Friday News Roundup - International

A man holds a Soviet-era flag as dozens of Russian Cossacks surround the parliament building in a show of support for Russia on March 6, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Dozens of Russian Cossacks surrounded the building in a show of support for Russia. As the standoff between the Russian military and Ukrainian forces continues in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, world leaders are pushing for a diplomatic solution to the escalating situation. Crimean citizens will vote in a referendum on 16 March on whether to become part of the Russian federation.  - (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A man holds a Soviet-era flag as dozens of Russian Cossacks surround the parliament building in a show of support for Russia on March 6, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Dozens of Russian Cossacks surrounded the building in a show of support for Russia. As the standoff between the Russian military and Ukrainian forces continues in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, world leaders are pushing for a diplomatic solution to the escalating situation. Crimean citizens will vote in a referendum on 16 March on whether to become part of the Russian federation.

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. orders sanctions following Russia's actions in Crimea. Protests in Venezuela mark the anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death. And President Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The U.S. orders sanctions following Russia's actions in Crimea. Protests in Venezuela mark the anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death. And President Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Susan Glasser

editor, Politico magazine.

James Kitfield

contributing editor, National Journal, Atlantic Media's Defense One and the National Interest; senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

Joanna Biddle

State Department correspondent, AFP.

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