Jackie Northam

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Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

Monday, July 27, 2015

Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.


With U.S.-Cuba Ties Restored, Embargo Leaves Trade Restrictions In Place

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Washington, D.C., and Havana may have restored diplomatic ties, but the crippling trade embargo against Cuba is still in place — for now. President Obama has started paving the way to increase the export of agricultural products to Cuba, and to begin exporting construction and telecommunications equipment.


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Makes First U.S. Visit

Monday, July 20, 2015

President Obama met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday. The two leaders discussed security, Nigeria's economy and battling corruption in its government.


Is N. Korea Facing A Famine Or Just Seeking More Aid?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The country warned in June it faces its worst drought in a century. That's raised concerns — and some doubts about the severity of the situation. In the 1990s, 1 million died in a famine.


Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

One of the most controversial aspects of the nuclear deal is the unfreezing of more than $100 billion in oil revenues. But concerns have been raised about what Iran might do with this windfall.


After Nuclear Deal, Iranian Oil Could Flow At Molasses Pace

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Iran holds the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world, and the nuclear deal could mean millions oil barrels flowing into an already saturated market, pushing the global price down further.


Vietnamese Communist Party Chief Makes 1st White House Visit

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Nguyen Phu Trong, the head of Vietnam's Communist Party, and the most powerful man in the Asian nation, met with President Obama on Tuesday. It is the first time a general secretary of the country's Communist Party has visited the U.S., and a good opportunity for the Obama administration to nurture an ally as it makes its' so-called pivot to Asia.


Major U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Expansion Of Gulf Carriers

Monday, July 06, 2015

The three major U.S. airlines — American, United and Delta — are pressuring the government to stifle competition by carriers from the Persian Gulf.


Online Fund Started To Raise Money For Greece's Debt

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Thom Feeney of London says he was fed up with the showdowns between Greece and its creditors. He started a campaign called Greek Bailout Fund to raise 1.6 billion euros to help pay Greece's debt.


Brazil Tries To Rebuild Relations With U.S. After NSA Spying Scandal

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since that time, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.


White House To Amend Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It is expected to announce changes to the policy on paying ransom for hostages kidnapped by militant groups. It will no longer bar a hostage's family from dealing with and paying ransom to captors.


U.S., China Face Tensions At 7th Strategic And Economic Dialogue

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cyber hacking and tension in the South China Sea will be among the issues discussed during the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, on Monday in Washington, D.C. The three-day event focuses on addressing the immediate and long-term economic and strategic interests of both countries.


Anxious About China, Asian Nations Buy More U.S. Military Hardware

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The shopping spree by Southeast Asian nations is expected to total around $40 billion over the next year. But the U.S. has competition, from Russia, Europe and other countries in Asia.


As The Arctic Opens Up, The U.S. Is Down To A Single Icebreaker

Monday, June 01, 2015

Melting ice means more of the Arctic is accessible to exploration and shipping, and countries are racing to establish a presence. But they still need heavy icebreakers, and the U.S. is falling behind.


Canadian Judge Grants Former Guantanamo Inmate Bail

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Omar Khadr, who served more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay, has been released on bail while he waits out an appeal for war crimes' convictions. The Canadian government criticized the judge's ruling.


Saudi Arabia Proposes A 5-Day Truce In Yemen

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Saudi Arabia says the cease-fire will help get much-needed humanitarian aid into Yemen, but the offer is good only if Houthi rebels comply with the deal.


U.S. Issues Licenses For Ferry Travel To Cuba

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

For the first time in 50 years, the U.S. has issued licenses for ferry service between the United States and Cuba. At least four companies received licenses Tuesday.


Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner In Canada Wants To Be Released On Bail

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Omar Khadr was sent to Guantanamo Bay prison when he was 15 years old. Now in prison in Canada, he is seeking bail while he appeals his war-crimes conviction. Ottawa wants him to stay put.


New Fighting Along Yemen Border Closes Schools And Airports

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen's airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.


NATO Forces Launch Largest Anti-Submarine Exercises Ever Off Norway Coast

Monday, May 04, 2015

The two-week naval exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings dozens of vessels together, and comes amid concern about Russia's increasing aggression.