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Friday News Roundup - International

January 17, 2014

A Senate panel concludes the attack in Benghazi was preventable. Early vote tallies show Egyptians approve a new constitution. And the White House urges lawmakers to abandon a push for new sanctions on Iran. A panel of journalists join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Clive Hamilton: "Earthmasters"

January 15, 2014

In the face of global climate change, some scientists are turning to new technologies that can manipulate the Earth’s weather patterns. An Australian expert on climate change explores this growing field called geoengineering and what it means for human beings to be in control of the planet’s atmosphere.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 10, 2014

Al-Qaida takes control of two cities in Iraq. The first shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria. And former NBA players make a controversial trip to North Korea. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

January 3, 2014

Russia arrests dozens after suicide bombings just weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics. Fighting in South Sudan escalates as negotiators gather in Ethiopia to forge a cease-fire agreement. And Secretary of State Kerry returns to Israel for Middle East peace talks. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2013

An estimated 20 million people are trafficked into prostitution or forced labor worldwide. A British survivor tells her story of how she was forced into the sex trade. A panel of guests discusses new efforts to combat modern slavery.

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

December 24, 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

December 20, 2013

Ukraine accepts Russia’s bailout offer. Fighting in Syria escalates ahead of the January peace conference. And the U.S. and Britain evacuate citizens from South Sudan as violence spreads.

Puerto Rico’s Troubled Economy And Dissent Over Statehood Options

December 17, 2013

Puerto Rico has been in recession for eight years with double-digit unemployment and more than $100 billion in debt. Diane and her guests explore Puerto Rico's troubled economy, dissent over statehood and what it means for the U.S.

Debate Over Proposed Global Trade Agreements

December 17, 2013

U.S. negotiators are pushing to reach agreement on a major trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and a new deal with the European Union. But many unions, environmentalists and consumers are skeptical.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 13, 2013

After mounting protests, Ukraine’s president says he intends to sign a trade agreement with the E.U. World leaders. Thousands of South African citizens pay respects to the late Nelson Mandela. And Time magazine names Pope Francis its “Man of the Year.” A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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