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Eleanor Beardsley

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French Hostage Released After Being Held For 3 Years By Al-Qaida

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

France has now obtained the release of all known French hostages being held by militants, but critics say there are questions about whether governments should negotiate with hostage-takers.


A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"


French Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The lower house of Parliament took the non-binding action on Tuesday. France is the fifth European country to make such a move in the last month, following Sweden, Britain, Spain and Ireland.


Santa's Black-Faced Helpers Are Under Fire In The Netherlands

Monday, December 01, 2014

Since the 19th century, Christmas in the Netherlands has always included Santa's helpers, known as Black Pete. He's a Christmas tradition to some and a racist stereotype to others.


Eastern Ukraine Fighting Delays Identifying Airline Crash Victims

Friday, November 28, 2014

It's been four months since a civilian airliner was shot down, killing all 298 people on board. While many bodies have been identified, human remains are still being recovered from the crash site.


French Authorities Work To Identify Militant In ISIS Video

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One of the Islamist militants identified in the recent beheading video is a 22-year-old Frenchman from Normandy, who locals say had a traditional Catholic upbringing.


France Shocked That Frenchman Is A Knife-Wielding ISIS Militant

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Officials confirmed that at least 1 Frenchman appears in a video that shows the beheaded bodies of an American and 18 Syrian soldiers. Maxime Hauchard left France in 2013 to join militants in Syria.


Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Kurdish businessman decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.


A French Best-Seller's Radical Argument: Vichy Regime Wasn't All Bad

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In French Suicide, conservative journalist Eric Zemmour argues that if the country wants to reverse its decline, it must cut through its complex about the collaborationist World War II government.


Stranded In France, Migrants Believe Britain Is The Answer

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Migrants from Africa and Afghanistan have poured into Calais, hoping to seek asylum in Britain across the channel. But few succeed, leaving an estimated 2,000 in limbo in the French port city.


Egality N'est Pas La Réalité: French Women Wage Online War On Sexism

Friday, October 17, 2014

When a company told one French feminist it was "sorry" she found its ad sexist, she decided to fight back. She's launched a website where users target sexist companies and people on social media.


Doctors Without Borders Works To Contain Spread Of Ebola

Thursday, October 09, 2014

One humanitarian group warned about the potential danger of Ebola back in June. The French organization Doctors Without Borders is known for bringing attention to the world's worst disasters.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.