Jackie Northam

Jackie Northam appears in the following:

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.


U.S.-Russia Relations Are Frosty But They're Toasty On The Arctic Council

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.


Father Of Orlando Gunman Saddened By Nightclub Massacre

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.


After Nuclear Deal, Iran Pulls Quick Oil Production Rebound

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.


U.S. Lawmakers Scrutinize China's Bid To Buy Agrichemical Giant Syngenta

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.


Arms Embargo Lift Also Means More Regular U.S. Military Visits To Vietnam

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.


Now That Vietnam Can Buy U.S. Weapons, What Will It Want?

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.


China Ramps Up U.S. Investments, From Straws To Semiconductors

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.