Ari Shapiro

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A Century From Archduke's Death, Spotlight Turns Back To Bosnia

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bosnia has been buried in historic floods and paralyzed by political dysfunction. Now, locals in Sarajevo are frustrated that the world has only begun focusing on the region for the upcoming anniversary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination, which helped trigger World War I.


Speechwriters Deliberately Use Rhythm To Help Make Their Point

Thursday, June 19, 2014

President Obama's biggest speeches have a musicality to them. That's not an accident. His speechwriters obsess over rhythm and cadence.


In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.


In A Sunny Britain, Would We Read Classics Like 'David Coppertone'?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Much great literature is informed by British gloom, from the Hound of the Baskervilles stalking the moor to Macbeth plotting in his dark castle. We wondered how a brighter Blighty would change that.


Across Europe, Anti-Uber Protests Clog City Streets

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cabbies from London to Berlin are protesting the smartphone-based, on-demand car service Uber. They say Uber should be subject to the same rules as taxis; many fear they'll be driven out of business.


A London Summit Tackles A Problem As Old As War Itself

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wartime rape has often been treated as something that's inevitable. A global summit in London looks for ways to stop the abuses and hold perpetrators responsible for sexual violence in conflict zones.


In Leap From Page To Stage, UK's Take On 'Catch-22' Gets It Right

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Catch-22 is widely considered a great novel; until now, it has been a disaster as a play. A new production of his play seems to have broken the curse: It's touring the UK and receiving strong reviews.


To Win, Wear Red: Physicist Hawking Advises England's World Cup Squad

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Soccer fan Stephen Hawking turns sports pundit and applies general logistic regression to England's odds in the World Cup. On penalty kicks: "England couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo."


World's Richest People Meet, Muse On How To Spread The Wealth

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Attendees at an inclusive capitalism conference in London control $30 trillion in assets. But it's unclear what, if any, financial commitments will come from the conclave on income inequality.


Killed The Mockingbird? American Classics Cut From British Reading List

Monday, May 26, 2014

U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove has decided that the English literature list for a national exam needs to be more English, so he is swapping American texts in the curriculum for British ones.


Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Helps Fuel Right-Wing EU Candidates

Saturday, May 24, 2014

EU elections for parliament take place this weekend. Low turnout could mean parties on the fringe will do disproportionately well.


Britain's Right-Wing Party Make Gains In EU Parliament Election

Friday, May 23, 2014

British voters went to the polls Thursday in European and local elections. The vote is key for the UK Independence Party, whose anti-Europe and anti-immigration views struck a chord with some Britons.


Hero Or Villain? Historical Ukrainian Figure Symbolizes Today's Feud

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

More than a half-century after his death, Stepan Bandera is a deeply divisive figure in the current battle. Ukrainian nationalists put up posters of him while pro-Russian separatists burn his effigy.


Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

Friday, May 16, 2014

Because of corruption involving medical officials, the government and middlemen, only half the people with HIV get medicine. One man lost his wife while they were both on a waiting list for treatment.


U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

Friday, May 09, 2014

Britain has a national election next year, and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.


In Ukraine's Corridors Of Power, An Effort To Toss Out The Old

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?


Max Planck Goes To Florida, Invites Brain Scientists To Join

Monday, May 05, 2014

Germany's famous Max Planck Society has opened a brain research institute in Jupiter, Fla. It's another move in the international competition to attract the best brain researchers.


Sinn Fein Leader's Questioning Dredges Memories Of 'Troubles'

Monday, May 05, 2014

Gerry Adams, a leader of Sinn Fein, was questioned in Northern Ireland in connection with an infamous murder 42 years ago. The investigation threatens to impact the fragile peace agreement there.


6 Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine

Sunday, April 20, 2014

NPR's Ari Shapiro went to Kiev this month planning to report several feature stories on the Ukrainian revolution. Instead, he found himself documenting a country edging toward civil war.


Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk

Friday, April 18, 2014

The story of fliers ordering Jews to register with the separatists stoked fears of anti-Semitism. But Jews in the Ukrainian town say the orders aren't real and were intended as political provocation.