Ari Shapiro

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At 800 And Aging Well, The Magna Carta Is Still A Big Draw

Monday, April 13, 2015

Issued by an embattled King John in 1215, the document sometimes called England's greatest export is now on display at the British Library, where it's pulling in large crowds.


Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

Monday, April 13, 2015

As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.

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Upcoming British Election May Determine Welfare State's Fate

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

British voters will go to the polls in one month in an election that may determine the future of the British welfare state. Prime Minister David Cameron will face Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.


Colorful Fringe Candidates Vie For Prominence In UK Election

Saturday, April 04, 2015

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In Royal Goodbye, Hundreds Line Up To See King Richard III's Coffin

Monday, March 23, 2015

The king was the basis for one of Shakespeare's most notorious villains. He will be reburied Thursday after his skeleton was found underneath a parking lot in 2012.


On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

Saturday, March 21, 2015

In the U.S. this past week, HBO aired the documentary Going Clear, about the Church of Scientology, to strong reviews. The nonfiction book on which the film is based was short-listed for the National Book Award.

Yet there have been serious challenges to releasing the film and the ...


Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.


British Teens On Their Way To Syria Are Returned Home

Monday, March 16, 2015

Three British teenagers were stopped on their way to Syria and sent back to the U.K. This comes weeks after case where three girls crossed into Syria.


The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.

"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot ...


British Military Spending Cutbacks Spark Global Concern

Friday, March 13, 2015

The British military is shrinking with a growing number of American diplomats and military leaders warning that cutbacks could have severe global consequences.


No Big Money Or TV Ads — What's With The U.K.'s Low-Key Election?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

There may not even be any televised debates, but the U.K. really is less than two months from national elections. Why is it so different from the U.S., where attention is already on 2016?


The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of "Jihadi John," drawing criticism that it defends terror.


In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.


Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Monday, March 02, 2015

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.


After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

Friday, February 27, 2015

A map of the northern Iraqi city of Erbil looks like a dart board: circles, radiating outward from a central core. The bull's-eye sits high on a hill, crowned by ancient walls.

The Erbil Citadel has stood here for at least 6,000 years. It's one of the oldest — and ...


Story Of Missing Schoolgirls Captivates Britain

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Police in Turkey are looking for three British schoolgirls who are believed to have run away from home to join Islamist fighters in Iraq.


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.


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.


Iraqi Kurds: We're Ready To Fight For Mosul

Sunday, February 22, 2015

American military officials announced that they are planning an operation in April or May to free Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, from the group that calls itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The extremist group has controlled the city since June, and the Pentagon says up to 25,000 Iraqi troops will ...


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.