Iceland, with a population of just 330,000, took on soccer royalty Monday and handed England a big loss in the Euro 2016 tournament. It would seem this marks Britain's second exit from European affairs in under a week.
All of Britain is on edge waiting to see what happens in the EU referendum on Thursday. Could "Brexit" really happen? And if so, what does it mean for an estimated 1.2 million British citizens currently living in other European countries?
World War I began in Europe 100 years ago this summer. That conflict is still hugely important to people there, and the war looms large in a lot of popular culture. Think Downton Abbey. Americans on the other hand, for the most part, couldn't care less. The World's history guy, Chris Woolf, explains the different takes.
After the attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Jews that Israel is their home — and he wasn't alone. The country sent officials to Paris to help persuade French Jews to emigrate in the face of increasing threats.
Parisian author Pénélope Bagieu had to act as a lone wolf to achieve success, and that selfishness makes its way into her new graphic novel, "Exquisite Corpse." But it's a cautionary tale she wrote for the reader and, in part, for herself.
World leaders and regular people gathered Tuesday in South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela — a man who was labelled a terrorist by the US until 8 years ago, a friend of China and Cuba, and now a symbol of hope and reconciliation for millions. We also look at Saudi Arabia's interest in its own human genome project, one of the most extreme zipline rides in the world, and a video game where the villian is alcoholism. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
Cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine, are riffing off the heartbreaking image of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi lying face down in the sand and it's provoking reaction online. Here's what's behind the controversy.
French conductor Pierre Boulez was known for being an avant-garde composer, while Frank Zappa was firmly ensconced in the avant-garde world of rock. Together they recorded an album, "Boulez conducts Zappa." We'll hear how their collaboration maybe wasn't so unlikely.