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Global Scan

A Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana — why not?

Uruguay made waves when it legalized the possession, consumption and manufacturing of marijuana. Now, the president has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A 12-year-old discovers a new species of giant jellyfish. And just what would it take for New York City to host a winter Olympics? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Business, Finance & Economics

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we wanted the name of a small African country on the shores of Lake Kivu. The answer is Rwanda. Reporter Judy Goldberg has an update on the rare partnership between Macy's department store and an association of women weavers from Rwanda.

Global Politics

East Africa's mountain gorillas

Head for the Great Rift Valley for the Geo Quiz: we're searching for a chain of volcanic mountains in East Africa. These mountains cross the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This mountainous region is home to mountain gorillas.

Global Scan

A Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana — why not?

Uruguay made waves when it legalized the possession, consumption and manufacturing of marijuana. Now, the president has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A 12-year-old discovers a new species of giant jellyfish. And just what would it take for New York City to host a winter Olympics? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

At least President Hollande's scandal is entirely domestic

French President François Hollande is having a hard time getting any traction with his political agenda. Meanwhile, US officials are having a tough time moving past the diplomatic row with India over a diplomat accused of mistreating her housekeeper. And in Italy, a politician is finally saying enough is enough — with the racism she faces.