Eva is an American journalist living in Paris with 20 years of international experience in television and print. Her particular areas of interest are French-American ties and international relations.

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July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - As Germans prepare to elect their next government at the weekend, polls suggest that Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's ruling party is narrowing the gap with that of his conservative challenger, Angela Merkel.Polls still point to a victory for Merkel, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate, who if successful Sunday would become Germany's first woman chancellor.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - Voters choosing representatives for the European Parliament expressed resounding disapproval of their national governments, particularly those that supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq.While the weekend's elections were specifically marked by low participation rates, turnout increased in Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Denmark -- countries whose governments have sent troops to Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - While European leaders have sent congratulatory and diplomatic messages to President Bush on his re-election, newspaper headlines reflected widespread concern of continued divisions between the United States and Europe over the next four years. "Bush Re-elected, the French Disappointed," ran the lead headline in the tabloid Le Parisien , which reported on a poll indicating that 65 percent of the French believed a second Bush term was a "bad thing."
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Paris appeals court has overturned the libel verdict against a French media critic who claimed that French state television aired a fraudulent news report showing the alleged shooting of a Palestinian boy by Israeli soldiers in 2000.Philippe Karsenty, who was found guilty of libel in 2006 for claiming that French TV faked the footage, hailed Thursday's court ruling as a significant victory.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - The dispute between the United States and France over the Iraq war had become too public and emotional, but the "strategic interests" of the two countries were now "intersecting" and would "continue to be woven together" in the future, a top U.S. diplomat said here Tuesday.Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicolas Burns said he regretted that the disagreements over the war had become so public, and he hoped it would never happen again, as the two countries are long-standing allies, tied in many ways.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - One day after violent clashes between government supporters and opposition groups left three people dead in Lebanon, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora called on the people of his nation to work together through dialogue and not confrontation.Siniora spoke in Paris, where he arrived Wednesday for an international donors' conference that has been organized to raise fiscal aid for Lebanon, whose economy was battered by a 34-day war between Israel and the Hizballah Shi'a terrorist organization last summer.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - European leaders are meeting for a two-day summit in Brussels to discuss a new treaty that would take the place of the European Union's proposed constitution, which was rejected two years ago by French and Dutch voters.The leaders are trying to stave off yet another political crisis for the union, but at least two member-states unhappy with various elements of the new treaty are threatening to veto it.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - The Socialist prime minister of Portugal has pledged to push through a move to legalize abortion even if a forthcoming referendum on the subject fails to achieve a required turnout threshold.Prime Minister Jose Socrates says that as long as a majority of those who do vote support an end to current restrictions, he will then use his parliamentary majority to change the abortion law.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - Al Qaeda will not stop carrying out acts of terrorism if the U.S. pulls its troops out of Iraq or if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, according to a Middle East expert here. But an American withdrawal will likely open the door to a new regional conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia, he predicted.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - Although acting Cuban President Raul Castro has hinted at seeking warmer relations with the United States and a change in the communist country's economy, the human rights situation in Cuba has not improved for journalists and dissidents since he assumed the leadership, critics say.According to human rights observers, harassment and intimidation have continued at high levels and even increased in the six months since Fidel Castro was hospitalized for intestinal surgery.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - European officials are reacting to Russian criticism of U.S. plans to deploy missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe by calling for dialogue, favoring a cautious attitude toward the former Cold War enemy.The Pentagon's plans to locate 10 missile interceptors in Poland and an early warning radar station in the Czech Republic have triggered an angry response from the Russians, who refused to accept U.S. assertions that the shield aims to protect against threats from countries like Iran, not Russia.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - A year after an Islamic furor over the publication of cartoons satirizing Mohammed, a two-day trial that opened in Paris Wednesday is a key test of freedom of expression, according to press freedom advocates here.The Paris Mosque and the Union of Islamic Organizations of France are suing Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly newspaper, accusing it of insulting Muslims and inciting religious hatred by publishing three cartoons.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - A referendum to legalize abortion in Portugal failed on Sunday because the turnout was too low -- but the Socialist prime minister has nevertheless vowed to push the measure through parliament, a plan critics call "disgraceful."Nearly 60 percent of those who voted said they were in favor of changing the law to allow women to undergo abortions until the 10th week of pregnancy, but the referendum is legally binding only if more than 50 percent of the country's 8.9 million registered voters cast ballots.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - The French enjoy a 35-hour work week and a minimum five weeks of annual vacation, but the health minister is promoting a study into the wisdom of taking naps at work as part of an effort to treat sleep disorders, and some companies are already carrying out experiments, reporting positive results.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - Homeschooling advocates and religious freedom campaigners are outraged over a decision by German officials to force a teenager into a foster home after taking her from her family because she was being homeschooled.Fifteen police officers took 16-year-old Melissa Busekros from her family home in the Bavarian city of Erlangen last month and placed her in a psychiatric ward for evaluation.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - French voters turned out in near record high numbers on Sunday to choose two candidates from opposing parties who will face off against each other in a second round to become the country's next president.Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal received the most votes in a field of 12 candidates that ranged from far left Trotskyite parties to far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. Turnout was 84 percent, the highest since 1965.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - French Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal has accused her conservative opponent of apologizing to President Bush for France's opposition to the war in Iraq, but the move is viewed here as a tactic designed to appeal to public opinion rather than an indication of significant foreign policy differences between the two.Voters will choose between Royal and former Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy in a May 6 run-off. The winner will replace President Jacques Chirac, whose second term is ending after 12 years in office.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - The European Union has created a special lexicon for use by government spokesmen to avoid associating Islam with terrorism in their statements to the press."Jihad," "Islamist" and "fundamentalist" are words that are discouraged, ostensibly to avoid offending or alienating Muslims by linking them to terrorism.E.U. and British officials have confirmed the existence of the directive with the special lexicon, although its contents remain classified.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - Protestants in France have asked the country's national police intelligence service to explain why it has launched an investigation into evangelical churches.Pastor Jean-Arnold de Clermont, president of the French Protestant Federation, told Cybercast News Service he had learned from several member churches that they had been contacted by the police service (the Renseignements Generaux or RG) and asked to pass along any information they had about evangelical churches in their region.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - France's conservative new president is believed to be planning to install as foreign minister a politician who, although a Socialist, stood against France's official stance of opposing the Iraq war.In a break from long-standing partisan politics under his predecessor Jacques Chirac, incoming President Nicolas Sarkozy is reported to be giving the important ministry post to Bernard Kouchner.