Jackie Northam

Jackie Northam appears in the following:

Canada says India was involved in Sikh leader's death. Allies haven't condemned India

Friday, September 22, 2023

Allies of Canada have so far had a muted response to allegations that a Canadian Sikh leader was killed by agents of the Indian government. Indian officials deny involvement.


What to know about the tensions between Canada and India over the killing of a Sikh

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Canada says India is linked to the June killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a prominent activist for the creation of a Sikh homeland in India. India considered Nijjar a terrorist but denies involvement.


Fallout continues after a Sikh activist was murdered on Canadian soil

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Canada and India are engaging in an escalating war of words and tit for tat diplomatic expulsions, as the fallout over the murder of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil continues.


Canada blames India's government for the assassination of a Sikh leader

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused the government of India of carrying out the killing of a Sikh leader in British Columbia in June. India dismissed the allegation as absurd.


Biden ends Hanoi trip by making trade agreement with Vietnam

Monday, September 11, 2023

President Biden visits Vietnam as part of an effort to improve relations with the Asian nation. Trade between the two former enemies has soared in recent years.


Steve Harwell, the former lead singer of Smash Mouth, has died at 56

Monday, September 04, 2023

The singer of such hits as "Walking on the Sun" and "All Star" died of acute liver failure in his home in Boise, Idaho.


Russia is sending crude through the Arctic to China

Thursday, August 31, 2023

This summer has seen a sharp increase in the number of Russian oil tankers shuttling crude to ports in China via Polar waters. Climate change means there's less ice for the vessels to navigate.


Ford plans to make EV batteries in U.S. with Chinese company that developed the tech

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Ford's plans to produce electric vehicle batteries based on technology and licensing from China has become a flashpoint in the debate over relations between the two countries.


Biden sees international backlash for boosting the EV battery industry in the U.S.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Act includes tax breaks for electric vehicle battery manufacturers. But some European countries are concerned about increased competition from the U.S.


China dominates the EV battery industry. Can the rest of the world catch up?

Saturday, July 22, 2023

China is dominant in every aspect of electric vehicle battery technology. Now the rest of the world is trying to catch up.


It's a journey to the center of the rare earths discovered in Sweden

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Sweden says it found the largest deposit in Europe of rare earths — ingredients in a host of technologies from e-vehicles to wind turbines. Mining and processing them is another story.


Sweden makes major effort to develop its own supply of minerals used in tech products

Thursday, July 13, 2023

It takes a half-hour in a pick-up truck to get to the bottom of a vast underground mine in Sweden — where the country is betting on extracting minerals for electric energy independence.


Shipping industry aims to phase out greenhouse gases that its responsible for

Friday, July 07, 2023

The International Maritime Organization plans to issue a new strategy to make shipping more environmentally friendly.


Sweden's Northvolt wants to rival China's battery dominance to power electric cars

Saturday, July 01, 2023

Northvolt's CEO says the key driver behind the startup is to make Europe self-efficient and less reliant on China for supplies.


The short-lived Wagner group rebellion has permanently damaged Putin's reputation

Sunday, June 25, 2023

The events of the past two days raise many questions about the future of Vladimir Putin's Presidency and many are asking how he will recover from this most public of challenges to his leadership.


The mutiny in Russia may be over. But it still damages Putin

Saturday, June 24, 2023

The rebellious leader of the Wagner mercenary group said he had ordered his troops back to base, but analysts say the serious challenge to the Russian president will diminish his authority.


A new anti-gay law in Uganda calls for life in prison for those who are convicted

Monday, May 29, 2023

The bill, signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, calls for life imprisonment for anyone convicted of homosexuality. It drew swift condemnation from rights groups around the world.


G-7 leaders consider how to counter China's economic threats

Thursday, May 18, 2023

China has increased its use of tariffs and import restrictions on countries that go against its foreign policy objectives. In Japan, G-7 leaders will discuss how to counter this economic coercion.


Late to the race, White House wants U.S. to become a leader in electric vehicles

Friday, April 28, 2023

There's a race for dominance in electric vehicles and the batteries that power them. China leads right now, but other countries — including the U.S. — are trying hard to catch up.


The U.S. has evacuated embassy staff from Sudan

Sunday, April 23, 2023

After days of fighting in Sudan, President Biden has confirmed that all American government personnel and their families have been evacuated from the U.S. embassy in Khartoum.