Gerry Hadden

Global Scan

New Zealanders will vote on whether to update their flag

A flag is usually a symbol of national pride. But not necessarily in New Zealand, where voters will get to decide whether to ditch the design that dates to colonial times. And for some reason a Cadillac ad that lauds America's work ethic and paints Europeans as slackers just rubs some Europeans the wrong way. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Nazi deserters pardoned

This month Germany overturned the sentences of tens of thousands of German soldiers convicted of treason during World War II. The World's Gerry Hadden met one of Germany's three surviving Nazi traitors and has his story.

Global Politics

France telecom suicides

Twenty-four employees of France Telecom have killed themselves in the past year-and-a-half. Some blame the restructuring of the previously state-owned company for a poisonous atmosphere. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.