Ari Shapiro

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From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

Saturday, April 18, 2015

No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.


Diego Garcia Islanders Displaced In U.K. Failure Hope To Return Home

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Natives of Diego Garcia were displaced over 40 years ago when the U.S. built a military base on the Indian Ocean island nation.


Hope Builds For Islanders Displaced In Shameful Chapter Of U.K. History

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Britain forced thousands off Diego Garcia, a remote Indian Ocean island, in the '70s to make way for a U.S. military base. For 40 years residents have fought to return. Now they have a growing chance.


European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.


At 800 And Aging Well, The Magna Carta Is Still A Big Draw

Monday, April 13, 2015

Issued by an embattled King John in 1215, the document sometimes called England's greatest export is now on display at the British Library, where it's pulling in large crowds.


Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

Monday, April 13, 2015

As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.

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Upcoming British Election May Determine Welfare State's Fate

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

British voters will go to the polls in one month in an election that may determine the future of the British welfare state. Prime Minister David Cameron will face Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.


Colorful Fringe Candidates Vie For Prominence In UK Election

Saturday, April 04, 2015

With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.


In Royal Goodbye, Hundreds Line Up To See King Richard III's Coffin

Monday, March 23, 2015

The king was the basis for one of Shakespeare's most notorious villains. He will be reburied Thursday after his skeleton was found underneath a parking lot in 2012.


On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

Saturday, March 21, 2015

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.


Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.


British Teens On Their Way To Syria Are Returned Home

Monday, March 16, 2015

Three British teenagers were stopped on their way to Syria and sent back to the U.K. This comes weeks after case where three girls crossed into Syria.


The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.


British Military Spending Cutbacks Spark Global Concern

Friday, March 13, 2015

The British military is shrinking with a growing number of American diplomats and military leaders warning that cutbacks could have severe global consequences.


No Big Money Or TV Ads — What's With The U.K.'s Low-Key Election?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

There may not even be any televised debates, but the U.K. really is less than two months from national elections. Why is it so different from the U.S., where attention is already on 2016?


The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of "Jihadi John," drawing criticism that it defends terror.


In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.


Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Monday, March 02, 2015

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.


After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Citadel, at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil, has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.


Story Of Missing Schoolgirls Captivates Britain

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Police in Turkey are looking for three British schoolgirls who are believed to have run away from home to join Islamist fighters in Iraq.