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Global Scan

Sochi Olympics will have security on full display

The investigation continues into the terrorist attacks in Russia earlier this week. While there's been no claim of responsibility, officials are already worrying about what it means for the Olympics. Security is expected to be unprecedented. Plus Jihad Jane looks set for a long prison sentence and Edward Snowden pushes Julian Assange out of the spotlight in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't get Rob Ford out of office — again

Rob Ford is nothing if not a survivor. After being accused of patronizing prostitutes — a charge he denies — drinking and driving — a charge he admits to — and then making the sort of sexual comment that can't be repeated on a family-friendly website, he still hangs onto his job as mayor. Meanwhile, in Europe, it seems that in-flight phone calls may become OK. "Can you hear me now?" Ugh. Plus more in today's Global Scan.

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Palau envoy

Palau and other Pacific island nations aren't represented at the United Nations by their own citizens. They're represented by American lawyers and law students. The Americans are pushing the UN to act quickly on climate change.

Conflict & Justice

New homes for the Uighurs

The World's Carol Hills reports on the debate surrounding the relocation of the Guantanamo Uighurs. Many island nations have stepped up to take them in, but it appears that no good deed goes unpunished.

Global Politics

Palau's China dilemma

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on the Pacific island nation of Palau � and its China dilemma. Right now, Palau has diplomatic relations with Taiwan, not China. But China's growing influence in the region is causing some on Palau to reconsider.

Arts, Culture & Media

New nations

Sunday's referendum in southern Sudan got us thinking about new countries for the Geo Quiz. It's worth noting that there have been more than 30 countries created in the past two decades. So here's the question: What are the 5 newest countries?

United Nations votes to accept Palestine as nonmember observer

Palestinians scored a diplomatic victory on Thursday when the United Nations General Assembly granted their request for nonmember observer status, rejecting a call from Israel and the United States to put that off until Israel and the Palestinians reach a permanent peace agreement.

Global Scan

All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't get Rob Ford out of office — again

Rob Ford is nothing if not a survivor. After being accused of patronizing prostitutes — a charge he denies — drinking and driving — a charge he admits to — and then making the sort of sexual comment that can't be repeated on a family-friendly website, he still hangs onto his job as mayor. Meanwhile, in Europe, it seems that in-flight phone calls may become OK. "Can you hear me now?" Ugh. Plus more in today's Global Scan.