Eleanor Beardsley

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At 40, Paris' Pompidou Center Is Still 'An Unexpected Trip'

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The modern art museum, which opened on Jan. 31, 1977, holds a secure place in the heart of Paris — and in Parisians' hearts. But it wasn't always so. Horrified critics compared it to an oil refinery.


France Warns Russia To Stay Out Of Its Presidential Election

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The French government warned the Kremlin not to interfere in its presidential vote after signs of a disinformation and hacking campaign against a rising candidate who is not sympathetic to Russia.


In France, Some Muslims Seek To 'Adapt' Islam To Secular Culture

Monday, February 13, 2017

Many French Muslims believe it's time to create a uniquely French brand of Islam that is compatible with the country's secular values and responds better to the needs of modern Muslims.


At Risk Of Arrest, Villagers Aid Migrants Crossing French-Italian Border

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thousands of migrants are trapped on the border between France and Italy. New French regulations are supposed to keep the migrants out, but residents are trying to help them enter the country.


Emmanuel Macron Emerges As Front-Runner In French Presidential Election

Monday, February 06, 2017

Unprecedented upheaval in the French presidential campaign has left a young, inexperienced candidate as the front-runner.


Louvre Is Locked Down For A Short Time After A Man Attacks Guard

Friday, February 03, 2017

In Paris, French anti-terror prosecutors have launched an investigation after a machete-wielding man shouted "Allahu Akbar" and attacked a security patrol near the Louvre Museum on Friday.


French Presidential Candidate Falters After Reported Hiring Scandal

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The campaign of Francois Fillon, one of the leading presidential candidates, has stumbled after claims surfaced that he paid his wife nearly a million dollars in public funds — for hardly any work.


France's Far-Right Candidate For President Is A Contender

Thursday, January 26, 2017

France's far-right National Front party has never had a real chance at the presidency. But the rise of populist nationalism has encouraged the party's candidate, Marine Le Pen.


France's Marine Le Pen Contends Populism Is The Future

Friday, January 06, 2017

The French far right politician Marine Le Pen, who is running to be her country's president, says the wave of populism that brought Brexit to the United Kingdom and and Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency is no passing phenomenon, but the world's new political future.


For French Law On Right To 'Disconnect,' Much Support — And A Few Doubts

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Some companies in France have already recognized the need to reduce office intrusions into personal and family time. But others worry that the new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, may not work.


Next To The Original, France Replicates Prehistoric Cave Paintings

Monday, January 02, 2017

The public is barred from the cave paintings in Lascaux in order to preserve them. But a new museum has created an exact replica right next to the cave.


At 100, A French Newspaper Thrives — With No Ads And A Minimalist Webpage

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Le Canard Enchainé is a fiercely independent weekly known for its incisive reporting and more than its share of scoops and bombshells. It continues to prosper with a format little changed since 1916.


Police Say Zurich Mosque Shooter Not Linked To Radical Islam

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Swiss police say it appears the 22-year-old Swiss man of Ghanaian origin killed himself shortly after storming into the Zurich Somali-Islamic center where he shot and wounded three worshippers.


Defusing The Lure Of Militant Islam In France, Despite Death Threats

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dounia Bouzar works to stop radicalization of French youth. More young people from France have radicalized and gone to war zones in Syria and Iraq than from any other European country.


A French Community Tries To Get A Handle On Radicalization

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Five men, four of them childhood friends from Strasbourg, are being held in a foiled terrorist plot. Radicalization of young people is a leading concern in the community.


East Aleppo Mayor Pleads For Help From The International Community

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

An agreement has been reached to evacuate Syrian civilians from rebel-held parts of Aleppo, but there are conflicting reports on whether the evacuations have begun.


As Syrian Troops Close In On Rebels In Aleppo, Civilians Are In Need

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A French parliamentary delegation, just returned from Syria's border with Turkey, has called for U.S. and European troops to create a humanitarian corridor to get civilians out of Aleppo.


Air Pollution Leads To Crackdown On Cars In Paris

Thursday, December 08, 2016

A week of high pollution levels has brought unprecedented restrictions on driving. The Paris mayor is making public transportation free in an effort to reduce the pollution particles in the air.


Fillon Beats Juppe In French Conservative Presidential Primary

Monday, November 28, 2016

In the conservative party's race for president, Alain Juppé, conceded defeat to Francois Fillon, who will face candidates from the left and the extreme right in the presidential election next May.


For Newly Arrived Migrants, Paris Offers An Upgraded Welcome

Friday, November 25, 2016

It's taken a while, but Paris finally has a safe place for migrants congregating in the city. A new facility has been opened which offers asylum seekers showers, medical care and a bed.