Jackie Northam http://wuwm.com en White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense http://wuwm.com/post/white-house-widens-scope-russian-sanctions-finance-and-defense <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=White+House+Widens+Scope+Of+Russian+Sanctions+To+Finance+And+Defense&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMzY5MzE4MDEzMTE3ODg5NDA4ZjRiNg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 37140 at http://wuwm.com Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem http://wuwm.com/post/central-american-leaders-immigrant-children-are-shared-problem <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Central+American+Leaders%3A+Immigrant+Children+Are+A+Shared+Problem&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTczMTYzMDEyMzI0OTI3OTQ5NTc2ZQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The highest ranking officials from three Central American countries are making the rounds in Washington D.C. They are here to adjust the flood of unaccompanied migrant children coming across the Mexican border. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 36795 at http://wuwm.com Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions http://wuwm.com/post/despite-growing-anger-eu-nations-may-balk-russian-sanctions Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A train arrived in Ukraine's second-largest city. Its cargo was the remains of hundreds of people. They were killed when a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down last week.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And the movement of the remains is considered a step forward. Until today pro-Russian separatists had prevented the train from leaving the area near the crash. Now the remains will be taken to the Netherlands for identification.<p>INSKEEP: European leaders must decide how far they want to go in pressing the resolution of the crisis. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 36546 at http://wuwm.com Pro-Russian Separatists Accused Of Shooting Down Malaysia Jetliner http://wuwm.com/post/pro-russian-separatists-accused-shooting-down-malaysia-jetliner Ukraine charges pro-Russian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 people aboard. It blames Russia for supplying the weapons to do it. The rebels deny downing the aircraft. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 36310 at http://wuwm.com Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find http://wuwm.com/post/kurds-may-have-oil-export-buyers-are-harder-find Kurdish security forces, the peshmerga, have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/11/330694928/kurds-seize-2-oil-fields-amid-rising-tensions-with-iraqi-government">taken over two major oil fields near Kirkuk</a>, in northern Iraq. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:32:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 36031 at http://wuwm.com Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find Amid Eroding Trust, Germany Expels America's Top Spy In Berlin http://wuwm.com/post/amid-eroding-trust-germany-expels-americas-top-spy-berlin Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Germany has told the chief U.S. intelligence officer in Berlin to leave the country. A dramatic turn of events comes after reports that two German government employees are suspected of spying for the U.S. NPR's Jackie Northam has been following this story and she joins me in the studio. Jackie, the announcement about the expulsion of the top American spy in Germany was made by the Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 35733 at http://wuwm.com For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something http://wuwm.com/post/once-us-russia-and-iran-actually-agree-something The ferocious charge across much of Iraq by militants now calling themselves the Islamic State has created something almost unheard of in the highly divisive Middle East: international consensus.<p>The U.S. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:14:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 35164 at http://wuwm.com For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something Kerry's Iraq Mission Takes Him To Kurdistan http://wuwm.com/post/kerrys-iraq-mission-takes-him-kurdistan <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Kerry%27s+Iraq+Mission+Takes+Him+To+Kurdistan&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is back in Iraq on a week-long mission to try to hold that country together. This morning, he's in Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in the north. And his job won't be easy. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:41:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 34465 at http://wuwm.com Kerry Lands In Badhdad, Bearing Warnings For Iraqi Leaders http://wuwm.com/post/kerry-lands-badhdad-bearing-warnings-iraqi-leaders Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>As we heard the Secretary of State John Kerry was in Baghdad today where he met with Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki. Kerry said his visit was aimed at showing U.S. commitment to Iraq as it suffers an onslaught by the Sunni militant group ISIS. The group now controls much of the west and north of the country including the city of Mosul, one of Iraq's largest cities. And over the past several days, ISIS fighters have assaulted three key border posts. NPR's Jackie Northam is traveling with Sec. Kerry and she joins us now from Amman, Jordan. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 34417 at http://wuwm.com Kerry In Iraq To Pressure Al-Maliki To Reach Across Sectarian Lines http://wuwm.com/post/kerry-iraq-pressure-al-maliki-reach-across-sectarian-lines Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. As extremist Sunni militants continue to grab territory across Northern Iraq, the U.S. has been pressuring Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to reach out to the Sunni and Kurdish communities. This morning, Secretary of State John Kerry is in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to lean on Maliki personally. Makiki's largely Shia government is blamed by many for inflaming the sectarian divide in Iraq. NPR's Jackie Northam is traveling with Kerry. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 34374 at http://wuwm.com