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Istanbul, A City Of Spies In Fact And Fiction

Turkish officials recently arrested several suspected Iranian spies. But these cases are but a pale echo of Turkey's heyday as a mecca for spies. During World War II, Istanbul was a crossroads that swarmed with agents. It has inspired authors from Eric Ambler to John le Carre — a tradition that continues today.
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Yet Again, Congo Faces The Specter Of Civil War

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been awash in rebel groups for nearly two decades. An emerging force, M23, controls a large swathe of territory in Congo's troubled east.
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America's Best Chefs Answer The Call To Serve Their Nation

The State Department is deploying a new, elite force onto the precarious stage of international diplomacy. More than 80 top chefs from across the nation were inducted into the first-ever American Chef Corps on Friday.
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Europe Debt Plan Raises Hopes, With Much To Do

Once again this week, European officials sat down and tried to figure out what to do about the debt crisis. Investors seem to like the plan they came up with, and stock prices rose. But the program still faces hurdles, including a major court ruling in Germany next week. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Jim Zarroli.
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Investors Comb Greece's Finances To Check On Bailout

Envoys representing institutions that lend money to Greece are back in the troubled eurozone nation Saturday. Without the money, Greece will default and likely exit the eurozone. But more than two years after the bailout, the big question remains: Is austerity the wrong medicine? Joanna Kakissis reports.
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Inside Security Council Talks On Syria

Last week, the French ended their rotation at the head of United Nations Security Council. France's permanent representative, Ambassador Gerard Araud, had one preeminently difficult issue on his agenda: what to do about Syria. Host Scott Simon talks with Araud about the political stalemate.
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Haqqani Designation Complicates Pakistan Relations

The State Department has designated one of the main Afghan insurgent groups as a terrorist organization. The Haqqani network, based in northwest Pakistan, stages frequent cross-border raids on Western targets in Afghanistan. NPR's Jackie Northam tells host Scott Simon the State Department decision could have repercussions for Pakistan, which has been accused of aiding the Haqqanis.

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