Eleanor Beardsley

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France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Some 10% of the population is hard of hearing. The government is helping companies cover costs of making see-through masks. "It's a protection, but it's also a communication tool," says an official.


Macron's Burst Of Global Activity Isn't Boosting His Popularity At Home

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron has been engaged in a flurry of international diplomacy in recent weeks. Analysts say he is looking to give France a larger role on the world stage.


Senators Push For Medal Of Honor For Late Black Medic Who Saved Lives At Normandy

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Cpl. Waverly Woodson Jr., a member of an African American battalion, treated scores of soldiers wounded on D-Day but was passed over for the medal. Lawmakers and relatives have tried to change that.


Group Of Senators Wants To Posthumously Award The Medal Of Honor To A Black Man

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

A group of U.S. senators wants to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Black serviceman who took part in the D-Day landings in France during World War II.


14 Suspected Accomplices Of The 'Charlie Hebdo' Attacks Go On Trial

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The trial of 14 people over alleged involvement in the January 2015 attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo opened Wednesday in Paris.


A Tour Like No Other: How The Pandemic Has Changed The 2020 Tour De France

Friday, August 28, 2020

The 2020 Tour de France is set to start Saturday. But the world's premier bicycle race will be very different due to the pandemic.


As Coronavirus Infections Rise, Masks In Paris Become Mandatory In All Public Places

Thursday, August 27, 2020

"We are in a period of epidemic growth," Prime Minister Jean Castex said. "We want to do everything to avoid a new lockdown." The order goes into effect Friday.


All Workers In France Must Wear Masks Starting Sept. 1

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The French government says people will be required to wear face masks in workplaces, following a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections since the country began lifting lockdown restrictions in July.


COVID-19 Pandemic Deals Blow To French Winemakers

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Wine producers in France say there's been an alarming drop in consumption during the pandemic and some wines produced this year might end up distilled into raw alcohol for hand sanitizer.


COVID-19 Forces Europeans To Change The Way They Vacation

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The French are not giving up their August vacations. Instead, they're packing into local resorts with colorful face coverings — just a part of the summertime vacation scene.


France's Green Wave Marks Environmental Shift

Sunday, August 02, 2020

In recent municipal elections, candidates from the Green Party won in major French cities such as Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles and Lyon.


Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Researchers are still digging into the question and sharing their findings decades after the Nazis sacked the homes of Jews during World War II.


In France, A Sister's Fight For Justice And Black Lives Gains Momentum

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Assa Traoré holds police responsible for her brother Adama Traoré's death. "She's ... shining the spotlight on the police violence and injustices that we face every day being Black," says a supporter.


George Floyd's Death In Minneapolis Forces Change In France

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

For years, the sister of a man who died after being held down by three French police officers has been campaigning for justice. She's become the face of Black Lives Matter in France.


Why Racial Discrimination Allegations In France Can Be Hard To Prove

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Young men who look Black or Arab are 20 times more likely to be stopped by French police, according to the country's human rights ombudsman. A class action lawsuit is challenging police brutality.


Pandemic Has Many Europeans Turning To Bikes For Transportation

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

As thousands of Europeans turn to bicycling during the coronavirus crisis, our correspondents in Paris and London report on how those two cities have responded to the new demand.


A Look At How Europe Is Getting Back To 'Normal' After Coronavirus Lockdowns

Friday, July 03, 2020

NPR's correspondents in Paris, London and Berlin update on how the pandemic is affecting life in Europe.


Parisians To Elect New Mayor Sunday

Friday, June 26, 2020

The election for the high-profile post of mayor of Paris takes place in France this weekend, and for the first time the top three candidates are women.


EU Could Bar U.S. Travelers Due To Ongoing Rise In COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Chief among the criteria for easing restrictions on foreign travelers: The epidemiological situation in their home countries "should be as good as or better than in the EU," a spokesperson tells NPR.


Violence Breaks Out At London and Paris Protests For Racial Equality

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Far-right protesters came out in London and Paris yesterday - violently clashing in London with those who've been protesting against police brutality and racism.