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1207 Weekly International News Roundupup - NPR Diane Rehm Show

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07/27/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: The European Central Bank president vowed to “do whatever it takes” to protect the euro. His promise quickly sent global markets soaring. Syrian rebels say government forces continue a ground and air assault on the nation’s largest city. The Egyptian president chose an American-educated prime minister, not a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. North Korea introduces its new first lady. The wife of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai faces a possible death sentence in the murder of a British businessman. And bells peal across Britain as the Olympic Games get underway.


Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson - foreign correspondent for NPR.
Warren Strobel - editor in charge, U.S. foreign policy and national security for Reuters.
Elise Labott - CNN foreign affairs reporter.


07/20/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show

: In Syria, rebel leaders kill top military officials in Damascus, a brazen attack against the Assad regime. There is growing concern over the country’s chemical weapons stockpiles. A suicide bomber kills five Israeli tourists on a bus in a Bulgarian resort town. Officials have identified the bomber as a member of the Iran backed Hezbollah. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton visits Israel to address the Iranian nuclear threat and Egypt’s struggle to transition to democracy. And British government officials grapple with a major security shortfall days before the Olympics begin in London.


Mark Landler - White House correspondent for The New York Times.
Natasha Mozgovaya - Washington bureau chief for Haaretz newspaper.
Abderrahim Foukara - Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.

07/13/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories. 


Moises Naim - chief international columnist, El Pais.
Indira Lakshmanan - senior correspondent, covering foreign policy, Bloomberg News.
James Kitfield - senior correspondent, National Journal.

07/06/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: A high-level defection in Syria divides the Assad regime's inner circle, and the commander of U.N. peacekeeping forces there says violence has undermined their mission. In Pakistan, NATO supply routes to Afghanistan reopen after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is sorry. The routes were closed after Pakistani soldiers were killed in a U.S. air strike last November. The United States and its allies impose sweeping new sanctions on Iran, and Tehran says the sanctions won’t affect nuclear negotiations. Palestinians may exhume the body of Yasser Arafat to investigate claims that he was poisoned. .






Yochi Dreazen - senior national security correspondent, National Journal magazine.
Nadia Bilbassy - senior U.S. correspondent, MBC TV -- Middle East Broadcast Centre.
Mark Mardell - BBC North America editor.


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