Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

Diane and her guests will discuss the week's top international stories, including the Libyan rebels' push toward Tripoli and a possible exit for Muammar Gadhafi, an explosive U.K. phone hacking scandal that has media mogul Rupert Murdoch reeling, and the story behind Hugo Chavez's surprise return to Venezuela.

Diane and her guests will discuss the week's top international stories. Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is folding its 168-year-old British tabloid, News of the World. The surprise announcement comes as London police arrested former editors of the paper amid a phone hacking scandal. Paris prosecutors have opened an investigation into accusations by a French women that former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her eight years ago. Venezuala's president Hugo Chavez makes an unexpected return to office after news that he is battling cancer. And new revelations that al Qaida may be preparing to surgically conceal body bombs.


James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal.

Kim Ghattas

State Department correspondent for the BBC.

David Sanger

chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

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