The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on how accusations of corruption is affecting the trial of former Khmer Rouge officials in Cambodia. Among other things, international monitors say Cambodian staff members on the tribunal are forced to give kickbacks to government officials.
President Obama today announced an easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba. The new rules will also allow American telecommunications companies to apply for licenses in Cuba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Professor Lisandro Perez, founder of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Two of Zimbabwe's leading protest poets, Comrade Fatso and Outspoken, grew up on the streets of Harare. They speak with anchor Marco Werman about their hip-hop street poetry.
Today on The World: President Obama says the economy is showing signs of progress; Also, how the latest shift in US policy toward Cuba is being talked about in Cuba itself today; And musician Bela Fleck and his African collaborations.
North Korea today ordered international nuclear inspectors out of the country. This after the North Korean government vowed to pull out of nuclear talks with the US and others. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Iranian officials say the espionage trial of Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi could produce a verdict within two weeks. Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib tells host Marco Werman that hardliners in Iran may be using Saberi's case to show Washington they can still play hardball.
President Obama was at Georgetown University today to talk about signs of an improving economy. The World's Katy Clark reports that the President would like to focus public attention back to domestic matters as he approaches his 100th day in office.