Jackie Northam

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U.S. Officials Approve Deal With Iran For Boeing Planes

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The U.S. Treasury gave its approval for Boeing to sell 80 airliners to Iran — a deal made possible by the easing of sanctions in the nuclear agreement signed last year.


As Saudi Arabia Diversifies, A Texas Oil Refinery May Be In Its Future

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Analysts say Saudi Arabia's national oil company may be trying to buy a refinery in the U.S. It's part of an effort to build an economy that goes beyond oil exports.


Philippine President Urges U.S. To Remove Military Advisers

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the U.S. to withdraw its remaining military advisers. They are helping fight an Islamist insurgency in the south of the country.


North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test Sparking International Condemnation

Friday, September 09, 2016

North Korea has conducted yet another nuclear test, which led to widespread international condemnation.


Container Ships Stranded At Sea After South Korean Company Goes Bankrupt

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Dozens of giant container ships are bobbing around the oceans with no place to dock, after a South Korean shipping company went bankrupt. The stranded cargo may include as many as 500,000 containers.


Obama To Reassure Asian Allies Of U.S. Commitments To The Region

Friday, September 02, 2016

The G-20 Summit kicks off in China over the weekend. The summit brings together leaders of the world's major economies, and it is the first time China is hosting the meeting.


One Result Of China's Buildup In South China Sea: Environmental Havoc

Thursday, September 01, 2016

China has been creating artificial islands out of reefs. Environmentalists say the process is killing off coral and giant clams.


Can A Canadian Prime Minister Be An Action Hero? Marvel Comics Thinks So

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero.


U.S. Panel Clears Chinese Company's Takeover Of Syngenta

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A U.S. security regulator has approved state-owned China National Chemical Corp's planned $43 billion takeover of Swiss company Syngenta. The deal was held up while the U.S. reviewed its impact.


Amid Industry Downturn, Global Shipping Sees Record-Low Growth

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The global shipping industry is suffering a huge downturn, thanks in part to China's sagging economy. "This is likely to be one of the worst years ever in terms of losses," says an industry expert.


Satellite Images Show Apparent Aircraft Hangers On Chinese Artificial Islands

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New satellite imagery shows what appear to be aircraft hangars on three artificial islands created by China. Analysts say they reveal China's plan to militarize the disputed South China Sea.


Casting Doubt On U.S. Commitment To Mutual Defense, Donald Trump Unsettles NATO Allies

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the New York Times that a Trump administration wouldn't defend NATO allies unless they had "fulfilled their obligations" to the U.S.


U.S. Often Issues Travel Warnings, But Lately The Tables Are Turned

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The State Department regularly issues travel alerts for U.S. citizens. Now U.S. gun violence has led other countries to urge their own citizens to show caution when visiting the U.S.


Will Hague Tribunal's South China Sea Ruling Inflame U.S.-China Tensions?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beijing rejects the ruling that China's claims are illegal. U.S.-China friction could grow over the Scarborough Shoal, also claimed by the Philippines.


U.S. Imposes New Human Rights Sanctions On North Korea

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is directly sanctioned for the first time for his role in human rights abuses.


More Than Airplanes Are Riding On Boeing's Deal With Iran

Friday, July 01, 2016

Boeing has agreed to sell or lease about 100 commercial jets to Iran Air. The deal is seen as a test case for international companies that are skittish about doing business with Iran.


In Wake Of Brexit Vote, U.S. Loses Influence In The EU

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Brexit could mean the U.S. is losing its best friend and strongest influence in the European Union. NPR explores whether the U.S. will forge a new "special relationship" with Germany.


What Does Brexit Mean For The U.S.-U.K. 'Special' Relationship?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated in London on Monday that the U.S. could not find "a better friend and ally" than the U.K. But the relationship is bound to change.


So Just How Does The U.K. Divorce The EU?

Friday, June 24, 2016

On paper, there's a tangled legal process, but it has never been tested and leaves some issues unaddressed.


Boeing Says It Has Agreed To Sell Passenger Jets To Iranian Airline

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer is the first major U.S. company to do business in Iran since sanctions were lifted earlier this year as part of the international nuclear accord.