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Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Both Sarkozy and Hollande Are Victims of the French Culture of Scandal

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

France is now seeing widespread political disaffection, dramatic growth in support for the far-right National Front (though they too regularly endure their own scandals), and Hollande's government is regarded by most people as beyond useless. The scandal-riven republic seems to be seriously malfunctioning.

Deadly Trend Resurfaces At Orange Mobile

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

An investigation has been launched after ten people at Orange Mobile killed themselves in just seven weeks, most over what company says are "work-rela...

Failure of the French Veil Ban

Robin Jones | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Jones

Montreuil is to witness an area forming a modern and distinctive French identity, an area of low-to-middle incomes, of diverse cultures, and of conspicuous political organisation. It is also home to a growing Muslim community, owing in part to its significant Malian population. It is to areas such as Montreuil that the French ban on the face veil, introduced in April 2011, has directed itself most vigorously...

London 'Doesn't Need' Paris-Style Traffic Restrictions, BoJo's Adviser Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

London "doesn't need" to use the pollution-tackling measures introduced in Paris, a senior adviser to Boris Johnson has said, after the French capital...

Outside Europe - Memorialising the Great War in the Colonies

Meor Alif | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Meor Alif

The First World War is not normally remembered for its epic battles outside the tranches of Europe, as there was nothing Ypres-like about, say, 'Edwardian' Southeast Asia. We just don't associate it to be as globally engulfing as World War Two. Yet, it would a mistake to think that there were geographical limits to the range in which this first (only if one discounts the Seven Years War) recognisable 'world war' was fought.

Paris For Free - If You're Under 26

Nola Chesworth | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Ah, Paris! You're oh so beautiful, so romantic, and also, somewhat expensive. The chic boutique hotels, the mouth-watering steak frites, un vin rouge along the Boulevard Saint-Michel - just staying, eating and drinking in the French capital can be a costly experience before you even add on the 'must-see' sights of the city.

No Charges Brought Against Man Arrested Over Alps Murders

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

No charges are being brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of a British engineer and his family, French prosecutors have said....

Fantasy Holiday Homes for Real

Andrew Matthews | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

One of the most enticing aspects of renting someone else's home in another country for a little while: the chance to live in your fantasy house/castle/boat/apartment without the type of income that drives you to wear a paper bag over your head and pontificate about sardines in the manner of dear, humble Shia Le Boeuf.  

Arrest Made Over French Alps Shooting

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

An arrest has been made in France in connection with the murder of four people in Annecy in September 2012, Surrey Police have confirmed. Saad al-H...

Five Chocolate Hotels for Valentine's Day

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

From our very own Bournemouth to Paris and Mexico, guests can enjoy chocolate breakfasts, cocktails and even chocolate body treatments at these carefully selected establishments.

Limoges and Limousin - Cuisine From the Heart

Peter Morrell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Morrell

I made Limoges my base for the trip, with its long and rich history there is enough to hold any visitor's attention and there are plenty of restaurants to satisfy the most avid gourmet. Also, despite the fact that our own Black Prince massacred the city's population in 1370, I got a warm and friendly welcome.

LOOK: French Journalists Dans La Merde After Oval Office Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

There's a time and a place for a selfie, and this probably isn't it. French journalists seized the moment while they were sitting in the Oval Offic...

Will François Hollande Cash in on His Lad Credentials?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

François Hollande must be undergoing a bit of a personality crisis at the moment. To be or not to be Europe's greatest rogue: that is the question. U...

British Woman's Ski Resort Flame Terror (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A British woman has spoken of her terror after being confronted by a wall of smoke as fire tore through a ski resort hostel in the French Alps. Bar...

WATCH: Ship Battered By Waves Breaks In Two

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

It's not just the coast of England that's taking a battering by storms and flooding. This was the remarkable scene in the waters off the South-East...

The Best Young Full-Backs in Ligue 1

Ben McAleer | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The modern day full-back is tasked with pressing forward and overlapping the attack-minded players as a means of providing an offensive outlet to his team, but also having the fitness levels to return to their starting position to perform defensive duties. Mathieu Debuchy and Ricardo Rodriguez, of Newcastle and Woflsburg respectively, have exhibited these qualities this season and are two prime examples of how a right or left-back should operate.

Justice Must Not Be Dulled By Wrinkles

Jemma Wayne | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

The time has come for the role of international courts to evolve and take a greater part. Our own governments must facilitate and demand this. And respond to humanitarian need. If the question is 'are we our brother's keeper?' the answer must be a resounding 'yes'.

France Deals Blow To David Cameron's Hope Of EU Treaty Change

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's hope of renegotiating Britain's membership of the European Union before holding an in/out referendum were dealt a blow today by French...

'Do You Think Your Private Life Has Made France An International Joke?'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

British journalists poured scorn on French reporters earlier this month when Hollande gave his first press conference following allegations of an affa...

Ned Simons

Oxfordshire Pub Summit For Cameron And Hollande Amid EU Spat

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will host French president Francois Hollande on Friday, but the summit designed to cement military ties threatens to be overshadowed by ...

WATCH: 5 Major Six Nations Upsets (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Edward Tew | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Sport

The opening match of the 2014 Six Nations sees Wales - the winners of the past two tournaments – face traditional wooden spooner recipients Italy in...

England V France - Six Of The Best

The Huffington Post UK | Ed Tew | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Sport

It might not be St. Crispin’s day for another nine months but the old enemies will line up once again on Saturday evening as England take on France ...

Look to France for the World's Next Best Player

Matthew Smith | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Whilst many of the transfer sagas in Britain are protracted, for the most part they are intense rather than bitterly unpleasant. The same could not be said across the channel, where France's longest running saga of last summer finally ended on deadline day after months of acrimony and strikes. Florian Thauvin was the man at the centre of attention.

The 'Quenelle' Salute Is Not Anti-Authority, It's Anti-Semitic

Steve Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

If you believe Nicolas Anelka, his use of the 'quenelle' was a conscious and deliberate "up yours" to the French establishment in support of friend Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala. But, for many in this country, the 'quenelle' was almost unheard of, and many still argue that it is an apolitical rejection of the state and Zionism. However, it is a ghastly reminder of modern anti-Semitism.