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#JesuisAhmed Hashtag Commemorates Murdered Police Officer Ahmed Merabet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Charlie Hebdo Siege Witness Didier: 'I Met A Terrorist & Shook His Hand' The identification of one of the Charlie Hebdo attack victims as a...

British Newspaper Cartoonists Give The Finger To Charlie Hebdo Attackers

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

British National newspapers have published defiant cartoons ridiculing the attackers who murdered 12 people in a shooting attack on the offices of Fre...

Satirical Magazine Staff Murdered in Paris - Can Psychology Explain why Satire Provokes Violence?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

When people feel especially threatened, they do tend to respond in a particularly hostile manner. The sense of threat shapes their perceptions, plus explains their reactions.

Newsrooms Fall Silent In Poignant Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

Thousands of people across the world observed a minute's silence on Thursday morning in honour of the 12 people shot dead during the horrific attack o...

In the Name of Freedom, We Say 'Charlie'!

One Young World | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
One Young World

Today, we are neither left nor right, we are French. Leaving aside partisan divisions and more than ever we advocate for national unity.

The Pen Will Endure But, Once Again, the Sword Has Struck Hard and Deep

Alex Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Davis

It's pleasing to see images across the world of people massing in their thousands to hold vigils for those who stood for freedom in our press. It is a dark day indeed for liberté if we allow our media to back off.

Another Sobering Moment of Shock!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Like millions of others, I too was shocked when I learnt of the hideous attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. As one cartoonist depicted it, 12 people were murdered yesterday but 66 million French men and women were wounded as a result of this crime.

Free Speech Is the Lifeblood of Humanity Not Oil to the Flame

John Sargeant | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

If publications reprint the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, it is not putting oil to the flame. The fundamentalists do that for themselves. Rather, we are showing that freely expressing our words and opinions are the lifeblood of humanity. They surge through us, they are a part of who we are.

Google's Simple Tribute To Charlie Hebdo Victims Needs No Explaining

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

Google France has marked its home page with a small black ribbon as a tribute to the 12 people killed in the brutal shooting attack on the Paris offic...

Seven Arrests But 'Heavily Armed' Paris Shooting Suspects Still At Large (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK/AP/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

French police have arrested seven people but are reportedly still hunting two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al Qaeda, for the mass kil...

Police Officer Dead After Second Attack In Paris

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

A female police officer shot in southern Paris has died, Sky News reports. The woman was shot in Montrouge, south of Paris, after a gun battle with...

Charlie Hebdo Poked Fun At Popes And Presidents Too, Not Just Prophets

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Charlie Hebdo, the French newspaper where 12 people were killed in an attack on Wednesday, has long poked fun at popes and presidents, as well as the ...

'Je Suis Charlie' Sweeps Internet After Magazine Shooting

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: #JesuisAhmed Hashtag Commemorates Murdered Muslim Police Officer Ahmed Merabet Black badges reading "Je suis Charlie" are being posted onli...

Charlie Hebdo Shooting Is a Ferociously Shocking Moment

Jon Snow | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Jon Snow

Even for a hardened news man in a hardened newsroom the mass shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is a ferociously shocking moment. We know at least 12 are dead, five are critically wounded and others beside. And those numbers will doubtless change during the day. It happens at a very tender moment for European politics, at a tender moment for the Islamic world. Wracked with violence from northern Nigeria all the way to Pakistan by radical action and bloodletting.

Police Taser Chocolate-Crazed Monkey That Had Been On The Run For Two Weeks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

A monkey believed to have survived for weeks on a diet of chocolate was reportedly Tasered by police after it burst into a primary school and behaved ...

Vive La Difference

Judith Owen | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I love visiting Paris...the food, the history, the arrogance, everything that tells me I'm a tourist. My sister is a hard core Francophile. She ran away to live the dream there, ended up fluent, and a professor at La Sorbonne.

How to Book a Last Minute Family Christmas Getaway

William Gray | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Christmas is coming, but it's not too late to wrap up a festive break for family and friends. If you can't face the thought of party hats and board games with the in-laws, how about getting away for a last-minute holiday.

Jessica Elgot

'I Am Quite Clear That People Have Lost Trust In Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

At first glance, the office of the European Parliament's president is a eurosceptic's stereotype, the top of the 15-story building, with sweep...

Planet Appetite: Walking on Thin Ice in Chamonix, France

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Alps in winter are not just for skiing but also for hiking but you need special gear for glaciers and also great courage.

Jessica Elgot

'We Have An Image Problem,' EU Parliament Chief Admits

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

STRASBOURG – The European Union is suffering from a “image problem” and has become an institution where people have “lost trust,” the Presid...

The Mistrals: An Ill-Wind for EU Arms Transfer Controls

Roy Isbister | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Roy Isbister

It is not just France's credibility that's at stake over the way it has handled a sale of two Mistral class assault ships to Russia, but the credibility of the whole EU Common Position on arms transfers.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Nine: Oslo

Kai Humphries | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We shot beverages of high alcohol content in Norway from vessels the size of an average household vase. After several of these refreshments we challenged some of our newly acquired Scandinavian acquaintances to a friendly game of their national sport, Shuffle-Board.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Eight: Paris

Kai Humphries | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The only thing more annoying than an irritating child being rambunctious on a crowded train, is a child conducting himself in such a manner in French. There is something rather excruciating about hearing incomprehensible high pitched words produced from the back of someone else's throat when you are already of a nauseous disposition.

Paris Tiger Is Not A Tiger. But No One Really Knows What It Is...

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

French authorities say a big, wild cat eluding police near Disneyland Paris is not a tiger, but they don't know exactly what it is. The administrat...

Will the Kiwis Pass the Ball Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?