International

The Latest On The Crisis Between Israel And Hamas

July 22, 2014

As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Cairo to seek a cease-fire after the deadliest day so far for both sides in Gaza, we take a look at the latest on the crisis between Israel and Hamas and the prospects for a truce.

Update on the Downing of a Malaysian Airliner over Eastern Ukraine

Update on the Downing of a Malaysian Airliner over Eastern Ukraine

July 21, 2014

An update on the investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner on the Russia-Ukraine border. We take a look at worldwide outrage over the tragedy and the escalating crisis in Ukraine.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

July 18, 2014

A surface-to-air missile shoots down a passenger airliner over Ukraine. Israel launches a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. And the U.S. announces sanctions against Russia's energy and defense sectors. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Understanding the Export-Import Bank and Calls to Abolish It

Understanding the Export-Import Bank and Calls to Abolish It

July 16, 2014

Some conservative groups say we should do away with the Export-Import Bank, which helps US companies sell to foreign customers. The role of the Ex-Im Bank, the fight in Congress over reauthorization and what it could mean for the economy.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

July 11, 2014

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

 Escalating Violence In The Gaza Strip

Escalating Violence In The Gaza Strip

July 9, 2014

Israelis and Palestinians trade fire in the Gaza Strip, as rage over the kidnapping and killing of four teenagers has fueled escalating tensions. Please join us to discuss the situation and what US can and cannot do to ease the crisis.

White House Weighs Options On Surge In Unaccompanied Children At U.S.- Mexico Border

White House Weighs Options On Surge In Unaccompanied Children At U.S.- Mexico Border

July 8, 2014

More than 50,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S./Mexico border since October. The Obama administration weighs strategies to address the humanitarian and legal crisis.

Ongoing Efforts To Vaccinate Children Against Polio, Measles and Other Deadly Diseases

Ongoing Efforts To Vaccinate Children Against Polio, Measles and Other Deadly Diseases

July 3, 2014

Over the last 14 years, an international effort to immunize children around the world has saved an estimated 6 million lives. We discuss efforts to eradicate polio, measles and other deadly childhood diseases and why some U.S. parents resist.

Update On U.S. Involvement in Iraq and Syria

Update On U.S. Involvement in Iraq and Syria

June 30, 2014

An Al-Qaeda breakaway group repelling government forces in Tikrit declared the creation of a new caliphate yesterday. The Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant announced it will now be known as The Islamic State. Our panel discusses the latest developments in Iraq and the potential for increased American involvement there.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

June 27, 2014

Iraq's prime minister welcomes Syrian airstrikes against ISIS militants. Secretary of State Kerry pushes Russia to urge Ukraine separatists to disarm. And international outrage over Egypt's sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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