Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

Molotov Cocktails And Razor Wire: Inside An Occupied Building In Ukraine

Friday, April 11, 2014

In Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, activists who want to align the country more with Russia seized a regional administration building in the center of town last weekend. NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro went inside the building Friday and reports on what it was like:

Overnight, reports said pro-Russian protesters here ...

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God Save The Queen — And Donetsk, Too?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The eastern Ukrainian city is caught in a tug of war between Kiev and Moscow. A tongue-in-cheek campaign is presenting a third option: annexation by Britain. After all, a Welshman founded it in 1884

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In Ukraine's Rust Belt, A Mix Of Nostalgia And Nationalism

Thursday, April 10, 2014

People in the region cling to the decaying world they're familiar with — and think they would have a more secure future with post-Soviet Russia than with Ukraine in the "capitalist" EU.

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Ukrainian Protesters Seize Weapons, Raising The Stakes

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Pro-Russian demonstrations have led to standoffs in three Ukrainian cities. The confrontation is considered especially dangerous in Luhansk, where protesters took over a building filled with weapons.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Normality Rules Except At Ground Zero

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Protests in eastern Ukraine are the focal point of the country's crisis with implications that stretch beyond its borders. Yet life in most of Donetsk seems untouched by the turmoil.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Demands For A Vote Boil Into Arrests

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Pro-Russia demonstrators have taken over government offices in Donetsk and other major cities in eastern Ukraine. They're demanding a vote on whether the region should leave Ukraine and join Russia.

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Ukraine's Winter Of Discontent Gives Way To Spring Of Austerity

Monday, April 07, 2014

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to help Ukraine with a loan of more than $14 billion — in exchange for tough austerity measures. And Russia is threatening to raise Ukraine's gas prices.

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Spring Into Spring With Cloud Nothings

Monday, April 07, 2014

NPR's Stephen Thompson recommends "I'm Not Part Of Me" by Cloud Nothings, as an excellent track for the beginning of spring.

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Cleaning Around Barricades, Kiev Protesters Still Camping In Square

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Dump trucks are carrying away piles of trash from Independence Square in Kiev. But this is not the end of the protests in the Maidan. People who've been camping there for months see it as a transition to the next stage.

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In Brussels, Obama Seeks Broader Support For Ukraine

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

President Obama is visiting the European Union and NATO headquarters in Brussels for talks that will likely be dominated by Russia and Afghanistan.

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Ukraine Crisis, NSA Eavesdropping Dominate Summit Discussions

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

President Obama is in Brussels for meetings with NATO and the European Union. Events on the sideline of Tuesday's nuclear summit at The Hague have eclipsed the nuclear agenda itself.

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At Nuclear Summit, Ukraine Questions Dominate The Day

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

President Obama is holding a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders in The Hague. Although the event is focused on nuclear disarmament, international attention is dominated by events in Ukraine.

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Crisis In Ukraine Overshadows Nuclear Summit

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

President Obama attends the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on Tuesday. With relations between the U.S. and Russia at a critical point, there are doubts that much progress can be achieved.

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Crimea Casts Long Shadow In Amsterdam, Where G7 Leaders Meet

Monday, March 24, 2014

A major nuclear summit in the Netherlands is convening more than 50 world leaders, including President Obama. The meeting allows European and U.S. leaders to discuss a concerted response to Russia.

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Which Artwork Is A Metaphor For The Current Global Condition?

Monday, March 24, 2014

President Obama is doing serious work in Europe this week, meeting with the G-7, NATO and the EU to discuss Russia's actions in Ukraine. He's also joining leaders from more than 50 countries in The Hague to talk about keeping nuclear weapons away from terrorists. But before the intense negotiations ...

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NATO Finds A New Focus In Eastern Europe

Friday, March 21, 2014

Russia's actions in Ukraine have brought NATO's mission into much clearer focus. The military alliance now faces a political crisis in its own backyard, in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.

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Obama Heads To The Hague For Nuclear Summit

Friday, March 21, 2014

President Obama goes to The Hague for a nuclear security summit Monday. Although the crisis in Ukraine is overshadowing the event, there is a packed agenda independent of the tensions...

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Will Scotland Leave The UK? One Cafe Sells Cakes to Find Out

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The people of Scotland will decide in a September referendum whether Scotland stays in the UK or declares independence after 300 years in the fold. Glasgow is ground zero in the growing campaign.

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After 300 Years Of Marriage, Scotland Contemplates U.K. Divorce

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

For the first time, Scots will be able to vote on whether they want to remain part of the United Kingdom or strike out on their own. So far, polls suggest most favor unity over independence.

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Europe Pulls Punches With Limited Sanctions, Wary Of Backfire

Monday, March 17, 2014

European leaders have condemned the secession referendum in Crimea. They have reacted by imposing a visa ban and asset freeze on 21 people said to be behind Russia's actions in the region.

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