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Having survived pandemic lockdown, a small British theater company takes a bow

May 28, 2021
Blackeyed Theatre, a touring group, on how the company weathered COVID-19 and the worst financial crisis in its history.
According to a recent study, 90% of U.K. actors are usually unemployed. The pandemic made matters worse.
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Will genetically modified vaccines make Europe rethink “Frankenfood”?

May 3, 2021
The success of COVID-19 shots could change European attitudes toward genetically-engineered crops and benefit U.S. agribusiness.
British children take part in a demonstration protesting genetically modified food in 1999.
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Is London’s financial center doomed to decline after Brexit?

Jan 27, 2021
The City has lost its unfettered access to the European market, and Britain’s former EU partners see opportunity.
An early-morning view of London's financial district, known as the City. The district has lost jobs since the Brexit vote, and European financial centers are eager to profit from regulatory changes.
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Will Biden give the U.K. a free trade deal?

Nov 16, 2020
President Donald Trump promised Britain a free trade deal after Brexit; Joe Biden's administration may be less forthcoming.
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How Ireland rebounded after Europe's debt crisis

Jun 27, 2018
Austerity, grit and flexibility helped get the country's economy back on an even keel.
An illustration shows a two euro coin taken in Dublin in 2013.
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U.K. and Russia at odds over spy poisoning

Mar 15, 2018
The U.S., France and Germany also condemn alleged Russian killing.
British military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018.
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Calais refugees set sights on UK rather than France, for economic reasons

Oct 25, 2016
Unemployment in the U.K. is lower than in France, and many of those in Calais also speak some English already.
Migrants leave with their luggage at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, France. Migrants are leaving the Jungle migrant and refugee camp by coach for a second day as French authorities clear the camp of an estimated 7000 people ahead of its demolition. 
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UK reveals Brexit timetable and strikes tough stance

Oct 3, 2016
UK Prime Minister Theresa May signals the UK won't yield on immigration policy.
British Prime Minister Theresa May waves after delivering a speech about Brexit on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference 2016 at the ICC Birmingham in Birmingham, England. 
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A tale of two sister cities with massively different views on Brexit

Jul 8, 2016
As part Lizzie O'Leary's Brexit travels, we visit the German sister city of St. Helens, an English town that voted to leave the EU.
Hauptbahnhof railway station in Stuttgart, Germany. 
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Understanding the pro-Brexit vote in one English town

Jul 1, 2016
Many people in St. Helens, a former industrial powerhouse, feel left behind.
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