Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

The blind dissident at the center of a diplomatic stand-off now says he wants to flee China with his family; documents seized in last year's raid reveal Osama bin Laden was concerned al Qaida affiliates were shifting from the "goal" of attacking the U.S; and President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan to sign a long-term partnership agreement with President Karzai. Elise Labott of CNN, David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Secretary of State Clinton concluded talks in China on trade and security. But the trip was over-shadowed by the plight of a dissident who sought refuge in the U.S. embassy in Beijing. President Obama paid a visit to Afghanistan and outlined the U.S. role in that nation in the years to come. A new picture of Osama bin Laden emerged from newly released documents taken during the raid on his Pakistan compound a year ago. Russia threatened a pre-emptive strike if the U.S. builds a missile shield in Europe. And Egypt's military pledged to give up power by the end of June. Elise Labott of CNN, David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Elise Labott

CNN foreign affairs reporter.

David Ignatius

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

Elisabeth Bumiller

Pentagon correspondent, The New York Times.

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