Eleanor Beardsley

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3 Americans Who Thwarted Train Attack Receive French Medal

Monday, August 24, 2015

Three Americans, who helped subdue an armed gunman on a high-speed train en route from the Netherlands to France on Friday, received France's Legion of Honor medal on Monday.


Two U.S. Soldiers Help Subdue Gunman On French Train

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A gunman opened fire on a high speed train that was traveling between Amsterdam and Paris. According to French officials, two Americans subdued the shooter.


Le Pen Expelled From French National Front

Friday, August 21, 2015

Jean Marie Le Pen, longtime leader of France's far-right political party, has been ousted after a feud with his daughter, the current party leader.


Tiny French Town Boasts Oldest Working Movie House

Monday, August 10, 2015

La Ciotat is home to the Eden, the world's oldest working movie house. It's been showing movies for 120 years. This story originally aired on May 12, 2015 on Morning Edition.


Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

Sunday, August 02, 2015

A classic French dish, confit de canard was originally a way to preserve meat, and traditional recipes can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five.


Thousands Of Migrants Try To Reach Britain Using The Chunnel

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Police reinforcements are being sent to the French port city of Calais to try to deal with thousand of migrants trying to get to Britain. The migrants are mostly from the Middle East or Africa.


At Least 1,500 Migrants Attempt To Storm English Channel Tunnel In France

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Sudanese man was found dead after nearly 1,500 migrants attempted the journey to Britain through the Channel Tunnel Tuesday night. France is boosting security at the tunnel entrance.


Sans McDonalds: Neighbors Want To Keep Paris Food Hub Historic

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the neighborhood considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting to keep the fast-food giant out. (This piece originally aired on July 18, 2015 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)


Analyst: Angry French Farmers Will Have To Adapt To Globalization

Sunday, July 26, 2015

French farmers demanding higher prices for meat and milk have brought chaos to the country's vacation season by holding protests and blocking roads across the country.


After Nuclear Deal, European Businesses Flock To Iran

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Iran's market of 80 million, well-educated consumers is not open yet, but French and other European business delegations are already flocking to the country. They will be the first in and have a head start, but analysts say American business could be the big winner in the end.


A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Food Hub In Paris

Saturday, July 18, 2015

France is now McDonald's No. 2 market. But in a Paris neighborhood historically considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep the fast-food giant out.


After Years Of Recession, Greeks Fear Bailout Will Only Make Lives Harder

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Greek Parliament passed measures to support this week's eurozone-backed bailout agreement, but celebrations were muted at best, and there were large demonstrations against new austerity moves.


Greeks React To New Bailout Deal

Monday, July 13, 2015

Greeks say they are disappointed with the harsh conditions attached to the country's third bailout, but most are relieved that their country will stay in the eurozone.


Dread And Despair Among Greeks As They Wait To Learn Their Fate

Sunday, July 12, 2015

From the capital to the countryside, there is pervasive fear in Greece as European leaders in Brussels debate the country's economic fate.


Greeks And Tourists Living In Cash-Economy Limbo

Saturday, July 11, 2015

As Greeks wait anxiously to hear if their government's latest plan to win a third bailout has been accepted by European lenders, they are struggling to get by with banks closed and credit cards blocked.


Fond Memories โ€” And Regrets โ€” On Learning Of Omar Sharif's Death

Friday, July 10, 2015

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley had a teenage crush on the actor after watching him play Doctor Zhivago. Years later, she was thrilled to meet him in Paris, but she didn't take him up on a dinner invitation.


Greeks Rally In Athens In Support Of The Euro

Friday, July 10, 2015

Greeks who want their country to continue using the euro held a rally in Athens Thursday. Many see it as a last-ditch attempt to pressure the government to reach an agreement with its lenders.


Greeks Brace For Shortages At Home, Await Word On Fate From Abroad

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Greeks are increasingly worried as they confront an eighth day of closed banks and limited withdrawals. Meanwhile, people are running short of money for essentials.


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.


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.