Global Scan

Italy's army enters the marijuana business

Italy recently allowed the chronically sick to purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes. But the country's supply has been severely constrained. Now the army is stepping in. Meanwhile, in Canada, the elk supply is anything but constrained and that's a problem. And President Barack Obama may have to ally with Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Global Scan

Is this the space vehicle that will be NASA's alternative to Russia's 'taxi service' to orbit?

As US-Russia relations deteriorate, NASA is picking up the pace on finding a way to get to the International Space Station without relying on Russian rockets. Three private companies could get the nod from NASA this week. Meanwhile, ISIS is emerging as a more dangerous global threat, with evidence that it is researching weapons of mass destruction and possibly targeting the pope. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.


Italy calls for exit from Afghanistan

Italy's Prime Minister says he wants Italian troops out of Afghanistan as soon as possible. That's after six Italian soldiers participating in NATO operations in Afghanistan died yesterday in a suicide bomb attack. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.


L'Aquila ? one year after the quake

A little more than a year has passed since an earthquake struck central Italy. Tens of thousands of homes were destroyed. And a year later the reconstruction still has not begun. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from L'Aquila.

Arts, Culture & Media

Gianmaria Testa

The subject of our Global Hit today likes to keep his songs simple. Just a guitar and his own gravely voice. Meet Italian singer-songwriter Gianmaria Testa. Testa's latest CD was recorded live in Rome a couple of years ago. It's called 'Solo dal Vivo.'