Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

President Obama toured the Asia-Pacific region where he outlined his goals for an expanded U.S. presence there; Mario Monti replaced Silvio Berlusconi as Italy neared financial collapse; and the Arab League gave Syria three days to stop the violence against its people. Diane will discuss the week's top international news stories with Mark Landler of The New York Times, Elise Labott of CNN and Mark Mardell of the BBC.

The eurozone crisis claimed another victim this week – as Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was forced to resign, his replacement, dubbed “Super Mario”, promised to make tough reforms; pressure mounted on the embattled Syrian President as the King of Jordan called on him to step down; President Obama made his first trip “down under” to Australia, announcing an increased U.S. presence in the Asia Pacific; and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he wanted to continue the country’s partnership with the U.S., but only on his terms. Diane will discuss the week's top international news stories with Mark Landler of The New York Times, Elise Labott of CNN and Mark Mardell of the BBC.

Guests

Mark Landler

White House correspondent, The New York Times.

Elise Labott

senior State Department producer for CNN.

Mark Mardell

BBC North America editor.

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