Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

President Obama welcomed China's likely next president to the White House Tuesday; thousands of protesters clashed with police in Athens, Greece following new austerity measures approved there; and Syria's president Assad offered to hold multi-party elections in four months even as government tanks attacked rebels in Homs and Deraa. David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

China’s expected new president visited the U.S. this week, President Obama took the opportunity to press him on human rights and trade issues; Iran reportedly offered to restart talks over its nuclear program; tensions mounted in the Greek parliament and on the streets over the E.U. bailout package; the U.N. secretary general said the Syrian government may have committed crimes against humanity as the violence escalated; and claims of secret three-way talks between the Taliban, the U.S. and the Afghan government. David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

David Ignatius

columnist, The Washington Post; contributor to “Post Partisan” blog on washingtonpost.com. His latest book is titled "Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage."

Nancy Youssef

Pentagon correspondent, McClatchy newspapers.

James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal.

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