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The Charles Taylor Case And International Justice

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was found guilty by an international tribunal of planning, aiding and abetting war crimes during the 1990s. This marks the first time since World War II that a current or former head of state was convicted by a tribunal of crimes committed while in office.
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Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel (Rebroadcast)

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.


Is Bribery 'Business As Usual' South Of Border?

Mexican officials are probing allegations that Wal-Mart paid $24 million in bribes to speed construction of new stores there. Wal-Mart has also been accused of lobbying to amend U.S. anti-bribery laws. Host Michel Martin talks with reporter Ana Maria Salazar, who says even big companies have to grease the wheels in Mexico.

VIDEO: Norwegians Stand Up To Killer's Hate By Joining In Song

Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people. He thinks a folk song that speaks of there being "one world" is brainwashing Norwegians. Today, thousands gathered to sing that song to show him they believe otherwise. See the video.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement; Spain and the U.K. fell back into recession; and the U.N. said it will take a month to get the full 300-member observer mission on the ground in Syria. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Stephan Richter of The Globalist join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Charles Taylor Guilty of War Crimes: Liberia's Former President Convicted

The prosecution took 6 years and cost around $250 million dollars. Today, a despot was convicted, but was it worth the cost?


Swedish Woman Gets Invitation Meant For Official

In Stockholm, an invitation to a dinner hosted by a government minister went to the wrong address. Meant for a former deputy prime minister, it went instead to a woman with the same name. She showed up and they seated her anyway.