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WATCH: 5 Major Six Nations Upsets (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Edward Tew | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Sport

The opening match of the 2014 Six Nations sees Wales - the winners of the past two tournaments – face traditional wooden spooner recipients Italy in...

England V France - Six Of The Best

The Huffington Post UK | Ed Tew | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Sport

It might not be St. Crispin’s day for another nine months but the old enemies will line up once again on Saturday evening as England take on France ...

Look to France for the World's Next Best Player

Matthew Smith | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Whilst many of the transfer sagas in Britain are protracted, for the most part they are intense rather than bitterly unpleasant. The same could not be said across the channel, where France's longest running saga of last summer finally ended on deadline day after months of acrimony and strikes. Florian Thauvin was the man at the centre of attention.

The 'Quenelle' Salute Is Not Anti-Authority, It's Anti-Semitic

Steve Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

If you believe Nicolas Anelka, his use of the 'quenelle' was a conscious and deliberate "up yours" to the French establishment in support of friend Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala. But, for many in this country, the 'quenelle' was almost unheard of, and many still argue that it is an apolitical rejection of the state and Zionism. However, it is a ghastly reminder of modern anti-Semitism.

Are French Attitudes to Politicians' Private Lives Healthier?

Megan Hughes | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

If you've been reading the papers in Britain over the last couple of weeks, you've probably heard about Francois Hollande's turbulent private life. The French President's exploits have been reported, analysed, and subjected to the scrutiny of public opinion on a fantastic scale in the UK.

Tory MP Who Organised Nazi Stag Party In France Not A Racist Or anti-semitic

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

An internal Conservative Party inquiry found that the Tory MP who organised a Nazi-themed stag party in France was not racist or anti-semitic. The...

Hollande Affair Thrusts Rights of Cohabitees Into the Limelight

Catherine Thomas | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Thomas

Currently, cohabitation agreements offer some protection but around half of the population still believe in the myth of a common law marriage (It has, in fact, never existed in England). With cohabiting couples the fastest growing demographic, awareness of this issue is vitally important.

Would You Fly 'Cyran R'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

This time last year French Gérard Depardieu was applying for Russian citizenship in order to avoid a tax for millionaires in his home country. In ...

Can Hazard Rank Among the Greatest in the World?

Martin Laurence | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

Emerging as one of the very best player's in one of the very best leagues - with only Luis Suarez picking up a superior rating than Hazard's 8.04 since the start of December - Mourinho was bold enough to suggest that the 23-year old can become one of the best players in the world.

Private Lives, Public Lives

Robin Lustig | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I was interested to see this week that, just days after we learned of President François Hollande's troubled private life, the European Court of Human Rights set out some useful guidelines about where it thinks the line should be drawn when it comes to the private lives of public figures.

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

More Crap For François Hollande To Deal With...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

In a rather pungent protest, several tonnes of steaming dung have been dumped from a lorry in front of France's national parliament building in Paris....

Hollande: Why Those Who 'Play Away' Always Get Found Out

John Bunzl | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

One wonders whether Hollande, his party, and all those who voted for him seriously believed he could pursue his left-wing agenda without consequences? Those who did risk showing themselves stuck in a nation-centric past; prisoners of an outdated worldview which still assumes national borders are impermeable.

Sex and the King's Two Bodies: the French Presidency and the Hollande-Gayet Affair

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

One of the striking things about French reaction - probably unique among Western democracies - was that first the political class, from Marine le Pen on the far-right, right across the political spectrum, with only one or two dissenting voices, claimed that this was about Hollande's private life and was not a political issue...

Hollande May Feel It's Private, but the Whole World Is Watching...

Phil Hall | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Hall

Privacy laws aside, the French love a sex scandal just like the rest of the world. They try to pretend that as a country they tolerate affairs, powerful men are somehow entitled to take lovers and the rest of the world is somewhat immature not to understand. The hypocrisy lies in the fact they seriously believe these relationships have no impact on the ability to do their jobs.

Francois Hollande Lampooned In Online Videogame

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Francois Hollande has been made the star of his very own video game following his apparent infidelity. Gamers take control of the embattled Preside...

François Hollande Remains Tightlipped – The British Press Cry Out In Frustration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Francois Hollande has defiantly said he will deal with reports of his affair with French actress Julie Gayet "in private". However, that hasn't sto...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Osborne Ultimatum

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 15 January 2013... 1) THE OSBORNE ULTIMATUM Can the Tory leadership shut down the Europe ...

Tories Blast 'Failing' And 'Undignified' Francois Hollande

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

French president Francois Hollande has been branded "failing", eccentric" and "rather undignified" by Tory MPs after the French embassy complained abo...

13 Things You Should Know About President Hollande's Alleged Affair

The Huffington Post UK | Cassandra Ward | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Should it be a surprise to anyone that the president of France - yes, France! - is said to be having an affair? Well, maybe, given the president is Fr...

Our Monetary System Is a Great, If Wildly Misunderstood, Public Good

Ann Pettifor | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Ann Pettifor

Today we face grave new threats to our security, the most urgent and costly of which is the need to transform our economies away from fossil fuels and excessive consumption. That is why its time to talk about, and talk up, monetary reform - to ensure that the public good that is our money system once again serves the interests of wider society, not just those of private wealth.

Channel Tunnel Gets Mobile Phone Coverage Boost

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

You might not have 4G coverage in your town or village yet. But that crazy tunnel to France we built under the sea? Totally connected. IT company E...

Schumacher Now 'Stable'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Michael Schumacher has continued to recover following a severe head injury sustained while skiing and is now "stable", his spokeswoman has said. In...

Schumacher Shows Improvement Despite Fake Priest

Todd McCandless | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

It's a strange world. According to Michael Schumacher's press chief and manager, Sabine Kehm, a journalist disguised as a priest attempted to enter Schumacher's room. The culprit, nor the media outlet associated, have been named.

A Journey Through the Great Gardens of Europe

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Pounding the streets of Europe can take its toll on tourists, so if you're looking for a tranquil place to relax, take some time out in green spaces where nature can invigorate the body and the soul. The beautiful parks and gardens of Europe are a great way to mix history and leisure...