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We continue our look at Cuba immigration policy and meet recently arrived Cubans who tell us about their first days in America. Also, Saudi Arabia may be the only country where women can't drive, but there are other places where it's forbidden, including here in the US. We heard from one woman who learned to drive after leaving a Hasidic community in New York. Plus, a café where you can spend time with cats.
A high-level US delegation is in Cuba for talks. At the same time, a Russian spy ship is docked in a Havana harbor. Following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night, we try to figure out what the next steps will be in the US-Cuba relationship, and where Russia fits in the equation. Also, we look at America's special immigration policy toward Cuba; it's known as wet-foot/dry-foot. A Miami lifeguard and a Cuban American exile help explain it to us. And, Translators without Borders is working to translate essential medical information into as many local African languages as possible.
President Barack Obama speaks to Congress and the nation tonight. The World goes deep today into the foreign policy issues that the president is likely to raise in his State of the Union address: from ISIS and threats to national security, to the Administration's immigration policy and Cuba. The World newsroom will be live-tweeting global context to the State of the Union, using the hashtag #worldwatches.
Leaders in Europe meet in Brussels to coordinate responses to violence in France and Belgium. Also, we talk to the creative minds behind a new podcast called "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim." And a new film explores the issue of identity among African immigrants in the US.
There have been anti-terror raids and arrests across Europe in the past 24 hours. These come in the wake of last week's attacks in Paris. We ask about the wider security situation across Europe right now. Plus, new rules regarding travel and doing business in Cuba go into effect today. And, we tell you a basketball story that spans Congo, the United States and China.
Does the Quran really ban the depiction of Prophet Mohamed, and what's the history of the debate? We take a look. Plus, an NGO in South Africa is working with men and families to change their country's culture of violence against women. And: Freedom Sliders. They're Canadians who are fed up with local bans on sledding, and are taking to the local toboggan runs to make their point.