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.


Italian leader issues economic warning

Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi today warned parliament that Italy could be plunged into economic crisis if his opponents succeed in passing a �no confidence� measure against him tomorrow. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.