Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

Guest Host:

Katty Kay
Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou met with opposition leaders and hinted he might drop his plan for a referendum on the E.U. debt deal; Syrian security forces killed dozens of people in the city of Homs, despite an Arab League agreement to curtail violence; and a French weekly was bombed after putting an image of Mohammad on its cover. Guest host Katty Kay of the BBC will analyze the week's top international news stories with James Kitfield of National Journal, Courtney Kube of NBC, and Robin Harding of Financial Times.

The Greek government teetered on the brink of collapse, as it announced it would not proceed with a referendum on the EU bailout plan; leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Cannes breathed a sigh of relief; Libya appointed a new interim prime minister, as it moved forward with its transition to peace; Syria agreed to a plan to end violence in the country, but the crackdown continued; the Palestinians got a boost in their bid for statehood after UNESCO, the UN’s cultural body, admitted them as a member; and a French paper was firebombed after putting an image of Mohammad on its cover. Guest host Katty Kay of the BBC will analyze the week's top international news stories with James Kitfield of National Journal, Courtney Kube of NBC, and Robin Harding of Financial Times.

Guests

James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal.

Courtney Kube

national security producer for NBC News.

Robin Harding

U.S. economics editor, The Financial Times.

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