Haiti

Global Scan

Want to host the 2022 Winter Olympics? We have just a few rules ...

The International Olympic Committee finds itself with two mediocre choices to host the 2022 Winter Olympics after Oslo, Norway, decided it wouldn't be hosting. Meanwhile, women in India and Colombia are standing up and saying no to violence. In India, a special all-female police squad has been created and in Colombia, a town is preparing for a one-night curfew on all men.

Global Scan

Is this the space vehicle that will be NASA's alternative to Russia's 'taxi service' to orbit?

As US-Russia relations deteriorate, NASA is picking up the pace on finding a way to get to the International Space Station without relying on Russian rockets. Three private companies could get the nod from NASA this week. Meanwhile, ISIS is emerging as a more dangerous global threat, with evidence that it is researching weapons of mass destruction and possibly targeting the pope. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

France's aid effort in Haiti

President Nicolas Sarkozy has been trying to defuse a quarrel with the US. France's International Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet complained that a French plane was turned back by US troops. The World's Europe correspondent Gerry Hadden reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Haitian self-reliance

Haitian President Rene Preval has made an urgent appeal for more tents to house up to a million people left homeless by the quake two weeks ago. However not all Haitians are simply waiting for help from the outside, as WAMU's Sabri Ben Achour reports.

Conflict & Justice

How to fix Haiti's economy

In the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake there's a lot of talk about finally getting things right in Haiti, a sense that the opportunity to rebuild means the opportunity to fix what's been wrong. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Haiti update

There are still 1.2 million people living in tent camps in Haiti. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Imogen Wall, United Nations' Humanitarian spokeswoman, about some of the biggest challenges in the humanitarian effort in Haiti.