Jackie Northam

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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.


As War Dangers Multiply, Doctors Without Borders Struggles To Adapt

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?


Relatives Of Japanese Taken By North Korea Still Hope To Find Loved Ones

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Forty years ago, North Korean agents abducted 13-year-old Megumi Yokota from Japan. Pyongyang claimed in 2002 that she was dead. But her family says she's alive. They're seeking U.S. help to find her.


A Syrian Lands In The U.S. For An Award, Only To Be Turned Back

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Syrian rescue worker reached Dulles International Airport on his way to accept an award in Washington. But he was turned back, highlighting the suspicion Syrians face as they travel.


Boeing Explores Doing Business With Iran's Commercial Airlines

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Boeing officials were in Iran exploring the first sale of airliners there in decades. The nuclear deal allows such sales but remaining sanctions and Iranian missile tests could cloud their chances.


The U.S. Helps Foreign Banks Navigate Restrictions On Iran

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Obama administration is concerned that Iran hasn't received the economic boost it expected from the nuclear deal. It's trying to help foreign companies work through the remaining sanctions.


Canada's Official Residence, No Longer Fit For A Prime Minister

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The 35-room limestone mansion is so decrepit that there have been calls for its demolition. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refuses to live there. The big question: What to do with the place?


Justin Trudeau, The 'Shiny Pony' Who Became Canada's Prime Minister

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Trudeau has been called "dashing," hip and a #hottie. President Obama will host him at a state dinner Thursday, the first time the White House has welcomed a Canadian leader in nearly 20 years.


Canada On Track To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

Monday, February 22, 2016

Canada is nearing its goal to integrate 25,000 refugees by the end of the month. More than 20,000 have been welcomed since mid-December. Private citizens are helping to carry the load.


Boeing Can Sell Planes To Iran, But Does Iran Want Them?

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The lifting of sanctions allows Boeing to sell planes to Iran. But Iran, which still flies Boeing planes bought before the 1979 revolution, just announced a major deal with Airbus.


With Sanctions Eased, What Kind Of Trade Can Companies Do With Iran?

Friday, January 22, 2016

In the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, one sanctions lawyer is deluged with calls from U.S. businesses asking if they can enter the huge Iranian market. But the limits are tight and the risks steep.


Iran's 'Implementation Day' Spells Opportunity For International Businesses

Monday, January 18, 2016

European and Asian companies are expected to flock to Iran now that the U.N. sanctions are lifted. American companies are having to sit on the sidelines because of secondary sanctions...


Human Rights Groups Criticize Use Of Cluster Bombs In Yemen Conflict

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Human rights groups say there has been a marked increase in the number of Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen recently. Many are worried about the use of American-made cluster bombs in civ...


Fewer Countries Are Relying On Death Penalty, But They're Executing More

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Saudi Arabia's spate of 47 executions last week continued a trend from 2015, in which several countries that have the death penalty used it more often.