Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama visits Mexico. The U.S. considers arming rebels in Syria. And the European Central Bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a record low. A panel of journalists provides analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The U.S. says it's considering arming rebels in Syria. President Barack Obama talks trade and other issues with his counterpart in Mexico. Iraq is hit with the worst violence in five years. Afghanistan's president admits to receiving bags of cash from the CIA over the past decade. Bangladesh makes more arrests in the factory collapse that killed hundreds. The U.S. demands North Korea release an American citizen sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for unspecified "hostile acts." And Europe's central bank cuts a key interest rate as the region struggles with recession. Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of journalists provide analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Moises Naim

senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, chief international columnist for El Pais and author of "The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What It Used to Be."

Courtney Kube

national security producer for NBC News.

Abderrahim Foukara

Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.

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