Estonia

Global Scan

This is where bitcoins are made

Bitcoins are big money these days. So bitcoin miners are setting up vast, secretive warehouses filled with computers to earn them. We explain how it works. Meanwhile, terrorist wannabes have a lot to learn, so they turn to "The Koran for Dummies" for a quick education. And superstitions about albinism have taken a cruel turn in Tanzania, all in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Learning English in Estonia

Estonians love to study English, but some in the Estonian government wonder whether Estonians put too much emphasis on learning English, and too little on learning other languages, as Cyrus Farivar reports from the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

Global Politics

New reminders of the Cold War

This weekend a former defense ministry official in Estonia was arrested for treason. The official is suspected of selling NATO secrets to Russia. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Edward Lucas, deputy editor of "The Economist," about the case.

Business, Finance & Economics

Tourism and technology in Estonia

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia used to be a cheap tourist destination for many Europeans. But the economic downturn has hurt the tourist trade, forcing at least one hotel to turn to another of Estonia's strengths -- information technology -- to cut costs. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Cyrus Farivar, author of a forthcoming book called "The Internet of Elsewhere."

Global Scan

This is where bitcoins are made

Bitcoins are big money these days. So bitcoin miners are setting up vast, secretive warehouses filled with computers to earn them. We explain how it works. Meanwhile, terrorist wannabes have a lot to learn, so they turn to "The Koran for Dummies" for a quick education. And superstitions about albinism have taken a cruel turn in Tanzania, all in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Learning English in Estonia

Estonians love to study English, but some in the Estonian government wonder whether Estonians put too much emphasis on learning English, and too little on learning other languages, as Cyrus Farivar reports from the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

Global Politics

New reminders of the Cold War

This weekend a former defense ministry official in Estonia was arrested for treason. The official is suspected of selling NATO secrets to Russia. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Edward Lucas, deputy editor of "The Economist," about the case.

Business, Finance & Economics

Tourism and technology in Estonia

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia used to be a cheap tourist destination for many Europeans. But the economic downturn has hurt the tourist trade, forcing at least one hotel to turn to another of Estonia's strengths -- information technology -- to cut costs. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Cyrus Farivar, author of a forthcoming book called "The Internet of Elsewhere."