The Real Face of Manif Pour Tous

Patrick Cash | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Cash

If you regularly view the gay press stories you may have noticed a significant number concentrating on France in recent weeks, particularly involving the anti-same sex marriage group Manif pour Tous.

Gay Marriage Bill Approved By French Senate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics

A gay marriage bill has been passed by the French senate, after more than a week of intense and sometimes acrimonious debate. The bill opening marr...

Life in the Arts Lane

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

It began on Thursday with a photograph in the paper. A sale in France on Sunday was offering a pair of Chinese coromandel lacquer armchairs. They looked 18th century and though that is quite late for Chinese things it is the golden age for European furniture.

Whoops! We've Eaten The French President's Camel

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

When the French president was presented with the gift of a camel as a present from the people of Mali for his country's intervention against Islamist ...

Peace in Mali Needs More Than More Troops

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The French military intervention in Mali since mid-January and much of the official discussion of Mali in the UN and among Western governments seem to have been driven by a quite narrow and short-term view of the issues the country faces. As in anything, if the problem is mis-diagnosed, the solution will probably mis-fire.

My Thoughts on the French

Daniel O'Kelly | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel O'Kelly

Before beginning my year abroad in Paris, which I am currently halfway through, I had repeatedly heard three seemingly disconnected facts about the French culture: the French are cold, they are overtly nationalistic and they make baking an envied art form.

Ski Holidays: My Eyes Have Been Opened

Mike Robb | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Robb

I have been on a number of similar holidays, but none where the hosts are also the owners of the actual business, and it is this that takes customer service and a desire to ensure the best possible experience to new levels. After all, when running a small business of just two chalets, as was the case here, return custom year-on-year must be absolutely crucial.

Parisian Dream; My French Double Life

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

I often think I should have been born in a different era. In 1920's Paris or a little town in the French countryside. I would have been the young wom...

Pedro Winner Sees Spain Leapfrog France (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Sport

Pedro's second-half strike ensured Spain moved to the top of Group I after claiming a 1-0 victory at World Cup qualification rivals France, whose mise...

Hague Clashes With EU Ministers Over Plans To Arm Syrian Rebels

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague has clashed with EU ministers over whether an arms embargo on Syrian rebels should be lifted. Hague's Irish counter...

The Eurozone, What to Expect in the Year Ahead

John Bowler | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics
John Bowler

Broadly, the economic pattern of 2012 will continue. Economies on Europe's periphery will remain weak, whereas core economies should show some resilience.

The Man Who Could Woo a Moose - A Tale of Lust From Quebec

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK
Ben Whitmarsh

I am off to Quebec on a skiing trip and as a self-appointed Stanislavski I think it necessary to get into character in every possible way. The travel method, if you like.

Freezing Weather Causes Channel Tunnel Gridlock

PA | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

Unseasonable freezing weather and snowy conditions have continued to cause disruption, with a huge backlog of freight traffic waiting to use the Chann...

Supporting Survivors of Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities: EU Responsibilities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

As the 19th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches in April, this report by the Task Force on the EU Prevention of Mass Atrocities has been issued at a critical time. Survivors of the Rwandan genocide who were failed enormously by the EU are demanding and deserve redress as an urgent matter of justice which has gone unaddressed for far too long.

Le Grand Retournement, A Modern Morality Play

Rob Wolfe | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Wolfe

The creators would likely respond that the intent of the film, being a dramatization, is merely to present an artistic representation of the French view of the 2009 crisis. But how sequestered is the niche the production hides itself in?

Jessica Elgot

'Things Can Only Get Worse' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Britain must be part of a co-ordinated effort to help defeat far-right and neo-Nazi parties across Europe, like Greece's Golden Dawn and Hungary's Job...

French Ski Schools Kick British Tour Guides Off the Piste

David J. Cox | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David J. Cox

I am going away to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley in Austria next week with a group of around 10 friends. I lived and ski guided there for a winter (and then summer) season. If this were a French resort, would I not be allowed to show my friends around? Would I have to shell out for a guide to show me around an area I already know and want to show my friends?

Horse Meat Tainted With Bute Enters Food Chain In France

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

Horse meat contaminated with veterinary drug bute is believed to have entered the food chain in France, the French ministry confirmed. Six carcass...

Mali: Why the Hardest Part Is Yet to Come

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

As Mali's northern provinces become more secure, Islamist militants will increasingly engage in targeted attacks, using asymmetric warfare to test international troops and regain the upper hand.

Six Nations Rugby: Mike Brown Interviewed

Brodie Smithers | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Sport
Brodie Smithers

Ahead of the game against France at the weekend, England and Harlequins winger Mike Brown, 27, gave me his views on the game, the possibilities of an England Grand Slam, his chances of Lions selection and missing Quins tilt for the title.

How Europeans Are Reacting To The Horse Meat Scandal

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

More than a month after equine DNA blighted burgers in British and Irish supermarkets, the horse meat scandal has now hit the continent. Nestlé h...

Aimé Césaire: The Arts in Lyon

Rob Wolfe | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Wolfe

If you go to one theater performance this winter, make it the Persona Company's production of Aimé Césaire's epic poem Cahier d'un retour au pays natal.

The Death Of The Ready Meal?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK

Almost a third of voters have stopped eating ready-meals as a result of the scandal, a poll has suggested, and as many as one in fourteen have stopped...

Three More British Plants Raided In Horse Meat Scandal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

Three more premises have been raided by officials investigating the horse meat scandal. Two plants in Tottenham, north London, and one in Hull, Yor...

Is It OK for Sponsors Like O2 to Sit on Anglo/Irish Fence?

Toby Southgate | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Sport
Toby Southgate

In the middle of this intense rivalry, stakes as high as you could want them, the O2 brand identity was sitting pretty on the shirts of both England and Ireland. Is it smart for a brand to openly court the allegiances of not just two distinct fan bases, but two rival nations in the same tournament?