Jackie Northam appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Two U.S. citizens are charged with trying to overthrow the government of the tiny West African nation of Gambia. The charges stem from a December 30 coup attempt.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
At least 60 journalists died in 2014, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists. Nearly half those killed were targeted for murder.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The Obama administration is weighing options for a response to North Korea's alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The move comes after the FBI said it had evidence the Pyongyang government was involved.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Two-thirds of the food Cubans eat is imported — but the reestablishment of ties with the U.S. could open opportunities for American farmers.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Russia, China and other emerging market countries have been buying up large quantities of gold, something governments and individuals have done for centuries during uncertain economic times.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But they're causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Normally, the "central banker of oil" would slow production to push up prices. Not so now. Some say it's a geopolitical tactic aimed at Russia and Iran; others say it's just protecting market share.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
A debate has begun in Canada about how to respond to this week's murders of two Canadian soldiers, and the government plans to introduce new measures to strengthen the powers of the security services.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Canadian government says it will increase surveillance and provide the security forces with more authority to detain suspects after Wednesday's shooting in the capital, Ottawa. NPR's Jackie Northam joins us with the latest.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Canadian police have identified the man who went on a shooting spree in the Canadian capital on Monday. The shooter killed a soldier before entering Parliament where he was shot dead by an official.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Canadian police have lifted a lockdown in Ottawa, one day after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and then stormed the city's Parliament building. Steve Inskeep gets the latest developments from NPR's Jackie Northam.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if passed, could pull together 12 nations in one trade pact. But talks haven't been going well lately.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone pleaded for help at the annual World Bank-IMF meeting: "This slower-than-the-virus response needs to change."
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."
Monday, September 15, 2014
Many airlines don't want to have their crews overnight in an Ebola area or send them to a place where they can't get adequate health care if something goes wrong.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia on Thursday trying to wrangle a coalition against ISIS from a group of nations that have trouble uniting on anything — Qatar, Egypt, Turkey and others.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Getting the experts and materiel into West Africa is difficult as many airlines have canceled flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Shipping lines are refusing to dock at the countrys' ports.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Both sides have traded barbs and criticism over the other's policies. Some believe the public feud stems from a personal animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.