Global Scan

I swear to uphold the US Constitution ... upon my Kindle

When someone takes an oath of office, the idea has been to take a vow on something with permanence, not something you upgrade every few years. Not anymore. And Indian women are flocking to a new film with a feminist message, while Japanese workers are being pressed to take vacations, in today's Global Scan.


Conflict & Justice

Swiss tax evasion ruling

A court in Switzerland ruled today that a Swiss financial regulator broke secrecy laws by ordering the bank UBS to release client information to US tax authorities. Anchor Jeb Sharp finds out more from Beat Kappeler, an economist.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz

The World's Geo Quiz takes you to a landlocked country in Western Europe where a new talking scanner could help make life a bit easier for the blind.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Switzerland, where a new piece of technology is making life a bit easier for blind people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Martin Mischler, a technology expert with the Swiss Union for The Blind in Zurich.

Global Politics

Ghaddafi vs. Switzerland

Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi is calling for holy war against Switzerland. Anchor Marco Werman finds out why from Time Magazine's Vivienne Walt, who has just returned from Libya.

Development & Education

Geo Quiz and Answer

For today's Geoquiz we are looking for a beautiful Swiss Valley that's abuzz with helicopters transporting avid skiers looking for snow. The BBC's Imogen Foulkes takes us there to find out how residents feel about the sound of hovering helicopters.

Arts, Culture & Media

Swatch design impact

Watchmakers and designers are hailing the late Nicolas Hayek, the man behind the Swatch brand of watches. Hayek died this week. Anchor David Baron speaks with Donna Loveday, senior curator of London's Design Museum, about his impact on the design world.

Conflict & Justice

Roman Polanski freed in Switzerland

Anchor Marco Werman talks with reporter Jeffrey Toobin about the case of director Roman Polanski. Today, Swiss authorities announced that they will not extradite Polanski to the U.S. for the charge of having sex with a thirteen year old girl in 1977.

Conflict & Justice

Former Swiss prisoners seek justice

In Switzerland, thousands of victims of a policy known as 'administrative detention' are demanding an investigation and compensation for being imprisoned without committing any crime. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the story from the BBC's Imogene Foulkes.

Global Politics

Low Cost IVF

IVF is now a common method of aiding conception � but it's expensive. There are efforts to make the treatments more accessible to the poorest regions of the world. Lisa Mullins talks with Dr. Ian Cooke of the Low Cost IVF Foundation.