International

U.S. Trade Agreements and China's Currency

October 4, 2011

What possible trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama and a Senate vote on tariffs to counter Chinese currency valuation may mean for the U.S. economy.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 30, 2011

Germany approves a stronger eurozone bailout fund. Russia's Putin positions himself to become president again. Syria's opposition asks for international help. And Israel defends plans for new homes in East Jerusalem. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Greece and the European Debt Crisis

September 28, 2011

Anger mounts in Greece as the parliament votes on an unpopular new tax required by its European creditors: Join us for a discussion of the challenges ahead for the Greek government, European leaders and the global economy.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 23, 2011

President Obama declared his opposition to the Palestinian Authority's bid for a U.N. vote on statehood; Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the U.N. a day after the release of two American hikers it had held for two years on spying charges; and thousands of Greek public-transport workers walked off the job Thursday in a 24-hour strike over austerity reforms. A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Palestinian Push for U.N. Membership

September 21, 2011

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas turns to the U.N. for recognition of statehood. Guest host Steve Roberts and panelists explore the diplomatic crisis and what's at stake for the U.S., Israel and the Middle East.

Economic Gain Through Gender Equality

September 20, 2011

A new World Bank report affirms the economic cost of gender inequity. Why equality between men and women leads to economic growth.

Euro Zone Debt Crisis

September 19, 2011

World bankers resort to 2008 strategies to stabilize Europe’s debt crisis: Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of the financial crisis in Europe and its implications for the euro zone, the EU and the global economy.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 16, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: A Taliban attack on the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 16 people (including six children); the European Central Bank said it would coordinate with the Federal Reserve to aid troubled euro-area banks; and Iran's highest court denied the release of two American hikers, which was promised by president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Afghanistan: Taliban Attacks in Kabul

September 14, 2011

Militant attacks on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul. Analysis of Afghan readiness to provide security after U.S. troops withdraw.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

September 9, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: A German court ruled that bailouts to troubled eurozone countries are legal; convoys of Libyan loyalists fled to Niger while the whereabouts of Muammar Gaddafi remained unknown; the U.S. announced it would keep 4,000 troops in Iraq after the withdrawal date; and a bomb exploded outside India's High Court on Wednesday, killing eleven people.

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