France

British Gas Plans To Give Away Free Power At Weekends

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

British Gas has said it could offer free electricity on Saturdays in a bid to reduce demand on weekdays. The energy firm has announced plans to tri...

Is France Finished?

Damian Collins | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

On Sunday, the English cyclist Chris Froome swept down the Champs-Élysées to win the 100th Tour de France. He is only the second ever Englishman to carry off the famous yellow jersey, following Bradley Wiggins' triumph last year. But as Froome's fans shout 'allez!' the youth of France are more likely to be crying to each other 'barrez'; which roughly translates as 'scram', 'beat it', 'get out of here'... An open letter published in Le Point magazine by a Sorbonne student called 'Clare G' claimed that half of 18 to 34-year-olds would leave France.

PICS: Climb The Eiffel Tower From Your Desk

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

Google has added a new set of 360-degree images from the top of Paris' Eiffel Tower. The view from la tour joins recent additions to Google Street ...

Neo Nazi Singer Arrested For Plotting Terror Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

A neo-Nazi heavy metal singer linked to far-right fanatic Anders Breivik has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a major terror attack. Police s...

Twitter Will Hand Over Identities Of Anti-Semitic Tweeters

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK

Twitter has agreed that it will reveal the identities of users who posted anti-Semitic messages after a lengthy court battle. French news agency AF...

Faulty Track To Blame For Deadly Rail Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK

The devastating rail crash that killed six people, as a train tore in half and careered into a busy station, was caused by a faulty rail track, accord...

Six Reportedly Killed In Paris Train Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Six people have reportedly been killed in an "apocalyptic" train crash near Paris, according to the French Interior Ministry. The train derailed on...

15 Funny Quotes About France For Bastille Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Oh là là! Merveilleux! Et ainsi de suite. We here at HuffPost UK Comedy are celebrating Bastille Day by having the day off (well, it is a Sunday)...

It's a Man's World - For the Sea Lions of Boulogne

Gareth Johnson | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

It's only male sea lions at Nausicaá in Boulogne sur Mer. It's a deliberate decision by France's 'Centre National de la Mer', wanting to keep things harmonious in the impressive enclosure housing the five boisterous mammals that are now calling this aquarium and education centre their home.

Vampire Hunting? Dog Food Tasting? Running From The Law?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

Fancy hunting vampires in Romania, or think France is lacking foot models? These are some of the weirdest reasons given by those making visa applic...

The Bully Of The World

Ronnie Joice | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Ronnie Joice

On the 27th February 1933, there was an arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Ge...

Bolivian President's Plane Rerouted Amid Suspicion Snowden On Board

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

A diplomatic crisis engulfing three continents was sparked at midnight after the plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was rerouted to Austria...

Tour De France - A Wine Lover's Guide

Gerard Basset | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gerard Basset

Everyone's talking about the Tour de France this year, particularly as it is the 100th anniversary of this iconic race. But cycling is not the only thing with which France is associated - this is also the land of great wines.

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

Hollande Lays Down The Law To America

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

French President Francois Hollande has laid down the law to Barack Obama, telling him that spying on the EU must "immediately stop". Angela Merkel,...

David Cameron 'Locks And Loads And Has One Up The Spout' To Defend EU Rebate

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has rebuked other European leaders for their attempt to "ambush" him and dilute the rebate the United Kingdom receives from the EU. S...

Four Romantic Ski Chalets

Oliver Corkhill | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Corkhill

Searching the mountains for the perfect intimate retreat isn't easy, especially as most chalets cater to families and larger groups of guests. If you're trying to plan a romantic escape then you'll want the atmosphere and the setting to be just right.

Jeremy Forrest's Wife 'Launches Divorce Proceedings'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

The wife of runaway maths teacher Jeremy Forrest has launched divorce proceedings against him, his sister said today. Carrie Hanspaul said: "Divorc...

England Become World Squash Champions in Mulhouse

James Willstrop | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

An incredible few weeks for England Squash culminated with the Men's squash team becoming World Champions in Mulhouse last Saturday.

Review of 'Sud de France' By Caroline Conran

V.C. Linde | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Sud de France is as much a foodie travelog as it is a cookbook, there are lots of notes about the region which is wonderfully written and interesting to read. The familiarity that Conran has with this area of France shines through, the insight is thorough and while reading you feel that you have seen and tasted the area.

Tents Further Than the Eye Can See

Nigel Chapman | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Some 280 kilometres North West from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou lies Goudebo camp in the Sahel region, home to over 10,000 refugees who fled the conflict over the border in Mali last year.

WATCH: 'I Like Steak, But I Haven't Had It In A While'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A young Muslim man who is on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay, despite being cleared for release in 2007, is the subject of a new animated film designe...

Why Parisians Need to Laugh More and Shrug Less

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

You can always gauge the happiness level of a country when you step into one of their taxis. "'Ello love" is the genuine greeting from any London cabbie who then natters about the weather and thrusts the Currant Bun/Sun in your hands. You'd be lucky with a grunt in Paris.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 28 - a Tragic Loss

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Sitting round our dining room table we are enjoying a bottle of Volpetto and some chicken roast by my wife in honey, mustard and lemon. It has given t...

Cameron's Having Sarko Over For Dinner

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is today visiting 10 Downing Street for private talks with Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr Sarkozy has rec...