Jackie Northam

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U.S. and European allies are about to launch efforts to limit Russia's oil profits

Thursday, December 01, 2022

The U.S. and the European Union are taking aim again at Russia's oil profits, which it uses to fund the war in Ukraine. New rules start next week.


The U.S. and G7 allies are trying new tactics to cut Russia's profits

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The U.S. and its allies will try two new tactics to cut Russia's profits: Europe will ban Russian crude imports and the G7 will impose a price cap on the oil Russia sells to other parts of the world.


Winston the French bulldog has won the National Dog Show

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The three-year-old French bulldog competed against some 1,500 dogs representing 200+ breeds and varieties of the American Kennel Club. "He fits the standard perfectly," said his handler, Perry Payson.


Russia is using energy as a weapon. Could this spread to the rest of the world?

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Before the war in Ukraine, Europe was Russia's largest natural gas customer. Now, Russia is using energy as a weapon. There's concern this new front in the war will spread to the rest of the world.


What caused the unusually public rift between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The US and Saudi Arabia usually try to keep their differences behind closed doors. But they broke out into the open this week over oil supplies and Ukraine.


The White House accuses Saudi Arabia of aiding Russia and coercing OPEC oil producers

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The decision by the OPEC+ group of oil producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, has created a breach in U.S.-Saudi relations, with members of Congress calling to retaliate.


OPEC Plus oil production cuts could signal a rift between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The cuts in oil production by OPEC Plus could signal a rift between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. — or just an effort by the oil producers to make more money.


The OPEC+ alliance meets in Vienna to consider a cut in oil production

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

As oil producers in the OPEC Plus alliance meet Wednesday, they'll discuss cutting supplies. That could lead to higher gas prices and hints at new political challenges for the White House.


Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to massive cuts to oil output. Here's why it matters

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

The 2 million bpd cut in oil production was backed by Saudi Arabia and could benefit Russia. The OPEC+ meeting took place as much of the world is battling soaring energy costs and rising inflation.


EU officials and others are concerned about explosions at Nord Stream pipelines

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Some European leaders say the Nord Stream pipeline leaks are deliberate. There's growing concern about what it could mean for security at oil and gas installations around Europe.


How the war in Ukraine is affecting the world's supply of fertilizer

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

One of the effects of the war in Ukraine is a global shortage of fertilizer. Food supplies could be threatened if more fertilizer doesn't get to the world market.


Russia's attempt to use energy to pressure Europe could backfire

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Russia has cut off natural gas for much of Europe to punish it for its support of Ukraine. But Putin may have miscalculated. Europe has been preparing to survive winter without Russian gas.


Is Africa being held hostage in the politics of grain wars?

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

The first shipment of Ukrainian grain arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday. But the delivery — six truckloads — is just a fraction of what is needed across the entire continent.


European energy prices soar after Russia cuts off a natural gas pipeline to Germany

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

It's a move seen as retaliation by the Kremlin for western sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. The energy crisis is not limited to Europe as other countries are also feeling the impact.


Why the U.S. cares about the war in Ukraine

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Six months into the war in Ukraine, why should the U.S. continue to care and spend billions of dollars on the war when Europe is so ambivalent? And what do U.S. officials see as the end game?


Japan's traditional crafts are struggling to survive the country's population decline

Friday, July 29, 2022

The city of Kanazawa produces most of Japan's fine gold leaf, but there aren't enough young people to take over the craft. The same situation is playing out for small family businesses across Japan.


Concerns around shipping Ukrainian grain

Thursday, July 28, 2022

What it would actually take to send out Ukrainian grain. They need to bring in minesweepers, figure out shipping companies to use, assure no more missile attacks, sort out danger pay, and lots more.


How Japan's low-birth rate threatens centuries-old traditions and skills

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of Japan's economy. But for many, the future is uncertain as a younger generation looks for jobs elsewhere.


Japan is examining its security and defense policy as Russia continues war in Ukraine

Monday, July 11, 2022

Shinzo Abe, former Japanese prime minister who was killed July 11, championed for more robust defense and security policies. With current world events, those ideas are increasingly important in Japan.


Shinzo Abe's policies take on renewed significance for Japan

Saturday, July 09, 2022

The assassination of the former prime minister has prompted the world to reflect on his policies and what they actually accomplished.