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Global Scan

The interpreter scandal at Mandela's memorial takes a bizarre turn

We are learning more about the fake interpreter for the deaf who signed gibberish during Mandela's memorial service. He may well have posed a security risk. We highlight an Ethiopian village that has found a path out of poverty, only to be resented by its neighbors. And Greenpeace activists are learning that being "free" on bail in Russia has its limits, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Caught between Russian oil and EU trade, Ukraine now hopes to get both

Ukrainian leaders seem ready to appease protesters by signing a deal with the European Union, while still maintaining close ties with Russia. But will that stop the protests? We also look at the Turkish model of Islamic democracy, and China's guidelines for the media on what to remember —and not remember — about Nelson Mandela. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Dutch drug tourism

The Dutch have some of the most liberal drug laws. But some local officials are fed up with foreigners who invade their towns looking for drugs. So they want to close the so-called coffee shops that sell marijuana. Emily Kop reports from the Netherlands.

Conflict & Justice

Mexico revamps court system

In Mexico, the criminal court system is transforming to make court proceedings open to the public. But Mexico's current rash of drug-related violence makes implementing the new system a daunting task. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Ciudad Juarez.

Global Scan

The interpreter scandal at Mandela's memorial takes a bizarre turn

We are learning more about the fake interpreter for the deaf who signed gibberish during Mandela's memorial service. He may well have posed a security risk. We highlight an Ethiopian village that has found a path out of poverty, only to be resented by its neighbors. And Greenpeace activists are learning that being "free" on bail in Russia has its limits, in today's Global Scan.