Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Once again, French television screens are full of images of joyous Africans welcoming French troops.
In January, the French military intervened in Mali to help liberate large swaths of the country from radical jihadists. Now, for the second time this year, France has sent troops into an African country to ...
Monday, November 11, 2013
The French economy suffers from many ailments: weak growth, high unemployment, poor competitiveness and a general sense of economic gloom. And every proposed government remedy seems to be met by protests from one corner or another.
Yet no one seems to be arguing with a little injection of economic patriotism....
Friday, November 08, 2013
There's a fight going on for the soul of France. Since 1906, Sunday has been deemed a collective day of rest in the country, and French law only allows stores to open on Sundays under very specific conditions — for example, if they're in a high tourist area. Sunday work ...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
A hundred years after his birth, French writer-philosopher Albert Camus is perhaps best-remembered for novels like The Stranger and The Plague, and for his philosophy of absurdism.
But it's another aspect of his intellectual body of work that's under scrutiny as France marks the Camus centennial: his views about his ...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Last year, the U.S. government took Apple to court, charging that the company illegally drove up the price of e-books. This summer, Apple lost the case.
In France, just the opposite is happening. The French government has accused Amazon of trying to push the price of physical books too low....
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Monday, September 02, 2013
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Founded in the mid-19th century, French luxury leather goods maker Moynat became renowned for making traveling trunks for the moneyed set. Though a pioneer in its field, it fell on hard times and closed its doors in the 1970s.
These days, the fabled company is undergoing a resurrection — turning ...
Monday, August 19, 2013
It's a hot day in Paris and kids run in and out of giant sprinklers set up on the banks of the Seine river not far from Notre Dame cathedral at a place called Paris Beach, or Paris Plage.
Among the wet, excited children are the Obadjia sisters — 4-year-old ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Every summer, a village in eastern France celebrates a Gallic chieftain who lost a major battle to Julius Caesar in 52 B.C. Despite that defeat, the mythic Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, is a French national hero today.
But Vercingetorix wasn't always remembered with such fanfare: For 2,000 years, he ...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
France's ban on face coverings — the so-called burqa ban — has been the law since 2011, but it's still a sensitive topic.
The latest round of unrest began Friday when police officers asked a woman wearing a head-to-toe veil to lift the garment and show her face.
Authorities say ...
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
U.S. and EU officials begin talks Monday on an ambitious free-trade agreement aimed at generating billions of dollars of new trade. But negotiators must overcome barriers created by cultural and philosophical differences over sectors like agriculture. In Europe, the cultivation of genetically modified crops is banned, while in the U.S., ...