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.

Global Scan

Chinese officials use 'House of Cards' as an example of US political corruption

Chinese officials are on a very public anti-corruption campaign — and they seem to think "House of Cards" shows they are not alone in their troubles. Meanwhile, in Russia, an anti-corruption official suddenly jumps out a window to his death, while being interrogated. Fishy? And Eid might become a school holiday. That and more in today's Global Scan.