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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

The Challenges Facing Globalization

Thursday, December 08, 2016

If trade deals are renegotiated, what does it mean for globalization? Host Steve Inskeep talks to analyst David Wessel and NPR's Frank Langfitt, who is reporting from Sunderland, England.

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Brexit Vote Comes With Risks For English City Home To Nissan Plant

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A Nissan auto plant in Sunderland, England, is the town's biggest employer. It builds cars for the whole European market, but locals still voted to leave the European Union, putting Nissan's investment — and their own jobs — at risk.

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Hundreds Report Sexual Abuse In United Kingdom Youth Soccer Programs

Friday, December 02, 2016

More than 350 have contacted police in Britain to say they were sexually abused while playing in youth soccer programs. The issue has come to the fore after a number of major players in U.K. soccer said they had been abused by coaches and others when they first came into the sport.

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U.K. Rejects Trump's Call For Nigel Farage To Be Ambassador To The U.S.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The British government has rejected a suggestion from President-elect Trump that it should appoint arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage to be the United Kingdom's ambassador in Washington, D.C.

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Trump Calls For U.K.'s Nigel Farage To Be Ambassador To The U.S.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The U.K. prime minister's office rejects the suggestion, pointing out that it already has an ambassador in Washington. A Downing Street spokesman says dryly: "There is no vacancy."

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What Does Trump's Victory Mean For NATO?

Friday, November 11, 2016

The president-elect called the alliance "obsolete" and said European countries weren't paying their share. This has created hand-wringing in the bedrock institution of Western security.

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Parsing Anti-Establishment Sentiments In The U.S. And U.K.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed Washington outsider and that helped him with voters. Months ago, the U.K. had its own shakeup when British voters decided to leave the European Union.

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People Around The World React To U.S. Election Results

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

With the election over, we talk with NPR reporters in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America about what America's new leadership means around the world.

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Shocked By Trump Win, Brits See Brexit Parallels And Commiserate

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

"It's overwhelming for me to see the huge amount of disenfranchised people who feel the government has failed them," said one government worker who watched results roll in at the U.S. Embassy.

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Trump Compares His Campaign To Brexit. What Do Britons Think?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

On his last day on the campaign trail, Donald Trump again drew parallels to the Brexit vote in the U.K. British voters say some comparisons are valid, but many expect a different outcome at the polls.

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British High Court Rules U.K. Parliament Must Approve Brexit Plans

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The High Court in Britain has ruled that Parliament should have a say on when the country starts the process of leaving the European Union. The decision is a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, who felt she had a mandate from the June "Brexit" referendum to control the process herself.

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British Court: Government Needs Parliament's Approval To Exit EU

Thursday, November 03, 2016

In a surprise ruling, a British court has ruled that the government cannot trigger Article 50 — departure from the EU — without the approval of Parliament. The government is expected to appeal.

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Break With European Union Is Having Ripple Effects In Britain

Friday, October 14, 2016

British politicians are trying to reverse a sharp drop in the value of the British pound as the Scottish National Party threatens another referendum on independence.

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Despite Plans To Turn London Into A 24-Hour City, Night Clubs Are Closing

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two recent drug deaths have prompted the closing of Fabric, a famed London dance club. Even London's mayor complained about the closure as the city tries to save its night life.

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Brexit Results Prove Increasingly Costly To Britons

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last June, the value of the pound has fallen 16 percent — making the U.K. relatively cheap for foreign tourists, but bad news for British consumers.

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New Data Reveal Increase In Hate Crimes After U.K. Brexit Vote

Monday, October 10, 2016

European embassies in United Kingdom logged dozens of incidents of suspected hate crime and abuse against their citizens after the Brexit vote, according to figures obtained by The Guardian. The newspaper said the vast majority of victims were from Eastern Europe, and Poles were targeted more than all other nationalities combined.

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U.K. Faces Challenges In Negotiating New Trade Deals After Brexit

Thursday, October 06, 2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May has prioritized controlling immigration, which leaves the U.K. facing the challenge of striking new trade deals without experienced negotiators.

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For Daughter Of Missing Hong Kong Bookseller, Activism Is Not A Choice

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Angela Gui, a history student at Britain's University of Warwick, became a human rights campaigner after her father — a Hong Kong bookseller — was abducted and held in China.

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Some Britons Are Learning To Love Football — The American Kind

Monday, October 03, 2016

Sunday's Jaguars vs. Colts game drew 84,000 fans to Wembley Stadium, and they spent as much as $600 apiece for tickets. How did an American sport find such devoted fans in the U.K.?

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Not Exactly A Bargain, But London's Luxury Property Falls After Brexit

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One of the world's most notoriously expensive real estate markets – central London – is now a bargain after the Brexit vote. Assuming you've got at least $5 million to spend.

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