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Global Scan

Welcome to Sochi?

The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Obama in Germany

Senator Barack Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today on the first stop on the European leg of Obama's foreign tour aimed at bolstering the presidential candidate's foreign policy credentials;