Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Europe is united these days, but opinion about the French emperor and military leader is not. A re-enactment of the epic battle that marked his final defeat takes place this weekend in Belgium.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
A French court has cleared former International Monetary Fund director of pimping charges. Still, Strauss-Kahn's sexual appetites ended a career that was expected to lead to the French presidency.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
A sweeping surveillance bill giving the government heightened powers to spy and analyze metadata passed the lower house and is expected to clear the Senate. Critics call it the French Patriot Act.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Head of the world soccer federation Sepp Blatter will step down after a replacement is found. U.S. authorities indicted a group of FIFA officials on corruption charges but Blatter wasn't among them.
Monday, June 01, 2015
City authorities in Paris are removing engraved padlocks left by lovers on some bridges over the Seine river. On Monday, 700,000 locks were taken off just one bridge. Officials say the romantic gesture has become so popular it now threatens the structure safety of the bridges.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
FIFA, soccer's international governing body, has reelected its president for a fifth term of office, only days after seven FIFA officials were arrested on corruption charges.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Sepp Blatter was reelected as president of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, on Friday. The vote comes as two separate international investigations probe allegations of corruption.
Friday, May 29, 2015
The head of soccer's global governing body was not among those indicted on criminal charges. Still, many believe Sepp Blatter shares the blame for a "culture of corruption," and he should step down.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
European Union countries are being asked to take in 20,000 refugees over the next two years. It's part of an effort to establish a legal route for migration to Europe and stop the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley doesn't expect a ton of sympathy when she complains about unending holidays in France. But when you have a kid who's always off school, it's tough. Really.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Not far from the film festival in Cannes is a town with even deeper ties to cinema. La Ciotat is home to the oldest working movie house in the world and was used by the inventors of moving pictures.
Saturday, May 09, 2015
The people of France are bemused and entertained by family squabbles at the top of the far-right National Front.
Monday, May 04, 2015
The Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France to America in 1780 to help the new nation defeat the British. A $29 million replica of the Hermione tall ship is retracing that journey.
Friday, May 01, 2015
The French government has promised a full investigation into allegations that its soldiers sexually abused local children while serving on a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The French prime minister said Thursday that security forces have prevented six terrorist attacks in France over the last few months. Police say an attack Sunday on a church outside Paris was only averted because the alleged assailant shot himself by accident.
Monday, April 06, 2015
The controversial measure is part of an overall healthcare bill expected to pass into law. Spain, Israel and Italy have rules against ultrathin models, but none go as far as the French measure would.
Friday, April 03, 2015
Investigators in France say new evidence supports the view that the Germanwings flight which crashed in the French Alps last month was deliberately flown into the ground.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Speculation about the mental state of the Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane in the French Alps a week ago has focused attention on airline industry practices.
Monday, March 30, 2015
At the same time, the German media are reporting that 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have seen a doctor for physical problems as well as psychological issue.