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Mexico's Once Dominant Party Poised For A Comeback

The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race says his party, the PRI, has changed since it was ousted from power in 2000. Many Mexicans yearn for the peace and order the country experienced under PRI rule. But others worry about the rampant corruption that brought about the party's downfall.

Bankrupt At Home, Philly Orchestra Looks To China

When the Philadelphia Orchestra first visited China four decades ago, it was a prestigious, well-funded institution performing in a poor, underdeveloped nation. Now the orchestra is emerging from bankruptcy and hoping that an increasingly wealthy China can provide new streams of revenue.

Think Our Cable Chat Shows Are Raucous? In Greece They Slap Each Other

When a member of a far-right party had heard enough from a leftist, all Helena broke loose. Water started flying and slaps were thrown. Now, there's a warrant out for his arrest. The fracas is all on video.

U.N. Monitors Were Shot At Today In Syria, Secretary General Says

At the U.N. General Assembly, Ban Ki-Moon also condemned today's "shocking and sickening" reports about the killings of dozens.
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Friday News Roundup - International

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says U.N. monitors were shot at when trying to get to the scene of the latest Syrian massacre. An American drone strike in Pakistan killed al-Qaida's number two in command. Eurozone countries contemplated a rescue of Spain's troubled banks. Matt Frei of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and David Sanger of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


Greek Unemployment Hits Record High, Is Nearly Double Eurozone Average

The official unemployment rate now stands at 21.9 percent. It's yet another sign of how troubled times are in Greece.