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Obama Overseas: Speak Loudly And Carry A Smaller Stick

The president has made clear his desire for an end to more than a decade of "perpetual war." He has readily used drone strikes and other military tools to fight terrorism, but he appears to have no appetite for lengthy conflicts that would require sizable troop deployments.

Netanyahu Favored To Retain His Job As Israel Votes

The Israeli prime minister appears likely to get a third term, though it's not clear what a coalition government might look like.

Obama's Unfinished Business: Latin America

As President Obama starts his second term, host Michel Martin takes a look at his foreign policy agenda. She speaks with NPR's Juan Forero about upcoming opportunities and challenges in Latin America — from drug trafficking, to changes in leadership, to the evolution of the U.S. relationship with Cuba.

India's Supreme Court To Hear Venue Appeal In Notorious Rape And Murder Case

One of the men accused in the case that has provoked outrage across India has asked that the trial be moved out of New Delhi. The December rape and killing of a young woman put a harsh spotlight on the issue of violence against women in India.
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Friday News Roundup - International

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. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


Under A Cloud Of Austerity, Real Smoke Clouds Greece As Well

This winter, especially when night falls and the cold worsens, a visible cloud of woodsmoke has hovered over Athens and other Greek cities. That's because many Greeks are now burning wood — in wood-burning stoves or fireplaces — to stay warm instead of paying for increasingly expensive heating oil.