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Global Scan

Downton Abbey's pooch has a problem — with her name

The public television smash hit Downton Abbey is making waves again — though not because its killed off another character. It's because of one of the show's dogs. Specifically Isis. And you can probably figure out where this is going. Meanwhile, in Finland, the country's prime minister is blaming Apple for its economic problems. And France is blaming the English-speaking the world for being too politically correct. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

India's low-budget Mars probe snaps an iconic photo of the red planet

India's Mars mission keeps grabbing headlines — including this week, when the probe took this remarkable photo. Meanwhile, the US is shipping more of its oil overseas than at any time in the past 50 years, and that's a good sign gas prices are heading down. And ISIS thwarts US airstrikes with a speedy change in its tactics, in today's Global Scan.

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.

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

Conflict & Justice

Ugly tourists from somewhere else

Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Timothee de Roux of the French travel website Expedia.fr., which published a survey about tourists in Europe that found that Americans are no longer considered the most obnoxious tourists traveling through Europe,

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The French style of music "Bal Musette" fell out of favor in the 1960s for being un-hip. Now one French band is changing that. The World's Adeline Sire has today's Global Hit.