Eleanor Beardsley

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Parts Of Paris And Northern France Flooded After Unusually Heavy Rains

Friday, January 26, 2018

After a month of record rainfall in France, rivers have flowed over their banks and nearly half the country is on flood alert. In Paris, the Seine river is 19 feet above its normal level.

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Paris Hit By Floods

Friday, January 26, 2018

Roads, museums and subway stations are closed in the heart of Paris, due to flooding caused by unusually heavy rains.

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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes To Victims Of Sexual Violence For Letter About #MeToo

Monday, January 15, 2018

The apology comes after she signed a letter last week about the #MeToo movement and she and other co-signers made comments that some harassment victims found offensive.

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Wave Of Capitalist Optimism Sweeps Across Paris

Monday, January 15, 2018

The French president hopes his changes to labor laws and other initiatives will change the anti-business climate. Paris has launched a business hub for startups.

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100 French Women Pen Letter Saying #MeToo Movement Has Gone Too Far

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Nearly 100 French women activists, academics and actresses have signed an open letter saying that the #MeToo movement has gone too far, becoming a "witch hunt" against men.

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France Ends State Of Emergency After Nearly 2 Years

Thursday, December 28, 2017

France has just lifted a nearly two year state of emergency that was put in place in Nov. 2015 and extended six times. To replace it, the government has passed an anti-terrorism law. But critics say the new law compromises the protection of individual liberties.

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President Macron Promises Relief To Beleaguered French Suburbs

Thursday, December 28, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron promises help for the suburbs of Paris and other major cities, where immigrant communities are left to deal with crime and high unemployment.

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France Considers Setting Minimum Consent Age For Having Sex

Monday, December 18, 2017

France has no age of consent in its penal code, but there's pressure to change that after a series of court cases where men were acquitted after having sex with minors.

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France Mourns Its Favorite Rock Star, Johnny Hallyday

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Hallyday, who died Wednesday at 74, had a career that spanned 50 years. He recorded more than 1,000 songs and sold more than 100 million records — but was little known outside France.

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To Burst The Bottle Bubble, Fountains In Paris Now Flow With Sparkling Water

Friday, December 01, 2017

France might be known for its bottled water (think Evian or Perrier). But in Paris, the mayor wants people to give up plastic bottles in favor of city tap water — with bubbles added for extra appeal.

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Sacré Beurre: France Faces A Butter Shortage

Monday, November 27, 2017

Annual consumption of butter in France averages 18 pounds per person. But now the French are facing a butter crisis, which could affect almost every part of the national cuisine.

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France's National Front Fades From Prominence

Friday, November 17, 2017

Since National Front party leader Marine Le Pen lost the presidential election to Emmanuel Macron last May, she and her party have largely disappeared from the political scene.

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National Front Leader Marine Le Pen Keeps A Low Profile Since Party's Loss

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Months ago Europe's political establishment was terrified that the far-right party would come to power in France. The party has collapsed and its leader has all but disappeared from the public stage.

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In France, Women Denounce Alleged Sexual Harassers On Twitter

Friday, November 10, 2017

The allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually abused women in Hollywood have prompted many women in France to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment.

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Chinese Lovers Of French Wine Are Snapping Up Bordeaux Vineyards

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

China's wine consumption has exploded in recent years. The Chinese are now the biggest foreign investors in Bordeaux, France's vaunted winemaking region. That's made some local residents uneasy.

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'A Taste Of Paris': How The City Of Light Became The City Of Food

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

In his new book, food historian David Downie takes readers on a gourmet jaunt through time to reveal how the French capital became a gastronomic powerhouse. (Hint: You can thank Rome.)

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Sisters Remember WWI Through Grandfather's Found Diary

Sunday, October 22, 2017

For most Americans, World War I lies in the distant past. But for two Illinois sisters, the sacrifice made by millions of American troops is brought home as they trace family footsteps in France.

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European Co-Signatories To Iran Nuclear Deal Say They Want It To Continue

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

President Trump is expected to decertify the Iran nuclear deal later this week, but many Europeans believe the Iran deal is working and plan to continue building links with Tehran.

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French Cigarette Sellers Protest Government Price Hike

Thursday, October 05, 2017

In France, the owners of licensed tobacco stores are protesting against the government's plans to raise cigarette prices.

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French Police Investigate Acid Attack On 4 U.S. Women

Monday, September 18, 2017

Police say 4 college students were attacked on Sunday with acid by a woman at a train station in southern France, injuring at least 2 of them. Authorities say the woman had "a psychiatric history."

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