Lauren Frayer

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 — and could tip the scales in a close vote this June on leaving the European Union.


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 But many Spaniards say the siesta is an outdated stereotype that's no longer part of daily life.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Spain's First Black Member Of Parliament And The 'New Politics'

Friday, March 04, 2016

Rita Bosaho is a nurse turned politician, born in Equatorial Guinea but raised by a white foster family in Spain. "I hope I can empower minorities," she says.


Finding A Long-Lost Father As Spain Exhumes Decades-Old Mass Graves

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ascensión Mendieta has finally found her father.

Mendieta is 90 now. She was 13 when she last saw him. He was marched away from their home in the middle of the night, with a stranger holding a pistol to his head. The year was 1939.

Spain's three-year Civil War, pitting ...


Syrian President Says He Would Pursue 'Terrorists,' Even With A Truce

Monday, February 22, 2016

In an interview, Syrian President Bashar Assad accused more than 80 countries of supporting terrorists in Syria, and he said he wants to go down in history as "the one who saved his country."

Assad spoke to a reporter for Spain's El País newspaper, who traveled to Damascus ...


Spain's Playground For The Wealthy Becomes Corruption Scandal Epicenter

Friday, February 12, 2016

Spain's royals don't keep their yachts at the Royal Yacht Club anymore.

The posh nautical club on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca still hosts a King's Cup sailing regatta each year. But the Spanish royal family are no longer regulars.

"Take a walk down the dock, and you'll see ...


Testimony Begins In Historic Trial Of Spain's Princess Cristina

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Testimony began Tuesday in the historic trial of Spain's Princess Cristina. She's the first Spanish royal ever to sit in the defendant's dock and faces eight years in prison if convicted of tax fraud.


Spain's Princess Cristina, And 17 others, Back In Court For Fraud Case

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A royal trial is underway on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Spain's Princess Cristina faces 8 years in prison if convicted of tax fraud. She's the first Spanish royal to sit in the defendant's dock.


After The Trip Seen 'Round The World, Syrian Refugee Builds A New Life

Friday, January 22, 2016

The man who was tripped by a kick from a Hungarian camerawoman is now rebuilding his life in Spain. He's learning Spanish, working at a soccer academy — and trying to reunite his family.


Anti-Establishment MPs Shake Up Spain's New Parliament

Saturday, January 16, 2016

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