Friday News Roundup - International

A Palestinian shouts slogans as firefighters try to extinguish the flames in a van, that was reportedly targeted by an Israeli military strike, in Gaza City on July 31, 2014.  
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A Palestinian shouts slogans as firefighters try to extinguish the flames in a van, that was reportedly targeted by an Israeli military strike, in Gaza City on July 31, 2014.

MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

Friday News Roundup - International

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas collapses. The U.S. and E.U. impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. And Argentina slips into debt default. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

A short time into a three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the truce collapsed. Israel said Hamas militants attacked Israeli soldiers who were dismantling a tunnel. For the first time the E.U. agreed to impose broad sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. The U.S. also announced tougher sanctions. Ukraine declared a pause in fighting to allow international investigators to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. In Libya the worst fighting since the overthrow of Colonel Gadhafi led the U.S. Embassy to evacuate. And Argentina defaulted on its debt after talks with bondholders failed. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Yochi Dreazen

managing editor for news at Foreign Policy and author of the upcoming book "The Invisible Front."

Susan Glasser

editor, Politico magazine.

Bruce Auster

national security editor, NPR.

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