France

10 Things to Do in the Dordogne

Andrea Magrath | Posted 18.08.2014 | 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 15.08.2014 | 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 13.08.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 05.08.2014 | 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 03.08.2014 | 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 30.07.2014 | 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...

French Retreats: Trianon Palace Versailles

The Spa Spy | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The Trianon Palace Hotel. It emanates an air of royalty, perhaps due to the fact that it is situated on seven and a half acres on the edge of the royal domain of Louis XIV, and architecturally, it mirrors the classical style of the famed Palace.

'I Thought It Was 1938' Israeli Ambassador's Fear Of Rising European Anti-Semtism

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has given the go ahead for another pro-Palestinian demonstration tonight, after widespread condemnation that Paris ...

Player Focus: Exit of One Remy Paves Way For Another at Newcastle

Martin Laurence | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

Though they ended the previous campaign extremely poorly, Newcastle have made significant strides in the transfer market to ensure that they are not in a similar situation again. They appear to have learned from their mistakes to a degree and their eagerness in the window this time around should reap the rewards.

Video Captures Moment Jewish Vigilantes Attack Palestinian Protesters In Violent Paris Clashes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Fears are growing that the Middle East crisis could spiral into violent clashes across Europe, with Jewish activists and pro-Palestinian groups fighti...

Why Is Royal Mail In Trouble With The French?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Mail is facing a fine estimated by analysts at up to £160 million after it announced that its loss-making French parcels operation is being inv...

Shamefully, the Western World Has Failed the People of Syria

James Snell | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Despite the existence of other international crises, the civil war in Syria and its effects remain. Three years on from the beginning of protests against the dictatorial rule of President Assad, the original struggle for greater rights in a tyrannical state has morphed into an armed revolution.

Marine le Pen and the Royal Road to 2017

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

In France, since the European elections of May 2014, and Marine le Pen's breath-taking 25% of the vote - to the ruling Socialists' paltry 13% - she has said very little. She does not need to; between them, the left and the right are opening up a royal road for her to go through to the second round of the presidential elections in 2017...

Two Weekends of Squash on the Continent

James Willstrop | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

What a welcome we received the weekend before last for the French League Playoff finals in Le Mans, a city a couple of hours train ride from Paris. Now on the wrong side of 30, I am happily able to say that squash still offers opportunities to seek out new venues and bustling sporting communities in unexpected places.

Alps Murders: Ex-Husband Of Woman Died On The Same Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps have revealed his wife was previously married to a man who died ...

This Is A Eurosceptic's Worst Ever Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

It must be a Eurosceptic's worst nightmare. Hundreds of passengers have had to be evacuated from a broken-down train in the Channel Tunnel in an incid...

Human Rights Groups In The UK Are Not Happy About Banning The Burka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The French burka ban does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared - despite outcry from a UK human rights group....

Human Rights Groups In The UK Are Not Happy About Banning The Burka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The French burka ban does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared - despite outcry from a UK human rights group....

Former French President Held For 'Influence Peddling'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained by police over claims corruption claims in what commentators have described as an "unprecede...

Juncker! Juncker! Stick It Up Your Jumper!

Adrian Hilton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Hilton

"I am more confident than ever that I will be the next European Commission President," tweeted former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker on 4 June. Quite how he knew with such certainty so far in advance of the EU's elected national leaders is something of a mystery. Until, that is, you consider the continuing dominance of the Franco-German axis in the European Union...

This Stunt Is About To Go Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech

When skier and professional rally driver Guerlain Chicherit decided to attempt the world's longest jump in a car neither him, nor GoPro had any idea w...