Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

In Britain, House Of Commons Speaker John Bercow To Step Down

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The speaker of the House of Commons announced he will step down Oct. 31. The Commons again rejected the prime minister's demand for early elections. Parliament is in recess until mid-October.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson Expected To Suspend British Parliament

Monday, September 09, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make another attempt to force a snap election on Monday. Parliament is expected to reject the move, and Johnson will likely suspend the legislature.

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Britain's Boris Johnson Hasn't Given Up On Being Granted A Snap Election

Monday, September 09, 2019

Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to push members of Parliament to grant him a snap election next month in order to break the Brexit deadlock.

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The Latest From Britain's Parliament And Where Brexit Stands

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The latest on a dramatic day in British Parliament as the revolt against Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues and members try to stave off a no-deal Brexit.

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Conservatives Suffer Parliamentary Defeat, Johnson To Call For Snap Election

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

British lawmakers rebelled against Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prevent him from taking a no-deal Brexit. Johnson says he's ready to call a snap election.

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Lawmakers Seize Control Of Parliamentary Agenda To Try And Block No-Deal Brexit

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The Labour party and rebels in the conservative party seized control of the parliamentary agenda to try and block Boris Johnson from crashing the U.K. out of the E.U. with no withdrawal agreement.

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Johnson To Call For Snap Election After Conservatives Suffer Key Parliamentary Defeat

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

In a dramatic day, a defection robbed Johnson's ruling Conservative Party of its single-seat majority in Parliament and lawmakers set the way to vote to prevent the U.K. from a no-deal Brexit.

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Opinion: The Challenges Of Being A Foreign Reporter In China

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

NPR's Frank Langfitt reflects on a decade as a journalist in China and how he bypassed reporting restrictions by offering people free rides. It's the subject of his new memoir, The Shanghai Free Taxi.

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Another Brexit Showdown Kicks Off In Britain's Parliament

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly threatening to hold a snap election if rebels in his Conservative Party succeed in passing a bill to delay Brexit.

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A Make-Or-Break Week In British Politics

Monday, September 02, 2019

UK lawmakers return to Parliament and a battle over Brexit. Time is short for those seeking to block a no-deal exit from the European Union Oct. 31. The prime minister reportedly is considering calling a snap election.

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Brexit Watch: Why The Move To Suspend U.K. Parliament Matters

Friday, August 30, 2019

A legislative recess may sound ho-hum, but the news was a shock. Here's a quick look at what happened, why it matters and what comes next.

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News Brief: Democracy Activists Arrested In Hong Kong, Methane Limit Rollback, Brexit

Friday, August 30, 2019

Hong Kong authorities arrested activists in a coordinated sweep ahead of a what had been a planned anti-government march. Also, the EPA aims to roll back limits on methane and an update on Brexit.

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Brexiteers Continue To Defend Their Position As October Deadline Inches Closer

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Boston, England, is one of the heaviest Brexit voting towns. People there are still in favor of leaving the European Union and support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to leave on October 31.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Will Suspend Parliament Early In September

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

U.K. lawmakers exploded with anger Wednesday as the country's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced he would be suspending parliament in early September, limiting time to make a deal on Brexit.

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Britain's Prime Minister Suspends Parliament Until Oct. 14

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Boris Johnson describes the suspension as a normal thing for a new government to do. Opponents say Johnson is staging a coup to ensure Brexit happens by Oct. 31.

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Usually Orchestrated G-7 Summit, Has Its Fair Share Of Surprises

Monday, August 26, 2019

Leaders from the world's seven most advanced economies spent the weekend meeting in France. There were some surprises — including an unannounced visit from a top Iranian diplomat.

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At G-7, Macron Springs Surprise Iranian Visit

Sunday, August 25, 2019

It's been an eventful G-7 Summit: President Trump expressed second thoughts on his trade war with China. And Iran's Foreign Minister arrived in France for side talks on his country's nuclear program.

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G-7 Update

Sunday, August 25, 2019

At the G-7 summit in France, President Trump signaled that he's had second thoughts about the escalating trade war with China.

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At G7 Meeting, Western Divisions On Display

Saturday, August 24, 2019

President Trump arrives at the G7 summit in France, where leaders of the world's top economies are apprehensive about trade wars and differences with the United States.

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G7 Leaders Set To Discuss Fires In the Amazon, Fears Of A U.S. Recession

Friday, August 23, 2019

The leaders of seven leading economies, including the U.S., meet this weekend at Biarritz, France. President Trump will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the first time.

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