Lauren Frayer

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Questions Remain About Germanwings Co-Pilot's Illness

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The German co-pilot who deliberately flew an Airbus A320 into a mountainside had been deemed too sick to work but ignored the doctor's order. Investigators found the ripped up remains of the orders in searching his home.


Migrants Try To Enter Europe Through Spanish Territory In Africa

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Spanish city of Ceuta on North Africa's coast is surrounded by fences separating Spanish soil from Morocco. That fence is where thousands of migrants try to jump into Spanish territory each year.


This Spanish Pig-Slaughtering Tradition Is Rooted In Sustainability

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In Spanish villages, townspeople gather at dawn to collectively slaughter a pig, then prepare every last bit as food, even the ears. The ancient ritual, called matanza, is now drawing foodie tourists.


Portugal Beckons With Back Alleys And Boarded-Up Businesses

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Forget cathedrals and wine houses. A new guided tour takes visitors to Portugal's slums to see the effects of Europe's economic crisis. This story originally aired March 10 on Morning Edition.


Portugal Beckons Tourists With Sun, History And ... Slums

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Forget the cathedrals and wine houses that have made Porto, Portugal, famous. A new guided tour takes visitors to back alleys and boarded-up businesses — the effects of Europe's economic crisis.


Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

Monday, March 02, 2015

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but also helps collect data that make the municipality run more efficiently.


Spain's Muslim Business Owners Feel Squeezed By New Zoning Proposals

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Catalonia is home to mainland Spain's largest Muslim population. But politicians in one area are proposing laws to "protect traditional Spanish businesses" that Muslim leaders say are discriminatory.


Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

Friday, February 20, 2015

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.


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.


As In Greece, Voters In Spain Appear Ready To Oust Conservatives

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Thousands of supporters of the Spanish anti-austerity party, Podemos, marched through Madrid on Saturday. Polls show they could defeat Spain's mainstream parties in elections this year.


New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Following the success of the Syriza party in Greece, another populist anti-austerity party is topping political polls in Spain, and could win power in elections this fall.


Investigation Into Paris Attack Leads Authorities To Spain

Friday, January 23, 2015

In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.


In A Paris Suburb, Jews And Muslims Live In A Fragile Harmony

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jewish and Muslim communities have lived together for decades in Sarcelles, about 10 miles from Paris. But locals say last week's attacks in Paris have heightened awareness of religious differences.


'Charlie Hebdo' Hits The Stands — And Promptly Flies Off Them

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The magazine Charlie Hebdo published its latest edition in Paris on Wednesday. It was purchased by hundreds of thousands of Parisians as a gesture of support, selling out at outlets across the city.


French Investigators Search For 6 More Terror Suspects

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Authorities believe the three gunmen may have had more accomplices than first thought. A total of 17 victims and the three gunmen died in three days of bloodshed last week.

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In France's Muslim Community, Stories Of Heroism, And Some Fear

Monday, January 12, 2015

Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.


World Leaders Join Thousands For Peace Rally In Paris

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in the French capital and other cities Sunday in a demonstration of unity and defiance following the Paris terror attacks.


Hostage Sieges End In France, With Seven People Dead

Friday, January 09, 2015

Police in France have ended both of the hostage sieges they were facing in and near Paris. Three gunmen are dead, along with four of the hostages.


In France, Simultaneous Standoffs Erupt In Violence

Friday, January 09, 2015

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Lauren Frayer speak to Renee Montagne about the standoffs between police and gunmen, both at a kosher market and in a warehouse north of Paris.


A Review Of The Day's Violent Tumult In France

Friday, January 09, 2015

Two standoffs involving armed men in and around Paris have ended with the deaths of three suspects. The violence concludes days of strain and tumult after shootings at a French satirical magazine.