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.

Global Politics

NATO allies reluctant on Afghanistan

President Obama announced the US will send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan, putting pressure on European NATO members to up their deployments as well. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Germany, NATO nations are reluctant to do that.

Geo answer

French writer Antoine de Saint Exupery disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission during World War II. Now a new book claims to have the answer to what happened to him.

Arts, Culture & Media

Protest songs

Artists often play a part in the struggle against barriers. The World's Gerry Hadden has been looking into songs that symbolized the struggle against the divided Germany. He didn't find many. But the few he found mostly came from the former East Germany.

Global Politics

Stolen babies in Spain

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that authorities in Spain are investigating allegations that thousands of babies were stolen from Spanish families and illegally adopted over the past several years.