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Issues in the News

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Three prominent Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media meet to discuss the week's top stories in the world and nation.

Three prominent Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media meet to discuss the week's top stories in the world and nation.
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Washington, DC

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VOA

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Three prominent Washington journalists from print, wire services, and broadcast media meet to discuss the week's top stories in the world and nation.

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English


Episodes

Status of Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants in Limbo - January 12, 2018

1/12/2018
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Top Washington journalists talk about the week's headlines, including efforts to come up with legislation on the so-called Dreamers, illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Join host David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief of the Economist, along with Linda Feldman of the Christian Science Monitor and Oren Dorell, USA Today, this Saturday and Sunday on VOA’s Issues in the News.

Duration: 00:24:59


Deadly Protests in Iran - January 05, 2018

1/5/2018
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Listen in on our round-table discussion with top Washington journalists as they talk about the week's headlines, including the protests in Iran and the possibility of U.S. aid to Pakistan being cut. Join host Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with panelists Jonathan Landay of Reuter's News Agency and Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times this Saturday and Sunday for Issues in the News.

Duration: 00:24:59


Dems and the GOP Already Eyeing Midterms - December 29, 2017

12/29/2017
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Join Tom DeFrank of the National Journal as he discusses the week's top stories with Michael Williams, CBS Radio Contributor, and Dan Raviv of i24 News. Among the stories covered this week are the latest bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan and U.S. politicians gearing up for midterm elections. Listen to Issues in the News Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


New Leader of South Africa's ANC - December 22, 2017

12/22/2017
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Join David Rennie of the Economist as he discusses the week's top stories with Michael Williams, CBS Radio Contributor, and Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal Staff Writer. Headlines this week include two victories for businessmen in South Africa and Chile - Cyril Ramaphosa takes the top post at the ANC and, for a second time, Sebastian Pinera becomes President of Chile.

Duration: 00:24:59


Would-be Bomber from Bangladesh Sparks More Debate Over Immigration - December 15, 2017

12/15/2017
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This week on Issues in the News, a would-be bomber from Bangladesh sparks more immigration debate. Join moderator David Rennie of The Economist, along with our panelists, Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Michael Williams, CBS Radio News Contributor, as they discuss the this and other headlines in the news. Listen this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital Sparks Debate-Protests - December 08, 2017

12/8/2017
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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world including President Trump's announcement that the U.S. would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Join the Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler, the National Journal's Tom DeFrank and Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports for a roundtable discussion of this and other top Issues in the News - Saturday and Sunday on VOA.

Duration: 00:24:59


Rex Tillerson Expected to Be Replaced as Secretary of State - December 01, 2017

12/1/2017
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Speculation mounts over how much longer Rex Tillerson will keep his job as head of the Department of State and North Korea launches its 18th ballistic missile test since President Trump has been in office. Join Linda Feldman of the Christian Science Monitor, Tom DeFrank of the National Journal and VOA Senior National Correspondent Jim Malone as they discuss the week's top stories on Issues in the News. Listen Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America.

Duration: 00:24:58


The End of an Era in Zimbabwe - November 24, 2017

11/24/2017
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This week on Issues in the News, prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world, including the resignation of longtime Zimbabwe leader, Robert Mugabe. Join moderator David Rennie of The Economist, along with our panelists, Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Thomas DeFrank, Contributing editor for the National Journal on Issues in the News. Listen this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


Possible End to Longtime Rule of Robert Mugabe - November 17, 2017

11/17/2017
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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world - including President Trump’s visit to Asia and the possible end to the longtime rule of Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe, as well as other top issues in the news. Listen this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


Mass Shooting Sparks Renewed Debate about U.S. Gun Laws - November 10, 2017

11/10/2017
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This week on Issues in the News, prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world including the mass shooting in a small Texas town, and how that may spark renewed debate on gun laws. Join moderator David Rennie of The Economist, along with CBS Radio News Contributor Michael Williams and, for the first time on our program, Robert Moore, Washington Correspondent for ITV News. Listen this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


Terrorist Attack in NY Could Prompt End to Diversity Visa Lottery - November 03, 2017

11/3/2017
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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss the week’s top headlines including the recent terrorist attack in New York City and its implications for future immigration to the United States. Join moderator Thomas DeFrank, Contributing editor for National Journal, along with panelists Dan Raviv, Israeli-based i24 News and Oren Dorell, Foreign Affairs Reporter for USA Today.

Duration: 00:24:59


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visits Pakistan and India - October 27, 2017

10/27/2017
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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss the week’s top headlines – including U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent trip to South Asia and a resumption of refugee admissions to the U.S., though with a stricter vetting process. Join moderator Michael Williams, CBS Radio News contributor, along with panelists Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera Satellite TV this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America.

Duration: 00:24:59


U.S. Backed Forces Take Raqqa in Syria - October 20, 2017

10/20/2017
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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world including the retaking of Raqqa from ISIS and President Trump’s upcoming trip to Asia. Join moderator David Rennie of The Economist, along with our panelists, Thomas DeFrank of the National Journal and Dan Raviv of i24 News. Listen this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


Catalonia's Separatist Bid - October 13, 2017

10/13/2017
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This week on Issues in the News, discussions include the latest on the Catalan separatist referendum in Spain, the possibility of decertifying Iran’s nuclear program and the newly-released American couple held for five years by the Taliban. Join David Rennie of The Economist, along with Linda Feldman of The Christian Science Monitor and Richard Latendresse of the French Canadian broadcaster TVA this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


Mass Shooting in Las Vegas - October 06, 2017

10/6/2017
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This week on Issues in the News, join moderator Tom DeFrank, Contributing Editor to the National Journal, Michael Williams, CBS Radio contributor and Jim Malone, VOA Senior National correspondent as they talk about the week’s news, including the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the politics of hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, and the possibility President Trump may decertify the Iran deal. Listen this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:24:59


U.S. Late in Responding to Puerto RIco Hurricane? - September 29, 2017

9/29/2017
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Listen as prominent Washington correspondents discuss the latest issues in the news, including U.S. response to the hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico and separatist movements in Spain and Iraq. David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief of The Economist and Laura Meckler, Staff Writer for the Wall Street Journal talk about the latest stories on Issues in the News on the Voice of America.

Duration: 00:24:59


Trump Talks to the United Nations - September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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This week on Issues in the News - join moderator David Rennie of The Economist, along with our panelists, Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Michael Williams of CBS Radio News as they discuss the week's top stories including President Trump's speech to the U-N General Assembly and the devastating natural disasters that hit the Western Hemisphere in the past few weeks.

Duration: 00:24:59


Sanctions Against North Korea - September 15, 2017

9/15/2017
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This week on Issues in the News - the United Nations’ sanctions on North Korea and Russia's war games in Belarus. Moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with panelists, Linda Feldman of the Christian Science Monitor and Tom DeFrank of the National Journal talk about these and other top stories on Issues in the News.

Duration: 00:24:59


North Korea Missile Testing - Violence in Myanmar - September 08, 2017

9/8/2017
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This week on Issues in the News, prominent Washington correspondents discuss topics making headlines around the world, including North Korea’s continued missile testing, and the plight of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees displaced by violence in Myanmar. Join moderator David Rennie of The Economist, along with our panelists, Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports and Israeli-based i24News correspondent Dan Raviv.

Duration: 00:24:59


The Politics of Hurricane Harvey - September 01, 2017

9/1/2017
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Prominent Washington correspondents discuss the political impact of Hurricane Harvey, which devestated southeast Texas, and North Korea's recent launch of a midrange ballistic missile that flew over Japan before falling into the Pacific Ocean. Join moderator David Rennie of the Economist, along with panelists Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times and Linda Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor for a lively discussion on Issues in the News.

Duration: 00:24:59

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