Jackie Northam

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'I Was Asked If I Stole My Car': Black Diplomats Describe Harassment At U.S. Borders

Monday, August 03, 2020

Former diplomat Tianna Spears says she was pulled aside 20-plus times crossing from Mexico into the U.S. "One time, I was told not to look at the officer in the eyes when I spoke to him," she says.


House Panel Hearing To Probe State Department's Lack Of Diversity

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

With the State Department under pressure to diversify, foreign service officers of color reveal harassment by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents despite their diplomatic passports.


Why President Trump Wants To Push For A TikTok App Ban

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Trump administration is threatening to ban the hugely popular TikTok social app, the latest effort by the administration to prevent Chinese companies from gaining access to U.S. markets.


COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights U.S. Reliance On China's Rare Earth Metals

Friday, July 17, 2020

The pandemic has reignited calls to sever supply chains with China, which isn't easy when the U.S. relies on rare earth elements used in defense systems and electronics.


Pompeo's Vision Of Human Rights May Hurt LGBTQ, Women's Rights, Critics Say

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled his vision of how the U.S. should redefine its advocacy of human rights — stressing religion. Critics say it could endanger abortion rights and LGBTQ equality.


Mike Pompeo To Release Human Rights Report

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will release a special report this week that critics say is intended to turn U.S. efforts on human rights into global attacks on abortion rights and same sex marriage.


The Oil Spill From Russian Nickel Mine Is Moving Toward The Arctic Ocean

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Arctic watchers fear 150,000 barrels of diesel oil from a ruptured fuel tank at a Russian nickel mine will spill into the Arctic Ocean, as cleanup efforts falter.


Battle Between U.S. And Chinese Telecom Huawei Intensifies

Friday, June 12, 2020

The U.S. is preventing telecom giant Huawei from getting critical components, and is pressuring allies not to use its products. But there could be serious side effects for American companies.


A Taiwanese Company That Got Caught In The Middle Of Tech War

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Trump administration has barred companies from supplying computer chips to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, leaving a Taiwanese company caught in the middle of this war for technological superiority.


Businesses Try To Navigate The World's Coronavirus Cargo Pileup

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

There was a rush of commerce after China reopened. But then demand in the West for many goods dropped, with businesses closing and consumers staying home as the pandemic spread.


Pandemic Upends World's 2 Largest Economies

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The coronavirus has crushed both the U.S. and China economies. Whichever emerges in better shape at the end of the pandemic might shape how global power shifts, perhaps for many decades to come.


The Pandemic Disrupts Global Supply Chains Leaving Ports Worldwide Overstuffed

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The pandemic caused severe disruptions in global supply chains. Cargo containers full of consumer goods are piling up at ports and warehouses. Shipping companies are trying to alleviate congestion.


Saudi Arabia's Oil Tanker Flotilla Is Reaching The U.S., Despite Some Objections

Monday, May 04, 2020

At least 18 very large crude carriers, each carrying 2 million barrels of oil, are headed to the U.S. American shale producers and some lawmakers are worried.


Calls Grow For Trump To Stop Saudi Oil From Reaching Gulf Coast Refineries

Monday, May 04, 2020

A flotilla of Saudi tankers loaded with crude oil is heading to the U.S. at a time when the shale industry is teetering. U.S. producers and others are pressuring President Trump to block the tankers.


Dozens Of Oil Tankers Wait Off California's Coast As The Pandemic Dents Demand

Monday, April 27, 2020

About three dozen tankers are anchored from Los Angeles and Long Beach up to San Francisco Bay, turning into floating storage for crude oil that is in short demand because of the coronavirus.


Calls To Ban Wildlife Markets Worldwide Gain Steam Amid Pandemic

Sunday, April 19, 2020

There are growing calls worldwide to ban so-called wet markets — such as the one in Wuhan, China where it's believed the coronavirus may have started. But enforcing such a ban would be a challenge.


Calls Grow To Ban Wet Markets Amid Concerns Over Disease Spread

Thursday, April 16, 2020

A growing number of advocacy groups, politicians and officials are calling to ban wet markets worldwide, given concerns about the spread of disease. But enforcing such a ban would be a challenge.


Trump To Monitor OPEC Meeting As Low Oil Prices Hurt U.S. Firms

Thursday, April 09, 2020

OPEC holds an emergency meeting Thursday. President Trump is no fan of the oil cartel, but needs to deal with it to reverse low prices threatening the survival of U.S. shale oil companies.


Trump Urges Saudi Arabia And Russia To End Oil War

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin are at the center of the devastating oil price war. President Trump has inserted himself into the fray.


U.S. Buys Masks From China While Criticizing It For COVID-19

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

While Secretary of State Pompeo denounces China for its handling of what he calls the "Wuhan virus," the U.S. is racing to acquire medical masks and other protective equipment from China.