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Global Scan

When it comes to police, Russia gets the gold

Russia is proud of being out in front of other countries. But on one measure, it might not be quite so proud. It has more police per citizen than any other country tracked by the UN. Meanwhile, the Loch Ness monster is back in the news after 18 months without a peep. And a 100-year-old woman has a long-held dream come true and it gives her shivers. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Portugal's soft war on drugs

Ten years ago Portugal decriminalized drug use. All drugs. From cocaine to heroin. The idea is to treat drug users as sick people, not criminals. Most feel that decriminalization is working. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Lisbon.

Global Politics

Europe's economic angst

There was more unrest in Europe today.From violent student protests in Britain to strikes in Portugal and anger over budget cuts in Ireland, tensions are on the rise.The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.