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Sushi Chef Was Confidant To North Korea's Kim Jong Il

Little is known about the men who have led North Korea. But one person with great insights into Kim Jong Il and his successor Kim Jong Un is a Japanese sushi chef. He provided Kim Jong Il both sushi and loyalty for many years. Renee Montagne talks to novelist Adam Johnson about his encounter with the chef, which he writes about in the latest issue of GQ magazine.

For Young Somali Journalists, Work Often Turns Deadly

Journalism can be a dangerous profession in any war-torn country. And in Somalia, the youth and inexperience of many reporters can make it even more so. A dozen Somali reporters were gunned down last year, including four at a single organization, Shabelle Media.

Egypt Court Says Upper House Of Parliament Elected Illegally

Still, the court is allowing it to stay in place until a new election is held. The ruling raises the possibility that any legislation passed by the body is also illegal.

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.