Global Scan

When it comes to spying, everyone is in everyone else's business

The NSA ha ignited a firestorm over its extensive spying on friends and allies alike, but it's clear the US is far from alone. Also, a new study finds billions of planets in the Milky Way that might be like Earth, and a former US president says he almost punched out a foreign leader. All this and more, in today's Global Scan.

Hopes high for latest round of nuclear talks between Iran, western government

There were positive signs heading into Iran's latest talks with the United States and other nations about its nuclear enrichment program. It seems to be willing to make some compromises in an effort to resolve what has been a years-long diplomatic stand-off. But will it be enough, in the right places, to actually forge a deal. Probably not this time, but maybe sooner, rather than later.