Gerry Hadden

Global Scan

New Zealanders will vote on whether to update their flag

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.

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Conflict & Justice

Europe slow to react

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the slow and muddled European reaction to the anti-government protests in Egypt. Like the US, many European countries are caught between supporting an old ally and calling for an orderly democratic transition in Egypt

Geo answer

French writer Antoine de Saint Exupery disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission during World War II. Now a new book claims to have the answer to what happened to him.

Environment

International views of Bill Gates

Bill Gates is officially stepping down as head of Microsoft today to devote himself full-time to his work as a philanthropist, but first we get some snapshots from around the world of what the people think of when they hear the name Bill Gates.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Remember the 1986 film 'The Fly,' by David Cronenberg? Or the 1958 original, with Vincent Price? Well, now "The Fly" has landed on stage in Paris . . . as an opera. The World's Gerry Hadden caught a performance.