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Lauren Frayer

Lauren Frayer appears in the following:

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 โ€” 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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Family In Gibraltar Braces For June's 'Brexit' Referendum

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The dad is a U.K. citizen and his wife is Spanish. If Britain votes to leave the EU, she's among 10,000 cross-border commuters whose jobs and lives could be disrupted.

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For Tiny Gibraltar, There's A Lot At Stake In The 'Brexit' Vote

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Gibraltar is a peninsula attached to Spain, but its 30,000 residents have British passports โ€” and could tip the scales in a close vote this June on leaving the European Union.

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Spain Debates: Is It Time To Scrap The Siesta?

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Spain's prime minister says it's time to end the midafternoon break and move to a more 9-to-5 workday. But many Spaniards say the siesta is an outdated stereotype that's no longer part of daily life.

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Pressing For Change In Cuba, From Exile In Spain

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Back in 2003, Cuba jailed 75 journalists and activists for having contact with the United States. They've been freed into exile in Spain, where they're still pushing for democracy in Cuba, from afar.

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EU Migrant Deal: Turkey To Start Denying Asylum Granted Elsewhere

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Turkey and the European Union struck a deal intended to halt the uncontrolled influx of asylum seekers to Europe. NPR's Lauren Frayer explains how the agreement aims to level out the "irregular" flow.

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European Union Reaches Deal With Turkey On Migration Crisis

Friday, March 18, 2016

The European Union deal with the Turkish government will result in the return of thousands of asylum-seekers to Turkey. EU leaders hope the deal will put an end to people trying to enter Europe by sea, but Human Rights organizations are deeply opposed to the plan.

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EU Nears Deal With Turkey To Limit Migration

Friday, March 18, 2016

After some opposition, European Union leaders at the summit in Brussels are finalizing an agreement with Turkey aimed at helping Syrian refugees fleeing war.

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EU-Turkey Migration Plan Faces Fierce Opposition Across Europe

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Protests erupt across Europe, as aid groups challenge a European Union-Turkey plan to halt migrants. Under pressure, leaders will meet Thursday to try to approve the deal. But the EU has never been more divided.

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