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George Takei Beautifully Conveys The Perils Of Blame After Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Star Trek' star George Takei has spoken of the power of love and compassion in the face of darkness and terror following Friday's terror attacks in P...

#PrayForParis Hashtag Prompts Poignant Cartoon

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

One cartoonist has used the hashtag campaign which emerged following Friday's terror attacks in Paris to plead: "We don't need more religion". Lead...

French Football Fans Show Everyone What Solidarity Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

An estimated 80,000 football fans were enjoying France's much-anticipated Friendly match versus Germany at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday even...

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Worst Attack On France Since WWII

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks across Paris that has left at least 127 dead, in what the French presiden...

Cameron Hosts Emergency Meeting In Wake Of Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

David Cameron will chair a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris which have killed at leas...

Lessons From Across the Channel: Putting Protest at the Heart of Democracy

Matty Edwards | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

Throughout modern British history, mass demonstrations and protests have often been demonised and depicted as the work of trouble-makers, hooligans and extremists. It was the same old story last week as 10,000 students descended on London to protest against tuition fees and the abolition of maintenance grants, which led to the arrest of 12 protestors.

A Day in the Life of a Child Refugee - What Happened When We Gave a Camera to an Eight-Year-Old Eritrean Boy

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

I met Nahom a few weeks ago and took an instant liking to his feisty little personality. No wonder he's had to learn to be a little tough, he has experienced things no adult should have to go through...

Only Together Can We Stop All Hate Crimes

Baroness Jones | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

I am privileged as a member of the House of Lords, to be part of a group which stands against anti-Semitic hate crime. Nobody should ever be victimised for their religion, race, colour or any of the other 'differences' which seem to blind some people to the similarities which unite us all.

Shocking Images Of Charred Bus Portray Horror Of Crash Which Claimed 43 Lives

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

The charred remains of a bus almost entirely destroyed in a horror crash in France portrays the horror of the collision which claimed dozens of lives,...

At Least 43 Dead After Bus Crashes Into Truck In France

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

At least 43 people - including a three-year-old boy - have been killed after a bus burst into flames following a collision with a truck near the south...

French Couple Banned From Calling Their Baby 'Prince William'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A French couple was this week banned from calling their son “Prince William,” as it would lead to a “lifetime of mockery.” A judge told the pa...

Sommières in Southern France: Travel and Heritage

Stuart Forster | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Travel isn't always about touring capital cities and A-list attractions. To gain nuanced impressions of a nation sometimes it's far more rewarding to head to small towns and villages, where the pace of life is gentler. Quietly observing everyday scenes from the shaded seat of a provincial café is as much a part of experiencing France as snapping selfies in front of the Eiffel Tower.

France Has Fired Its First Airstrikes In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

France has fired its first airstrikes in Syria as it expands military operations against Islamic State extremists, President Francois Hollande's offic...

Animal Rights Group Snatch Dog From Homeless Man In Heartbreaking Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

A French animal rights group has stolen a homeless man's dog in scenes caught on devastating footage. Both the canine and the man can be heard wail...

Ten Tips for Britons Joining Aid Convoys to Europe

Dilly Hussain | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

PHOTO: Dilly assisting Waseem Iqbal distribute aid in the Sudanese quarter of "The Jungle" refugee camp in Calais. After reading and seeing the media...

Great Weekend Getaways - Marseille, France

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Our visit to Marseille,Provence this summer was a revelation. The epitome of cool, we loved the simultaneously chilled and vibrant atmosphere of France's second largest city. Cultural activities are a given but an afternoon at the beach is also within easy reach by local buses along the corniche.

Life in the Arts Lane - week 109 - L'Antiquaire en Vacances

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

For the antique dealer the word 'holiday' is a tricky one, most people look forward to their summer respite from the daily slings and arrows of the 9 ...

Hidden Gems of Europe - Hyères and the Golden Isles

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Who doesn't love chic and sunny Cannes, Nice and Antibes on the French Riviera, so an invitation to Hyères, the 'original Côte d'Azur' piqued our interest. Hyères, with its medieval centre and nearby beaches, covers a 30 km area and was a favourite destination from the 18th-century onwards among the international jet set.

A Tale of Two Treehouses ~ Part One La Palombière Treehouse ~ Quinsac, France

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

As the day ticked on and temperatures soared to 36C, we were invited into the chateau to keep cool. Filled with family heirlooms collected from the world over, I enjoyed finding out a little about Anne Marie's family history as we walked and talked from delightful room to delightful room.

British Man Helped To Disarm Paris Train Gunman

PA | Posted 22.08.2015 | UK

A British consultant has described how he helped three young Americans overpower a gunman on a train in France.Chris Norman, 62, was travelling from A...

Theresa May's Latest 'Deal' On Migrants Is Raising Concerns About Human Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Home Office plans to pay for Calais migrants to be flown back to their home countries as part of Britain's £7 million deal signed with France to ease...

The UK Has a Vital Role to Play in Shaping the Future of Europe - Now Is Not the Time to Turn Our Backs

Ian Baxter | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

I believe it's incumbent on those who want change in the European Union to offer up a positive alternative vision that would benefit the whole region rather than take a "me first" approach that many Euro-sceptics take. So here is a Europe I passionately believe in, a Europe that can genuinely advance the causes of peace, prosperity and democracy for the benefit of all...

Migrants Appear To Be Giving Up Trying To Cross The Channel Tunnel

PA | By David Mercer, Press Association | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK

The number of migrants trying to get into the Eurotunnel terminal near Calais has fallen to as few as 100 a night, the operator has said.Some 2,000 mi...

The Calais Crisis Will Only be Resolved With Compassion and Pragmatism

Alan Grant | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK
Alan Grant

Perhaps if we remembered that in this bleak world of ours Britain shines like a beacon of freedom, tolerance and compassion then we can be proud of ourselves, proud to help others and proud to push the international community to do its best. If we can rally round a positive patriotism about the place we're lucky enough to call home then we can drown-out the anti-British naysayers as well as helping those who sincerely need our help.

Style, Substance and Taste – Swimming The Channel With Cantona and Kronenbourg 1664

The Huffington Post UK | Jo Carrigan | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Eric Cantona announced his intention to swim the English Channel to prove his love for Kronenbourg 1664, there was no doubt many a naysayer who q...