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Britain's Biggest Heist Case Is On Trial

Sat, November 28, 2015 1:39pm

Four of the eight alleged masterminds are on trial for the theft of almost $21 million worth of gems and other valuables. A reporter covering the case details the story's peculiar developments.Read More

Cooperage is one of the oldest trades in Britain. The skills needed to make wooden beer barrels were introduced by the Romans. Now there's only one "Master Cooper" left in England.Read More

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.Read More

Relations between Turkey and Russia have been strained since the Turkish military shot down a Russian war plane. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Julia Ioffe about the diplomatic relations in the region.Read More

Since the beginning of 2015, the number of soldiers on the streets of Paris has grown from 400 to 6,500. Their presence reassures and worries people at the same time.Read More

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