Jackie Northam

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Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category. In the U.S., there's been a massive increase in single malts in particular.


Canada Extends Deadline To Accept Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The pledge to bring in 25,000 refugees by year's end was a campaign promise by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, helping sweep him to power.


Canada Releases Details Of Plan To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Canadian government released details Tuesday of its ambitious plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. The first refugees are to arrive next week.


If Americans Move To Canada To Avoid Refugees, They May Get A Surprise

Friday, November 20, 2015

Some Americans unhappy with U.S. plans to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees are threatening to move to Canada. Apparently they haven't noticed that Canada plans to take in 25,000 Syrians.


Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts By Striking Oil Trucks

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.


Intelligence Community Rethinks Strategy After Russian Military Moves

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.


Obama Lifts Veil Of Secrecy On TPP, And It's A Whopper Of A Trade Deal

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.


Red Tape Impedes European Efforts To Prosecute Migrant Smugglers

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.


U.S. Operation In South China Sea Challenges China's Claim Over Artificial Islands

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.


Pakistan Prime Minister Expected To Discuss Nuclear Security Concerns With Obama

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.


Grand Theft Vino: Higher Wine Prices Are Attracting More Thieves

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.


Trudeau Elected Canadian Prime Minister As Liberals Sweep To Power

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...


Sip On This: That $10,000 (Or $30) Bottle Of Wine Might Be Fake

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.


Why Are Millennials Buying So Many Houses In Des Moines?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Data from 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.


China Is Absent From Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

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.


U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing Campaign Blamed For Civilian Deaths In Yemen

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.


Shell To Suspend Oil Exploration In Alaskan Arctic

Monday, September 28, 2015

After spending $7 billion, Shell has decided to stop exploration off the coast of Alaska "for the foreseeable future."


Obama Meets With China's President Amid 'Enormous Strain' Between Nations

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.


For Syrian Refugees, Needs Are Growing And Aid Is Declining

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.


Gulf States Taking Heat For Not Resettling Syrian Refugees

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.