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1208 Weekly International News Roundupup - NPR Diane Rehm Show

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08/31/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called for intervention in Syria at a summit of non-aligned leaders in Iran. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in China on Thursday as head of the largest German business delegation ever to visit the country. And human rights activists called for the release of a Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy for burning religious texts.

Guests

Nadia Bilbassy - senior U.S. correspondent for MBC TV -- Middle East Broadcast Center.
Mark Thompson - Washington deputy bureau chief of Time magazine and editor of Time's "Battleland" blog.
Susan Glasser - editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine.

 

08/24/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: President Barack Obama warned Syria on Monday that it could face American military intervention if there were signs it was moving chemical weapons for use. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced plans to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin about how to solve the euro zone financial crisis.

Guests

David Sanger - chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and author of the new book, "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power."
Michele Kelemen - diplomatic correspondent, NPR.
Abderrahim Foukara - Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.
 

08/17/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan killed seven American troops and four Afghans. The U.S. accused Iran of building and training a Syrian militia. The eurozone economy contracted in the second quarter despite German growth. And Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum.

Guests

Yochi Dreazen - senior national security correspondent for National Journal magazine.
Indira Lakshmanan - senior correspondent covering foreign policy for Bloomberg News.
Thom Shanker - Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times and co-author of "Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda."
 
 
08/10/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: The leaders of more than a dozen countries attended a meeting in Tehran, Iran, aimed at ending the violence in Syria. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and other top security officials on Wednesday in response to the killings of 16 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. And the murder trial of Bo Xilai's wife, Gu Kailai, concluded in China behind closed doors.

Guests

Courtney Kube - national security producer for NBC News.
Tom Gjelten - NPR national security correspondent and author of "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause."
Nadia Bilbassy - senior U.S. correspondent for MBC TV -- Middle East Broadcast Centre.
 

08/03/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: The European Central Bank left its main interest rate unchanged, but ECB head Mario Draghi signaled the bank could purchase bonds and lower borrowing costs in the future. The battle for Aleppo raged on as Syrian rebels' handling of pro-government militiamen drew criticism. President Barack Obama announced new sanctions on Iran's energy sector. And India suffered the worst blackout in history, which left 670 million people without power.

Guests

James Kitfield - senior correspondent for National Journal.
Susan Glasser - editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy.
David Ignatius - columnist for The Washington Post and contributor to the “Post Partisan” blog on washingtonpost.com. His latest book is titled "Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage."

 

 

 

 

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