Jackie Northam

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Biden will visit Saudi Arabia to ask for an increase in oil production

Saturday, June 25, 2022

President Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia next month represents a stark change in his attitude towards Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been implicated in the killing of a journalist.


The White House is considering a presidential visit to Saudi Arabia

Monday, June 13, 2022

Despite its concerns over human rights, the Biden administration is changing its stance toward Saudi Arabia in a bid to lower global oil prices and tame gas costs at the pump.


The EU moves to bar insurance on ships carrying Russian oil. It'd be a big blow

Friday, June 03, 2022

While the European Union cuts its purchases of Russian oil, it's also making a move to strike another, less-noticed blow to the Russian economy — depriving insurance for ships carrying its oil.


Biden heads to Asia to reassure allies that China is a still a top priority

Thursday, May 19, 2022

President Biden heads to Asia Friday for a meeting of the Quad group, which includes leaders from India, Japan and Australia. The unspoken focus of the gathering is China.


Russia may become the only non-NATO nation in the Arctic, sparking fears of conflict

Thursday, May 12, 2022

For decades, Russia and other nations collaborated on scientific and environmental issues in the Arctic. Now, there's concern that Finland and Sweden joining NATO could spark a military buildup there.


The European Union is taking aim at Russia's main revenue source: oil

Friday, May 06, 2022

With the European Union countries vowing to stop buying Russian oil, India and China might get some more crude for a discount, but it is not going to make up the lost profits for Russia.


Bristling under economic sanctions imposed by the West, Russia fires back

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Russia is cutting off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, and has demanded countries pay for energy in rubles. The move is seen as a warning by Russia to bigger European energy consumers.


What Russia cutting off energy to Poland and Bulgaria means for the world

Thursday, April 28, 2022

It was seen as a way for Russia to prop up its currency and retaliate for Western sanctions, but it could cause global energy prices to spike. One analyst sees it as a warning to the rest of Europe.


Russia's oil drilling plans may be in jeopardy without the West's support

Friday, April 15, 2022

Russia has long planned on expanding its oil drilling in the Arctic. But that relies on help from Western companies that are now pulling back because of the war in Ukraine.


European Union leaders consider reducing their dependency on Russian energy

Monday, April 11, 2022

EU foreign ministers, who are meeting Monday, are going to discuss more steps concerning the war in Ukraine. One question is whether Europe will reduce its dependence on buying Russia oil and gas.


New sanctions target several of Russia's elite, including family members of Putin

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

The U.S. and Europe are imposing new sanctions against Russia after allegations of atrocities in Ukraine. Among the targets are financial institutions and some of Russia's elite.


President Zelenskyy asks the UN Security Council to take action to stop the war

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy demanded that the UN Security Council hold Russia accountable, and he urged the council to remove Russia as a member.


The U.S. wants more energy exports. Saudi Arabia and the UAE want something in return

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates feel like they have the upper hand as the U.S. presses for more energy exports.


Switzerland joins sanctions against Russia, but claims it remains legally neutral

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Switzerland has joined the international sanctions against Russia, but its leaders say the country is not abandoning its tradition of neutrality.


Russia's war on Ukraine has left more than 100 merchant vessels stranded

Friday, March 18, 2022

Hundreds of seafarers are stranded on ships in the Black Sea or in ports as the war in Ukraine grinds on. Many of the stranded are Ukrainians who want to get home. Some are Russian.


Endurance shipwreck has been discovered in the Antarctic 107 years after sinking

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

The wreck of the expedition ship the Endurance has been discovered 107 years after it sank in the Antarctic. Explorers and technicians found it in pristine condition under 10,000 feet of icy water.


U.S. and allies to target Russian oligarchs' wealth to push Putin to end invasion

Monday, March 07, 2022

The U.S. and allies want to cut Russian oligarchs off from their wealth as a way of pressuring Russia to end the war in Ukraine. But finding their yachts, planes and money won't be easy.


U.S. and European allies move to cut Russian banks off from SWIFT

Sunday, February 27, 2022

U.S. and European authorities tightened sanctions on Russia by moving to cut off certain Russian banks from SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.


U.S. and EU to punish Russia with new economic sanctions

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The U.S. and EU are planning more sanctions on Russia, aimed at crippling its economy by targeting banks, oil and gas sectors. But it's uncertain the new sanctions will affect Russia President Putin.


Biden announces sanctions as Russian troops move into Ukraine

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

As Russian troops move into separatist regions in eastern Ukraine, President Biden gives his latest remarks on what measures the United States and its allies are planning to take.