Eleanor Beardsley

Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:

French Voters Struggle To Decide In Unusual Presidential Election

Monday, March 13, 2017

The scandals and party in-fighting in this year's French presidential election have left voters confused and unsure where to turn.


French Presidential Candidate Fights On Despite Fraud Allegations

Monday, March 06, 2017

Conservative Francois Fillon once looked like the next French president. Allegations of a fake jobs scheme involving his wife have damaged his candidacy, and plunged the election into uncertainty.


Political Newcomer In Second Place For French Presidential Race

Saturday, March 04, 2017

The French presidential race is underway and it is already rife with political scandals. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley talks about the latest controversies.


Francois Fillon Faces Pressure To Drop Out Of French Presidential Race

Friday, March 03, 2017

There's more turmoil in the French presidential campaign as pressure mounts for the conservative candidate, Francois Fillon, to drop out of the race.


In A Heated Campaign Season, French Politicians Flock To Paris Farm Fair

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

One of the world's largest agricultural shows is underway in Paris. France is Europe's top agricultural producer, and as its presidential election approaches, the show is a must-stop for candidates.


Political Outsider Emmanuel Macron Campaigns To 'Make France Daring Again'

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The presidential campaign has brought an unlikely candidate to the fore. Macron, a former banker and former economy minister, is surging in the polls. His message: Embrace innovation and risk.


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.