Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

A standoff continues between the U.S. and Russia over the asylum request by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Arab League backs a new U.S.-led Mideast peace effort. And tainted school lunches kill at least 23 children in India. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry pressed Arab leaders to help re-start Middle East peace talks. Egypt installed an interim government that includes Christians and women. After major protests, Russia temporarily released a leading anti-corruption activist. India is mourning the deaths of 23 children poisoned by tainted school lunches. Panama detained crew members of a North Korean ship caught smuggling missile parts through the canal. And former South African President Nelson Mandela turned 95. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

David Ignatius

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

Indira Lakshmanan

diplomatic correspondent at Bloomberg News.

Bruce Auster

national security editor for NPR.

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