Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including the Obama administration's decision to send weapons to Syrian rebels, the Turkish government meeting with protesters, and Iran’s presidential election.

The U.S. said it plans to send weapons to Syrian rebels. The Obama administration concludes Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his people. The U.N. says nearly 93,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war. The Turkish Prime Minister invited protesters to his home for talks. Iran holds presidential elections today. Pope Francis was quoted as acknowledging a “gay lobby” and corruption within the Vatican. South Africa’s Nelson Mandela health is said to be improving from a lung infection. A panel of journalists joins Diane for the international hour of the Friday News Roundup.

Guests

Ambassador Nicholas Burns

senior foreign affairs columnist for Global Post, politics professor at Harvard University and former under secretary of State.

Indira Lakshmanan

diplomatic correspondent at Bloomberg News.

David Sanger

chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and author of "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power."

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