Jackie Northam

Jackie Northam appears in the following:

Deadly Year For Journalists On The Job

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

At least 60 journalists died in 2014, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists. Nearly half those killed were targeted for murder.


Obama Considers Listing North Korea A 'Sponsor Of Terrorism' After Sony Hack

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Obama administration is weighing options for a response to North Korea's alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The move comes after the FBI said it had evidence the Pyongyang government was involved.


New Cuba Relationship Could Be A Boon For American Farmers

Friday, December 19, 2014

Two-thirds of the food Cubans eat is imported — but the reestablishment of ties with the U.S. could open opportunities for American farmers.


Oil Prices Go Down, Russia's Gold Buying Goes Up

Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's been a rough ride for the Russian economy and it keeps getting worse. Low oil prices helped push the ruble to another record low on Friday. This spate of bad economic news is probably just accelerating an existing trend: Russia's purchase of gold at an astounding rate.

Russia's central ...


For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

Friday, December 05, 2014

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But they're causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.


Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Normally, the "central banker of oil" would slow production to push up prices. Not so now. Some say it's a geopolitical tactic aimed at Russia and Iran; others say it's just protecting market share.


After Shootings, Canada Takes Steps To Balance Security With Tradition

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A debate has begun in Canada about how to respond to this week's murders of two Canadian soldiers, and the government plans to introduce new measures to strengthen the powers of the security services.


Canada Re-evaluates Security After Shooting In Ottawa

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Canadian government says it will increase surveillance and provide the security forces with more authority to detain suspects after Wednesday's shooting in the capital, Ottawa. NP...


Parliament Attack Shakes Otherwise Quiet Ottawa

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canadian police have identified the man who went on a shooting spree in the Canadian capital on Monday. The shooter killed a soldier before entering Parliament where he was shot dead by an official.


In Canada, Investigation Continues After Shooting Near Parliament

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canadian police have lifted a lockdown in Ottawa, one day after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and then stormed the city's Parliament building. Steve Inskeep gets the lat...


U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partners...


Three Forlorn Presidents Bring Ebola Wish List To The World Bank

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone pleaded for help at the annual World Bank-IMF meeting: "This slower-than-the-virus response needs to change."


Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.


Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."


Ebola Response Hampered By Limited Air Travel

Monday, September 15, 2014

Many airlines don't want to have their crews overnight in an Ebola area or send them to a place where they can't get adequate health care if something goes wrong.


Kerry Faces Tall Order In Organizing Regional Coalition Against ISIS

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia on Thursday trying to wrangle a coalition against ISIS from a group of nations that have trouble uniting on anything — Qatar, Egypt, Turkey and others.


Ebola Supply Shipments Delayed By Transportation Issues

Monday, September 08, 2014

Getting the experts and materiel into West Africa is difficult as many airlines have canceled flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Shipping lines are refusing to dock at the countrys' ports.


With Home-Grown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

Friday, August 29, 2014

One by-product of the recurring battles between Israel and its Arab neighbors is that Israel has developed a home-grown weapons industry that addresses its very specific needs.

Over the decades, this has included a number of cutting-edge technologies, from drones to night-vision equipment, which have been widely exported.

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Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Both sides have traded barbs and criticism over the other's policies. Some believe the public feud stems from a personal animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


The Districts On World Cafe

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.