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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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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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