Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves appears in the following:

Soviet ambitions echo in the Uzbekistan capital's Metro system

Friday, January 27, 2023

Former Soviet republics in Central Asia have a deeply entangled history with Russia. Their Soviet legacy is reflected in some interesting ways, including at their subway stations.


How Russia's invasion of Ukraine changed its standing with other former Soviet republics

Sunday, January 08, 2023

With Russia and China competing for influence in Central Asia, we look at what Russia's war in Ukraine and what some describe as its waning influence mean for the region's development.


Some Uzbeks are speaking out about Russia's war in Ukraine

Monday, January 02, 2023

The war in Ukraine is a sensitive topic in Uzbekistan. The government says it's neutral and reporting on state-controlled media is minimal, but people are gradually being allowed to vent against Putin


A flood of Russians arrive in Uzbekistan to avoid being drafted and sent to Ukraine

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

While there are many people in Uzbekistan welcoming Russians fleeing conscription to the war in Ukraine, others are irritated by their presence.


300 miles away from London, residents of Newcastle watch Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

Monday, September 19, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral was watched by millions around Britain, including in the northern city of Newcastle.


Britain and the world say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II with a state funeral

Monday, September 19, 2022

Nearly 2,000 people crowded Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. A long procession through London carried her coffin to a final resting place at Windsor Castle, 25 miles away.


British soccer fans are paying their respects to the queen in Premier League stadiums

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Queen Elizabeth's funeral is Monday at Westminster Abbey. Many Britons are honoring their sovereign in a more raucous setting – the soccer grounds of the Premier League.


Britain continues to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Monday, September 12, 2022

Crowds in Scotland gathered along the route to watch the coffin holding Queen Elizabeth II's body travel to Edinburgh, where it will be on public view before being flown to London on Tuesday.


Queen Elizabeth's coffin arrives in Edinburgh ahead of a final journey to London

Sunday, September 11, 2022

The coffin travels more than 100 miles to the royal Palace of Holyroodhouse in the Scottish capital. Eventually, the queen's body will be taken to London for the Sept. 19 funeral.


Charles is formally declared king as the nation mourns his mother's death

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Charles is formally declared the British monarch at a ceremony today in London, as the nation continues to mourn his mother after 70 years as queen.


The people of Edinburgh reflect on the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

Friday, September 09, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland. The people of Edinburgh — where the Queen's expected to lie at rest in the coming days — reflect on her legacy.


How the U.S. used a parrot and Carmen Miranda to strengthen relations with Brazil

Friday, June 03, 2022

Relations between the U.S. and Brazil are strained by conflicting alliances in the Ukraine war. Decades ago, a Disney cartoon parrot and Carmen Miranda once played a part in U.S.-Brazilian diplomacy.


What reproductive rights look like around the world

Monday, May 09, 2022

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion, here's a look at abortion rights and access around the world.


How a Brazilian priest got his city to pay attention to its unhoused citizens' needs

Monday, April 18, 2022

A Brazilian priest has made the mega-city of São Paulo pay attention to its homeless population's needs.


Some countries are choosing to maintain their ties with Russia

Sunday, March 06, 2022

While most countries have opposed Russia's invasion of Ukraine, many others are keeping their Russia ties intact. Their reasons range from practical matters — such as trade — to ideological.


2 recent incidents have put a spotlight on Brazil's relationship with race

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

An American music producer was attacked as he waited to check in to a hotel in Rio de Janeiro. He is Black, the attackers are white. It is another example of Brazil's fraught relationship with race.


Brazil's president is in the hospital with a intestinal obstruction

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

President Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to a Sao Paolo hospital after suffering from complications related to an assassination attempt in 2018.


Leftist millennial wins Chile's weekend presidential election

Monday, December 20, 2021

Gabriel Boric, 35, who rose to prominence during anti-government protests was elected Chile's next president after a bruising campaign against a free-market firebrand likened to Donald Trump.


Chileans vote in runoff election for new president

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Chileans choose a president today in a runoff election. People in a small coastal fishing village are unhappy the choice is between one candidate on the far right and another on the far left.


While Chile prepares for a presidential election, a new constitution is being drafted

Thursday, December 16, 2021

A constitutional assembly elected by the people in Chile is writing a post-Pinochet constitution, in the midst of a divisive presidential election.