Ari Shapiro

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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 ...

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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

In Scotland, some long-time whisky makers are switching over to gin. In Germany, people who distill traditional brandies are doing the same. The world is in the middle of a gin distillery boom, and it is coming to America.

One place to find the roots of this boom is London, ...

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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 co...

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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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American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Forget Nessie: there's another insidious creature living in the waters of Scotland.

The story starts in the streams and lakes of the northwestern United States, where North American signal crayfish are a familiar sight. Turn over a rock and you may well encounter one.

But in Scottish streams and lochs, ...

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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Last month on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., trucks pulled up bearing thousands of tons of dark topsoil and sand. Volunteers arrived with shovels and rakes. Following an artist's instructions and guided by satellite coordinates, they laid out a design across 6 acres to create a work commissioned by ...

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The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

Sunday, October 12, 2014

For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company in England has hired composers to write original music for its productions. That sheet music has sat in a vault for decades — until now.

The company has started releasing albums that combine music from its contemporary productions with much older ...

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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.

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British Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS

Friday, September 26, 2014

The British Parliament voted Friday to join U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. It's an important political marker for the Obama administration's efforts to build a worldwide alliance.

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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United Kingdom Remains Intact But Not Unchanged

Friday, September 19, 2014

The independence referendum in Scotland has shaken, but not broken, the ties between the countries in the United Kingdom. Many politicians and observers believe that the relationship ...

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Voters In Scotland Reject Independence

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scottish voters rejected the independence referendum 55 percent to 45 percent. The decision prevents a rupture of a 307-year union with England, and it brings huge relief to British politicians.

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Referendum Vote Count Begins In Scotland

Thursday, September 18, 2014

On Thursday, Scottish voters cast ballots in a referendum to decide whether their country should remain part of the United Kingdom or whether they should become independent.

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Scottish Voters Cast Ballots On Whether To Cut Ties To U.K.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Voting is underway in Scotland on a referendum that will decide if the country becomes independent. British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Scotland more autonomy if it stays in the union.

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