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 Those who did risk showing themselves stuck in a nation-centric past; prisoners of an outdated worldview which still assumes national borders are impermeable.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 | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

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...

British Man Accused Of Killing Children Found Hanged In French Jail

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British father being held in France following the killing of his two children is believed to have committed suicide. Julian Stevenson was found h...

Drinking In the History of Cognac

Mike Gerrard | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

With several cognac houses right in the town centre, including prestigious names like Rémy Martin, Martell, Baron Otard and the biggest name in the business, Hennessy, it can be hard to know where to begin. The best place, perhaps, is down by the Charente river, where the chateaux of Hennessy and Baron Otard stand side by side.

Player Focus: Cavani vs Falcao - Who Has Settled Better in France?

Ben McAleer | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The quality of personnel supporting Cavani would certainly have aided his adjustment to Ligue 1, while the lack of such an illustrious supporting cast as that in the French capital may have slowed Falcao's progress of late. Nevertheless, all in all it's been a successful start to life in the Hexagon for the pairing.

Getting a Taste for Cognac in Jarnac

Mike Gerrard | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The name of its neighbour a few miles away is literally on the lips of spirits drinkers around the world, but the pretty little town of Jarnac in western France is also worth raising a glass to.

LOOK: Mind Your Manners – Or Pay More For Your Coffee

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – and in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will bill you for your coffee...

LOOK: Mind Your Manners – Or Pay More For Your Coffee

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

It is said that good manners will cost you nothing – but in this case they’ll save you plenty. A café in France will charge you for your coff...

First Step to Solving the Eurozone Crisis: Change our Perceptions

Terence Tse | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

A balanced view will allow us to be better at thinking about the crisis. After all if we only see our southern neighbours as burden, we are not only losing half the equation to solving the Eurozone crisis; we are also missing out on most of the intelligence.

Two Britons Dead After Car Crash In France

PA | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Two British people have been killed in a car crash in France shortly after arriving in the country. The Foreign Office confirmed the deaths, saying: "...

Ignore the French and Legalise Brothels

Jonathan Romain | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Britain should not emulate France... we should move in the opposite direction and legalise brothels. True, this might seem odd coming from a rabbi but it is a matter of social reality not pious theology. The question is not do we wish the sex trade did not exist, but how do we best deal with it?

What You MUST Do if You Go to France

Bytestories | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

I'd just checked into a fancy hotel in Paris. I walked into the ensuite, and there, floating in the toilet bowl was... well, I don't know how to say this in French... but someone had made a faux pas.

Jein: Germany Is Not as Strong as It Looks

Terence Tse | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

The fact that Germany is not as strong as we believe means that the country may not be able to lift Europe out of its economic woe. If this is really the case, we are pinning our high hope on the wrong leader. It therefore makes a lot more sense for us to come up with new ways to solve the Eurozone crisis...