Ari Shapiro

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In London, An Underground Home For The World's Mosquitoes

Sunday, June 15, 2014

You can't hear it over the noise of London's traffic. But it's there. That faint, whining hum. Right under my feet, thousands of mosquitoes are dining on human blood.

To visit them, you have to go through a sliding glass door into the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. ...


In A Sunny Britain, Would We Read Classics Like 'David Coppertone'?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I'm not sure that cities like Miami and Rio de Janeiro truly appreciate the sun. They clearly enjoy the sun, what with their beach volleyball games and their fruity cocktails. But to really appreciatethe sun, I think you have to live in a place that gets dark by 4 p.m. ...


Across Europe, Anti-Uber Protests Clog City Streets

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cabbies from London to Berlin are protesting the smartphone-based, on-demand car service Uber. They say Uber should be subject to the same rules as taxis; many fear they'll be driven out of business.


A London Summit Tackles A Problem As Old As War Itself

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wartime rape has often been treated as something that's inevitable. A global summit in London looks for ways to stop the abuses and hold perpetrators responsible for sexual violence in conflict zones.


In Leap From Page To Stage, UK's Take On 'Catch-22' Gets It Right

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Catch-22 is widely considered a great novel; until now, it has been a disaster as a play. A new production of his play seems to have broken the curse: It's touring the UK and receiving strong reviews.


To Win, Wear Red: Physicist Hawking Advises England's World Cup Squad

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

After a lifetime contemplating the mysteries of the universe, famed physicist Stephen Hawking is now considering a more mundane question: How can England win the World Cup?

In a promotional video for a betting company, the scientist turns sports pundit.

"Paddy Power recognized that as a theoretical physicist, ...


World's Richest People Meet, Muse On How To Spread The Wealth

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Attendees at an inclusive capitalism conference in London control $30 trillion in assets. But it's unclear what, if any, financial commitments will come from the conclave on income inequality.


Killed The Mockingbird? American Classics Cut From British Reading List

Monday, May 26, 2014

For decades, British students have grown up reading the American classics To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and The Crucible. Now, if students want to read those books, it will be on their own time. Harper Lee, John Steinbeck and Arthur Miller are out — perhaps replaced by ...


Britain's Right-Wing Party Make Gains In EU Parliament Election

Friday, May 23, 2014

British voters went to the polls Thursday in European and local elections. The vote is key for the UK Independence Party, whose anti-Europe and anti-immigration views struck a chord with some Britons.


Hero Or Villain? Historical Ukrainian Figure Symbolizes Today's Feud

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

More than a half-century after his death, Stepan Bandera is a deeply divisive figure in the current battle. Ukrainian nationalists put up posters of him while pro-Russian separatists burn his effigy.


Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

Friday, May 16, 2014

Because of corruption involving medical officials, the government and middlemen, only half the people with HIV get medicine. One man lost his wife while they were both on a waiting list for treatment.


U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

Friday, May 09, 2014

Britain has a national election next year, and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.


In Ukraine's Corridors Of Power, An Effort To Toss Out The Old

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?


Sinn Fein Leader's Questioning Dredges Memories Of 'Troubles'

Monday, May 05, 2014

Gerry Adams, a leader of Sinn Fein, was questioned in Northern Ireland in connection with an infamous murder 42 years ago. The investigation threatens to impact the fragile peace agreement there.


Max Planck Goes To Florida, Invites Brain Scientists To Join

Monday, May 05, 2014

Germany's famous Max Planck Society has opened a brain research institute in Jupiter, Fla. It's another move in the international competition to attract the best brain researchers.


6 Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Join NPR's London Correspondent Ari Shapiro Monday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, for a live Facebook chat about his reporting in Ukraine.

I arrived in Kiev a little more than two weeks ago, planning to report a series of features on the echoes ...


Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk

Friday, April 18, 2014

The story of fliers ordering Jews to register with the separatists stoked fears of anti-Semitism. But Jews in the Ukrainian town say the orders aren't real and were intended as political provocation.


Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In eastern Ukraine, demonstrators supporting a unified Ukraine are rallying just blocks from where pro-Russian militants are occupying a government building.


Ukrainian Tanks Roll In — But Above Them Russian Flags Fly

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.