Eleanor Beardsley

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Mixed Reaction As Calais Refugees Are Rehoused Across France

Friday, October 21, 2016

Refugees from the soon-to-be-razed squatters camp in Calais are being resettled in reception centers across France. The country has traditionally been a haven for asylum seekers, but resettling the newest wave is dividing communities.


French Officials Will Try Again To Dismantle Refugee Camp

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

U.K. officials accepted another small group of young people from a refugee camp in the northern French port city of Calais. A French court ruled the government can proceed with demolishing the camp.


Europe Wakes Up To Prospect Of Female Terrorists

Monday, October 17, 2016

Under the ISIS model in Syria, "It's become a sort of family jihad," says a French journalist. "Couples go together, sharing a common project. And the role women play is as strong as that of men."


Normandy Tank Museum Closes Its Doors; Auctions Off Tanks

Monday, September 19, 2016

After suffering a lack of visitors since the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Normandy Tank Museum is closing. Dozens of historic armored vehicles have been auctioned off at record prices.


For One French Woman, An Eye-Opening Visit To Calais' Refugee 'Jungle'

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The camp has grown to 9,000 people. Calais residents oppose it and want it shut down for good. But when one protester goes there for the first time, she is moved and surprised by what she sees.


French Police Arrest 8 In Attempt To Create Explosion In Paris

Friday, September 09, 2016

Eight people are now under arrest in France, after what security officials say was an attempt to create an explosion in central Paris.


Abandoned Car Packed With Gas Canisters Sparks Terrorism Probe In France

Thursday, September 08, 2016

French anti-terrorist officers are questioning a couple after discovering a suspicious car in Paris. Police say they found the abandoned vehicle packed with gas cylinders near Notre Dame Cathedral.


Beach Season Winds Down, But Burkini Debate Rages On In France

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The full-body swimsuit is now part of the French presidential campaign. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who supports the burkini bans, is making "national identity" key to his re-election message.


Truck Drivers Block Highway Near Calais, France, In Migrant Crisis Protest

Monday, September 05, 2016

Hundreds of French truck drivers block a highway near the city of Calais to protest the country's handling of the migrant crisis. A controversial migrant camp called "The Jungle" is nearby.


Tourists Step Up To Help Residents Rocked By Central Italy Quake

Monday, August 29, 2016

Five days after the deadly earthquake hit central Italy, even places that weren't damaged are feeling the economic and psychological aftershocks. Tourists who were in Italy at the time of the temblor volunteered to help.


Aftershocks Continue In Central Italy After Devastating Quake

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aftershocks continue to rattle the region in central Italy that's still digging out after a midweek earthquake killed more than 260 people. The region is Europe's most quake-prone, and residents are proving resilient.


Displaced Survivors Survey Damage After Quake Devastates Italian Towns

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Nearly 48 hours after an earthquake devastated many hill towns in central Italy, survivors are in need of food, lodging and care. The quake killed more than 240 people.


3 Central Italian Towns Are Reduced To Rubble After Wednesday's Quake

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Searchers continue to go through piles of rock and sand that were once buildings. An Italian government agency says while people are still being pulled from the debris, the death toll is up to 247.


Banned Burkini Highlights Tensions Over French Terrorist Attacks

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

In France, a number of mayors in beach towns have banned the body and head-covering bathing suit worn by Muslim women known as the burkini. Muslims call it Islamophobia.


As Egypt's Jails Fill, Growing Fears Of A Rise In Radicalization

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Unprecedented numbers of political prisoners in Egypt's jails could lead to a supersized version of an old problem: inmates becoming radicalized. "In jail, they become ISIS," says a former prisoner.


The Last Razor Repairman In Paris

Sunday, August 21, 2016

In a tiny shop from a bygone era, Jacques Guillaume gets calls about more than razors because there's nobody to fix things anymore. "Today, manual work like this is passé and obsolete," he says.


French Beaches On High Alert After Recent Terror Attacks

Friday, August 19, 2016

As the French go on their August vacations this year, nothing is as it used to be. Even a scenic Normandy beach town, often featured in paintings by the Impressionists, is on its guard.


For French Teens, Smoking Still Has More Allure Than Stigma

Monday, August 15, 2016

French teens smoke at a much higher rate than their American counterparts. The French health minister is trying to remove the glamour and raise the price.


Famous French Flea Market Canceled This Year Over Terrorism Fears

Sunday, August 07, 2016

The French city of Lille has cancelled its annual flea market — an event that usually attracts millions of visitors and which dates from medieval times — because of security concerns.


'Portugal's Schindler' Is Remembered, Decades After His Lifesaving Deeds

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Descendants of Jews who escaped Nazi-occupied France recently gathered to honor Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who issued some 30,000 visas to Jews and others before he was recalled.