Jackie Northam

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China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley

Sunday, October 07, 2018

"The Chinese figured out that technology is the key to wealth and power, and the source of technology is still the West for China," says one China and tech watcher.


Concern Grows After Internationally Known Saudi Commentator Goes Missing

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

A prominent U.S.-based Saudi journalist has gone missing in Istanbul after visiting the Saudi consulate there. It raises concern he's caught up in the Kingdom's crackdown on free speech.


There's A Showdown Coming Between The U.S. And Countries Doing Business With Iran

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Iranian oil exports are tumbling ahead of the reimposition of sanctions in early November by the Trump administration. But Iran's biggest oil customer, China may try and circumvent the sanctions to keep the oil coming.


News Brief: Kavanaugh And Ford Hearings Preview, Iran Sanctions

Thursday, September 27, 2018

We preview the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford in front of a Senate committee Thursday. Also, the U.S. is reimposing sanctions on Iran, despite European opposition.


World's Largest Shipping Company Heads Into Arctic As Global Warming Opens The Way

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Container giant Maersk will send one of its ships through the Arctic on the Northern Sea Route to test its feasibility as a new, time-saving shipping lane.


Tension Escalates After Canada Criticizes Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Record

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Saudi Arabia continues to strike back at Canada for criticizing the kingdom's human rights record. The Canadian prime minister says his country will keep speaking out.


Diplomatic Dispute Between Saudi Arabia And Canada Continues To Escalate

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The Saudi government announced it will stop its national airline from traveling to Toronto. This comes after the Gulf nation expelled the Canadian ambassador and recalled its own ambassador.


Why President Trump Hates Canadian Dairy — And Canada Insists On Protecting It

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

President Trump has railed against Canada when it comes to trade. A particular point of criticism is the dairy industry. Canada slaps steep tariffs on imports of milk, cheese and butter from the U.S.


Canada Slaps Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Canada is imposing retaliatory tariffs on nearly $13 billion of U.S. goods. It's in response to the Trump administration's tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel.


Canadians Rally Around Retaliatory Tariffs Aimed At The U.S.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Among the items targeted in retaliatory tariffs: ketchup, powerboats, dishwashing liquid, steel and aluminum. And gherkins. Canadian businesses have flooded a Canadian pickle business with new orders.


'Canadians Are Livid' About Trump And Are Hitting Back By Boycotting U.S. Goods

Thursday, June 28, 2018

"The brutality of American politics right now is something that is profoundly shocking to Canadians," says a former Trudeau adviser. "I think many people feel they do not recognize the U.S. anymore."


U.S Increases Economic Pressure On Iran

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

As Iran reels from economic unrest, the U.S. is increasing pressure by warning that it will start punishing countries that buy Iranian oil, including giants like China and India.


Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Overhaul Hinges On Reducing Its Oil 'Addiction'

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The government has ambitious plans to diversify the oil kingdom — and that means revamping the world's biggest petroleum producer.


What's Next For Mohammed Bin Salman

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Allowing women to drive was the emblem of a new Saudi Arabia and its young crown prince. But the arrest of pro-driving activists has generated second thoughts about the country's purported reforms.


Hooking Up Gets Easier To Do In Saudi Arabia

Monday, June 04, 2018

These days, some young people in the conservative kingdom also use Tinder to find a match.


Saudi Arabian Businesses Struggle With Rule To Replace Foreign Workers With Locals

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Saudi kingdom says it is trying to wean the economy off an oil and foreign worker dependency. Employers say it has not been easy.


Step Aboard A Passenger Train In Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

NPR boards a passenger train that crosses the vast, harsh Saudi Arabian desert, from the capital Riyadh to the eastern oil city of Dammam.


Trump Administration Orders Boeing To Cancel Deal With Iran

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Aircraft giant Boeing looked at deals worth billions of dollars with Iran. Now the Trump administration is preventing them as it pulls out of the nuclear agreement. But the company wasn't counting on the deals anyway.


'Culture Shock Within Their Own Country': Saudis Come To Grips With Swift Changes

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Activities once forbidden — cinema, music, women driving — are now OK. It makes some Saudis nervous. "I talk to younger people, they are happy with it," says a Saudi woman. "But older people are not."


Lubna Olayan Broke Saudi Arabia's Glass Ceiling. Now She Wants More Women To Work

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The influential Saudi CEO discusses what she's done to get more women working.