Friday News Roundup - International

Caption: An Iraqi woman and her children display ink-stained fingers after she cast her ballot in Baghdad's Sadr City district during her country's general elections on April 30, 2014. Iraqis streamed to voting centers nationwide, amid the worst bloodshed in years, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeks reelection.   - AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

Caption: An Iraqi woman and her children display ink-stained fingers after she cast her ballot in Baghdad's Sadr City district during her country's general elections on April 30, 2014. Iraqis streamed to voting centers nationwide, amid the worst bloodshed in years, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeks reelection.

AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

Friday News Roundup - International

Pro-Russian militants extend their reach in eastern Ukraine. Iraqis turn out for their first nationwide elections since the U.S. troop withdrawal. And Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is questioned over his alleged role in a decades-old IRA slaying. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Pro-Russian militants extend their reach in eastern Ukraine. Iraqis turn out for their first nationwide elections since the U.S. troop withdrawal. And Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is questioned over his alleged role in a decades-old IRA slaying. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Jonathan Tepperman

managing editor, Foreign Affairs.

Joanna Biddle

State Department correspondent, AFP.

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.

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