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Smoker? China, finally, says keep it out of the schools

China's getting serious about smoking — so serious it's banning smoking in schools. And it's imposing new restrictions as well. Meanwhile, in Austria, a former police officer is being compared to Robin Hood after he stole but said he planned to give it to the poor. Plus Denmark and Sweden consider a ban on circumcisions, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

A Nobel Peace Prize for Edward Snowden?

A former Norwegian minister nominates Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. India's highest court maintains the country's ban on gay sex. And an Iranian teacher stands up for a stricken student who is bullied. All that and more, in today's Global Scan

Global Scan

US government shuts down, as the world makes fun of us...

The US government shutdown has journalists working overtime to come up with the best headlines and most interesting writing about, essentially, what isn't happening. Examples of that, as well as an amazing video of a massive Spanish cathedral's construction, in today's Global Scan.

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Global Politics

Bush and Putin to meet

Coming on the heels of a tense week in Bucharest, Presidents Bush and Putin will have their last meeting together as respective heads-of-state this weekend, and Lisa Mullins talks about the up-coming summit with Fred Weir

Global Politics

Taxing witchcraft

In the Geo Quiz we're looking for a European country where a new tax is causing a stir. It targets some self-employed workers who didn't pay taxes in the past. These include astrologers and witches. And they're not happy about a tax on their ancient arts.

Global Scan

US government shuts down, as the world makes fun of us...

The US government shutdown has journalists working overtime to come up with the best headlines and most interesting writing about, essentially, what isn't happening. Examples of that, as well as an amazing video of a massive Spanish cathedral's construction, in today's Global Scan.