China's government often says that democracy isn't appropriate for a Chinese Confucian culture. But Chinese pro-democracy activists in Taiwan say democracy works just fine there. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story.
As the Republican Party prepares to nominate its first Mormon candidate for president next week, there's growing interest in Mormon practice -- especially young Mormons serving missions around the world. Though numbers are down from the 1990s, many young Church members are still going abroad.
Scandinavia is known for its commitment to civil and human rights, its government services and its equality. But it's also becoming a source of jihadi fighters in Syria. Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have secured a huge cache of weapons. And a white man and his black puppet are creating candid talk on race in South Africa. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
The Presidents of China and Taiwan are to hold their first summit since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949. They are to meet in Singapore on Saturday. But it’ll take a long time for relations to be normalized.