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Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

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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Black Friday Crosses The Pond

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday has crossed the Atlantic to the UK. Ari Shapiro talks with Rahul Sharma of Neev Capital about how the shopping event took hold there and how it compares to the states.

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Week In Politics: Hagel's Resignation, Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Friday, November 28, 2014

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times about the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson and the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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A Closer Look At EU Parliament's Vote To Break Up Google

Friday, November 28, 2014

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with GigaOM senior writer, David Meyer, about the European Union's complicated relationship with Google and efforts to break it up.

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For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sixteen years after the much-heralded Good Friday Agreement between Protestant and Catholic forces in Northern Ireland, walls separating neighborhoods are a sign of how profoundly divided it remains.

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The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Celtic knot — a pattern of interlocking lines — is centuries old, carved into ancient stones all over Ireland. But that tattoo on your biceps? Like the fortune cookie, American born and bred.

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100 Years After World War I, Europe Remembers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nov. 11 is the day the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. Across Europe, ceremonies commemorated those who died in wars.

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In England's Churches, Boom In New Recruits Changes Nature Of The Clergy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

England has seen a boom in young men enrolling in the clergy. The phenomenon has been happening for a decade, so it's not a reflection of the new pope.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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U.K.'s Relationship With EU In A Rough Patch

Friday, October 24, 2014

The UK is straining against a range of European Union rules, with immigration at the top of the list. It's likely to be a major issue going into next year's election in Britain and could reshape the future of Europe, as Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a vote on whether to keep the UK in the union.

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Europe's Short-Term Economic Fixes Can't Solve Long-Term Problems

Friday, October 17, 2014

Eurozone fears are bubbling and the markets are unhappy about it. New data suggest the continent may be about to enter its third recession in six years.

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