Eleanor Beardsley

Eleanor Beardsley appears in the following:

In New Book, French Skating Champion Accuses Ex-Coach Of Rape

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

French prosecutors are opening an investigation after figure skating champion Sarah Abitbo accused her former coach of sexually assaulting her as a teenager.


On Board With A Train Driver During France's Transit Strike

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Rail workers have led the transit strike that has hobbled France for more than a month. They're protesting against plans to reform the government pension system.


French Support Unions' Opposition To Streamlining Retirement Plans

Monday, January 06, 2020

France's president wants to overhaul the country's retirement systems. Despite strike hassles, a slight majority of the French still support the labor movement against a reform they don't trust.


Global Reactions To Soleimani Killing

Saturday, January 04, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with NPR correspondents Deb Amos, Eleanor Beardsley and Daniel Estrin about the global reactions to the targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani by the United States.


Transit Strikes Continue In France As Unions Look To Put More Pressure On Government

Thursday, January 02, 2020

The rail strikes in France protesting planned changes to the national retirement system are now the longest in recent memory — and unions are calling for wider disruption.


Macron Tries To Calm Tensions Over Pension Reform Plan

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Facing a weeks-long mass transit strike, French President Emmanuel Macron spelled out his vision for the country in his New Year's Eve address to the nation.


French Support For Roman Polanski Wanes

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Roman Polanski's new film is called J'Accuse. It's about the notorious miscarriage of French justice that was the Dreyfus Affair. But some are asking about Polanski's own reckoning with justice.


Thousands Lose Power Amid Protests In France

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Union protests in France now include cutting off power to some 150,000 customers. President Emmanuel Macron says he is firm in his intention to overhaul the nation's pension system.


French Anger Toward Macron And His Proposed Pension Changes Intensifies

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

In France, protests and strike actions against the government's plan to restructure the retirement system have continued, with much of the anger focused on President Emmanuel Macron.


France Remembers Leonardo Da Vinci

Monday, December 16, 2019

The exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci's works at the Louvre in Paris isn't the only way to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death. He spent the last years of his life in France's Loire Valley.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.