Jackie Northam appears in the following:
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Illicit oil sales generate large revenues every day for the Islamic State. The U.S. airstrikes could dry up a significant stream of cash for the group.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
NATO's supreme commander says the quality of western intelligence about Russia has declined since the Cold War's end, and that the West was caught off guard by Russia's actions in Ukraine and Syria.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
The U.S. trade representative has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal more than 6,000 pages long. The 12-nation TPP would cover the world's largest free trade area.
Monday, November 02, 2015
Finding the people smugglers responsible for the deaths of migrants at sea is hard enough. Bureaucratic obstacles and a lack of political will have also impeded Europe's crackdown on smugglers.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The U.S. basis for its Freedom of Navigation Operation in the South China Sea rests on an international maritime treaty. But China and the U.S. do not agree on the interpretation of that treaty.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in Washington this week to meet with President Obama. His visit comes amid news that the Obama administration is trying to work out a deal with Pakistan to limit its nuclear arsenal.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wine theft is on the upswing — particularly of very high-end, irreplaceable bottles. Some restaurants and wineries have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wine in a single heist.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party won a landslide victory in Canada's national election Monday. He is the eldest son of former Canadian prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. But that d...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Take a close look at the glass of wine you're drinking. There's a chance it could be plonk disguised by an upmarket label. Counterfeiting wine is big business among old and rare vintages.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Data from Realtor.com shows that in the first half of 2015, roughly 60 percent of borrowers who used a mortgage to buy a home in Des Moines were between the ages of 25 and 34.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The TPP is a key part of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia, strapping together the economies of several Asian nations to the U.S. It's also a counter to China's growing influence in the region.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Saudi Arabia's U.S.-backed airstrike campaign in Yemen was supposed to quash advances by Houthi rebels in short order. But the conflict is grinding on and the humanitarian crisis is growing worse.
Monday, September 28, 2015
After spending $7 billion, Shell has decided to stop exploration off the coast of Alaska "for the foreseeable future."
Thursday, September 24, 2015
China's president Xi Jinping arrives in Washington, D.C., for a two-day state visit. It comes as relations between the two countries are turbulent. Analysts say this will be President Obama's most difficult summit to date.
Monday, September 14, 2015
The U.N. refugee agency has received less than half the $4.5 billion needed to help Syrians who have fled to neighboring countries. As conditions worsen, many are opting to risk the journey to Europe.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Humanitarian groups are criticizing the wealthy Gulf Arab states, which do not have a tradition of resettling migrants. Analysts say there's little political will to change that.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Turmoil in global stock markets have grabbed headlines, in large part due to China's shaky economy. For months, commodities worldwide have also been plunging, and much of that can be linked to China.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The pangolin, a shy, scaly animal resembling an anteater, is being hunted into extinction, conservationists say. New efforts are underway to protect this exotic creature.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Egypt has opened a major extension of the Suez Canal, doubling the number of ships that can pass through it. As the shortest route between Asia and Europe, the canal is most lucrative route in the shipping industry.
Friday, July 31, 2015
The killing of Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion, by a dentist from Minnesota has turned an international spotlight on big game hunting. It's a thriving industry, with more than 1,000 organizations worldwide.
George Hinton is with Hunting Legends in Pennsylvania. The company runs safaris on thousands of acres in South Africa. ...