Friday News Roundup - International

March 16, 2012

The U.S. soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers during a shooting rampage Sunday was taken to a American detention facility in Kuwait while the investigation continues; Syria marked the one-year anniversary of its popular uprising, which has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people; and cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza militants reached the highest level in more than a year. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, James Kitfield of National Journal and Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Aftermath of Deadly Attack on Afghan Villagers

March 13, 2012

The deadliest attack on civilians in the decade-long war in Afghanistan has inflamed anger toward Americans. What it could mean for the planned U.S. withdrawal and security in the region.

Friday News Roundup - International

March 9, 2012

Syria's deputy oil minister appeared to defect his post to join the “revolution of this dignified people"; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to the U.S. and told President Obama that Israel would be "master of its fate"; and six world powers demanded on Thursday that Iran allow international inspectors to visit a military installation suspected of containing nuclear plans. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine, and Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The U.S., Israel and Efforts to Halt Iran's Nuclear Program

March 6, 2012

President Obama said the U.S. will not tolerate a nuclear Iran, and military force is an option. But he cautioned against "loose talk of war." The U.S., Israel and efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program.

Russian Presidential Election Results

Russian Presidential Election Results

March 5, 2012

The outcome of the Russian presidential election, its implications for Russia and for relations with the U.S.

Friday News Roundup - International

March 2, 2012

The United Kingdom closed its embassy in Syria as opposition forces retreated from Baba Amr in the face of an onslaught from government artillery and snipers; North Korea agreed to suspend nuclear testing in exchange for U.S. food aid; and Iran prepared for its first parliamentary elections since 2009. Shashank Bengali of McClatchy Newspapers, Elise Labott of CNN and Michael Hirsh of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

David Rothkopf: "Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government - and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead"

February 28, 2012

A former Clinton Administration official and expert on international trade says the rise of private power may be the most important and least understood trend of our time. In a new book, David Rothkopf goes beyond the political rhetoric about big business versus big government. He describes the struggle between private and public power over the past thousand years, how that's led to competing forms of capitalism across the globe and what it means for American influence today.

New Pressure on Syria

February 27, 2012

Western and Arab leaders try to build consensus as the bloodshed in Syria continues and hopes of a quick resolution to the conflict fade.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 24, 2012

European zone finance ministers approved a $170 billion rescue package for Greece; Syrian government tanks continued their assault on Homs; and President Obama apologized to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans by American troops at a U.S. base. Moises Naim of El Pais, Courtney Kube of NBC News and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

New Efforts to Bail Out Greece

February 21, 2012

A new rescue plan for Greece’s failing economy has been agreed. What the long-awaited bailout package could mean for frustrated Greeks and the eurozone.

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