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1209 Weekly International News Roundupup - NPR Diane Rehm Show

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09/28/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech to the United Nations on Iran the day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad railed against Israel and what he called the "bullying" foreign policy of the United States. The U.N.'s refugee relief agency says between 2,000 and 3,000 people are fleeing Syria every day and appealed for $490 million to deal with the crisis. And protesters take to the streets in Greece and Spain over austerity measures.


Nadia Bilbassy - senior U.S. correspondent for MBC TV -- Middle East Broadcast Center.
Matt Frei - Washington correspondent of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News.
Anne Gearan - diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post.
09/21/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Four U.S. soldiers were killed by Afghan police, the third such "inside" attack in as many days. A French newspaper printed several caricatures of the Prophet Mohamed. And Russia demanded that the U.S. halt the work of pro-democracy groups.


Abderrahim Foukara - Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.
Indira Lakshmanan - senior correspondent covering foreign policy for Bloomberg News.
Yochi Dreazen - senior national security correspondent for National Journal magazine.


09/14/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: The United States and Libya agreed to cooperate to find out who was responsible for the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Protests over an American-made video mocking Islam spread to Yemen. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the U.S. to draw clearer "red lines" for a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. And in China, speculation grew over the absence of Vice President and expected next President Xi Jinping.


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."
Courtney Kube - national security producer for NBC News.
Jonathan Landay - senior national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. 


09/07/2012 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: ECB President Mario Draghi unveiled details of a new bond-buying plan aimed at easing the eurozone's debt crisis. The new U.N. and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said searching for a solution in the country was like "standing in front of a brick wall." And Secretary Hillary Clinton continued a six-nation trip through the Asia-Pacific region where she faced harsh criticism from China's state media.


James Kitfield - senior correspondent for National Journal.
Elise Labott - CNN foreign affairs reporter.
Tom Gjelten - NPR national security correspondent and author of "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause."


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