Frank Langfitt

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European Countries See Spikes In Coronavirus Cases

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Health officials in a number of European countries are reporting sharp increases in coronavirus infections and are warning of more hospitalizations and deaths in the months ahead.

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'This Is The Moment When We Must Act': U.K. Government Imposes New Coronavirus Rules

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces that pubs, bars and restaurants in England must close at 10 p.m. He also encourages people who are able to work from home to do so.

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Experts Warn Britain Could See A Severe Uptick In Coronavirus Cases

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The United Kingdom's top science adviser says, "The epidemic is doubling roughly every seven days" — warning of a dangerously high rate of new coronavirus cases.

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U.K. Government Enforces New Coronavirus Restrictions

Monday, September 14, 2020

A surge in the number of reported cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom has led to new constraints. Among other rules, more than six people will be forbidden to gather — indoors or out.

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EU Threatens Legal Action Against Britain Over Brexit Deal

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The EU has threatened to take the British government to court over planned legislation that critics say amounts to a deliberate attempt to end talks on an EU-UK trade deal.

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A Row Erupts In Britain Over 'Rule, Britannia!' At The Proms

Friday, September 11, 2020

On the final night of the Proms, a classical music festival in London, people usually sing the "Rule, Britannia!" song. But in the wake of anti-racism protests, the song was almost cut from the show.

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U.K. Threatens Brexit Change That Would Violate International Law

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans new legislation that could cause the collapse of final Brexit negotiations with the European Union.

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U.K. Students Begin To Return To Classes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Many parents in England are looking forward to this week's return to school, but the government's shifting policy on coronavirus precautions has some worried as infections rise.

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Irish Politician Blasted For Attending Banquet Despite COVID-19 Rules

Monday, August 24, 2020

Irish government leaders have encouraged a senior politician to resign after he was exposed for attending an 80-person dinner last week in violation of coronavirus restrictions.

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Trump Asked U.S. Ambassador To Seek British Open For A Trump Resort, Ex-Diplomat Says

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A former diplomat at the U.S. embassy says Ambassador Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV told him about the request. "I advised him that doing so would violate federal ethics rules," he tells NPR.

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State Department's Inspector General Probes The U.S. Ambassador To Britain

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The U.S. ambassador to the U.K. allegedly made sexist and racist remarks. He also told colleagues President Trump asked him to help get the British Open golf tournament at one of Trump's resorts.

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Pompeo Visits U.K. To Discuss Joint Efforts To Counter China

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

While in London this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the British government for its restrictions on Chinese telecoms and for offering visas to Hong Kong residents.

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China To Dominate Pompeo's Talks With British Officials

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in London for talks that will be dominated by relations with China. Pompeo is meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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U.K. To Bar British Companies From Buying 5G Equipment From Huawei

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The U.K. government announced Tuesday that it would bar British telecom companies from buying equipment for the development of Britain's 5G network from Huawei, China's telecom giant.

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UK Decides British Companies Can No Longer Buy From Huawei

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The UK government has decided that British telecom companies can no longer buy equipment from Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecom giant, for development of 5G beginning next year.

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Pandemic Has Many Europeans Turning To Bikes For Transportation

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

As thousands of Europeans turn to bicycling during the coronavirus crisis, our correspondents in Paris and London report on how those two cities have responded to the new demand.

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Britain Announces A $2 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts

Monday, July 06, 2020

The package, announced Sunday, includes grants and loans that theaters, museums, live music venues and others can use to pay salaries and maintenance costs as they try to survive during the pandemic.

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Britain Unveils Aid Package For Cultural Venues Like Theaters

Monday, July 06, 2020

The British government has announced it would provide a major monetary lifeline to theaters, arts and music venues, independent cinemas, and heritage sites hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As U.K. Brings Coronavirus Infection Rate Down, Pubs Cautiously Reopen

Saturday, July 04, 2020

After months under lockdown, thousands of pubs in England opened on Saturday. Beer drinkers are calling it their own "Independence Day," but health experts worry it could spread the coronavirus.

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A Look At How Europe Is Getting Back To 'Normal' After Coronavirus Lockdowns

Friday, July 03, 2020

NPR's correspondents in Paris, London and Berlin update on how the pandemic is affecting life in Europe.

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