Friday News Roundup - International

Thai army soldiers stand guard on a city street after martial law was declared on May 20, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. The army imposed martial law across Thailand amid a deepening political crisis that has seen six months of protests and claimed at least 28 lives.  - Rufus Cox/Getty Images

Thai army soldiers stand guard on a city street after martial law was declared on May 20, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. The army imposed martial law across Thailand amid a deepening political crisis that has seen six months of protests and claimed at least 28 lives.

Rufus Cox/Getty Images

Friday News Roundup - International

China and Russia sign a $400 billion natural gas deal. Thailand's military takes over the government in a coup. And Ukraine prepares for a critical presidential election. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Violence in Eastern Ukraine escalates days ahead of a presidential election. China and Russia sign a $400 billion natural gas deal. The U.S. charges Chinese military officials with cyber espionage. Thailand's military takes control of the government in a coup. Pakistan wages an offensive against tribal militants. The U.S. sends troops to Africa to help search for kidnapped Nigerian girls. An Egyptian court sentences former President Mubarak. And Iran arrests six young people for making a video of themselves dancing to the popular song "Happy." A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

David Ignatius

columnist, The Washington Post, and contributor, "Post Partisan" blog on washingtonpost.com. His new novel is "The Director."

Jennifer Griffin

national security correspondent, Fox News; co-author of "This Burning Land."

Geoff Dyer

foreign policy correspondent, Financial Times; author of "The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win."

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