It’s not every week the Tibetan plateau and Icelandic volcanoes make the top of the news. They have this week.
Chinese troops rushing into high altitude earthquake country with relief. Volcanic dust and ash from Iceland shutting down air travel across a huge swath of Europe.
At home, a big nuclear security summit. Republicans speak up against Wall Street reforms. Mars is named as the new US space target. And the world shares astonishment at the air crash deaths of Poland’s entire top tier of government.
This hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
David Ignatius, columnist and associate editor for The Washington Post.
Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large for Thomson-Reuters.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.