Jacob Zuma

Global Scan

What might have happened if Kennedy had lived?

The Cuban missile crisis had an epilogue that few know — the Kennedy administration was in secret talks with Cuba around a reconciliation. In current news, several women in London have been held in slavery for years, Europe contemplates its own NSA-proof cloud computing facility, and we visit Ford Nation — the Toronto mayor's fans who insist they'll vote for him again. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Politics

Cartoon Slideshow: Julius Malema is Back

Many South Africans thought former ANC youth leader Julius Malema had gone quietly into the night. But the controversy over the shooting of striking miners by police has given Malema a populist springboard back into the political limelight.