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, 8:18 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, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - Six years after the world was gripped by media images showing a 12-year-old boy's death during an Israeli-Palestinian gun battle in Gaza, a French state-owned television channel -- accused of spreading misinformation -- is defending its reputation in court.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When asked Wednesday about Israeli fears of an Iranian nuclear weapon, Tehran's ambassador to France asserted that his country's development of nuclear technology had nothing in common with North Korea's nuclear missile test earlier this week. "We are not at all looking for a nuclear weapon, because we don't believe in it and we don't believe it can guarantee security" Ambassador Ali Ahani told reporters at a news conference in Paris.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Germany's new chancellor Angela Merkel met with President George W. Bush on Friday in talks that have been long anticipated as a step towards renewing warmer relations between the two countries.Iran's threats to block inspections of its nuclear facilities as well as the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prison camps were two of the main topics that dominated discussions that Merkel called "very open and candid" at a joint press conference afterwards.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - A French philosophy teacher has been forced to leave his home and go into hiding after publishing an op-ed piece in the French daily Le Figaro that criticized Islam and the prophet Muhammed.Robert Redeker, a published author, wrote on September 19 that "the Koran is a book of extraordinary violence" and Islam is a religion that "exalts violence." Comparing Islam to Chritianity, he wrote: "Jesus is a master of love, Muhammed is a master of hatred."
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - The controversy over the publication of newspaper cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed raged through the weekend, as some observers here said the issue had become a political one.Demonstrators in Beirut set fire to the Danish consulate on Sunday and earlier on Saturday, Muslims torched the Danish and Norwegian diplomatic missions in Damascus.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - Left-wing European lawmakers hailed the outcome of this week's midterm U.S. elections, a result widely viewed here as a voter response to the Iraq war.Some observers warned that the expected shifts in U.S. Iraq policy as a result of the political changes in America may raise uncomfortable questions for Europeans.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - Laying down a challenge to European partners seeking closer ties with Moscow, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is calling for a boycott of a G8 summit, to be hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin next June.Speaking at the Munich Conference on Security Policy, McCain strongly criticized Russia's human rights record."Under Mr. Putin, Russia today is neither a democracy nor one of the world's leading economies, and I seriously question whether the G8 leaders should attend the St. Petersburg summit," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - European leaders must take the threat of Iran's nuclear program and its president's threat to "wipe Israel off the map" seriously, a group of French intellectuals said at a meeting in Paris Thursday. They presented a petition calling for sanctions against Iran.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - The French government faced a deepening crisis at the weekend as protesters turned out in large numbers to oppose a new law intended to reduce youth unemployment. Opponents worry the law will threaten job security.Police said more than half a million people turned out in various French cities, demanding the withdrawal of the First Employment Contract, or CPE, which says people under the age of 26 may lose their jobs without cause during the first two years of employment.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - Amid signs that a dispute over the transit of Russian oil supplies through Belarus to Europe may be close to resolution, Europeans have increasingly begun looking for ways to reduce their dependence on oil and gas imports.The 25-member European Union's executive commission announced a new energy plan Wednesday that would have Europe shifting to alternatives, including renewable energy.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A European government minister has said that the European Union was actively looking for alternative ways to aid the Palestinian people while making sure no aid would go into the pockets of the recently elected Hamas-led government. On Friday, the EU's executive office said it was cutting off all direct aid to the Palestinian government.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - Although official results remain in dispute, center-left challenger Romano Prodi has claimed victory in general elections in Italy, a move that could move up a scheduled Italian troop withdrawal from Iraq.Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition quickly contested his opponent's declaration and asked for a review of the vote count.Final results indicated that Prodi won a very small majority of the lower Chamber of Deputies, but the equally important upper Senate vote has not been fully counted.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - Representatives of six key nations were meeting in the French capital late Tuesday night in a bid to agree on a unified response to Iran's refusal to stop its nuclear enrichment program, although reports indicated that Russia and China were still resisting a U.N. Security Council resolution.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris, France (CNSNews.com) - The Dutch government has threatened to rescind the citizenship of an outspoken critic of Islam who lied on her asylum application.Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali Muslim, has become prominent internationally because of her sharp criticism of Islamic fundamentalism.In January 2003, she was elected to parliament as a member of the conservative Dutch Liberal Party (VVD). She has continued to criticize Islam, particularly focusing on the treatment of women in Islamic societies.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - A European court has overturned an agreement providing American law enforcement agents with data on passengers flying from Europe to the U.S., but the ruling is not likely to impact trans-Atlantic relations, a U.K.-based security expert said Wednesday.However, Americans would probably "smile a bit ruefully" at the complications involved in dealing with the E.U., said Hugo Brady of the Center for European Reform in London.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - The United Nations needed to be reformed, not because it was failing but because its many successes made it worthy of further investment, a senior U.N. official has asserted.Addressing the European American Press Club in Paris, undersecretary-general for communications and public information Shashi Tharoor acknowledged the world body had gone through a grim time over Iraq, having been criticized by some for not supporting the war and by others for not preventing it.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - Despite continuing European carping about the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, a summit between the U.S. and European Union in Vienna Wednesday was marked by what one analyst saw as a willingness by both sides to keep relations on a sure footing after the division over the Iraq war."There is a general willingness on both sides to find agreement even in areas where there have been difficulties, whether it's Iran or the Israel-Palestinian situation," said Mark Leonard, director of foreign policy at the Center for European Reform in London.
July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
Paris (CNSNews.com) - Ahead of Russia's hosting of the Group of Eight summit next month, a group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is touring European capitals to draw attention to what it says is a deteriorating human rights situation in Russia.Rights advocates here said they hoped their concerns would be taken up when the heads of state of the leading industrialized nations - the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan - are hosted by the Russian government in St. Petersburg from July 15-17.