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Brutal ISIS Tactics Create New Levels Of Trauma Among Iraqis

Monday, February 23, 2015

The self-styled Islamic State has made a practice of public beheadings and other horrific acts of violence. It's taking a huge toll on Iraqis, only a fraction of whom are getting the help they need.

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Lamb Dumplings, Lentils And A Bittersweet Taste Of Home

Sunday, February 22, 2015

One of Syria's most famous restaurants is bringing the tastes of Damascus to Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled from war, and are hungry for a reassuring slice of home.

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Iraqi Kurds: We're Ready To Fight For Mosul

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.

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From A Mountain, Kurds Keep Watch On ISIS In Mosul

Friday, February 20, 2015

From a nearby mountain, Kurdish forces can see look down into the strategic city. An Iraqi-led assault on the city is planned, but for now the frustrated men hold their territory and train.

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Just 55 Miles From ISIS Control, American Expats Carry On Life As Usual

Monday, February 16, 2015

The city of Erbil is not far from the front lines of a war, but for Americans living in this part of northern Iraq, the conflict may feel a world away.

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Not A Group House, Not A Commune: Europe Experiments With Co-Housing

Monday, February 16, 2015

From urban high-density housing to rural communal living, Europeans are using the principle of co-housing — in which neighbors share space and resources, depending on their needs.

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ISIS May Be Gone, But Life Has Yet To Return To Normal In Northern Iraq

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The remote town of Snuny was recently liberated from ISIS. But aside from Kurdish and Yazidi militia men, very few people have ventured back. There are no services, and the ISIS threat is still real.

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Outmanned And Outgunned, Fighters Defend Yazidi Shrine Against ISIS

Friday, February 13, 2015

Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.

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In A Somber Homecoming, Yazidis Grieve And Watch Over Their Dead

Thursday, February 12, 2015

With the Islamic State pushed back, Iraq's Yazidis are returning to their villages — and to mass graves. Now, they guard the remains and are calling on the U.N. to document the killings.

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Not Too Much, Not Too Little: Sweden, In A Font

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Sweden's government commissioned a typeface to represent the country on websites and elsewhere. The result, the designers of Swedish Sans say, reflects the clean and easygoing Scandinavian aesthetic.

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Refugees Find A Closing Of Sweden's Open-Door Immigration Policy

Friday, February 06, 2015

Ethnic and political tensions are growing in Sweden, a country traditionally known for its openness and tolerance. In some cases, the victims of discrimination are also perpetrators.

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Remote-Controlled Airport A Reality In Sweden

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Sweden is the first country in the world to get a remote-controlled airport. That means flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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Cash Is Definitely Not King For Card-Carrying Swedes

Monday, February 02, 2015

In a world moving toward cashless economies, Sweden is leading the way. More than 95 percent of transactions are already digital; some churches now pass a card reader instead of a collection plate.

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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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Surströmming Revisited: Eating Sweden's Famously Stinky Fish

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sweden has the distinction of producing surströmming, one of the foulest-smelling foods in the world. More than a decade ago, NPR's Ari Shapiro tried eating it and failed. It's time for a rematch.

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An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25

Saturday, January 31, 2015

This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. It's also an annual art contest, where visiting artists sculpt and created their own rooms.

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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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