the poorest neighbourhoods of France, which suffer from high levels of unemployment and so are inevitably hostile to newcomers.

Intervention Was Not the Cause of Libya's Woes - Quite the Opposite

James Snell | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Libya is now in flames. This might seem to be a rather hyperbolic note on which to begin, but it is true. The country is spiralling out of control, and the city of Benghazi, the former rebel capital in the 2011 revolution against the dictatorship of Colonel Gaddafi, has reportedly been captured by Islamist militants and declared an 'Islamic emirate'.

Prodding the Sleeping Giant- Keeping the Rise of Cycling Rolling

Alec James | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alec James

The public's incredible reaction to the Tour de France which finished on Sunday may have surprised some, but its legacy through quality cycling provision in Britain must be a surprise to no-one.

Anti-Jewish Attacks On The Rise In Britain During Israel-Gaza Offensive

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

As violent attacks against Jewish communities and businesses continue in Europe, antisemitic incidents are also on the rise in Britain, according to n...

20-Foot Metal Bum Launches Gigantic Fart At France

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech

Some inventions are practical attempts to solve real problems. Others are essentially frivolous, but end up making a genuine difference to our lives. ...

Tributes To 'Easy-Go Fella' David Morganm, Brit Killed In Air Algerie Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

Tributes have been paid to a British teacher killed when an Air Algerie flight crashed in Mali on Thursday. David Morgan, reportedly from Liverpool...