Friday News Roundup - International

Indian voters pose with their voting slips as they stand in a line to cast their vote outside a polling station at Dabua village on the outskirts of Faridabad on April 10, 2014, during the third stage of voting for national elections in the northern state of Haryana. India's upstart anti-graft party faced a key test as the national capital voted in the first major phase of the country's marathon general elections. The third phase of voting began at 7 a.m.  in 91 constituencies, representing nearly a fifth of the 543-seat lower house, across the capital and 13 other states, including Maoist insurgency-hit eastern India.  - SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Indian voters pose with their voting slips as they stand in a line to cast their vote outside a polling station at Dabua village on the outskirts of Faridabad on April 10, 2014, during the third stage of voting for national elections in the northern state of Haryana. India's upstart anti-graft party faced a key test as the national capital voted in the first major phase of the country's marathon general elections. The third phase of voting began at 7 a.m. in 91 constituencies, representing nearly a fifth of the 543-seat lower house, across the capital and 13 other states, including Maoist insurgency-hit eastern India.

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Friday News Roundup - International

Pro-Russian separatists take over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Afghan election turnout is high as voters defy the Taliban. And the world marks the 20th anniversary of genocide in Rwanda. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

NATO yesterday released satellite photos showing Russian forces poised near the border with Ukraine. That comes as Ukraine’s acting president says pro-Russian protesters who disarm and leave occupied buildings in the country’s eastern region will not be prosecuted. The world’s biggest democratic parliamentary election gets underway in India. Afghans turn out in strong numbers for their presidential and provincial council elections – including a large percentage of women. And Rwandans mark the twentieth anniversary of genocide. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

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.

Susan Glasser

editor, Politico magazine.

Nathan Guttman

Washington correspondent, Channel 1 Israeli News and The Jewish Daily Forward.

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