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Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves appears in the following:

The World's Most Optimistic Law: Banning Graffiti In Karachi

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Pakistani lawmakers may have overreached when they approved a measure that makes it a crime, punishable by jail time, to spray graffiti in the chaotic and often lawless city Karachi.

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Despite Scars Of War, Karachi Holds Onto Its Chutzpah

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Karachi is Pakistan's economic hub, its major port and its largest city. It's also the country's most violent and crime-ridden city. But it's not all blood and thunder. Witness the musical Grease, now playing to packed houses in Karachi.

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Prosecutors Press Case In 'News Of The World' Phone-Tapping Trial

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

At the Old Bailey Courthouse in London Wednesday, the prosecution laid out the case against former journalists of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World.

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NSA Spying Draws Focus To Decades-Old Intelligence Pact

Monday, October 28, 2013

Widening revelations about NSA spying now include allegations that the U.S. is collecting data on millions of citizens in countries such as Spain and France and has spied on the leaders of some 35 allies. The scandal is drawing attention to an intelligence-sharing agreement known as Five Eyes between the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Audie Cornish speaks with ambassador John Negroponte, chairman of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the former director of national intelligence under George W. Bush.

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'News Of The World' Phone Hacking Trial Gets Started In London

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday was day one of The News of the World phone hacking scandal trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebecca Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offences, including some that carry a prison sentence.

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Phone-Hacking Trial Begins In U.K.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Philip Reeves about the start of the News of the World phone-hacking trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offenses, including some that carry a prison sentence.

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Skateboarders Mobilize As Art Center Tries To Reclaim Cavern

Monday, September 09, 2013

Two centers of culture are in conflict on the banks of the Thames in London. One is the world renowned South Bank Center of the Arts, with four resident orchestras, including the London Philharmonic. It also has conservatories, the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The other cultural landmark is the Undercroft, a dark, concrete cavern, covered in graffiti, that lies beneath the Arts Center and looks out on to the Thames. It's the birthplace and temple of British skate boarding. For forty uninterrupted years it has been hallowed ground for those who regard skate boarding as an art form every bit as legitimate as anything performed in the concert halls above. But now the South Bank Arts Center is trying to force the skateboarders to a different location, so the Undercroft can be leased to restaurants. And the skate boarders are mobilizing to resist.

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British Parliament Rejects Military Strikes On Syria

Friday, August 30, 2013

The British Parliament has refused to endorse a military strike against Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron had called the session to argue for military intervention in Syria in response to the apparent chemical strike that killed hundreds there.

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U.K. Lawmakers Vote Against Syria Strike

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron called a special gathering of Parliament to argue forcefully for military intervention in Syria in response to the apparent chemical strike that he said killed hundreds there. He met with opposition among legislators who don't want to rush to war. After a vigorous debate, they voted against the government.

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Cameron Has A Hard Time Selling Syria Strike To Parliament

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Britain's prime minister called a special gathering of Parliament to argue forcefully for military intervention in Syria in response to the apparent chemical strike that he said killed hundreds there. He met with opposition among legislators who don't want to rush to war.

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British Prime Minister's Call For Action In Syria Stalls

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In London, Prime Minister David Cameron had planned to get backing from Parliament Thursday – approving a possible military intervention. Instead, he's been forced to back down. The Labour Party announced it would vote against military action in Syria.

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Britain Would Join U.S. In Any Military Action In Syria

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled parliament to consider a motion approving military intervention in Syria in response to the alleged toxic gas attack in Damascus.

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Britain Tried To Stop NSA Material From Being Published

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Britain's The Guardian was one of the newspapers that first published classified material from the NSA leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden. The controversy over the leaks took a new turn when the partner of the reporter who helped break the story was detained at London's Heathrow Airport.

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U.K. Detains Partner Of Journalist Who Talked With Snowden

Monday, August 19, 2013

British authorities detained the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald's for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport on Monday. Greenwald, who works for The Guardian, published many of Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's large-scale monitoring of telephone and email traffic. Key members of parliament and human rights activists are demanding to know why Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, was held.

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Beware The Grill Interloper Who's Eyeing Your Tongs

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

When you invite friends over for a barbeque, you may well discover that the primal tug of meat and fire is too powerful for some male guests to resist. Give them half a chance and they will take over the grill. It's an international phenomenon.

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Lab-Grown Beef Passes Ethical But Not Taste Tests

Monday, August 05, 2013

Is it possible that, one day, beef production will not require grazing land, feed lots or slaughterhouses? In Britain, burgers made from cow stem cells were put to the taste test on Monday.

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Islamabad's Defiantly Consistent Chinese Eatery

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cities sitting nervously on the edge of wars have a tendency to change very quickly. Take Pakistan's capital, for example. But some things never change, like an unexpectedly delicious Chinese restaurant.

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Church Invested In Pay Day Loan Companies It Admonished

Friday, July 26, 2013

The archbishop of Canterbury says he is embarrassed by revelations that the Church of England indirectly invested in a payday loan firm that he had pledged to put out of business.

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Britain Welcomes A New Heir To The Throne

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In London, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy who now sits third in line to the throne. The world will likely get its first glimpse of the boy when the duchess leaves hospital, which may be Tuesday.

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Would Brits Throw Out Royals With Baby's Bathwater?

Monday, July 22, 2013

The world is awash in "Royal Baby Fever," but in London, the much-trumpeted affliction is more of a summer silly season snuffle — spreading faster around the world than it is in the U.K.

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