Eleanor Beardsley

Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:

Paris At A Standstill

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Paris has been brought to a near standstill by a wave of strikes and protest marches aimed at the French government's plans to restructure the nation's retirement system.

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Cease-Fire Agreed To By Russia And Ukraine Presidents

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed to implement a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine after years of fighting. The deal comes after the two met for talks in Paris.

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France Paralyzed By Strike Over Pension Reform

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Daily life in France has been severely disrupted by a nationwide protest against the government's plan to rationalize the country's pension system.

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News Brief: Impeachment Hearings, View From Ukraine, France General Strike

Thursday, December 05, 2019

We look at what we learned from four constitutional law scholars who testified about impeachment Wednesday. Also, we look at how Ukrainians are responding to the impeachment hearings.

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Protests Over Pension Changes In France

Thursday, December 05, 2019

France is expected to grind to a halt Thursday amid widespread strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to change the French pension system.

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Trump Defends NATO At London Summit, Spars With Macron Over Syria

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

President Trump surprised many observers by coming to the defense of NATO at its London summit, but he still clashed with French President Emmanuel Macron over policy in Syria.

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As NATO Meets, Macron's Vision For France Is At A Crossroads

Sunday, December 01, 2019

The French president was swept into power with plans to reshape his country, and all of Europe, but it hasn't gone his way. Does he have time to turn things around?

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500 Years After Leonardo Da Vinci's Death, France Celebrates His Life And Work

Friday, November 29, 2019

A new exhibition at the Louvre includes Leonardo's sketches, drawings and 11 paintings. "You can really get into his brain and try to see how he thought," says biographer Serge Bramly.

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French Debate Extending Ban On Muslim Headscarf

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A parent wearing a headscarf on a school field trip has reignited debate. Some say the headscarf doesn't fit in France's secular society. Others say this conflates the veil with Islamist radicalism.

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1 Year Of 'Yellow Vest' Protests In France

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Protesters in Paris are in the streets this weekend to mark a year since the first "yellow vest" marches.

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Brexit Among Reasons For Rising Real Estate Prices In France

Monday, November 11, 2019

Paris is becoming unaffordable as prices are pushed up partly by Brexit, as wealthy people and companies relocate from London.

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Climate Change Is Disrupting Centuries-Old Methods Of Winemaking In France

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Drier, hotter weather — as well as drastic episodes of rain, hail and cold — has affected alcohol levels, weeds and harvest. The government is trying to help, but can France adapt quickly enough?

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What A Fight Between Airplane-Makers Means For French Wine

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The U.S. and Europe have been arguing over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing for years. But now businesses with no connection to aviation — and U.S. consumers — are paying the price.

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Save The .... McDonald's? One Franchise In France Has Become A Social Justice Cause

Monday, October 21, 2019

McDonald's employees in Marseille are fighting to save their restaurant. For them, McD's isn't a capitalist giant; it's a vital community anchor in an under-resourced immigrant neighborhood.

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'Sisters In Arms' Celebrates Women Kurdish Fighters In Anti-ISIS Fight

Sunday, October 20, 2019

A new movie in France fictionalizes the Kurdish women's brigades and the role they played in helping to defeat ISIS.

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Jacques Chirac, French President Who Opposed U.S. Iraq War, Is Dead At 86

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The two-term French president was the first chief executive to acknowledge France's collaboration in the Holocaust. And he famously rejected U.S. calls to invade Iraq.

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Former French President Jaques Chirac Dies At 86

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Chirac served two terms as president — from 1995-2007. He was mayor of Paris for nearly 20 years. Chirac had been hospitalized with a lung infection.

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For 45 Years Deauville Festival Has Brought American Movies To France

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Deauville American Film Festival is less well-known than Cannes and not as influential as Toronto, but it's no less filled with stars — and this year, a bit of controversy.

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French Officials Boost Measles Vaccine Rates, Overcome Skeptics

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

French officials, faced with a resurgence of measles, seem to be overcoming vaccine skeptics and have boosted vaccination rates for infants.

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What The French Government Is Trying To Do About Domestic Violence

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Scores of women have been killed by their partner this year in France. The government is now turning its attention to this burst of domestic violence with a conference on the subject convened Tuesday.

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