Friday News Roundup – International
Published by Moises Naim in WAMU 88.5 | 18.04.2014
Friday, April 18, 2014 – 11:06 a.m
A deal is reached to defuse the crisis in eastern Ukraine. The agreement calls for armed pro-Russian separatists to leave government buildings, but they are refusing to surrender. China’s economic growth slows to an eighteen-month low. U.S. officials analyze a new video that appears to show a large al Qaida meeting in Yemen. Negotiations resume in Venezuela between the government and opposition leaders. And more than one hundred people were killed in a series of attacks in Nigeria by suspected Islamic extremists. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
Moises Naim senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and chief international columnist, El Pais; author of “The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be,” now available in paperback.
Anne Gearan diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post.
Geoff Dyer foreign policy correspondent, Financial Times; author of “The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China–and How America Can Win.”