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Lauren Frayer

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In Spain, Voters Lean Toward Conservatives' Safety And Security

Monday, June 27, 2016

Spain's elections on Sunday were the first in Europe since Britain's vote to leave the EU. It appears that drove Spanish voters toward the perceived safety and security of incumbent conservatives.

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'Brexit' Sentiments Hang Over Spanish Elections For Voters Wanting Change

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Spaniards head to the polls today after the previous election failed to produce a government. While some voters want change, others are worried that Brexit-like discontent will cause more instability.

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Boris Johnson: London's Ex-Mayor Could Be Britain's Next Prime Minister

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Johnson took a gamble by leading the campaign for Britain to leave the EU. He's now a leading candidate to replace his college friend and fellow Conservative David Cameron.

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U.K. Expats In Spain Nervously Watch Brexit Balloting

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The British debate on EU membership has often focused on immigration. Yet some 2.2 million British expats live on the continent and fear their lives could be turned upside down if Britain leaves.

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Spain Holds Special Stake In Brexit Vote

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Brexit vote is being closely watched in Spain. Hundreds of thousands of British nationals live there, and European Union integration has been a boon for them and their Spanish neighbors.

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Digging Up The Roots Of Modern Waste In Victorian-Era Rubbish

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Some archaeologists excavate Roman ruins. Others dig up garbage. In England, a project is underway to study what people threw out in Victorian times, to learn about the start of the consumer era.

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As The Global Rich Buy Up London Homes, Britons Ask If The Money Is Legit

Monday, May 30, 2016

Many of London's expensive homes are owned by obscure foreign companies. Critics say the city has become a haven for those hiding ill-gotten gains, and the government is starting to respond.

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1 Address, 2,000 Companies, And The Ease Of Doing Business In The U.K.

Monday, May 30, 2016

The U.K. likes to boast about how easy it is to do business there, but a profusion of shell companies hides many that are fronts for fraud and corruption. Now the U.K. wants more scrutiny.

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For Some U.K. Farmers, Business Looks Better Without 'Brexit'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Britain's farming minister favors leaving the European Union. But some farmers fear losing subsidies and foreign workers if that happens. "As a farmer," says one, "I want to stay in business."

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'Britain's Schindler' Is Remembered By Those He Saved From The Nazis

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nicholas Winton arranged safe passage from Czechoslovakia for more than 600 Jewish children on the eve of World War II. Winton died last year at 106. A memorial is being held Thursday in London.

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If Britain Leaves The EU, What Happens To The 'Polish Plumber?'

Saturday, May 14, 2016

About one million Poles live in Britain, but they won't be able to vote in the June 23 referendum that will decide if Britain stays in the EU.

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British Prime Minister Unveils Overhaul To Money Laundering Rules

Thursday, May 12, 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled new rules to tamp money laundering at a summit in London Thursday, and he urged world leaders to do the same. But his announcement was overshadowed by a gaff. Cameron was overheard telling the Queen that Nigeria and Afghanistan are "fantastically corrupt." Leaders of both countries are attending the summit.

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Former Child Refugees, Rescued From Nazis, Urge U.K. To Take Syrian Kids

Monday, May 09, 2016

The "Kindertransport" program of the late 1930s rescued hundreds of European children from the Nazis. Some former refugees, now in their 90s, want the U.K. to accept 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian kids.

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Sadiq Khan Elected As London's First Muslim Mayor

Saturday, May 07, 2016

After a bitter election campaign, Londoners have chosen the Labour Party's Sadiq Khan to be the new mayor. He comes from humble immigrant origins, and is the first Muslim to hold the post.

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Examining The Lure Of ISIS In 'Another World'

Saturday, May 07, 2016

A documentary play in London features actors performing the exact words, gathered from interviews, of Muslim mothers who lost children to ISIS, a U.S. general and a former Guantanamo detainee.

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London's Popular And Populist Mayor Makes The Case For Leaving The EU

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Ahead of a vote, a wild-haired populist has split conservatives. Born rich, he vows to fight for the working class. He points out Obama's Kenyan roots. He's not Trump. He's London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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Backing 'Brexit,' A Salmon Smokehouse Says It's Been Swimming Upstream

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Mom-and-pop businesses are considering how a British exit from the EU could affect them. The owner of Britain's oldest salmon smokehouse, who wants out, says EU membership dilutes British culture.

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Leicester City: From Last Place To England's Likely Soccer Champion

Sunday, May 01, 2016

One of the greatest underdog stories in sports history is small-town Leicester's bid for the championship of England's Premier League — the world's richest and most-watched soccer league.

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British Inquest Finds Police At Fault For Hillsborough Soccer Stadium Disaster

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

An inquest into the deaths of 96 soccer fans in a British sports stadium has concluded that faulty policing was responsible. The supporters of Liverpool Football Club were crushed to death during a game in 1989. Their relatives had to fight for nearly 30 years to overcome a police cover-up, which included allegations that the fans themselves were to blame for the disaster.

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Once A Tax Haven, Gibraltar Now Says It's Low-Tax

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gibraltar had a reputation as a tax haven and hosts Mossack & Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers. But Gibraltar has made reforms and insists it's a proper place for business.

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