Eleanor Beardsley

Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:

The U.S. and NATO stress unity on Ukraine as EU leaders worry about divisions

Thursday, January 27, 2022

European leaders are working their own diplomatic avenues to end the tensions and worry that talk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be deepening divisions among them.

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European leaders caution against escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Officials in Europe are working toward a common approach to address Russia's threat against Ukraine. France's president says the EU must use every tool in its diplomatic tool box.

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Despite fears of a Russian invasion, one Ukrainian family tries to keep life normal

Friday, January 21, 2022

"You have to find ways to live a normal life," says a mother of four in Kyiv. She and her family keep their car full of fuel and plan to take refuge in a village outside the capital if Russia attacks.

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Thousands of Ukrainians are training to protect their cities in case Russia invades

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces were set up to train part-time reservists but last year the drills were opened to ordinary citizens — to foster popular resistance if the military is overwhelmed.

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Ukrainian civilians are inspired to train for a possible war with Russia

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Russia's army is vastly stronger than even the new and improved Ukrainian armed forces, because of that Ukrainian civilians are training to fight a guerrilla war if Russian troops invade.

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France's nuclear power program sparks tensions with Germany over what is clean energy

Monday, January 17, 2022

As Europe strives to curb greenhouse gas emissions, France is expanding nuclear power — setting itself at odds with Germany over what constitutes clean energy.

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With Russian troops massed at the border, Ukrainians are preparing for a possible invasion

Sunday, January 16, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to correspondent, Eleanor Beardsley, who has been traveling around Ukraine.

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The view from border city Kharkiv, Ukraine, as Russian troops appear ready to invade

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has a large Russian population, but opinion has turned against Russia since the Kemlin stirred up a separatist war in the nearby Donbas and is threatening invasion.

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As Russia threatens its neighbor Ukraine, how are Ukrainians reacting?

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

While Russia, the U.S. and NATO allies talk about the future of Ukraine this week, Ukrainians contemplate the threat of further Russian invasion, and whether the West will have their backs.

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Around the world, what does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The question of what fully vaccinated means might be changing as booster shots are becoming more important. More data, and new policies, are emerging in the U.S. and around the world.

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Ski resorts in France reopen. Vaccine passes and masks are required

Friday, December 31, 2021

After abruptly closing in March 2020, France's alpine ski resorts have reopened. But this year you'll need more than just goggles and a lift pass.

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A look at how other parts of the world are dealing with omicron

Thursday, December 30, 2021

The World Health Organization predicts "a tsunami of cases" as the omicron variant fuels a surge of COVID infections. More than a million cases a being reported globally every day around the world.

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Holiday show celebrating Cole Porter is playing to packed (masked) houses in Paris

Friday, December 24, 2021

A holiday musical review celebrating the work of Cole Porter is playing to rapturous audiences in Paris.

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COVID-19 surges are forcing countries around the world to adapt

Friday, December 24, 2021

Health experts worldwide are warning that the battle against the Omicron variant is far from over. Three NPR correspondents provide the latest on the pandemic from Europe and South Asia.

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The Netherlands is under strict lockdown over Christmas and New Year

Monday, December 20, 2021

The Netherlands has gone into a strict lockdown over the Christmas and New Year to try to contain the omicron variant. It's the country third lockdown since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Presidential race in France shaken up as far-right TV commentator launches campaign

Thursday, December 09, 2021

An extreme-right TV commentator has thrown the political world in France into turmoil by launching a presidential campaign ahead of next April's election.

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It's been tense between France and the U.K. since Brexit. Or maybe since Waterloo

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Relations between the U.K. and France have taken a dive. Their leaders have had troubles getting beyond personal friction which has now become public.

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Josephine Baker is the first Black woman to be inducted into France's Pantheon

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The trailblazing U.S.-born star and civil rights activist was given France's highest honor on Tuesday when she was inducted into the Pantheon. She first achieved fame in Paris in the 1920s.

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Josephine Baker to become first Black woman inducted into France's Pantheon

Friday, November 26, 2021

The remains of American-born singer and WWII hero Josephine Baker are to be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris. She's the first Black woman to get France's highest honor.

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With COVID case rates in Europe rising, some countries are bringing back restrictions

Thursday, November 11, 2021

After reducing or eliminating COVID restrictions as more people became vaccinated, many European countries are being forced to reverse course, as infections increase across the continent.

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