Ari Shapiro http://wrur.org en On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears http://wrur.org/post/opposite-sides-israeli-gaza-border-feeling-same-fears More than 50 Palestinians have been killed and 450 wounded in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/09/330059942/israel-strikes-gaza-again-as-violence-and-death-toll-escalate">Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip</a>. Meanwhile, rockets continue to fly toward Israel from Gaza, but so far, no Israelis have been reported killed.<p>For people living in and around the Gaza Strip, this conflict has turned daily routines upside down. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 7135 at http://wrur.org On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life http://wrur.org/post/scottish-yarn-knit-time-saves-fabric-shetland-life Drive around the Shetland Islands in the far north of Scotland, and at least one thing is immediately apparent: It's home to a lot of sheep. They're everywhere — wandering along the roadsides and on beaches.<p>In fact, there are some 400,000 of them in Shetland, where the ovine inhabitants outnumber the human ones 20 to 1.<p>So if you're invited to someone's home for dinner, lamb will likely be on the table. And if you're wearing a local scarf or mittens, chances are it was made out of Shetland wool.<p>Here in Shetland, knitting is not a hobby reserved for grannies or for hipsters. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:34:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 7044 at http://wrur.org A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life In Leap From Page To Stage, UK's Take On 'Catch-22' Gets It Right http://wrur.org/post/leap-page-stage-uks-take-catch-22-gets-it-right <em>Catch-22</em> is widely considered a great novel; until now, it has been a disaster as a play. Though Joseph Heller adapted his work for the stage decades ago, every production had been a failure. Now, however, a new production of his play seems to have broken the curse: It is touring the UK and receiving strong reviews. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 6685 at http://wrur.org Britain's Right-Wing Party Make Gains In EU Parliament Election http://wrur.org/post/britains-right-wing-party-make-gains-eu-parliament-election 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. Fri, 23 May 2014 09:59:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 6512 at http://wrur.org Sinn Fein Leader's Questioning Dredges Memories Of 'Troubles' http://wrur.org/post/sinn-fein-leaders-questioning-dredges-memories-troubles 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. Mon, 05 May 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 6283 at http://wrur.org Tank Movement Increases Tensions In Eastern Ukraine http://wrur.org/post/latest-eastern-ukraine Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Tensions remain very high this morning in Eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia demonstrators stormed the city hall in the city of Donetsk. And there are now reports this morning of several Ukrainian armored personnel carriers on the move in some cities flying Russian flags. To try and sort out what's going on, we have NPR's Ari Shapiro on the line. He is in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:14:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 6053 at http://wrur.org Cleaning Around Barricades, Kiev Protesters Still Camping In Square http://wrur.org/post/cleaning-around-barricades-kiev-protesters-still-camping-square Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>In the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, hundreds of people are still camped out in Independence Square known as the Maidan. They say they'll stay, at least through next month's presidential elections, to push for greater reform. In February, violent protests in the Maidan toppled the president and left dozens dead. Today, though, the cloud of black dust over the square was from dozens of brooms sweeping. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.<p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: The riots here in Independence Square ended months ago, but this still looks like the scene of violence. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 5921 at http://wrur.org Ukraine Crisis, NSA Eavesdropping Dominate Summit Discussions http://wrur.org/post/ukraine-crisis-nsa-eavesdropping-dominate-summit-discussions 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. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:04:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 5803 at http://wrur.org At Nuclear Summit, Ukraine Questions Dominate The Day http://wrur.org/post/nuclear-summit-ukraine-questions-dominate-day Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>President Obama wrapped up a two-day nuclear security summit in The Hague today. He's been operating on two tracks on this trip. At the summit, he's been urging countries to get rid of their nuclear material. On the sidelines, he's been organizing the global community to isolate Russia, following it's annexation of Crimea.<p>NPR's Ari Shapiro is traveling with the president and joins us now from The Hague. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 5799 at http://wrur.org Will Scotland Go Independent? A Primer On The Secession Vote http://wrur.org/post/scotland-vote-seceding-united-kingdom An intense campaign is underway for the future of the United Kingdom. On Sept. 18, the people of Scotland will vote on whether to become an independent country. Here are answers to a few key questions about the issue.<p><strong>1. Why would Scotland want to leave the U.K.?</strong><p>There are some reasons grounded in logic and others based in emotion.<p>Scotland wants more control over the oil and gas in the North Sea. Scots bristle at regulations from London. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:02:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 5605 at http://wrur.org Will Scotland Go Independent? A Primer On The Secession Vote