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Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.

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Sweden's Gotland A Crucial Square In Europe's Military Chess Board

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

An island in the Baltic Sea helps explain the complicated web of military alliances in Northern Europe.

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Russian Threats Underscore Europe's Need To Boost Military

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A series of military confrontations and growing tensions between Western Europe and Russia means armed conflict in northern Europe seems plausible — and shows how ill-prepared the region is now.

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Carrying The Torch For London's Last Gas Lamps

Thursday, January 15, 2015

British Gas still has five employees who work as lamplighters, tending to the more than 1,000 centuries-old gas lamps that still line some of London's oldest neighborhoods.

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Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark Sky Reserve

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The International Dark-Sky Association has named only three "gold-tier reserves" on Earth where a "full array of visible sky phenomena can be viewed." There's only one in the Northern Hemisphere — at the the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in far Southwestern Ireland.

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The Theater Company Is 1927; The Technology Is Cutting Edge

Monday, January 05, 2015

The British troupe 1927 has used vintage style and distinctive animation to make a name for itself in London and beyond. Its latest play is Golem.

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High-Tech Tools Help Irish Dairy Farmers Produce More Milk

Friday, January 02, 2015

In deepest rural Ireland, traditional farmers are developing advanced technology in the name of more milk from happier cows. An old-fashioned dairy has embraced wearable technology for cows.

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London's Morning Gloryville Starts Sunrise Rave Trend

Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's a typical rave scene, except everyone is sober and it's 7 a.m. on a weekday. Morning Gloryville is a monthly surprise party. (This piece initially aired August 12, 2014 on Morning Edition).

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Europe's Largest Zinc Mine Lies Deep Under Ireland's Countryside

Monday, December 29, 2014

Major industries from cars to tech couldn't function without zinc. Business is booming at the mine in Ireland — especially since China stopped exporting its supply.

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In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

Thursday, December 25, 2014

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.

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A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014

World War I had just begun and the battles were blazing in the winter of 1914. But on Christmas Eve, something strange and unexpected happened. The soldiers in the trenches decided to call a truce.

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Record Number Of Britons Are Using Food Banks

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hunger has become one of the biggest issues in British society. A parliamentary report says one problem is welfare benefits, which have been cut under the conservative government.

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Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark-Sky Reserve

Monday, December 22, 2014

The International Dark-Sky Association has named only 3 gold-tier reserves, and only 1 in the Northern Hemisphere. That title belongs to Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in southwestern Ireland.

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A London Tube Dream Ride, In The Driver's Cab

Sunday, December 21, 2014

NPR's Ari Shapiro has been reporting from London for the last year. As a Christmas gift, his producer arranged a special trip for him: a ride in the driver's cab on a London Underground train.

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State Department Feared Torture Report Would Spark Fury. Where Is It?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The U.S. beefed up security at embassies ahead of the CIA interrogation report's release in anticipation of a violent reaction. But around the globe, the response was relatively muted.

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Ireland Softens Under Pressure To Drop Its Corporate 'Duty-Free Zone'

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

U.S. and European officials are angry about Irish rules that let some firms pay just 2 percent in corporate taxes. Ireland announced some tax code changes, but few think they will change things much.

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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

Monday, December 08, 2014

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.

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Afghan Activists Hope For Larger Say In Country's Future

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

About 50 civil society activists from Afghanistan are in London for a major international conference. They hope to have a larger say in their country's future than they have in the past.

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International Conference May Help Afghanistan Hit The Reset Button

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

London hosts a conference this week that could set the course for the next decade in Afghanistan. The new Afghan president will meet Western government leaders, some of them for the first time.

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Shetland Oil Money Can't Unravel Islanders' Knitting Lifestyle

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Shetland Islands have a knitting tradition that goes back centuries. The islanders' style persists, despite their modern wealth. This story originally aired July 2 on All Things Considered.

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