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Greece Has A PR Problem. Can It Be Fixed?

Greeks are growing weary of the nonstop international criticism the country has faced during its economic crisis. Some grassroots groups are trying to rebuild the country's tattered image.

After Two Violent Days, Protesters In Turkey Return

The government appeared to want to placate them, but the protesters ignored calls to end the demonstrations.

Defense Department To Produce Radio Novella In Columbia

The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for a writer and producer for a new radio novella in Columbia. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin reports that this radio soap opera will have a decidedly anti-guerrilla message.

Rare Gang Truce Disrupts Violence In Honduras

The tiny Central American country of Honduras has the highest murder rate on the planet, and is home to tens of thousands of transnational gang members. But a recent gang truce means things are looking up there. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Carrie Kahn in the Honduran capital.

U.S. Tourists Become Israeli Commandos For A Day

An Israeli firm caters to U.S. and other tourists who want to get a taste of what it's like to be a counterterrorism commando. The center is in the occupied West Bank, an area the Palestinians want as part of a future state.

A City Of Assad Supporters In War-Ravaged Syria

In Syria, the port city of Tartous is fiercely loyal to President Bashar Assad. It's where many of his supporters, as well as Syrian soldiers, go for vacation. So far about 300,000 Syrians have also fled to the city looking for work and refuge from fighting in cities like Damascus and Qusair.

Nodding Syndrome: A Devastating Medical Mystery In Uganda

The strange disease known as nodding syndrome affects only children, and only in parts of East Africa. The illness begins with nodding of the head and ends with massive physical and cognitive deterioration; its cause has eluded epidemiologists. Treating 3,000 affected children has been left to Ugandans.