Jackie Northam appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is directly sanctioned for the first time for his role in human rights abuses.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 24, 2016
On paper, there's a tangled legal process, but it has never been tested and leaves some issues unaddressed.
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.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The U.S. is halfway through its 2-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council. It's a high-level forum for 8 nations with Arctic territory, and one of the few areas where the U.S. and Russia cooperate.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The father of Omar Mateen, the Orlando, Fla., shooter, says his son was a good man. For years, Afghan-born Seddique Mateen ran a satellite television show where he railed against Pakistan and the government in Kabul.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Iran is on track to restore oil production and exports to pre-sanction levels, surprising many analysts. It's one of the areas where Iran has benefited from the nuclear deal it made with world powers.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Although Syngenta is a Swiss company, it does more than a quarter of its business in the U.S. So the U.S. government is reviewing whether the sale will be a threat to national security.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
In response to China's moves in the South China Sea, the U.S. has tightened security ties and boosted its military presence in the region. Now Vietnam can host regular visits by U.S. military units.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The U.S. arms embargo has been lifted and Vietnam will have access to cutting edge weapons and military technology from the United States. But it may still be a while before any sales take place.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Chinese investors are on a buying spree in the U.S., moving their operations here or snapping up American companies. Investment is on track to hit $30 billion this year, doubling last year's record.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
More airstrikes. More kidnappings. How will the medical aid group protect its workers, patients and hospitals in a more threatening world?