Kim Jong Un is known around the world for his hair, but evidently he's a little sensitive about it. The "dear leader" of North Korea wants a London barbershop to take down a promotional photo that uses his image with the words "Bad Hair Day." That and more in today's Global Scan.
Antonin Baudry was hired as a speechwriter for the French foreign minister in 2002, just months after 9/11. And the experience inspired him to write a graphic novel, which has just become the film, "The French Minister."
It took two years to find the flight data and cockpit voice recorders for an Air France jet that disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. In that tragedy, the crash site was found within two days of the accident. With Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the search may be much harder.
Historian Margaret MacMillan sees parallels between the lead-up to World War I and today's instability in the face of rising Russian nationalism. She says the West failed to appreciate Russia's feeling of humiliation after the Cold War. She warns against dangerous miscalculations and for a strong response to Putin.
McDonald's has spread its restaurants around the world to more than 100 countries, including Russia and Ukraine. But the dispute between the two countries has put the chain's Crimean outlets out of business. That and more in today's Global Scan.
In the digital age, the market for mail-order brides is alive and well, but it's moved upmarket. Now re-branded as "international romance," there's still few examples of the romance really working out.
The Sarajevo Haggadah was written in the 14th century as an illustrated guide to the Passover seder. Bosnian-born composer and concert accordionist Merima Kljuco was inspired to turn the book, and its story, into a piece of music.
David King ran the Boston Marathon last year. After he finished, he learned about the bombing. So he started his second marathon — of trauma surgeries at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. Now he hopes to look ahead and not back.
American-made anti-tank missiles have shown up in videos from Syrian rebel groups. The videos could signal a shift in the US approach toward arming Syrian opposition forces. But is it too little, too late?
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asked a question during Russian President Vladimir Putin nationwide call-in this week. Will Snowden's question about government surveillance in Russia and Putin's answer trigger a public debate on surveillance issues?
Frequent contributor Alina Simone has a personal connection to this week's news about a breakthrough on the Big Bang. Her father is a physicist who works in the field. But she says that no matter how hard she tries to listen, and her dad tries to explain, she just can't understand.
It was a shocking verdict by an Egyptian Court. 529 people alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death. Of those sentenced, less than half are in custody and the rest are on the run.