Anita Elash

Anita Elash

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Conflict & Justice

French soccer star calls for bank protest

A former French soccer star known for making cryptic pronouncements is calling for a protest against the banks. Eric Cantona wants people around the world to withdraw their money on December 7th, to paralyze the system. Anita Elash reports from Paris.

Arts, Culture & Media

Honorary Oscar for Godard

�French New Wave' director Jean-Luc Godard is getting an honorary Oscar tomorrow, though some critics say he shouldn't. They say he's anti-Semitic and so are some of his films.That is not the way people in France see the director. Anita Elash has more.

Global Politics

Finding jobs for France's older workers

It's likely that the French government's plan to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 will become law. Labor unions are now saying it's time to do something to help French people over 50 find work or keep their jobs. Correspondent Anita Elash reports.

Conflict & Justice

French protests intensify

A blockade of oil refineries is into its seventh day and one in four petrol stations is affected. President Nicolas Sarkozy has called a crisis cabinet. Oil company Exxon Mobil has described the situation as �critical�. Anita Elash reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

Paris terror alert

Police in Paris evacuated the Eiffel Tower last night after they received a bomb threat. France is on a higher than normal state of alert after it got information that a female suicide bomber was planning an attack. Anita Elash reports from Paris.

Global Politics

Retiring at 60 in France

The French parliament passed controversial reforms to its pension system last week. The biggest change? The minimum retirement age would rise from 60 to 62. Reporter Anita Elash spent some time with one couple who retired at 60 and sent this story.

Global Politics

France protests over pensions to continue

The unions in France agreed today to call another day of strikes on September 23. The president promised that the pension reform bill now before parliament could be tweaked for special cases but refused to budge on the core elements. Anita Elash reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

French cathedral's gargoyle causes stir

A Muslim stonemason in France has been immortalized by having his face carved as a gargoyle on the side of a cathedral. A far-right group has said the carving which includes the inscription ?God is Great' is an affront to the Church. Anita Elash reports.

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