The Netherlands is one of the richest and strongest economies in the euro zone. But, in recent months, the country has dipped back into recession as it tries to shave nearly $20 billion from its budget. It's forced some people living on the margins to seek assistance.
At some level, all countries push new citizens to integrate and that's where civics and language citizenship tests come in. But when you take a longer look at how citizenship exams are developed worldwide, you realize they can have less to do with methodology than promoting a strict cultural identity.
India has been engaged in a long debate over the way its women are treated. The latest battle in that ongoing war came on Twitter recently, when someone posted a picture of two men sitting on Delhi metro seats reserved for women. It didn't go over well. That and more in today's Global Scan.
He's being called "Obama on the Maas River." Ahmed Aboutaleb is the first Muslim to become a mayor in Holland. Emily Kopp reports on this Muslim immigrant from Morocco who's shattering the political glass ceiling.
The civil war in Sierra Leone lasted a decade. The former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, is on trial for war crimes committed during the conflict. The Hague is hearing the case and Thursday British supermodel, Naomi Campbell testified.
Across the world, scientists are trying to determine where seasons are shifting. Spring arriving earlier, winter arriving later — it's happening in many countries. Now, the question is, what will be the consequences of that change.