Eleanor Beardsley

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These Ukrainian volunteers recover soldiers' remains to return them to their families

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Evacuation 200 is a special volunteer unit that scours the country for the bodies of soldiers left on battlefields. "My job is to accompany these heroes on their last trip home," one volunteer says.


A beluga whale has been spotted in the Siene

Saturday, August 06, 2022

A whale common to Arctic waters has been sighted in the Seine River in northern France. Authorities say they are trying to assess its health.


Ukraine's wedding dress industry is alive and well, despite the war

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The town of Chernivtsi, once the wedding dress capital of the Soviet Union, is still churning out dresses — for the West. "We are staying in Ukraine," says a dressmaker. "We will build our economy."


The story of a war, a wedding dress and a business opportunity

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

The Russian invasion is destroying much of Ukraine's economy. In some cases, however, companies that adapted are not just surviving but thriving.


A man must decide to flee Ukraine to join his family or stay to care for his parents

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A Ukrainian man is being forced to choose between the two: a wife and three children who have fled the country and aging parents who are trapped behind enemy lines.


The European heatwave is spreading northward, fueling wildfire and drought dangers

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The heatwave embroiling southern and central Europe is making its way north. A report says the heat with low rainfall means nearly half the EU's land area will be affected by drought this summer.


Ukrainian rail service adds a special train to get people out of Donbas

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Russia is pounding eastern Ukraine as it tries to consolidate its control of the entire Donbas region. To help get people the out, the Ukrainian rail service has added a special train from the Donbas.


Ukrainians have a special place in their hearts for Boris Johnson

Friday, July 08, 2022

While Britons might be happy to see their prime minister go, Ukrainians hold him in higher regard.


There's nowhere in Ukraine to hide from the war. This café tries to help people cope

Friday, July 08, 2022

In western Ukraine, far from the front lines, Ruslana Mikhaluk hires a clown to give children a night of laughter and fun. She doesn't plan to make a profit this year at her seasonal café.


The Russian army appears close to taking the entire Donbas region

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Russian troops have taken Luhansk and are headed for Donetsk, pounding cities along the way. When Donetsk falls, which seems likely, Putin will have "liberated the Donbas." But will he be satisfied?


A French city approved burkinis in its pools. Then the backlash came

Sunday, June 19, 2022

The city of Grenoble's move to allow the full body-covering swimsuit for Islamic women has sparked a legal battle. Activists say it's a matter of civil — and women's — rights.


Macron's party faces competition from the far left for control of French parliament

Friday, June 10, 2022

French president Emmanuel Macron recently won a second term, beating far-right leader Marine Le Pen. But if Macron wants to enact his agenda, he has to keep his majority in parliament this month.


An ex-member of one of the world's most dangerous mercenary groups has gone public

Monday, June 06, 2022

The Wagner Group, known as "Putin's shadow army," has come to the world's attention because of the Ukraine war. Marat Gabidullin, who left Wagner after fighting in Syria, has written a book about it.


Tensions around the war in Ukraine are impacting the sports world

Thursday, June 02, 2022

If you wanted to forget the Ukraine war by watching a little tennis, forget it. The war is affecting everything, including professional sports.


How a Facebook page for Irish setter lovers helped Ukrainians flee with their dogs

Sunday, May 29, 2022

A Russian woman living in Burgundy wanted to help pet dogs of Ukraine and their human companions get to safety. She turned to a Facebook group for lovers of a famous dog breed to find them.


Macron won France's presidency, but the votes indicate an increasingly divided nation

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

President Emmanuel Macron was elected to a second term at the end of April and sworn in over the weekend. But his right-wing rival Marine Le Pen did better than last time, implying a divided France.


Encore: Paris exhibit looks back on Graciela Iturbide's photographs

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide has won international renown for her portraits of indigenous and marginalized peoples across the globe. (This story first aired on ATC on April 8, 2022.)


French presidential election: incumbent Macron beats far-right rival Le Pen

Monday, April 25, 2022

French President Macron has won a second term, beating far-right leader Marine Le Pen with 58% of the vote. His majority is solid, but still 10 points below his total in 2017.


French President Macron is staying in power with Sunday's win

Sunday, April 24, 2022

President Emmanuel Macron has won reelection, beating Marine Le Pen, his far-right rival, in a presidential election runoff.


Macron is beating Le Pen in France's polls — but not by as much as 5 years ago

Friday, April 22, 2022

French voters cast their ballots Sunday. Polls show incumbent president Emmanuel Macron ahead of his rival, populist candidate Marine Le Pen.