Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

Guest Host:

Susan Page
Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

The U.S. accused Iran of being involved in a plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat and bomb two embassies in Washington; Slovakia ratified a eurozone bailout measure; and Italy's prime minister won a vote of confidence on his leadership. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The plot thickened during the week as more bizarre details emerged about an alleged assassination plot against a Saudi diplomat in the U.S. capital; China warned of a trade war after the Senate passed a bill threatening to penalize countries that undervalue their currency; Israel and Hamas agreed to a prisoner swap that will see the release of Gilad Shilat after more than five years in captivity; and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lived to fight another day after just barely scrapping through a critical confidence vote. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Guests

Moises Naim

chief international columnist, El Pais.

Elise Labott

senior State Department producer for CNN.

Tom Gjelten

NPR national security correspondent and author of "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause."

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