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Global Scan

Europe's comet lander snaps a killer selfie

Space may be the final frontier, but one of Earth's explorers paused earlier this month to snap a picture of what its seeing. Europe's Rosetta comet explorer probe grabbed a picture of the comet it's studying, and in the process caught a bit of itself, too. It's being called an interplanetary selfie, and it has taken the Internet by storm. That story and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

European Union prepares to adopt 24th official language as costs mount, calls for English rise

In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.

Global Scan

My affair? Next question...

François Hollande has long been under pressure for his policies. Now, he's under pressure around the details of an affair. Perhaps he needs a lesson from Abdul Saboor, praised as "Afghanistan's most honest man" in a country known for corruption. And is a woman on a swing a bit enticing? Some in Saudi Arabia say yes and want to stop it. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Citroen 2CV turns 60

This year marks the 60th anniversary of a French automotive icon -- Citroen's 2CV or "Deux Chevaux,? and Anchor Marco Werman takes a spin with a passionate owner who explains the vehicle's enduring appeal.

Arts, Culture & Media

More champagne?

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Jerald O'Kennard director of the Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago, about a plan to officially expand the region of France where "champagne" with a capital "C" can be produced