Eleanor Beardsley

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French President Macron visits Washington for his second state visit

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Washington for his second state visit. He's expected to discuss Europe's industrial concerns and the Ukraine war with President Biden and congressional leaders.

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Blocking climate migration becomes a winning platform for far-right political parties

Friday, November 25, 2022

Globally, climate change is fueling migration. Blocking that migration has become a winning platform for far-right political parties.

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Europe fears its industries will jet to the U.S. as energy costs force plant closures

Friday, November 25, 2022

Duralex glassware maker is just one company that's suspended operations over spiking energy costs after a cutoff of Russian natural gas.

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The man who inspired "The Terminal" died at the airport where he lived for 18 years

Monday, November 14, 2022

NPR remembers Mehran Karimi Nasseri, the man who spent 18 years living in an airport terminal in Paris.

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France-Italy row could further disrupt the EU's already erratic handling of migrants

Monday, November 14, 2022

A fallout between France and Italy over migrants rescued in the Mediterranean is poisoning diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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France accepts a migrant rescue ship as relations sour with Italy

Friday, November 11, 2022

France allowed the Ocean Viking humanitarian ship to dock in the port of Toulon on Friday, after Italy's new far-right government refused to accept it. More than 200 migrants were aboard the ship.

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There's a lesser-known casualty of the energy crisis in Europe — fertilizer

Saturday, October 22, 2022

The energy crisis in Europe is having a knock-on effect in the grain industry, where fertilizer — which requires a lot of energy to produce - is in short supply.

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EU mandate for a single universal charger could become world standard

Friday, October 07, 2022

This week the European Parliament approved new rules that will introduce a single universal charger for all manner of electronic equipment. Could this become the world standard?

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Why French cities are refusing to show World Cup games on giant public screens

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The World Cup begins next month in Qatar. France is the defending champion, but French cities have decided not to show the games at public gatherings to protest Qatar's record on human rights.

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Jewish Ukrainian father and son soldiers mark holy days under cloud of Russia's war

Saturday, October 01, 2022

A father and son fighting for Ukraine against the Russian invasion say the war has heightened their Jewish identity.

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War takes a heavy toll on animals too. See how people in Ukraine strive to save them

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced. Four-legged Ukrainians are also suffering, but there are groups working to help the animals.

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From Windsor, a view of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

Monday, September 19, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at Windsor Castle after a state funeral in London. Some very old rituals for death of a monarch took place in full public view on television for the first time.

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Final chapter of remembrance: Queen Elizabeth will interred at Windsor Castle

Monday, September 19, 2022

The state funeral is over and the long procession through London has concluded. In a private ceremony, Queen Elizabeth will be interred at Windsor Castle next to her late husband.

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EU ministers will meet to discuss Russia's natural gas disruptions

Friday, September 09, 2022

Europe's energy ministers meet Friday to present a common front against Russia shutting off gas supplies. They're expected to announce considerable belt tightening measures.

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These groups are working to help the animals affected by the war in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Six months into the war in Ukraine, thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced. Four-legged Ukrainians are also suffering, but there are groups working to help the animals.

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The government in France is urging energy conservation to avoid rationing

Saturday, September 03, 2022

France is far less dependent on Russian fuel than some other European countries, but the government is still urging business to conserve energy this winter to prevent the need for rationing.

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Russia's effort to break European energy unity seems to be failing — at least for now

Friday, September 02, 2022

One of the intended outcomes of Russia's war in Ukraine is to dissolve European unity on energy policy, analysts say, but the unity is so far holding firm.

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A French island's summer regatta is back in full this year

Monday, August 22, 2022

Each summer, an Atlantic French island holds a regatta which includes a mix of historic and modern sail boats. After being canceled due to COVID, the race, crowds, yachters and history buffs are back.

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Climate change and war are felt everywhere — including the Dijon mustard industry

Sunday, August 21, 2022

France is working to recover from a shortage of a key element in French cuisine: Dijon mustard.

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Ukraine's rail system is working overtime to keep people and goods moving

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

With airlines shut down and many of the country's road's destroyed, Ukraine's train system has been both the literal and figurative lifeline for the country.

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