Global Scan

A court says Americans should know the reason their government kills its citizens abroad

The Obama administration's effort to keep its memo on extra-judicial killings secret received a setback this week, when a judge ruled it had to hand over the rationale under the Freedom of Information Act. Meanwhile, North Koreans are increasingly frustrated with their own government — while Russians are falling more and more in line with theirs. That and more in today's Global Scan.


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Global Hit and Geo Answer

The World's Marco Werman tells us about the Music of Cyprus project. It's a Boston-based initiative spearheaded by Turkish Cypriot Mehmet Sanliko. As for the answer to our Geo Quiz today, what are the three largest Mediterranean islands, the answer is Sicily, Sardinia, and Cyprus.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the island of Cyprus. Muslim Turk Cypriots and Christian Greek Cypriots live on opposite sides of Cyprus. The island's divisions also extend to culinary matters. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, Greek and Turkish Cypriots often disagree on what to call the island's traditional dishes.