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Eleanor Beardsley

Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:

Reporter's Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

Sunday, September 28, 2014

On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.

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Algerian Extremists Kill French Hostage

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Algerian extremists have killed a French hostage that they've been holding since Sunday. France's president condemned the murder but said it wouldn't change the policy of attacking Islamist militants.

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The Streets Are Empty As The Shells Keep Falling In Eastern Ukraine

Monday, September 15, 2014

The precarious cease-fire is in danger of collapse after repeated violations by both sides. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley traveled through Donetsk as the shelling spread through residential neighborhoods.

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Tensions In Ukraine Increase As Cease-Fire Appears To Have Dissolved

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A week-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has all but broken down. Shelling that was previously constrained to the airport in Donetsk reached the city over the weekend.

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Life In Eastern Ukraine Returns To Something Like Normalcy

Friday, September 12, 2014

One week into a cease-fire with Russia, the separatist-held city of Donetsk is stirring back to life. People are coming out of hiding; buses are back on the streets. But the future is still uncertain.

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Shakey Cease-Fire Manages To Hold In Ukraine

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is largely holding, but the mood in the capital Kiev is cautious. Each side accuses the other of sporadic shelling.

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After A Tumultuous Summer, Ukrainian Kids Return To School

Monday, September 08, 2014

With Ukraine in an uneasy cease-fire, schoolkids returned to class this month and attempted to resume normal life. They tell what back-to-school feels like when their country's been at war all summer.

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In Kiev, A New Patriotism Cemented In Russia's Shadow

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Residents of the Ukrainian capital say the conflict has been devastating, yet has also helped forge a real sense of Ukrainian identity.

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Ukraine Cease-Fire Brings End To 5 Months Of Violence

Friday, September 05, 2014

After almost five months of conflict, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists have signed a truce to end the fighting. More than 2,600 people have died in the violence between the two sides, and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.

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Ukraine Says It Reached A Cease-Fire Deal With Separatists

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ukraine and the Russia-backed rebels have announced a cease-fire agreement set to go into effect Friday.

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Political Crisis Exposes France's Economic Problems

Friday, August 29, 2014

French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.

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Mystery Writer Weaves Intricate Puzzles In Sleepy French Town

Friday, August 15, 2014

The southern French town of Aix-en-Provence is known more for good living than for murder. But the town's languid beauty also makes it a perfect setting for Mary Lou Longworth's mystery series.

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

Monday, August 11, 2014

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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In France, The Seeds Of A Hatred Renewed

Friday, August 08, 2014

Many Jews say that there has been a rise in anti-Semitism in France. What is the nature of this new wave of hatred for Jews, and who โ€” or what โ€” is the cause of it?

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France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine and stepped-up U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia, the deal has met with little criticism in the shipbuilding town of St. Nazaire, where it has created 2,500 jobs.

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

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This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

Monday, July 21, 2014

The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.

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From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

Monday, July 21, 2014

A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.

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Firemen's Ball Ushers In France's Bastille Day

Monday, July 14, 2014

On this day in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille prison, where the king kept his enemies. The monarchy was overthrown in a revolution.

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Israel's U.S. Ambassador: We're Fighting In Surgical Fashion

Monday, July 14, 2014

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer talks to Steve Inskeep about what it will take to stop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from escalating further.

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