Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

The Federal Reserve joined other central banks around the world in a coordinated effort to make borrowing and lending cheaper for European banks; the British government closed its embassy in Tehran in the wake of rioting by Iranian protesters; and initial results of Egypt's first free election in 60 years point to an Islamist party victory there. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Mary Beth Sheridan of The Washington Post, and Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The world’s central banks take coordinated action to help relieve the euro zone crisis, at least in the short term. France and Germany work on a more far-reaching solution. In England, hundreds of thousands of public employees walk off the job to protest government austerity measures. Iran faces new sanctions from the European Union after an attack on the British embassy in Tehran. In Egypt, Islamists are poised to win in the early round of the first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. And Hillary Clinton visits Myanmar, the first visit by a U.S. Secretary of State in a half century. She offers closer ties if it boosts democratic reforms. A panel of journalists join guest host Susan Page for the international hour of our Friday News Roundup


Yochi Dreazen

senior national security correspondent, National Journal magazine.

Mary Beth Sheridan

night editor for foreign and national news, The Washington Post.

Hisham Melhem

Washington bureau chief, Al-Arabiya News Channel

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