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The Five Key Takeaways From the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Martin Koehring | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

The Paris Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21) is a political milestone in the global fight against climate change. All 195 participating countries agreed to the resulting Paris Agreement. I will examine the key lessons from the negotiations in five categories that matter the most: diplomacy, politics, law, business and economics.

Teacher Attacked In Paris Classroom As A 'Warning' By Man Citing 'Islamic State'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

A French nursery school teacher has been attacked in a Paris classroom by a man citing Islamic State, according to police. The 45-year-old primary ...

I Support Air Strikes and I Don't Know Why

Georgina Edwards | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

Our country's history plainly shows that the long term consequences of doing nothing in the face of fascism are far more significant than the short term comforts of retreating into isolation. So while air strikes may seem like an overly expensive, dangerous and risky gesture of solidarity for France and the other innocents who have died at the hands of ISIS, as I've attempted to show, there is no real alternative...

A Day Trip to the Home of Champagne

Rebecca Williams | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

In the depths of Saint-Nicaise, in the French town of Reims, sleeping beauties lie. A bunker-like steel door opens to deep, stone steps which reveal a maze of tunnels, stretching 17kms underground, carved from chalk by the Romans.

An Update From COP 21, Wednesday 2nd December

George Ferguson | Posted 05.12.2015 | UK
George Ferguson

Bristol - in its usual pioneering spirit - is a founder member of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities, a great global project which funds a full time Chief Resilience Officer for the city and supports our resilience planning with consultancy advice and the powerful shared resource that 100 very different cities brings.

Battle Royale: France and the Devils in Raqqa

April Humble | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
April Humble

The hell of Raqqa: where the French have joined the bloodied military games, the whips of Daesh rule the land and morality fled into the night long ag...

Human Rights Judges Uphold France's Ban On Muslim Headscarves

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

Judges have upheld France's ban on headscarves after a Muslim social worker was sacked because she refused to remove her covering. The European Cou...

Eagles of Death Metal: Inside The Bataclan

Aaron Vallely | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Vice have released a sincerely gut-wrenching interview with The Eagles of Death Metal, the Rock'n'Roll band that played the November 13 show at the Ba...

Reports Of Gunshots And Hostage Taking In Northern French Town

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix ended with all the captives released, according to the BBC. Local reports suggested thr...

Russia Is Sending This Puppy To France To Replace The Police Dog Killed By Terrorists

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

Russia is to send a puppy to France as a gesture of solidarity after the death of a French police dog in a raid in relation to the Paris terror attack...

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

Paris Terrorists 'Used Refugee Crisis Chaos To Slip In To France'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Members of the terrorist cell which carried out last week’s attacks in Paris took advantage of the refugee crisis to "slip in" to the country, Fran...

Bataclan Victims Are Defiant In Their Messages Of Survival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Victims of the Bataclan attack in Paris are sharing their defiant messages of survival on social media. Heroic tales of how fans at the concert hal...

Uncertainty Surrounds Fate Of Mastermind Of Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

Uncertainly surrounds the fate of the mastermind of Friday's Paris attacks. According to The Washington Post, Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed during a p...

Paris Attacks: France Intensify Intervention On Islamic State

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sophia Hyatt

If any region is familiar with the debilitating effects of political corruption, it's the Middle East. And the notion of a 'power-vacuum' is central, in a struggle to come to terms with the recent bloodshed in Paris.

LIVESTREAM: Paris Siege As It Unfolds

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

A massive police and security operation is underway in a neighbourhood of Paris, as authorities target the alleged mastermind behind Friday's attacks....

Wembley Just Stuck Two Massive Red, White And Blue Fingers Up At ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

LATEST: England win 2-0 Wembley Stadium was the site of a glorious show of solidarity, defiance and sportsmanship on Tuesday night as over 70,000 p...

RAF Jets 'Successfully' Bomb Large Group Of Isis Militants

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

RAF Tornados have successfully attacked a large group of Islamic State militants assaulting Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence (...

Widow's Defiant Tribute To Slain Wife Proves ISIS Didn't Succeed In Paris

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

A husband whose wife was killed during the terror attack at Paris's Bataclan theatre has written a defiant tribute declaring: "I will not give you my ...

The Terrorist Attack in the Social Media Age

Matty Edwards | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

While the Charlie Hebdo attacks were a direct assault on a particular value, the latest attacks are far less clear cut in this respect, and therefore require a more considered response, rather than simply saying, "I will always stand up for the principle of freedom of speech."

This Is How England Fans Are Paying Tribute To The Paris Attacks Tonight

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

England fans are marking the visit of the French national football team in a poignant way. The teams will play a friendly game tonight at Wembley,...

Let's Get One Thing Straight, The Victims of Terror Are NEVER to Blame

Alan Grant | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

The role of the journalist/polemicist is often misrepresented as to only report facts; this is especially true of the former. This terrible limitation...

After Paris: We Must Not Give in to Terror, Nor Be Afraid to Fight It

David Browne | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
David Browne

We must seriously consider intervention - or at the very least increased support for Kurdish forces on the ground - against ISIS precisely because ISIS's grievance is not interventionist Western foreign policy, but the very values of the West themselves.

As ISIS Strike Further Into the Hearts of a Nation, Are We Going to Wait for Death to Fall on Our Own Doorstep?

Tristen Lee | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

As false reports of fresh gunfire in the central Paris square, near the Bataclan, sends people fleeing for their lives; it's clear the world is on tenterhooks, anxiously waiting for the next hit, for news on friends and loved ones fallen in the massacre, that has already callously claimed 132 lives.

Nick Ferrari Has An Extreme Answer To Muslim Who Opposes British Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

Nick Ferrari told a Muslim caller that if he does not agree with British foreign policy then he should "go some place else" during a heated discussion...