A flag is usually a symbol of national pride. But not necessarily in New Zealand, where voters will get to decide whether to ditch the design that dates to colonial times. And for some reason a Cadillac ad that lauds America's work ethic and paints Europeans as slackers just rubs some Europeans the wrong way. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
Congress has narrowly avoided a global financial crisis by taking a cue from Europe. Both regions are kicking the can down the road, rather than finding lasting solutions. Short-term fixes, though, may lead to long-term decline for the West.
Belgium's favorite comic book son, Tintin, gets to speak Scots in a new translation by Susan Rennie. Listen as she speaks some of the dialogue, and explains why this particular Tintin adventure got the Scots treatment.
The career of Jimi Hendrix was like a firecracker, bright, but short-lived. Some of his music hasn't been heard since he played it, particularly from some of his live performances. But a new recording is bringing new life to a February 1969 performance of his in the U.K.
There's a long list of foreign policy issues that got little or no mention during the Obama-Romney foreign policy debate. Anchor Marco Werman asks our editors Peter Thomson, William Troop and Clark Boyd talk about three.
Social networking sites make is easy to share our lives online. But, too much sharing can be disastrous. Numerous projects are underway to give people the ability to remove the offending material. The World's Technology Correspondent Clark Boyd reports.
The poetic tradition in North Africa has also woven its way into more modern forms of expression. One group of Libyan exiles has assembled some of the best tracks into a compilation. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
As The World's Clark Boyd Reports, at midnight on Friday, Belgium topped Iraq as the country that has gone longest without a government. Demonstrators marked the milestone with events throughout the country.
More than a half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to electricity. But now, a non-profit organization that has had success with its wind-up radio is using the same technology to turn on the lights. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
Many listeners wrote in after last week's conversation with singer Angelique Kidjo about music on her iPod. One song stood out for listeners as a memory from their past, but it had a different title. The World's Marco Werman tries to crack the case.
Scientists in George Whiteside's lab at Harvard University are developing tools that are inexpensive, portable, and do not require electricity to help health workers in the developing world. The World's Clark Boyd reports.