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1303 Weekly International News Roundupup - NPR Diane Rehm Show

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03/29/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Cyprus banks reopen under tight controls. The Arab League recognizes the Syrian opposition. And a new government crackdown in Egypt. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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."
Elise Labott - CNN foreign affairs reporter.
Mark Landler - current White House correspondent and former diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times.
 

03/22/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: President Barack Obama meets with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. World powers probe unconfirmed reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. And banks in Cyprus remain closed. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

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."
Susan Glasser - editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine.
Hisham Melhem - Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya News Channel.

 

03/15/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: The U.S. commander in Afghanistan cautions troops to brace for violence. The warning comes after a series of anti-American statements by Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Britain and France signal they will arm Syrian rebels unless the European Union lifts a blanket arms embargo of the country. European leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels stick to a course of austerity. China’s new president promises to root out corruption in the Communist party. President Barack Obama names a new ambassador to Libya. And Roman Catholics wait to see what course the new pontiff, Pope Francis, will take.

Guests

David Sanger - chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and author of "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power."
Anne Gearan - diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post.
Martin Walker - chief international affairs columnist for United Press International, senior director of the Global Business Policy Council and senior fellow at The Woodrow Wilson Center.

 
 

03/08/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: North Korea raises threats over new U.N. sanctions. International support grows for Syrian rebels. Venezuelans mourn the death of President Hugo Chavez.

Guests

James Kitfield - senior correspondent for National Journal.
Susan Glasser - editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine.
Abderrahim Foukara - Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.

 

03/01/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: Secretary of State Kerry announced a plan to provide the Free Syrian Army with food and medical supplies. The U.S. will also more than double humanitarian aid for rebel-controlled areas. But the administration's first public commitment of support for the armed opposition fell short of their request for weapons. Nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran ended with only an agreement to hold further meetings this spring. Pope Benedict officially entered retirement. And Italy's inconclusive election reignited fears about the European Union's debt crisis.   

Guests

Moises Naim - chief international columnist for El Pais and author of the forthcoming book, "The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What It Used to Be."
Courtney Kube - national security producer for NBC News.
Mark Landler - current White House correspondent and former diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times.
 

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