The results from the Italian elections may cause economic and political effects across Europe and possibly the US. Also, in a surprise move, North Korea opens up its mobile network to foreigners. And Canada launches a raunchy ad campaign to curb texting while driving.
The big winners of Italy’s elections, former comedian Beppe Grillo and his anti-establishment Five Star Movement, are rejecting any talk of forming a ruling coalition and rattling the markets in the process. Anchor Marco Werman has excerpts of an interview Grillo gave the BBC Wednesday, explaining his thinking, and a clip from 20 years ago where Grillo tells a joke that still sounds relevant.
The effects from Italy’s fractured election results are likely to cause problems in the Eurozone and beyond, including here in the United States.
Pope Benedict XVI has given his final public audience as Pope. On Thursday, he officially steps down and becomes Pope Emeritus.
In an unexpected move, the North Korean government has opened up it mobile network to foreigners. Now for the first time foreign reporters can access the internet from their phones and instantly post photos and tweets to the web.
Israel has quietly begun repatriating hundreds of Sudanese immigrants in recent months. The move raises questions about the migrants’ legal status in Israel and possible dangers they face back home in Sudan.
Two years after the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster, life is still far from normal for survivors. Anxiety over radiation and discrimination is now causing mental health problems and a slew of social problems from divorce to suicide.
American pianist Van Cliburn, a luminary in the world of classical music, died Wednesday in his home state of Texas. He was 78.
A racy new ad campaign aimed at distracted drivers is being rolled out across the Canadian province of Alberta. The slogan is Crotches Kill. The ads remind drivers to keep their eyes on the road and not down at their phones. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Parker Hogan. He’s with Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation.