Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

November 18, 2011

President Obama toured the Asia-Pacific region where he outlined his goals for an expanded U.S. presence there; Mario Monti replaced Silvio Berlusconi as Italy neared financial collapse; and the Arab League gave Syria three days to stop the violence against its people. Diane will discuss the week's top international news stories with Mark Landler of The New York Times, Elise Labott of CNN and Mark Mardell of the BBC.

Political Leadership in Europe and the Debt Crisis

November 14, 2011

Europe's economic crisis shakes up the political landscape in Greece and in Italy: What a change in leadership could mean for efforts to mitigate the risks of a prolonged recession in Europe.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

November 11, 2011

Greece named former European Central Bank V.P. Lucas Papademos as its next prime minister; Italy moved closer to a national unity government as outgoing Prime Minister Berlusconi signaled he would support it; and the alleged mastermind of the attack on the USS Cole in 2000 was arraigned after more than nine years in U.S. custody. Diane will discuss the week's top international news stories with Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers, Kim Ghattas of the BBC and David Sanger of The New York Times.

New Perils Facing the Eurozone

New Perils Facing the Eurozone

November 7, 2011

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreo has agreed to resign after ironing out the details of a new unity government. The move is expected to help facilitate a debt agreement with the European Union to save Greece from default...

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

November 4, 2011

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou met with opposition leaders and hinted he might drop his plan for a referendum on the E.U. debt deal; Syrian security forces killed dozens of people in the city of Homs, despite an Arab League agreement to curtail violence; and a French weekly was bombed after putting an image of Mohammad on its cover. Guest host Katty Kay of the BBC will analyze the week's top international news stories with James Kitfield of National Journal, Courtney Kube of NBC, and Robin Harding of Financial Times.

Greece and the European Debt Crisis

November 3, 2011

The Greek government is at risk over a planned austerity referendum: Implications for Greece, the eurozone and the U.S. economy

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

October 28, 2011

European Union leaders announced a new package of measures to confront the eurozone debt crisis; a moderate Islamic party won the first Tunisian democratic election; and the global population is expected to reach 7 billion in the next few days. Mark Landler (The New York Times), Susan Glasser (Foreign Policy magazine) and Hisham Melhem (Al-Arabiya) join Diane to talk about the week's top international stories.

Reaction to Europe's Latest Efforts to Contain Its Debt Crisis

October 27, 2011

Reaction to Europe’s latest efforts to boost bailout funds, protect against a Greek default and prop up the economies of Italy and Spain.

Growing Concerns over Iran and Syria after U.S. Troop Pull-Out from Iraq

October 25, 2011

New concerns over Iran and Syria after American troop withdrawal from Iraq. Options for the U.S. and E.U. to contain their influence and enhance security in the region.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

October 21, 2011

Muammar Gadhafi was killed in the Libyan city of Sirte on Thursday, following heavy fighting in the former president's hometown; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Kabul, Afghanistan, where she challenged Pakistan to crack down on terrorists; and Israel engaged in a historic prisoner swap that resulted in the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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