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Friday News Roundup - International

World leaders condemn a North Korean nuclear test but doubt it was a hydrogen bomb. A feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalates. And France marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The Top International Stories And Outlook For 2016

Foreign affairs journalists discuss the top international issues for 2016 including the rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the battle against ISIS, and the ongoing migrant crisis.

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Economic And Geopolitical Implications Of The Global Oil Surplus

Oil prices have fallen to an 11-year low, and last week’s repeal of the oil export ban allows U.S. producers to ship overseas. Join us for a discussion on the economic and geopolitical implications of the global oil surplus.

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Friday News Roundup - International

U.S-led airstrikes target an ISIS offensive in Iraq. Saudi Arabia forms an alliance against terrorism. And the UN’s human rights chief says Burundi is on the cusp of civil war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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LISTEN: Sen. Tim Kaine On Authorizing Use Of Military Force Against ISIS

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has several military bases in his state and his constituents include many servicemembers — and he's been a leading advocate for putting Congress on the record on American use of force. He spoke with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about it.

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Friday News Roundup - International

French authorities identify the third assailant in the Paris attacks. Negotiators work against a deadline on a global climate agreement. And in Venezuela the opposition wins control of Congress. A panel of journalists joins guest host Melissa Ross for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Looking At The Future Of Women In Combat

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced last week that all U.S. military combat positions are now open to women. We discuss the events that led to this decision and how the change will be implemented with two veterans.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Britain hits ISIS in Syria after its parliament authorizes strikes. NATO reveals plans to expand, angering Russia. And the UN says Iran worked on weapons design longer than previously thought. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Simon Mawer: "Tightrope"

The heroine of the World War II novel "Trapeze" returns in a new historical thriller about divided loyalties in postwar London. A former special operations officer searches for her identity as the Cold War reshuffles old alliances.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.

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