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Eleanor Beardsley

Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:

In Secular French Schools, One Group Wants To Talk Religion

Thursday, July 02, 2015

French public schools discourage any display of religious identity. But after an Islamist terror attack this year, a religious co-existence group has found a huge demand for its services.

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Are The French Always On Vacation Or Does It Just Seem That Way?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Many French people now enjoy nine weeks of vacation a year. Vacation in France is seen as a human right, one expert says, but it divides the haves from the have nots.

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Migrants In Calais, France, Try To Jump Aboard U.K.-Bound Trucks

Friday, June 26, 2015

European leaders met this week to find a solution to the masses of migrants flooding the continent. Unrest broke out in Calais, France, as migrants tried to board United Kingdom-bound trucks.

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Migrants In French Camp Near English Channel Attempt To Get Into Britain

Friday, June 26, 2015

European leaders are meeting in Brussels Friday to deal with the migrant crisis. At a squalid camp in northern France, migrants plot to stow away on trucks to cross the English Channel into Britain.

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French Taxi Drivers Launch Nationwide Uber Protest

Thursday, June 25, 2015

French taxi drivers stage a nationwide strike to protest UberPop's encroachment on their market. It turned nasty after an Uber driver and passenger were beaten up.

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French Students Not 'Coping' Well With English Test Question

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Students taking an English test had a meltdown when they saw the word coping. They petitioned the examiners to drop the question, claiming it unfairly includes a word rarely encountered in English.

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At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It

Saturday, June 20, 2015

He may have lost, but Napoleon still holds a fascination for thousands of re-enactors who came to Belgium this week to eat, sleep and wage mock war in the manner of the 1815 battle of Waterloo.

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200 Years After Waterloo, Napoleon Still Divides Europe

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Europe is united these days, but opinion about the French emperor and military leader is not. A re-enactment of the epic battle that marked his final defeat takes place this weekend in Belgium.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted Of Aggravated Pimping

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A French court has cleared former International Monetary Fund director of pimping charges. Still, Strauss-Kahn's sexual appetites ended a career that was expected to lead to the French presidency.

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French Government Expected To Expand Power Of Surveillance

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A sweeping surveillance bill giving the government heightened powers to spy and analyze metadata passed the lower house and is expected to clear the Senate. Critics call it the French Patriot Act.

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Amid Scandal, FIFA President To Resign Just Days After Being Reelected

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Head of the world soccer federation Sepp Blatter will step down after a replacement is found. U.S. authorities indicted a group of FIFA officials on corruption charges but Blatter wasn't among them.

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Paris Officials Begin Removing Love Locks From Iconic Bridges

Monday, June 01, 2015

City authorities in Paris are removing engraved padlocks left by lovers on some bridges over the Seine river. On Monday, 700,000 locks were taken off just one bridge. Officials say the romantic gesture has become so popular it now threatens the structure safety of the bridges.

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Despite Scandal, FIFA Re-Elects Sepp Blatter As President

Saturday, May 30, 2015

FIFA, soccer's international governing body, has reelected its president for a fifth term of office, only days after seven FIFA officials were arrested on corruption charges.

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Sepp Blatter Reelected To 5th Term As FIFA President

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sepp Blatter was reelected as president of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, on Friday. The vote comes as two separate international investigations probe allegations of corruption.

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Under Cloud Of Scandal, Sepp Blatter Seeks 5th Term As FIFA President

Friday, May 29, 2015

The head of soccer's global governing body was not among those indicted on criminal charges. Still, many believe Sepp Blatter shares the blame for a "culture of corruption," and he should step down.

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Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

Thursday, May 28, 2015

France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."

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European Union Introduces Quota Plan To Address Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

European Union countries are being asked to take in 20,000 refugees over the next two years. It's part of an effort to establish a legal route for migration to Europe and stop the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean.

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One Woman's Struggle To Survive 'Too Much Vacation' In France

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley doesn't expect a ton of sympathy when she complains about unending holidays in France. But when you have a kid who's always off school, it's tough. Really.

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Still Playing: The Theater That Saw The Birth Of Cinema

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Not far from the film festival in Cannes is a town with even deeper ties to cinema. La Ciotat is home to the oldest working movie house in the world and was used by the inventors of moving pictures.

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Three Generations Of Le Pens Fight For Party's Future

Saturday, May 09, 2015

The people of France are bemused and entertained by family squabbles at the top of the far-right National Front.

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