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Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Dan Reed | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Reed

Professor Jean Pierre Tourtier, Chief Medic of the Paris Fire Brigade, had never spoken in public about the aftermath of the massacre at Charlie Hebdo. His precise descriptions of what he saw had a barely-suppressed intensity that took me by surprise: "The first thing I remember, even before I entered the Charlie Hebdo office - was the smell. A smell that was a mix of gunpowder and blood - that metallic smell of blood. Then I saw a pile of bodies. And someone at the back of the meeting room said - in a voice that was almost gentle - 'Monsieur, s'il vous plaît, aidez-moi'."

Man 'Shouting Allahu Akbar' Shot Dead Outside Paris Police Station

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

A man was shot dead after approaching a Paris police station brandishing a meat cleaver, wearing a fake bomb vest and shouting "Allahu Akbar", officia...

The Remarkable Things You Find When You Drain A 200-Year-Old Canal In Paris

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

No one would be surprised to hear that there is a load of old rubbish at the bottom of a canal, but when one Paris waterway was drained, there were so...

Farage's 'Assassination' Claim Now Rubbished By Mechanics Who Fixed 'Sabotaged' Volvo

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

Nigel Farage's recollection of the moment he feared assassination has been disputed by French mechanics, whom the Ukip leader suggested confirmed his ...

Can Europe Ever Make Peace With Itself?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

A thousand years ago, Europeans clubbed together in search of a common mission to defeat an enemy. And in doing so, through their Crusades, through wa...

War by Other Means, Peace by All Means: A Century of Sport and War

Stephen Cooper | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In October 2009, I set out on a rugby tour to France with thirty teenage boys. I had uncovered the sad story at our London club, Rosslyn Park, of a lost Great War memorial; a 1919 press clipping stated 72 had died, but no names. Some 109 names of men who lived, loved, played, fought and fell have now emerged from club records and lost memory.

Charlie Hebdo Anniversary Issue Doesn't Hold Back On Attacking Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

French satirical cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo has released a special edition to mark the one-year anniversary since attacks on its offices that saw ...

No, the Tricolore Is Not Like the Swastika or the Banner of ISIS

David Browne | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

That there is reason to write the headline of this piece should be concerning in itself. On Sunday, Rhodes Must Fall Oxford leader Ntokozo Qwabe descr...

These Models Must Now Have A Doctor's Note To Prove They're Not Too Thin

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Style

France has adopted a new law that will force models to provide a doctor's certificate to prove they are healthy. The law also requires magazines to...

The Five Key Takeaways From the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Martin Koehring | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

The Paris Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21) is a political milestone in the global fight against climate change. All 195 participating countries agreed to the resulting Paris Agreement. I will examine the key lessons from the negotiations in five categories that matter the most: diplomacy, politics, law, business and economics.

Teacher Attacked In Paris Classroom As A 'Warning' By Man Citing 'Islamic State'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

A French nursery school teacher has been attacked in a Paris classroom by a man citing Islamic State, according to police. The 45-year-old primary ...

I Support Air Strikes and I Don't Know Why

Georgina Edwards | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

Our country's history plainly shows that the long term consequences of doing nothing in the face of fascism are far more significant than the short term comforts of retreating into isolation. So while air strikes may seem like an overly expensive, dangerous and risky gesture of solidarity for France and the other innocents who have died at the hands of ISIS, as I've attempted to show, there is no real alternative...

A Day Trip to the Home of Champagne

Rebecca Williams | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

In the depths of Saint-Nicaise, in the French town of Reims, sleeping beauties lie. A bunker-like steel door opens to deep, stone steps which reveal a maze of tunnels, stretching 17kms underground, carved from chalk by the Romans.

An Update From COP 21, Wednesday 2nd December

George Ferguson | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK
George Ferguson

Bristol - in its usual pioneering spirit - is a founder member of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities, a great global project which funds a full time Chief Resilience Officer for the city and supports our resilience planning with consultancy advice and the powerful shared resource that 100 very different cities brings.

Battle Royale: France and the Devils in Raqqa

April Humble | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK
April Humble

The hell of Raqqa: where the French have joined the bloodied military games, the whips of Daesh rule the land and morality fled into the night long ag...

Human Rights Judges Uphold France's Ban On Muslim Headscarves

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

Judges have upheld France's ban on headscarves after a Muslim social worker was sacked because she refused to remove her covering. The European Cou...

Eagles of Death Metal: Inside The Bataclan

Aaron Vallely | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Vice have released a sincerely gut-wrenching interview with The Eagles of Death Metal, the Rock'n'Roll band that played the November 13 show at the Ba...

Reports Of Gunshots And Hostage Taking In Northern French Town

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix ended with all the captives released, according to the BBC. Local reports suggested thr...

Russia Is Sending This Puppy To France To Replace The Police Dog Killed By Terrorists

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

Russia is to send a puppy to France as a gesture of solidarity after the death of a French police dog in a raid in relation to the Paris terror attack...

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

Paris Terrorists 'Used Refugee Crisis Chaos To Slip In To France'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Members of the terrorist cell which carried out last week’s attacks in Paris took advantage of the refugee crisis to "slip in" to the country, Fran...

Bataclan Victims Are Defiant In Their Messages Of Survival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Victims of the Bataclan attack in Paris are sharing their defiant messages of survival on social media. Heroic tales of how fans at the concert hal...

Uncertainty Surrounds Fate Of Mastermind Of Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

Uncertainly surrounds the fate of the mastermind of Friday's Paris attacks. According to The Washington Post, Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed during a p...

Paris Attacks: France Intensify Intervention On Islamic State

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sophia Hyatt

If any region is familiar with the debilitating effects of political corruption, it's the Middle East. And the notion of a 'power-vacuum' is central, in a struggle to come to terms with the recent bloodshed in Paris.

LIVESTREAM: Paris Siege As It Unfolds

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

A massive police and security operation is underway in a neighbourhood of Paris, as authorities target the alleged mastermind behind Friday's attacks....