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Brussels Attacks: Understanding Security Challenges In Belgium And Across Europe

The bombings in Belgium have left many wondering why authorities were unable to thwart the attacks. Understanding what's behind unique security challenges for Belgium, and what these latest attacks mean for threats to Europe and beyond.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Russia begins withdrawing its military forces from Syria. The U.S. eases limits on travel and commerce with Cuba. And North Korea sentences an American student to 15 years hard labor. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Update On Talks To End The War In Syria

Syria’s civil war has raged for nearly five years claiming the lives of more than 270,000 people and forcing an estimated 11 million to flee their homes. A panel of experts joins Diane to discuss why some say this week's talks in Geneva offer a real chance for a political resolution.

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After Cuba: Former Prisoner Alan Gross Looks Ahead

Kojo speaks with Alan Gross, a development worker who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years. A year after his historic release, Gross is now speaking out about his years behind bars and our region's community groups who supported him.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles. The European Union and Turkey reach a tentative deal on migrants. And the Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes killed 150 militants in Somalia. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

World leaders work to negotiate a temporary ceasefire in Syria. Iranian authorities arrest a U.S. citizen whose son is imprisoned in Tehran. And E.U. ministers meet again on the migrant crisis. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Renewed Push To Close The Guantanamo Military Prison

The Obama administration presents a plan to Congress for closing the Guantanamo detention center: The timeline, where the existing detainees would be transferred and the challenges of getting support for the proposal.

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Matt Gallagher: "Youngblood"

A new novel by a former U.S. Army captain known for his candid blogging during the Iraq War. It’s a story about a young American soldier drawn deep into the lives of local Iraqis as he investigates allegations of murdered civilians.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. carries out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Libya. Humanitarian aid convoys arrive in besieged areas of Syria. And in Mexico Pope Francis calls attention to the world's migrant crises. A panel of journalists joins guest host Cecilia Kang for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. warns that Russian airstrikes in Syria are harming peace talks. NATO sends warships to the Aegean Sea to deter migrant smuggling. And in a rebuke to North Korea, Seoul closes a shared industrial complex. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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