Eleanor Beardsley

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Sweeping Raids In France Raise Concerns About Civil Liberties

Friday, July 01, 2016

Emergency powers after last year's terrorist attacks have led to 3,500 house raids and hundreds of house arrests. Police, under pressure to prevent new attacks, risk alienating French Muslims.


After Brexit, 28 Bloc EU Summit Charged With Emotion

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Britain's prime minister faced the music in Brussels on Tuesday, meeting with EU leaders for the first time since the U.K. voted to leave the bloc. On Wednesday, the remaining 27 EU members huddle.


EU Leaders Deliver Tough Message To David Cameron At Post-Brexit Summit

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Britain's European Union partners had a tough message for Prime Minister David Cameron at their first post-Brexit vote summit in Brussels. They said the United Kingdom should leave promptly and shouldn't expect the same trade benefits the country previously enjoyed.


EU Leaders To Meet At Emergency Summit To Discuss 'Brexit' Next Steps

Sunday, June 26, 2016

European leaders gather this week to negotiate what will be Britain's complicated divorce from the EU. Can it be undone? Two million Britons have signed a petition calling for a re-vote on Brexit.


Right-Wing Leaders In Europe Hail United Kingdom's Vote To Leave EU

Friday, June 24, 2016

The leader of the National Front political party, Marine Le Pen, wasted no time in calling for a referendum in France on European Union membership after the United Kingdom voted to Brexit. Other right-wing leaders in Europe echoed her.


After Violence, Security Upped At European Soccer Championship Matches

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Authorities in France have banned the sale of alcohol in the cities of Lille and Lens, in advance of soccer matches involving Russian and English teams. Fans from those teams clashed over the weekend.


French Investigators Probe Deadly Attack On 2 Police Officers

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The attack took place about 30 miles west of Paris, and the assailant is said to be a Frenchman turned radicalized Islamist. President Francois Hollande says there is no doubt it was a terrorist act.


Multiple Concerns Bog Down European Soccer Championship Host

Friday, June 10, 2016

France hosts the month-long European soccer championship starting on Friday. The competition is second only to the World Cup. The event is beset by security concerns, flooding and a labor dispute.


Racism Allegations Embroil French Soccer Team In Controversy

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

There's been a huge uproar in sporting circles in France after a player of Algerian descent said racism was the reason he wasn't chosen for the French team in the European championship which starts this week.


France Faces Multiple Challenges Of Floods, Strikes And Now Soccer

Saturday, June 04, 2016

France had already been dealing with crippling strikes when the Seine River flooded. Now, as the country prepares to host the UEFA European soccer championship, police say they are overstretched.


Heavy Rains In Paris Push Seine River Past Its Banks

Friday, June 03, 2016

Flooding has caused the Seine to overflow onto riverside roads and pathways. Louvre officials closed the museum and are moving threatened artworks. Floods have hit other parts of Europe as well.


France Prepares For Travel Mayhem As Transport Unions Join Protests

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Protests against changes in labor laws continue in France. This time the fight could lead to cancellations and delays for train commuters.


Strikes Across France Paralyze Economy

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A dispute over labor law changes in France has escalated to a full-fledged confrontation between the government and influential unions, sparking protests and even violence.


Oil Refinery Strikes Spark Gas Shortages In France

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Strikes are a part of life in France, and people take it in stride. But every once in a while, things get out of hand, and the escalating conflict over the government's changes to labor laws seems to fit that mould.


Debris From EgyptAir Flight 804 Found In Mediterranean

Friday, May 20, 2016

France has sent warships, aircraft and aviation investigators to help find the cause of Thursday's crash of EgyptAir flight 804. The flight vanished from radar screens over the eastern Mediterranean.


EgyptAir Flight Crashes In Mediterranean Sea After Disappearing From Radar

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The missing EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared after leaving Paris on its flight to Cairo, leaving distraught relatives behind and a mystery in its wake.


French Police Demonstrate Against Anti-Police Violence

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

After keeping order at dozens of protests over the French government's labor reform bill in the last months, it was the turn of French police to take to the streets Wednesday. Officers marched to show their anger at what they say is an uptick in anti-police violence.


Demonstrators In France Protest Labor Law Changes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

France's president says changing the labor law is the only way to improve jobless figures — but his decision to push those changes through Parliament has led to nationwide strikes and street protests.


Paris Extends Summer Nights By Keeping Parks Open After Sunset

Monday, May 16, 2016

Paris will open nine parks all night despite increased costs for lighting and security. The mayor's office says it will be good for people to be able to come to the parks when it's too hot indoors.


Public Reaction Signals Improvement In How French Culture Views Workplace Sexual Harassment

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Two French politicians were caught up in separate sexual harassment scandals this week, five years after a French presidential hopeful was brought down by allegations of sexual misconduct.