Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

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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With Russian Minister, Kerry Kicks A Soccer Ball And Talks Ukraine

Friday, March 14, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet in London Friday for talks about the crisis in Ukraine.

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Britain's 'Tea Party' Pushes For Cutting Ties With European Union

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The UK Independence Party doesn't have any seats in parliament. But it does seem to influence Britain's ruling Conservatives by tapping into the same themes favored by the Tea Party in the U.S.

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Will Scotland Go Independent? A Primer On The Secession Vote

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Scotland will vote Sept. 18 on whether it wants to break away from the United Kingdom. NPR's Ari Shapiro provides the basics on the likelihood of secession and what it might mean.

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British Satire: Still Current After 170 Years

Monday, January 27, 2014

After three weeks in London, I'm finally starting to understand some local customs and mores. Yet I confess that political cartoons remain a challenge. They often reference obscure government ministers or historical practices in such an oblique way that I totally miss the joke.

So it was with some relief ...

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ln A Global Economy, Why's It So Expensive To Transfer My Money?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

When relocating to a new country, it's important to establish routines and traditions. My ritual here in London is spending an hour on the phone with the bank every day.

It's a strange thing about 2014 — we've got one collective foot planted squarely in the 21st century, while the ...

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London's Cheeky Skyscrapers

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

I arrived in London a few days ago for my new NPR assignment. As an unofficial part of my orientation, I decided to take a guided walking tour of the old city.

Yes, the history was fascinating. Yes, the city is beautiful. Well, most of it.

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White House Cites Pre-Existing Condition Case From Its Own Ranks

Thursday, December 05, 2013

It's Day 4 of the White House's new messaging push for the Affordable Care Act. Today the goal is to tell the stories of people with pre-existing conditions who are now entitled to coverage under the new health care law.

One such story comes from within the White House.

Michael ...

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Party Like It's 1799: Traditional Cider Makes A Comeback

Friday, November 29, 2013

Feeling extra American this week? Wanna keep that post-turkey glow going? Well, how about a very American beverage: cider?

We're not talking about the hot mulled stuff that steams up your kitchen, or the sweet pub draft in a pint glass. This cider is more like sparkling wine.

"This is ...

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Why Obama Shouldn't Worry About His Lousy Poll Numbers

Thursday, November 07, 2013

President Obama's poll numbers have hit just about the lowest point of his presidency.

They started sinking after the Obamacare website's miserable debut last month. Now, only around 40 percent of Americans think Obama is doing a good job. More than half disapprove of his performance. (A year ago, the ...

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No Earbuds Allowed: 5 Songs For Commuting By Bicycle

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Ari Shapiro is wrapping up his tenure covering the White House for NPR and is about to make the transition to a new role as NPR's London correspondent. To distract him from readying himself for the big move, NPR Music asked him for this playlist.

I ride my bike to ...

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Syria Puts Obama's Multilateralist Philosophy To The Test

Saturday, September 07, 2013

President Obama has come home from the Group of 20 summit with essentially no more international support for a strike on Syria than when he left the U.S.

He spent the last three days in Sweden and Russia, lobbying U.S. allies on the sidelines and on the public stage, with ...

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