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Eleanor Beardsley

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Ukraine Cease-Fire Brings End To 5 Months Of Violence

Friday, September 05, 2014

After almost five months of conflict, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists have signed a truce to end the fighting. More than 2,600 people have died in the violence between the two sides, and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.

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Ukraine Says It Reached A Cease-Fire Deal With Separatists

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ukraine and the Russia-backed rebels have announced a cease-fire agreement set to go into effect Friday.

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Political Crisis Exposes France's Economic Problems

Friday, August 29, 2014

French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.

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Mystery Writer Weaves Intricate Puzzles In Sleepy French Town

Friday, August 15, 2014

The southern French town of Aix-en-Provence is known more for good living than for murder. But the town's languid beauty also makes it a perfect setting for Mary Lou Longworth's mystery series.

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

Monday, August 11, 2014

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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In France, The Seeds Of A Hatred Renewed

Friday, August 08, 2014

Many Jews say that there has been a rise in anti-Semitism in France. What is the nature of this new wave of hatred for Jews, and who โ€” or what โ€” is the cause of it?

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France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine and stepped-up U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia, the deal has met with little criticism in the shipbuilding town of St. Nazaire, where it has created 2,500 jobs.

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

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This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

Monday, July 21, 2014

The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.

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From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

Monday, July 21, 2014

A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.

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Israel's U.S. Ambassador: We're Fighting In Surgical Fashion

Monday, July 14, 2014

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer talks to Steve Inskeep about what it will take to stop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from escalating further.

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Firemen's Ball Ushers In France's Bastille Day

Monday, July 14, 2014

On this day in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille prison, where the king kept his enemies. The monarchy was overthrown in a revolution.

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A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The 101st Tour de France starts Saturday in England. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Tour will roll through former battlefields in the farmlands of northern France.

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Years Of Syrian Violence Have Changed The Face Of The French Jihadi

Monday, June 30, 2014

In the past five years, the conflict in Syria has helped dramatically change the profile of a jihadi fighter: No longer are jihadi groups forced to meet in secret forums; instead, they're openly on Facebook, and the movement is democratizing.

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In Paris, Training Wheels For The Littlest Riders

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paris streets are often too dangerous for kids to learn to ride, and most parents have no room to store bikes in their apartments. So the city has started renting bikes for the smallest Parisians.

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Brutal Vigilante Attack On Roma Teen Shocks France

Thursday, June 19, 2014

French President Francois Hollande condemned the incident, which left the boy in a coma, as an unspeakable and unjustifiable act. Some say a xenophobic climate may have been a factor.

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Stromae, Global Star In The Making, Set To Touch Down In The U.S.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Belgian pop artist took Europe by storm in 2009 with the song "Alors On Danse." Five years later, he hopes to ride a wave of new hits across the Atlantic.

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As Exasperation Mounts, French Rail Strike Turns Violent

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The French rail strike has enters it second week and train workers have clashed with riot police in Paris. The latest poll shows the striking train drivers are losing public support.

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One Frenchman's Commitment To Keeping D-Day Memories Alive

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Joseph Delecolle, 63, visits Normandy every year on D-Day and cries as he thinks of the many sacrifices. He also visits the rest of the year, telling the story to a younger generation.

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Allies Land Again In Normandy, This Time To Honor D-Day Vets

Friday, June 06, 2014

On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France, President Obama joined with other allied leaders in commemorating veterans and those who lost their lives in the pivotal battle there.

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