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.

Politics

Italy charged with bribing Taliban

The Times of London is reporting that Italy paid the Taliban not to attack Italian soldiers in Afghanistan. Italy vehemently denies the story, but the story is raising questions. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Politics

Europeans and the American tea party

Some conservative circles in Europe are looking to the American Tea Party movement for inspiration and with some envy. But the European right and the American right don't always see eye to eye. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.