France

Juncker! Juncker! Stick It Up Your Jumper!

Adrian Hilton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Hilton

"I am more confident than ever that I will be the next European Commission President," tweeted former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker on 4 June. Quite how he knew with such certainty so far in advance of the EU's elected national leaders is something of a mystery. Until, that is, you consider the continuing dominance of the Franco-German axis in the European Union...

This Stunt Is About To Go Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech

When skier and professional rally driver Guerlain Chicherit decided to attempt the world's longest jump in a car neither him, nor GoPro had any idea w...

Player Focus: Griezmann Ready to Step Up for France

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Only 23 years of age, he has an incredibly bright future ahead of him, but he is ready to announce himself on the world stage in Brazil this summer, if he is given the chance. He has the quality to provide for France, and could surprise a defence or two.

Google Doodle 'Error' On D Day

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google has admitted an 'error' when it featured a Google Doodle on Japanese Go player Honinbo Shusaku on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. ...

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith and Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

As the world marks 70 years since the launch of a mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two, these powerful befor...

LOOK: The FT Was Fantastically British About D-Day

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

The world is gathering today to remember seventy years ago, when soldiers carried out the D-Day landings, an audacious incursion into Nazi-occupied Fr...

D-Day: The World Remembers (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

Seventy years ago, soldiers launched an attack that changed the world. Now few are left to tell the story of the D-Day landings, an audacious incursio...

Team Focus: Chelsea Progressing Despite Consecutive Third Place Finishes

Ben McAleer | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Most are in agreement that the latest Premier League season was in fact a three-horse race and Blues fans could have been forgiven for getting their hopes up, even if they were ultimately left disappointed. A higher points total than the previous campaign shows progress, despite the fact that Chelsea could only manage back-to-back third place finishes.

Allez Les Hashtags! 'Hashtag' Enters the French Dictionary

Verity Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Verity Stockdale

The humble hashtag has really taken centre stage as of late. It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple can cause such a stir, but over the last week or two in particular, the hashtag has really been making its mark in ways that only the hashtag knows how.

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.

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.