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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Remember the 1986 film 'The Fly,' by David Cronenberg? Or the 1958 original, with Vincent Price? Well, now "The Fly" has landed on stage in Paris . . . as an opera. The World's Gerry Hadden caught a performance.

Global Politics

Italy calls for exit from Afghanistan

Italy's Prime Minister says he wants Italian troops out of Afghanistan as soon as possible. That's after six Italian soldiers participating in NATO operations in Afghanistan died yesterday in a suicide bomb attack. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mc Yinka

Greeks are grappling with the aftermath of two bombings. Now a sense of malaise and uncertainty has settled over the country as it tries to climb out of debt. But The World's Gerry Hadden found one local musician who's trying lift people's spirits.

Conflict & Justice

Europe slow to react

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the slow and muddled European reaction to the anti-government protests in Egypt. Like the US, many European countries are caught between supporting an old ally and calling for an orderly democratic transition in Egypt.

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.