Frank Langfitt

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The British Celebrate Pancake Day With Sweet Races

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The last day of February is called Pancake Day in the United Kingdom, and it is marked by pancake races. Teams run pan in hand toward the finish line in a tradition going back hundreds of years.

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For Britain's Crumbling Parliament, Renovation Will Be Costly And Take Years

Friday, February 24, 2017

Most of the infrastructure dates to the end of World War II, and is either a jumble or in decay. The complex is riddled with asbestos. Renovation could force lawmakers to work elsewhere for years.

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At U.K. Parliament, Zingers Fly In Debate Over Trump State Visit

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

As thousands protested outside Britain's Parliament Monday, members debated whether President Trump should have the honor of meeting the queen on a state visit. Rhetorical skills were on full display.

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British Parliament Debates Donald Trump's Visit

Monday, February 20, 2017

The United Kingdom Parliament debated on Monday over whether President Trump should be allowed to make a state visit to the country later this year.

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Many Hope Trump's NATO Criticism Will Lead To A Safer Europe

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Many agree that most NATO countries don't pay their fair share for defense. Some countries face such economic challenges that they might not be able to meet spending goals even if they wanted to.

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European Parliament Leaders Question Trump's Likely EU Ambassador

Friday, February 03, 2017

European Parliament members want to block the man that President Trump is reportedly eyeing for ambassador to the European Union.

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British Petitioners Seek To Keep Trump From Making An Official State Visit

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

More than a million people support an online petition calling for President Trump to be banned from entering Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May is criticized for inviting him to visit the queen.

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Trump Has First News Conference With A Foreign Leader

Saturday, January 28, 2017

President Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May spoke in a joint news conference Friday. They said they agreed on issues relating to trade, military and security links between the two countries.

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Theresa May Pledges To Challenge Trump On Importance Of NATO

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The British prime minister is expected to discuss an increase in trade between the two countries when she meets with Trump on Friday. But there might be some friction about the future of NATO.

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For Journalists Who've Worked In China, New White House Tactics Seem Familiar

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

China tries to discredit the press and to convince citizens not to believe their own eyes. Trump's White House seems to favor similar tactics, writes Frank Langfitt, NPR's former China correspondent.

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Tourists To The Austrian Alps Find Snow Is In Short Supply

Monday, January 23, 2017

Rising temperatures in the Austrian Alps have forced some ski resorts to close, while other are getting more snow-making machinery. Scientists say you can't attribute one bad season to climate change.

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Women's Marches Take Place Around The Globe After Inauguration

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Around the world, women have been marching in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and the sister marches in the U.S. NPR's Frank Langfitt gives the latest from London.

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Women's Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Boston, San Francisco, London, Sydney — D.C.'s massive protest has spawned sister marches in all 50 states and hundreds of cities across seven continents. Here's a glimpse of some of the biggest.

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Trump's Kindred Spirit, U.K.'s Nigel Farage, Will Be An Honored Guest Friday

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Farage has flown in from Britain to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. The former U.K. Independence Party leader is trying to stay relevant with a call-in show on talk radio in London.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May Outlines Plan To Leave European Union

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her plan Tuesday to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union and pledged to put the deal up for a parliamentary vote.

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British Prime Minister Announces How The U.K. Will Depart The EU

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, the government's vision of how to manage that process has been unclear. In a speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her strategy.

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After The Brexit Vote, Why Has The U.K. Economy Proved So Resilient?

Monday, January 16, 2017

British politicians warned a vote for Brexit would damage the economy of the United Kingdom. Six months after the referendum, its economy is doing much better than predicted. Why?

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Amid China's Crackdown On Human Rights Lawyers, One Woman Fights On For The Future

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The year 2016 ends in China amid an unprecedented crackdown on human rights attorneys. But the Communist Party's intimidation tactics sometimes have the opposite effect.

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In Pro-Brexit English City, A Jobs Crisis Is Averted — But For How Long?

Friday, December 30, 2016

The town of Sunderland, where jobs depend on a foreign employer, Nissan, voted resoundingly for Britain to leave the EU even though that could work against its economic interests.

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U.K.'s Brexit Strategy Will Be Laid Out This Year

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

As the deadline approaches for the United Kingdom to formally start the process of leaving the European Union, Britons are facing another year of confusion, apprehension and argument.

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