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Eleanor Beardsley

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The French Ask: Should We Be Building Warships For Russia?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

France's $1.6 billion sale is the biggest ever by a NATO country to Russia. But in the wake of Russia's actions in Ukraine, the French are debating whether they should suspend the deal.

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France's Far-Right's High Hopes On May Day Display

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The National Front party traditionally rallies in support of its anti-immigrant, nationalist ideals on May 1, International Workers Day. The far right is growing stronger throughout much of Europe.

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Ending 5-Year Dispute, New York Reaches Deal With Teachers Union

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Teachers in the largest public school system in the country had been working without a contract since 2009. Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "landmark" labor deal.

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In The City Of Love, There's No Love Lost For Tourists' Love Locks

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lovebirds write their names on a padlock, attach it to something and toss the key. Sweet, right? Non, say opponents in Paris who want to ban a practice they say is damaging architecture and more.

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UPDATED: After One Botched Execution, Oklahoma Stays A Second

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The state was set to use a new combination of drugs, but the execution of Clayton D. Lockett failed. He died after the execution was aborted. The new drugs have been the subject of controversy.

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Firefights And Fallen Separatists, As Ukraine Offensive Advances

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Early Thursday morning, the Ukrainian military moved into towns held by militants. Firefights and casualties have been reported at a number of different locations.

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Moscow Answers Ukrainian Offensive With Warning Of Its Own

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said his country would respond if its citizens or interests came under attack in Ukraine. At the same time, the interim Ukrainian government has called for a new offensive on pro-Russia militants holed up in government buildings across eastern Ukraine. Western diplomats are scrambling to find a way to de-escalate the crisis.

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Security Situation In Eastern Ukraine Is Unpredictable

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In some of the towns where pro-Moscow militants have occupied government buildings, it is clear that someone is giving orders. In other places, a state of near chaos reigns.

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Haagen-Dazs Experiments With Veggie Ice Cream

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Next month in Japan, Haagen-Dazs will debut vegetable-flavored ice cream. Each carton will contain about half the fat content of regular Haagen-Dazs.

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Amid Ukraine's Faltering Hopes For Peace, Biden Speaks In Kiev

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

During a visit to Kiev, Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia that it must help to reduce tensions in Ukraine. A recent international agreement intended to disarm militant groups seems to be failing.

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Slovyansk Strengthens Resolve To Fight Kiev Government

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Many in the Eastern Ukraine town have close links with Russia. They say they weren't consulted about Ukraine moving closer to the EU, and they won't stand for the West dictating their future.

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Eastern Ukraine Town Sent Reeling After Checkpoint Killings

Monday, April 21, 2014

The killing of three people at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk has increased tension in the town, where a government building is being occupied by pro-Moscow militants.

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Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

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Despite Easter 'Truce,' Standoff In Ukraine Appears Steadfast

Saturday, April 19, 2014

In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge.

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Both Sides Dig In Their Heels Over Crimea Crisis

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Ukraine shares a long history with Russia, but the latest crisis is driving a wedge between the two countries and reinforcing a sense of national identity among many Ukrainians.

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Dans Le Train, French Spend Their Commute Learning English

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A recent study ranked France at the bottom in Europe when it came to English proficiency. But some French are trying, like those who take lessons on high-speed commuter trains.

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Paris Poised To Elect City Of Light's First Female Mayor

Friday, March 28, 2014

Two women are leading the race to be the next mayor of Paris — but the contest between them is as much about class and gender politics as local government.

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Ukrainians Speculate What Russia Plans To Do Next

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ukrainians in Kiev are debating if the Russian military buildup on the border between the two countries is just saber rattling or the precursor to a second incursion.

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A Culture Of Unchecked Abuse Thrives In Ukraine And Crimea

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ukraine has a long history of impunity when it comes to its treatment of journalists and activists. A recent incident leaves many wondering if the new government will bring true change.

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As Russia And The West Trade Shots Across The Bow, Kiev Looks On

Thursday, March 20, 2014

As the White House widens sanctions against Vladimir Putin's inner circle, Russia's retaliating with some of its own. Meanwhile, Ukrainians are looking on, concerned about further Russian incursion.

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