North Korea

Global Scan

That little bit of vandalism will cost you $25,000

If you've ever visited the Colosseum in Rome, you know how truly stunning it can be. One visitor, however, decided to commemorate his trip by leaving his mark on the historic structure. Local officials, however, didn't take kindly to that. That story and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

When it comes to police, Russia gets the gold

Russia is proud of being out in front of other countries. But on one measure, it might not be quite so proud. It has more police per citizen than any other country tracked by the UN. Meanwhile, the Loch Ness monster is back in the news after 18 months without a peep. And a 100-year-old woman has a long-held dream come true and it gives her shivers. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

ISIS thanks the Pentagon for its errant weapon airdrop

The Pentagon has been stepping up its efforts to reinforce Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria as they battle ISIS terrorists. An airdrop in Kobane this week was meant to bolster them at a crucial time, unfortunately some of the supplies went off target. Plus a look at how humans came to eat dairy and a prohibition on kissing at a Zimbabwe university. Those stories in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

US support of South Korea

The United States is committed by treaty to support South Korea in the event of a conflict. But just what does that mean? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Henriksen, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we wanted you to name two countries looking to erase an old debt. The answer is North Korea and the Czech Republic. Anchor Katy Clark speaks to the BBC's Rob Cameron who is in Prague.

Conflict & Justice

The China Korea connection

North Korea's attack against a South Korean island has turned attention to North Korea's ally, China. But just how much leverage does Washington have with Beijing? Host Lisa Mullins discusses the issue with BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus.