Eleanor Beardsley

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A Woman Protested Her Brother's Death In France — Now Police Are Suing For Defamation

Friday, May 07, 2021

Adama Traoré was 24 when he was detained and died in police custody in France in 2016. His sister, who has been protesting the death, has been sued for defamation by the three officers involved.


French Protesters Demand Justice After High Court's Murder Ruling

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Anger is growing in France over the court ruling that the killer of a Jewish woman was not criminally responsible for her murder because he was "delirious" from drugs at the time of the crime.


Trees From The Forest Of Villefermoy Will Help Rebuild Notre Dame

Thursday, April 15, 2021

In France, the search is on for a thousand massive oak trees to provide beams needed to restore Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which was badly damaged by fire two years ago.


Macron Moves Right As Next French Presidential Election Looms

Sunday, April 11, 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron is moving politically rightward as he eyes a challenge by the populist leader Marine Le Pen.


French Senate Voted To Ban The Hijab For Minors In A Plea By The Conservative Right

Thursday, April 08, 2021

The French Senate passed an amendment that would make it illegal for girls to wear the religious veil worn by Muslim women. The measure will likely fail when up for debate in the National Assembly.


Historians Say France Was Not Complicit In Rwanda Genocide, But Did Turn A Blind Eye

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

A report by historians has concluded the French government was not complicit in the Rwanda genocide of 1994 — but turned a blind eye to it and so bears overwhelming responsibility.


Undercover Video Of Clandestine Luxury Dinner In Paris Prompts Police Inquiry

Monday, April 05, 2021

"Once you pass through the door, there's no more COVID," a man told a visitor to one exclusive pop-up dining spot. The high-priced menu included Champagne and foie gras.


France Imposes 3rd National Lockdown As COVID-19 Again Surges

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

President Emmanuel Macron, in a televised address to the nation, said he was left with no choice as deaths approach 100,000 and the country's hospitals are overwhelmed.


The Paris Opera Ballet Is Undergoing A Racial Reckoning

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The world's oldest ballet company is undergoing a racial reckoning. The Paris Opera Ballet is working to update racist stereotypes and increase diversity.


EU, U.K. Tensions Increase Over Cuts To COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Europe faces a surge of coronavirus infections and a slow vaccination roll out. The European Union is giving itself emergency powers to curb exports of COVID-19 vaccines produced within the bloc.


COVID-19 Surge Forces European Countries To Reintroduce Restrictions

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Health experts in Europe say the continent is facing a third wave of coronavirus infection — exacerbated by virulent new strains and a lack of vaccines.


Former French President Sarkozy Sentenced To 3-Year Jail Sentence For Corruption

Monday, March 01, 2021

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been given a three-year prison sentence for corruption and influence peddling.


France's Baguette Is In Contention To Receive U.N. Recognition

Monday, February 22, 2021

The French Bakers Association wants the baguette added to the United Nation's list of intangible treasures. A true baguette is a mix of 4 ingredients: flour, water, yeast, salt and plenty of time.


French Education Minister's 'Islamo-Leftism' Probe Meets Academic Backlash

Sunday, February 21, 2021

French government ministers have accused the country's universities of failing to recognize the threat to French society posed by radical Islamists.


Gruesome Attack Puts Schools On Front Line Of France's Fight To Stop Extremism

Saturday, February 13, 2021

After the beheading of a teacher in in a Parisian suburb last year, France is on the verge of a campaign against "separatist Islam." Some aren't sure how that fits with the country's secular ideals.


A Look Inside The European Union's Struggling COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

It could've been the E.U.'s finest hour, but instead, critics say the bloc's vaccine rollout is a bungled mess that included a diplomatic row with Ireland and the U.K.


France Will Likely Be Put Under A 3rd Nationwide Lockdown

Thursday, January 28, 2021

European countries put more restrictive measures in place to control the spread of COVID-19. France has a strict overnight curfew, but the government says that's not enough to slow the virus down.


3 Months And 24,000 Miles Later, Vendée Globe Competitors Complete Race

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

After sailing 24,000 miles nonstop in a nearly three-month journey, competitors in the Vendée Globe — an around-the-world solo yacht race — are expected to finish at a French port on Wednesday.


Why Vendee Globe Is Considered The World's Toughest Sailing Race

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Participants in a world sailing race are due to return to France on Wednesday. More people have been to outer space than have completed the Vendee Globe -– a solo competition.


French See Antony Blinken, Biden's Pick For Secretary Of State, As One Of Their Own

Monday, January 18, 2021

Europeans say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't take the European Union seriously. But they believe things will be different with Antony Blinken, Biden's nominee for secretary of state.