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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...

J'adore...

Rebecca Root | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

By this point, I think we are all US-ed out. We've travelled east coast to west coast, and have probably devoured all the chunky chips and diet soda we can stomach. It's time for a European twist.

Camilla To Parler Francais For First Solo International Speech

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

The Duchess of Cornwall will embark on her first official solo international engagement when she begins a two-day trip to Paris on Monday, and will sh...

From Manif Pour Tous to Ukip: The March for the Moderate Middle

Patrick Cash | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Cash

My point is that to the typical, and presumably heterosexual, member of the moderate middle, these policies are designed to appear non-toxic and appeal to everyone. Manif Pour Tous, after all, is the March for All.

IN PICTURES: The Stateless Women Denied Healthcare, Passports And Education

The Huffington Post UK | linda Dorigo And Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

Dancing in front of the mirror, or lounging in the living room smoking a cigarette, nothing seems to set these women apart from their Lebanese neighbo...

Last Summer: Can Wenger and Arsenal Enjoy Glory Before the Goodbyes?

James Hunt | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

With extra money coming into the club from their lucrative deal with Puma, funds freed up from their deal with Emirates, not to mention increased TV revenue and the likely departure of a certain meerkat-a-like, it could be time for one last hurrah.

Far-Right Campaigner Shoots Himself Dead Inside Notre Dame Cathedral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

A man who shot himself dead inside Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is reported to be a far-right author who campaigned against gay marriage and Islam. ...

British Man Accused Of Killing Children In France Appears In Court

PA | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

A British man accused of killing his two children in France has appeared in court but has not yet been charged with murder, according to reports. J...