Ireland

Global Scan

Irish women ride the rails to protest restrictions on abortion

Women in Ireland resurrect a protest tactic from four decades ago to fight the country's restrictive abortion laws. While in China, police crack down on an alleged "brothel" run out of a university hotel. It apparently gave discounts to those who had a student ID. And if you are a gravedigger, or anyone with a professional, or morbid, interest in the dead, there's a new dating site for you. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Country music fans in Ireland are reeling as Garth Brooks' comeback tour concerts are cancelled

Country music star Garth Brooks was supposed to kick-off his much anticipated worldwide comeback tour in Croke Park, Dublin. But then the Dublin City Council said no to five consecutive days of concerts. It only approved three. Brooks and his entourage responded by pulling the plug on all the Dublin gigs. Now the Irish government and Dublin City Council are scrambling to reach a compromise.

Global Scan

He became famous for fake interpreting Nelson Mandela's funeral — now he's plugging an Israeli start-up

South Africa was mortified when it discovered it allowed a sign language interpreter on stage next to world leader to sign what amounted to mere gibberish. The situation got worse when reports emerged he had been connected with criminal behavior. But the man at the center of the controversy is a star once more. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answers to today's Geo Quiz are the 5 countries that produce most of the world's tea. The answers, according to a United Nations database, are China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mohammed Ali's Irish roots

Muhammed Ali was in Ireland today?tracing his family roots to the town of Ennis in Ireland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mark Nolan, Managing Director of the Dromoland Castle Hotel, where the boxing legend was a guest of honor at a fundraising banquet.

Business, Finance & Economics

Fish fraud

Scientists in Ireland have uncovered cases of mistaken fish identity. A quarter of cod and haddock fillets sold in Dublin are neither cod, nor haddock, but completely different species. Anchor Jeb Sharp has details.

Global Politics

How American debt compares

President Obama's debt-reduction commission is trying to trim federal deficits dramatically in the coming decade. But how does US debt compare with other nations? The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

We close our program this Christmas Day with a carol from a small village in Ireland. The song is called "The Darkest Midnight" and is performed by Irish singer Cara Dillon.