Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

As the U.S. and democracies worldwide face threats, Britain shows how to fight back

Friday, June 16, 2023

With democracy under siege around the world, the U.K. offers a glimmer of hope. Despite attacks from former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain's institutions resisted.


Boris Johnson tried to chip away at Britain's checks and balances — he failed

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine the country's democratic system of checks and balances. But the system — and voters — fought back.


NPR's Frank Langfitt reflects on covering a tumultuous seven years in the U.K.

Monday, April 17, 2023

The past seven years have been the most tumultuous in the United Kingdom since the end of World War II. After five prime ministers and two monarchs, Frank Langfitt reflects on his tenure in the U.K.


Reaction in Ireland to President Biden's visit is lukewarm

Thursday, April 13, 2023

People in Ireland lined up to see President Joe Biden during his visit on Wednesday, but the political reaction to the U.S. president was lukewarm, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.


Biden begins his three-day visit to the island of Ireland in Belfast

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

President Biden has landed in Belfast to visit the island of Ireland. He'll be honoring the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, which ended the political violence known as the troubles.


How Scotland's incoming prime minister is making history

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Humza Yousaf is the new leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party. As head of the governing party, he is set to become Scotland's first minister.


Foreign volunteers race to train new Ukrainian troops to be sent to the front

Monday, March 27, 2023

Former service members and combat medics from other countries are in Ukraine to train civilians. They typically have just days with new conscripts before they are sent to the front.


A look at one volunteer's efforts to rescue civilians from Bakhmut, Ukraine

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Kuba Stasiak, a young volunteer from Poland, has braved artillery barrages to evacuate residents from Bakhmut, the epicenter of fighting in eastern Ukraine.


Global declines in democracy may be slowing, Freedom House says in a new report

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The report, "Freedom in the World 2023," finds that the gap between the number of countries where freedom has improved and where it has declined is at its narrowest in 17 years.


In the Donbas, Russia's vast numbers of troops weigh heavily on Ukraine's defenders

Thursday, March 02, 2023

Russia and Ukraine are believed to have suffered equally horrific losses in the war. But when it comes to troop strength, the math is on Russia's side. Its population is four times Ukraine's.


After the Ukraine war, what comes next? NATO allies don't agree

Thursday, February 23, 2023

The military alliance is publicly committed to preserving Ukraine's independence. But discussions on how to reach that goal are quietly contentious.


The view from Ukrainian soldiers, the Pentagon and U.S. lawmakers as the war grind on

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

As Russia's war with Ukraine reaches the one-year mark, many say the war is entering a critical phase. But some Republican lawmakers are raising questions about the ongoing support from the U.S.


Volodymyr Zelenskyy went from comedian to icon of democracy. This is how he did it

Monday, February 20, 2023

As Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, expectations were low for Ukraine's president. But Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confounded both his allies and his enemies with his performance.


President Biden makes an unannounced trip to Ukraine's capital

Monday, February 20, 2023

Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and announced a half a billion dollars of additional assistance to Ukraine.


The war that Russia thought might last days is about to hit its 1-year mark

Monday, February 20, 2023

Nearly a year into the war, Ukraine is preparing for a Russian offensive this spring. Aid from Western allies has bolstered Ukraine's defense but Russia has an advantage when it comes to numbers.


Why most predictions about the Ukraine war have been proved wrong

Sunday, February 19, 2023

From a swift Russian victory to fragmentation of the West, most of the big fears and predictions about the war in Ukraine proved wrong.


As Ukraine uses up ammunition quickly, allies scramble to restock warehouses

Thursday, February 09, 2023

As the war in Ukraine approaches the end of its first year, NATO allies face a challenge to keep the Ukrainian army supplied with weapons and ammunition — as their own stocks dwindle.


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.


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%.


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.?