Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

Russian President Vladimir Putin's vow to pull back troops from its border with Ukraine is met with skepticism. Syrian rebels give up a key city in the three-year conflict. And in South Sudan, the government agrees to suspend attacks on militants. A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine announce plans to hold a Sunday referendum on autonomy despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay the vote. Syrian rebels evacuate the key city of Homs as part of a ceasefire deal. South Sudan’s government agrees to a one month suspension of attacks on rebels. A Thai court ousts the country’s prime minister after an abuse of power verdict. International pressure increases on the Nigerian government to find nearly three hundred abducted schoolgirls. And South Africa’s ruling party takes a clear lead in national elections. A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Bruce Auster

national security editor, NPR.

Courtney Kube

national security producer, NBC News.

Yochi Dreazen

deputy editor for News at Foreign Policy; author of the upcoming book "The Invisible Front."

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