Germany has loudly protested US spying on its government — and now some politicians are ready to take action. But not with the high-tech solution you might expect. Meanwhile, a Danish funeral director is putting coffins on bikes — and a RAF fighter jet is up for auction. That and more in today's Global Scan.
New York University, the Louvre and Guggenheim Museums all plan to open up branches in the Emirates. The structures that will house these cultural entities are being built by workers living and working in very difficult situations.
Correspondent Ben Gilbert reports on a controversy over migrant workers' rights in the Arab Gulf states, as migrant laborers in Dubai recently took to the streets to demand better pay and working conditions.
It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.