Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

The debate over sending tanks to Ukraine

Thursday, January 12, 2023

NATO countries have sent sophisticated, Western-made weapons to Ukraine. As the war with Russia approaches the one-year mark, some are pushing to send advanced, main battle tanks.

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3 prime ministers, 2 monarchs, 1 year: This was Britain's tumultuous 2022

Friday, December 30, 2022

2022 was the year in which Great Britain lost its queen of seven decades, gained a new king and saw three prime ministers take office. The year concluded with multiple strikes and inflation near 11%.

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What's next for the U.K. in 2023, after a tumultuous 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

2022 was a tumultuous year in the United Kingdom when the leaders of two major British institutions exited the stage. What does 2023 hold for the U.K.?

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Britain is seeing a wave of strikes as nurses, postal workers and others walk out

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Nurses, postal workers and railway employees are all walking out this month in the U.K.'s largest series of labor actions in more than a decade. It's a major challenge to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

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Tens of thousands of U.K. public sector workers are striking

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Tens of thousands of public sector workers — including rail workers and mail carriers — are striking December, in the largest series of labor actions the U.K. has seen in more than a decade.

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Maria Ressa's 'How to Stand Up to a Dictator' is a memoir and manifesto

Thursday, December 15, 2022

In 2013, Ressa laid out her forward-looking vision for the future of public service journalism to me. Her book traces a humbling, harrowing journey from social media advocate to democracy defender.

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A suspect in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland is in U.S. custody

Sunday, December 11, 2022

A suspect in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, is in U.S. custody.

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It's thumbs-down in the U.K. for Harry and Meghan's Netflix Series

Friday, December 09, 2022

Even critics in the liberal media panned Harry & Meghan, the new documentary that attacks Britain's notorious tabloids for invading the couple's privacy and coverage that traded in racist tropes.

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'Harry and Meghan' gets harsh review

Friday, December 09, 2022

Even even newspapers critical of the monarchy didn't like the couple's approach either to telling their story in the new Netflix documentary.

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China holds a memorial service for Jiang Zemin

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

China is holding a memorial service for its late leader Jiang Zemin at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. We reflect on his legacy and what the controversial leader means for today's China.

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Perspective: Jiang Zemin's passing marks the end of an era for China

Monday, December 05, 2022

As China holds a memorial service for its late leader Jiang Zemin, an NPR correspondent who met Jiang reflects on the figure and his transforming country.

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London says no to a big Chinese Embassy, in a blow to Beijing ties

Friday, December 02, 2022

Local officials in London rejected plans for a massive, new Chinese Embassy, a bitter setback for China's government that once promised a "golden age" for its British relations.

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Ukrainian soldiers who helped liberate Kherson describe relief, joy and apprehension

Monday, November 14, 2022

Many soldiers from the southern port city of Kherson spent months trying to liberate their homes. The Russian retreat last week was a major blow to Moscow's war effort.

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A Russian-appointed official died in a car crash in Ukraine's Kherson

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Born in Ukraine, Kirill Stremousov had switched to Russia's side and mimicked its claims about Nazi rule, becoming spokesman and deputy governor of the Moscow-installed administration in Kherson.

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Ukrainian soldiers are picking up new skills — even from YouTube — to fight Russia

Thursday, November 03, 2022

As the war has changed over the months, Ukrainian soldiers have had to adapt quickly and learn new skills — even if it means figuring out how to fire anti-tank missiles by watching YouTube videos.

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Rishi Sunak will become Britain's new prime minister

Monday, October 24, 2022

Rishi Sunak will become Britain's new prime minister — its third in two months. He won the race to be leader of the Conservative Party today.

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Rishi Sunak leads the race to become the U.K.'s next prime minister

Monday, October 24, 2022

The former treasury chief was runner-up to Liz Truss in the contest to replace scandal-plagued Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and prime minister. Truss quit after a turbulent 45-day term.

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Boris Johnson may be back as prime minister. Here's what U.K. voters are saying

Saturday, October 22, 2022

We talk to voters in the U.K. about contenders for the Prime Minister's post following the abrupt departure and brief tenure of Liz Truss.

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The U.K. will have 5 prime ministers in just 6 years. What's gone wrong?

Thursday, October 20, 2022

With yet another prime minister's resignation, the British government's 10 Downing Street looks like a revolving door. Analysts blame polarization, populism, a flawed system and poor leadership.

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British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns

Thursday, October 20, 2022

The announcement Thursday comes just six weeks after Truss succeeded Boris Johnson, and amid weeks of criticism from opponents and members of her own party.

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