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Friday News Roundup - International

May 11, 2012

Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande was elected president of France; the CIA said a Saudi double-agent was used to disrupt an al-Qaida bomb plot that would have targeted a U.S.-bound airliner; and two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syria, casting doubt on the U.N. mission there. David Sanger of The New York Times, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Matt Frei of the U.K's Channel 4 News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

U.S. Role In Afghanistan

May 2, 2012

Following President Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan on the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by American special forces, Diane and panelists discuss the U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership and America's role there after 2014.

Friday News Roundup - International

April 27, 2012

The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement; Spain and the U.K. fell back into recession; and the U.N. said it will take a month to get the full 300-member observer mission on the ground in Syria. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Stephan Richter of The Globalist join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

April 20, 2012

As the U.S. and NATO agree to a plan to wind down the war in Afghanistan, photographs surface from 2010 that appear to show American soldiers posing with the remains of dead insurgents; North Korea's new leader makes his first public speech; and India test-launches a powerful new missile that could carry nuclear weapons. Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera, Courtney Kube of N.B.C. and Michael Hirsh of National Journal join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

April 13, 2012

North Korea attempted to launch a long-range rocket today, but it broke apart soon after take-off; a fragile cease-fire took hold in Syria, where more than 1,000 civilians have been killed in the past nine weeks; U.S. officials signed a compromise agreement that gives Afghan authorities oversight over nighttime raids carried out by American troops. James Kitfield of National Journal, Nadia Bilbassy of MBC-TV and Mark Landler of The New York Times join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

March 30, 2012

Syria accepted a U.N. peace plan but violence persisted in the country as President Assad visited Homs; the U.S. suspended food aid to North Korea over Pyongyang's plan to launch a long-range missile; and the Pope ended his historic trip to Cuba with a call for greater freedom there. Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers, Mark Mardell of the BBC and Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News.

The Kandahar Massacre and the Future of U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan

March 19, 2012

After the deadly rampage against Afghan villagers, President Hamid Karzai called for U.S. and NATO troops to be confined to major bases. The latest on the American soldier accused in the attack and how an accelerated pull-back of combat troops could affect U.S. strategy.

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.

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.

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