France

Marine Le Pen's Front National Victory Sees Thousands Of French Students Riot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The historic victory of Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National party in the European Union elections has seen thousands of students take to the stre...

Six 'Dark Horses' Who Could Be Contenders at the World Cup

Dan Farr | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

With the World Cup just over two weeks away, fans from each nation will be predicting their team's chances in the prestigious tournament. Tournament favourites Spain, Germany, Argentina and hosts Brazil are the teams on the lips of football fans when discussing who could lift the historic trophy. But what about the teams who are not considered to have much chance of winning?

Oooh, Aaaaah ... Manchest-ar!

Neil Durkin | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

Way back in the mists of time (otherwise known as the late 1980s and early 1990s) I was a student living in Manchester absorbing a lot of that excellent city's life, culture and ... not inconsiderable precipitation...

Opposites Attract

Christina Miller | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.

Mr Éric Chavot and His Culinary Haven

Max De Lucia | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max De Lucia

Great food, sunshine and a move to the French military harbour of Toulon rekindled the rugby magic for Jonny Wilkinson. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have any calls coming in from Laporte to fill his boots. A shame; I do fancy the Mediterranean.

Player Focus: Berbatov Can Become Falcao's Perfect Foil for Monaco

Ben McAleer | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

With the Colombia international expected to return in time for pre-season, Berbatov will have the opportunity to work with his teammate and forge a partnership that could take Ligue 1 by storm. Of course that is not to say the former Bulgaria international won't also offer a goalscoring threat for Monaco.

French Presidency in Crisis and a Neurotic Need for Heroes Means DSK Won't Go Away

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back. On Thursday May 16 he took a major part in a prime-time documentary about the Euro - where he criticised Nicolas Sarkozy's response to the 2008-9 economic crisis.

Traversing Pilgrim Paths: The Latest Brit Holiday Trend

Vicky Dean | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

One type of holiday growing in popularity is the pilgrim walk - and despite the name, it is not just the religious who are lacing up their hiking boots. This type of walk follows in the footsteps of pilgrims in the Middle Ages who would travel near and far to visit holy cities and shrines.

You Had One Job! France's 15 Billion Euro Trains 'Too Wide' For Stations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

A French company paid around 15 billion Euros for a fleet of new trains that turned out to be too wide for the stations they were meant to serve. T...

Nigeria: A Year of Emergency

Rachael Akidi | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Rachael Akidi

Exactly a year ago, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency across three north eastern states...

Player Focus: Form Without Rémy Shows Why Newcastle Must Sign Him

Ben McAleer | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Tasked with bringing in new faces, Kinnear oversaw just one signing during the summer transfer window, acquiring striker Loïc Rémy on loan from QPR. The Frenchman moved to Loftus Road last January and finished their top goalscorer with 6 goals despite his short time in the capital before moving to Newcastle.

'Robinson Crusoe' Migrant Rescued From Makeshift Raft In English Channel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

A young Afghan migrant, desperately attempting to reach Britain, attempted to sail across the channel on Robinson Crusoe-like raft of wooden planks, a...

Fools' Paradise or Nation State?

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

The European election campaign is now underway as EU member states prepare to go to the polls late in May to chose 751 MEPs for the European Parliament in Brussels. These MEPs do not sit in national blocs, but in political groupings.

Living La Dreamy Vida

Martyn Sibley | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Over the Easter weekend most people were enjoying great moments and chocolate with their family. Having gone through education to Masters level, and worked in London for the disability charity Scope; I spent the weekend living a lifelong dream of mine. I enjoyed this Easter weekend with my beautiful Kasia in Spain.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 72 - Easter in Bourgogne, with Salt and Wine

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

In Burgundy on Sunday I spotted a small 'vide grenier' in the picturesque village of Riel-les-Eaux - even though antique dealing is my job I cannot resist doing it as a hobby too.

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

Londoners Warned As 'Le Smog' To Fill The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Londoners could soon be breathing 'Le Smog', the dirty Paris air that the French government has gone to extreme measures to try to disperse. Emissi...

Sporting Diplomacy: Did Rugby Almost Change the Face of Europe Before 1914?

Stephen Cooper | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In the 19th century the very British game of rugby football was adopted successfully throughout her Dominions; by 1906, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were regularly beating us at our own game. In the years preceding the First World War, rugby tried to conquer territories closer to home with expeditionary forays into Continental Europe.

All Systems Go! It's Longines FEI World Cup Finals Time!

Michael Whitaker | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Whitaker

I've been competing since 1976 and have been lucky enough to travel the world with my sport, but there's always a real buzz around the World Cup Finals. It really is the best of the best with riders from all over the world flying in to go head to head in front of a passionate crowd. There are 40 riders from 20 countries taking part so it's tough.

LIfe in the Arts Lane - Week 71 - Shopping and Sipping in the South

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

On Sunday it's goodbye to the Oval, London, and hello to Montpellier, Languedoc, where Michael, my carpet dealer friend and I picked up a rental car and drove to Avignon.

EU Helps You Watch Porn Abroad Says Conservative Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament. Joseph ...

Skiing at Alpe d'Huez, France

Stuart Forster | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

I tend to listen to advice offered by friends. That said, I'm glad I ignored a well-meaning mate who told me early April was far too late in the season to go skiing in the French resort of Alpe d'Huez.

Facing Threats, Beatings And Intimidation, Europe's Roma 'Failed By EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The economic crisis in Europe is fuelling violent "pogroms" against Roma people across the continent, with some politicians encouraging intimidation, ...

Hollande Will Regret Calling in New Prime Minister Valls to Save French Government

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

Rarely do local elections anywhere have such profound national resonance. In municipal elections on 30 March, France's governing Socialist Party (PS) lost more than 150 towns and cities. The centre-right UMP made huge gains, much more than expected.

Adventures of Two Metal Heads in Paris

Bytestories | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

Being foreigners, our main form of transportation was taxis. What ensued was the scariest time I've ever had in a car, and I've been on road trips with comedians.