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Philip Reeves

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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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Britons Wait For News On Royal Baby

Friday, July 12, 2013

The imminent arrival of the future heir to the British throne is spawning gambling, baby products and guessing over names. There's been no official announcement about when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is due. It's believed to be Saturday, and the kingdom is prepared.

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That Blows: Cricket's Trumpet-Playing Superfan Silenced

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Music is a staple at sporting venues around the world (think singing, brass bands, even cowbells). And Billy Cooper's trumpet has been a steady fixture at England's cricketing contests. But not at Trent Bridge, where England faces Australia. The ground doesn't allow instruments. Not everyone's happy. Top cricketers and the media are piping in.

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Britons Bask In A Summer Of Good News

Monday, July 08, 2013

Britain has its first men's Wimbledon champion in 77 years, and a royal baby is on the way. There's been a surge of good news this summer in the United Kingdom.

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Pakistan's New Prime Minister Gets No 'Honeymoon Period'

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

It's been four weeks since Pakistan's new prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sworn into office. He's had a difficult start. He's faced a wave of militant attacks and an economically crippling electricity crisis. Now his job has become even harder. Many Pakistanis consider U.S. drone attacks against targets in their tribal belt as a violation of sovereignty. Recently, there's been a lull in these attacks. But overnight there was a fresh missile strike that killed at least 17 people and presented Sharif's government with a quandary.

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Pakistan Feels Pressure To Make Peace With Islamist Militants

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

As their neighbors, the Afghans, shuffle distrustfully toward the negotiating table with the Taliban, Pakistanis are wondering what this means for them. Their own wars have already claimed tens of thousands of lives, and continue to yield daily atrocities.

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Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines

Monday, July 01, 2013

U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is waging a war on a proposed wind turbine facility off the northeastern coast of Scotland. 'The Donald' is spending millions creating a luxe golf resort there, which would overlook the 11 turbines, part of Scotland's ambitious push to convert to renewable sources of energy.

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Deep In The Mountains, Some Pakistanis Still Dream Of Peace

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pakistan's being battered by a fresh wave of attacks by the Taliban and their associates. Recently militants have killed foreign tourists, a tribal peace committee chief, policemen and soldiers. Many Pakistanis feel anger and frustration over the unrelenting violence in their country. But in the Hindu Kush mountains, people dream of peace.

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Pakistan's New Government Faces Country Awash With Conflict

Monday, June 17, 2013

A new government started work in Pakistan this month. It faces a country awash with conflict. To get a sense of how serious this is, NPR's Philip Reeves focused on a 48-hour period. He chose this past weekend.

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Violence Defies Pakistanis' Efforts To Define Their Nation

Sunday, June 16, 2013

There is no more graphic example of the daunting challenges facing Pakistan's new prime minister than the bloody events playing out in the west of his nation. The fractured country is as threatened as ever by forces committed to its destruction.

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Islamabad Reservoir Cools Pakistanis

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summers are swelteringly hot in Pakistan. So, when there's no power for up to 18 hours a day (and you can't afford a generator) what do you do? Head for the nearest lake. NPR's Philip Reeves reports from Lake View Park, on the edge of Islamabad's edge.

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Murder Case Appears To Buck Trend Of Pakistani Corruption

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Pakistanis generally take a bleak view of their system of law and order, which tends to be dysfunctional and corrupt. But the recent conviction of two men for murder has caught the attention of many critics with hope for reform.

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Woolwich Murder Suspect May Have Ties To Islamist Groups

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The British government is setting up a new terrorism task force following last week's brutal killing of a soldier by men wielding cleavers and knives. The task force will look at whether new laws are needed to clamp down on those who promote religious extremism.

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Attackers Hack To Death Man On London Street

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Authorities in London are investigating what British Prime Minister David Cameron says is likely a terrorist attack. On Wednesday, two suspects brutally attacked a man near a London military barracks.

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Murder In South London Treated As Terrorist Attack

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A man was hacked to death in daylight near a military barracks in Woolwich. A local parliamentarian says the dead man was a British soldier. Media reports say two young men hit the victim in a car, then used a machete and butcher's knives to kill him in the street. One witness reportedly said the assailants stood around, waving knives and a gun, and asked people to film them. The government has called an urgent meeting of its crisis response committee.

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Riots In Sweden. That's Right. Sweden

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sweden has a global reputation as a smoothly run, harmonious nation. But following the death of an immigrant, three nights of rioting have prompted some soul-searching.

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Alex Ferguson: A Legendary Manager For An Iconic Franchise

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Alex Ferguson, who is stepping down after 27 years at the helm of Manchester United, is widely regarded as the most successful British soccer manager ever.

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For Some Britons, Thatcher's Death Provokes Celebrations

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Critics of the former prime minister have not remained silent in the wake of her death. Some Britons have openly celebrated her passing, with harsh graffiti, cyberattacks, drinking in the streets and even fireworks.

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