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Celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and what better way to spend it than on a weekend in the most romantic city of them all, Paris? We've listed six of the best ways to make the most of your trip below.

The French May Have United, But France Is Still Ruled By the Authoritarian Left

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

It's indeed over. France without the agreement of the nation decided that the fifth Republic is done. Praise the Sixth Republic that cannot bear the wit and has the code of sacred topics - the city of Paris and its multicultural, politically correct nature is the first one.

Live and Let Live

Miriam Brown | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Miriam Brown

The ability to express and the power to repress is a battle that is being fought not only here in the Western world but by thousands everywhere. It is hard to know if anyone will ever win. 'Live and let live' I say.

Should Freedom of Expression Have Limits?

Farooq Aftab | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

In light of the recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the debate on freedom of expression has once again come to the fore. It is claimed that Muslims are being overly sensitive and overreacting when it comes to the reprinting of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)...

Eurostar Passengers Faced More Delays As Queues Build Up

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

Eurotunnel services have resumed but customers are told to expect delays following the lorry fire which left thousands of passengers stranded on eithe...

UK Police Move To Protect Jewish Community After Terror Plots

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

UK police are stepping up security for Britain's Jewish community and their own officers amid fears of a repeat of the terrorist attacks in France. ...

Hero Of French Kosher Supermarket Siege Gets French Citizenship

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK

A Malian Muslim man who heroically hid several of hostages in a kosher supermarket and helped French police co-ordinate their storming of the building...

Croissants For Queuing Brits As Charlie Hebdo Goes On Sale

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK

Queues are forming outside newsagents and bookshops today as Brits try to get hold of copies of the first Charlie Hebdo magazine since the deadly shoo...

Jack Sommers

The Fox News-Free Truth About France's 'No Go Muslim-Only Zones'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Many who loudly insist Europe is being overrun by Islam eagerly repeat claims that France has Muslim-only "No Go" Zones. In his now infamous Fox Ne...

Muslims and Jews Should Work Together Now More Than Ever

Julie Siddiqi | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Julie Siddiqi

Out of such ugly, tragic scenes coming from France this week, we need to look for opportunities and glimmers of hope. That is what Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, did in his lifetime.

Brutal, Bilious, Offensive Cartooning Is What We Do and Have Done for Centuries

Brian John Spencer | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Charlie Hebdo was categorically correct to publish the prophet on its front cover. To ask cartoonists not to draw Mohammed would be like cartoonists to ask Muslims to give up their prophet...

Charlie Hebdo: The Rallying Cry for Free Speech Is Noble, but Hypocritical

Alexandra Chaloux | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Alexandra Chaloux

I would invite those who are invoking the sanctity of free speech and freedom of self expression in response to the shootings in Paris to consider a few things...

After Tens Of Thousands March For Free Speech, The French Arrest A Comedian

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne will face trial over Facebook comments he posted following the attacks in Paris that left 17 dead. According t...

Crowd Sings John Lennon's 'Imagine' At Paris Unity March

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

There have been many remarkable responses to the attacks in Paris last week that left 17 people dead, from the national anthem being sung in the Frenc...

A Case of the Missing Picture in Paris

Dr Shaaz Mahboob | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Dr Shaaz Mahboob

A sea of reproduced caricatures on banners, placards and hung from balconies paving the unity march route wouldn't have been unexpected, quite the opposite would appeared most appropriate in fact, given the events leading up to the event.

Homerton and Hebdo: Thoughts on Violence in and From the Margins

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Dan Smith OBE

It is one thing for some of the world's leaders to march for freedom of expression. Well done that they did so, even if some of them were being more than a little hypocritical. But freedom of expression should be used to help build a more just and fair world. Let millions march for that too.

Je Suis Everyman

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

I understand all of it, because Je suis Everyman. And to know I am everyman is to know that everything depends on where we stand, what we believe and how we perceive. And yet, essentiellement, nous sommes de la même; essentially, we are all the same.

Regret Versus Remorse and Why We Need to Feel Both

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Plants and animals do not walk around tormented by guilt, drowning in a need for penance and a wracked conscience. This is a human failing, perhaps to not move onwards and away from the errors and mistakes we are destined to make.

Paris

Russell Brand | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Russell Brand

These men of murder are the symptom of a creed that lies as far away from God as is possible to conceive and do not represent Islam anymore than George Bush, Tony Blair and Halliburton represented Christianity, or ordinary, secular Europeans and Americans when they profited from the bombing of innocent Iraqis.

Pictures Capture Paris And Jerusalem Weeping For France Terror Attacks Dead

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

With a printing press, medals of honor and ceremonies thousands of miles apart, France and Israel paid tribute Tuesday to those killed in the Paris te...

Do We Have a Right Not to Be Offended in Our Religious Beliefs?

Varun Bhanot | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Varun Bhanot

The attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have once again thrust open the freedom of expression versus freedom of religion debate in our society. Where does one freedom end and the other begin? And perhaps more crucially, should this latest attack force us to reconsider our limits?

Inside Vogue Paris December/January, With Special Guest Ines de la Fressange

Vogue.fr | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

"I'm often asked about the Parisienne. What does she look like? How does she dress? [...] Then I bump into Ines de la Fressange and it's all there: the silhouette as slim as the stroke of René Gruau's pen, the sober style that exudes innate elegance, the deep brown gold-flecked eyes."

Ahmed Merabet: Protector of Charlie Hebdo, Enemy of Violent Extremism

Suraj Lakhani | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Suraj Lakhani

I cannot speak for Ahmed Merabet, but as a Muslim he may well have been offended by some of Charlie Hebdo's material. Regardless of this, he still gave his life to protect their right to free speech. In my opinion, this attitude is something we can all learn from.

Condemnation Needs to Be on Both Sides, on Charlie Hebdo

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Instead of marching for rights and the liberty to say and do as one wishes, our leaders should be condemning insults by anyone to anyone of any faith. Our leaders should be speaking out demanding that we respect this fundamental right and not abuse this right to free speech.

World Leaders Weren't Really Leading The March In Paris...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Heads of state including David Cameron, Benjamin Netanyahu and François Hollande have been criticised for what some believe is a misleading photo opp...