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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?

Five Top Tips for Starting Your Year Abroad in Paris

Rosie Snowball | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

As my Eurostar train was pulling into Paris, the reality of what I was doing and where I was going had not really hit. I didn't know where my flat was, how to get there, or what I was going to do about mon petit déjeuner...

A Long Time Between Drinks

Tina Arena | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tina Arena

I've always loved London. I feel it's time to reconnect with its culture and the people. And see my audience again after all this time. Personally, I think London has evolved more than most European cities, it's really one of, if not the most dynamic cities in the world.

Anarchy: A Story "Written by a Thousand Hands"

Sophie Bauer | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Bauer

Anarchy is a story "written by a thousand hands" that is aired through weekly episodes on France 4. A team of 15 scriptwriters got the ball rolling on Thursday with the serie's first episode. From now until the 18th of December it is up to Anarchy's viewers to craft the plot and to shape each and every character, red-herring and gag.

Programmes Go Off Air As Fire Ravages French Radio HQ

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows. Photos of the scen...

Performers in Paris, Upstaged by a Niqab

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

Intolerance breeds intolerance and laws that allow bigotry and racism as though they were a part and parcel of society are exactly the thing that encourages such attitudes. When we look at injustices far and wide it's so easy to express distaste but we must look closer to home and deal with the injustices and attitudes that are being imposed.

Magic in the Moonlight

Dr Ling Ge | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Ling Ge

This summer I was privileged to be invited by François Thibault, the legendary creator of Grey Goose, as one of his first guests to visit the new home for the world's best tasting vodka, Le Logis

Oil Boss Dead After Freak Private Jet Snow Plough Crash

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

The millionaire boss of oil company Total was killed last night when his private jet hit a snow plough driven by a drunk airport worker in a freak acc...

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 16.12.2014 | 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.