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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 7, 2011

Germany pushed eurozone governments to support failing banks as thousands of workers marched against austerity cuts in Greece; Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution condemning the government crackdown in Syria; and the U.S. and coalition forces marked the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. A panel of journalists joins guest host Laura Knoy for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Operation Enduring Freedom: 10 Years in Afghanistan

October 6, 2011

Ten years ago this week, U.S. and coalition forces launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. A look back at the achievements and impact of America's longest war, the prospects for peace, and the future of U.S. involvement in the region.

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.

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.

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 2, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: Libya's embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi made a defiant speech on television, vowing to "keep fighting and never surrender" even as rebels gave loyalists until Saturday to surrender; the European Union announced plans for an oil embargo against Syria; and Iraq saw no U.S. casualties for the first time since the war began.

Readers' Review: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Readers' Review: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

August 24, 2011

This month's Readers' Review is a charming book about reading, letters and life on the island of Guernsey during and after World War II.

New Era for Libya

August 22, 2011

Libya leader Moammar Gadhafi's four-decade rule is crumbling. Analysts join Diane to discuss what's next for Libya and revolts in other Arab countries.

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