Eleanor Beardsley

Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:

France's National Front Fades From Prominence

Friday, November 17, 2017

Since National Front party leader Marine Le Pen lost the presidential election to Emmanuel Macron last May, she and her party have largely disappeared from the political scene.

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National Front Leader Marine Le Pen Keeps A Low Profile Since Party's Loss

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Months ago Europe's political establishment was terrified that the far-right party would come to power in France. The party has collapsed and its leader has all but disappeared from the public stage.

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In France, Women Denounce Alleged Sexual Harassers On Twitter

Friday, November 10, 2017

The allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually abused women in Hollywood have prompted many women in France to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment.

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Chinese Lovers Of French Wine Are Snapping Up Bordeaux Vineyards

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

China's wine consumption has exploded in recent years. The Chinese are now the biggest foreign investors in Bordeaux, France's vaunted winemaking region. That's made some local residents uneasy.

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'A Taste Of Paris': How The City Of Light Became The City Of Food

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

In his new book, food historian David Downie takes readers on a gourmet jaunt through time to reveal how the French capital became a gastronomic powerhouse. (Hint: You can thank Rome.)

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Sisters Remember WWI Through Grandfather's Found Diary

Sunday, October 22, 2017

For most Americans, World War I lies in the distant past. But for two Illinois sisters, the sacrifice made by millions of American troops is brought home as they trace family footsteps in France.

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European Co-Signatories To Iran Nuclear Deal Say They Want It To Continue

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

President Trump is expected to decertify the Iran nuclear deal later this week, but many Europeans believe the Iran deal is working and plan to continue building links with Tehran.

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French Cigarette Sellers Protest Government Price Hike

Thursday, October 05, 2017

In France, the owners of licensed tobacco stores are protesting against the government's plans to raise cigarette prices.

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French Police Investigate Acid Attack On 4 U.S. Women

Monday, September 18, 2017

Police say 4 college students were attacked on Sunday with acid by a woman at a train station in southern France, injuring at least 2 of them. Authorities say the woman had "a psychiatric history."

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In France, Demonstrators Protest Macron's Plan To Overhaul Labor Code

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In the face of massive street protests, successive French presidents backed down on attempts to loosen up France's protective labor market. Macron says he will never cede, and France is preparing for the fight.

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Macron Pushes Changes To French Labor Laws

Friday, September 01, 2017

President Emmanuel Macron has touched the third rail of French politics, by wanting to overhaul France's rigid labor code. He wants to give employers more flexibility to hire and fire employees.

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French President Macron's Approval Takes A Dive

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has fallen fast after a standoff with the military and a flap over his makeup expenses.

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Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Since the seventh century, salt has been raked in and collected from shallow pools in marshes on the French coast. Refrigeration almost killed the industry, but the local food movement is reviving it.

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Shortly After Being Elected, Macron's Popularity Fades Fast

Friday, August 11, 2017

New French President Emmanuel Macron has seen a sharp drop in popularity. Pollsters attribute the drop in approval to budget cuts and attempts to overhaul the untouchable French labor code.

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Reporter's Notebook: France's Unexpected Political Revival

Friday, July 28, 2017

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reviews the dramatic changes that have occurred on her beat this year, including the election of Emmanuel Macron and France's resurgence in global politics.

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Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Brings Dance Education To Paris' Underserved Communities

Saturday, July 15, 2017

When the famed Alvin Ailey dance troupe tours, they do community outreach. This summer they're in Paris, holding classes for disadvantaged, young dancers.

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Trump Joins French President Macron For Bastille Day Celebration In Paris

Friday, July 14, 2017

President Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron on a podium in Paris Friday to observe a joint march by French and U.S. troops marking Bastille Day. Despite sharp differences in their polices, the two leaders say they have become friends.

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Morning News Brief: Trump In Paris, GOP Wrangles Over Health Care, Turkey Coup Anniversary

Friday, July 14, 2017

President Trump celebrates Bastille Day in Paris while Republicans in Washington pore over a revised health care plan. And it's one year since an attempted coup in Turkey.

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Trump Attends Bastille Day Parade

Friday, July 14, 2017

President Trump will be a guest of honor at the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Friday.

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Trump Travels To Paris, Will Attend Bastille Day Parade

Thursday, July 13, 2017

President Trump arrives in Paris on Thursday and will be a guest of honor at France's Bastille Day celebrations and hold talks with France's president, Emmanuel Macron.

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