International

The U.S. And Israel Divide Over Containing Iran's Nuclear Program

November 13, 2013

Israel's prime minister lobbied hard against proposals offered by Western diplomats over Iran’s nuclear program. Disagreement between the U.S. and Israel over concessions from Iran and next steps in the diplomatic process.

Neil MacGregor: "Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait Of An Era In Twenty Objects"

November 12, 2013

The author of "A History of the World in 100 Objects" talks with Diane about his newest work of historical reconstruction. In it, he presents 20 objects -- from a rapier and dagger found on the shore of the Thames to a "magical" mirror -- that illustrate the dynamic period in late 16th century England that produced William Shakespeare.

Friday News Roundup - International

November 8, 2013

Geneva talks on Syria stall as negotiators fail to agree on conditions. Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi goes on trial. And the European Central Bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a record low. Guest host Katty Kay and a panel of journalists discuss the week's top international stories.

Frederick Forsyth: "The Kill List"

November 7, 2013

Writer Frederick Forsyth has been called the master of international intrigue. His previous blockbusters include "The Day of the Jackal," “The Odessa File” and “The Dogs of War.” He joins guest host Tom Gjelten to talk about his newest novel, "The Kill List."

Friday News Roundup - International

November 1, 2013

International inspectors meet their deadline for ridding Syria of chemical weapons. The U.S. and European Union trade accusations on spying. And there are new concerns that Iraq could be sliding toward civil war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Rebecca Eaton: "Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind The Scenes At Masterpiece Theatre And Mystery! On PBS"

October 29, 2013

The executive producer of TV's "Masterpiece Theatre" series talks about her decades-long career and why she first turned down "Downton Abbey."

Challenges For Saudi Arabia At Home And Abroad

October 28, 2013

Saudi Arabia is warning that its decades-old alliance with the U.S. is strained. At the same time, the country faces increasing domestic pressure over women’s rights. Diane and her guests discuss challenges for Saudi Arabia at home and abroad.

Friday News Roundup - International

October 25, 2013

Classified files show Pakistan secretly endorsed U.S. drone strikes. Saudi Arabia warns of a rift with the U.S. over Syria and Iran. And anger grows among European allies over alleged U.S. spying. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

New Reports Allege US Drone Strikes Violate International Law

October 23, 2013

In new reports, human rights groups allege U.S. drone strikes unlawfully killed civilians in Pakistan and Yemen in violation of international law. Diane and her guests discuss the new questions about the legality of the U.S. drone program.

Friday News Roundup - International

October 18, 2013

Tom Gjelten of NPR, Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including: the international reaction to Washington’s fiscal deal, Secretary of State John Kerry's latest statements on Syria and stepped up diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program.

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