Benjamin Netanyahu

Global Scan

All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't get Rob Ford out of office — again

Rob Ford is nothing if not a survivor. After being accused of patronizing prostitutes — a charge he denies — drinking and driving — a charge he admits to — and then making the sort of sexual comment that can't be repeated on a family-friendly website, he still hangs onto his job as mayor. Meanwhile, in Europe, it seems that in-flight phone calls may become OK. "Can you hear me now?" Ugh. Plus more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Haifa forest fire extinguished

A massive wildfire which killed 42 people in northern Israel has been extinguished, emergency officials say. Israelis are now asking why their officials weren't prepared and what might be different next time. Matthew Bell has more.

Global Politics

Italy's campaign against bottled water

An Italian supermarket chain is urging its customers to stop buying bottled water from far away sources because of the pollution caused when the water is transported. Megan Williams reports on the campaign, and why some are skeptical about the motives.