Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

France and Germany urge E.U. governments to accept more central control over their budgets; Syria's President Bashar al-Assad denies ordering a crackdown on protesters; and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses the U.S. of fomenting protests in Russia over election results. Moises Naim of El Pais, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

European leaders reached a deal on saving the Euro, but not before britain bowed out; in a rare interview with the western media, the Syrian President denied ordering a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters; elections in Russia gave a less than ringing endorsement to Vladimir Putin’s party, amid concern of widespread voter fraud; Iran said it had a downed American drone, increasing speculation that the CIA was conducting a covert war there; and a bomb at a shrine in Kabul killed scores and raised concern about a return to sectarian violence. Moises Naim of El Pais, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Moises Naim

chief international columnist, El Pais.

Indira Lakshmanan

senior reporter, Bloomberg News.

Karen DeYoung

senior diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post.

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