France

High seas piracy on the rise

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that piracy on the high seas is on the rise, and European leaders are calling for a permanent international force to patrol trouble spots.

Conflict & Justice

France wrestles with statistics

France is officially color-blind: it's against the law there to collect statistics on race, religion or ethnicity, but some critics say just because you don't ask questions, doesn't mean discrimination doesn't exist

Conflict & Justice

Olympic torch trouble

Sarah Elzas reports that the Paris leg of the Olympic torch relay was cut short today after anti-China protests disrupted the event; such protests are expected all along the torch's path to Beijing.

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit: Badila Ensemble

Anchor Lisa Mullins introduces us to the music of the Badila Ensemble. Members of the group have been recruited from France, India and Iran. The ensemble's latest CD is called "Qalandar Express: Love Songs of the Mystic Riders."

Sports

College hoops and the world

The World's Katy Clark reports that one of the teams still in the NCAA basketball tournament -- Davidson -- has recruited many of its players from abroad.

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