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1301 Weekly International News Roundupup - NPR Diane Rehm Show

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01/25/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Conservatives lose ground in Israeli elections. The U.S. provides support to France in Mali. And Britain's prime minister promises an EU membership vote.

Guests

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."
Nadia Bilbassy -  senior U.S. correspondent for MBC TV -- Middle East Broadcast Center.
Nathan Guttman - Washington correspondent for Channel 1 Israeli News and The Jewish Daily Forward.

 

01/18/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm ShowThe hostage crisis in Algeria. French forces clash with rebels in Mali. And Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the arrest of its prime minister. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Matt Frei -  Washington correspondent of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News.
Elise Labott - CNN foreign affairs reporter.
Michael Hirsh - chief correspondent at National Journal magazine and author of "At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World."

 
01/11/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Afghan President Karzai is in Washington for talks on the future U.S. role. Syria agrees to a major prisoner swap. And Venezuela postpones the inauguration of ailing President Chavez.

Guests

Courtney Kube - national security producer for NBC News.
James Kitfield - senior correspondent for National Journal.
Natasha Mozgovaya - former Washington bureau chief for Haaretz newspaper.

 
 
01/04/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: India’s top law enforcement official vowed to crack down on crimes against women with “an iron hand” following the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Dehli last month. Five alleged perpetrators face charges of murder. An American drone strike killed a top militant leader in Pakistan. U.S. troops under NATO command have arrived in Turkey to man a Patriot missile defense system near the Syrian border. The conflict in Syria is now said to have taken the lives of at least 60,000 people. The Pentagon considers how many U.S. troops should stay in Afghanistan after 2014.

Guests

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."
Indira Lakshmanan - senior correspondent covering foreign policy for Bloomberg News.
Jonathan Landay - senior national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

 

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