Jackie Northam Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, politics, and life across the globe.

An aerial view of the Yevgeny Primakov icebreaker on the ice-covered Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia. Maersk, the world's largest shipping line, is testing a Vladivostok to St. Petersburg route through the Arctic. Anton Vaganov/TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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

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

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Diplomatic Dispute Between Saudi Arabia And Canada Continues To Escalate

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Cows stand in a pen at the Skyline Dairy farm near Grunthal, Manitoba, Canada, in March. Trevor Hagan/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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

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Canada Slaps Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S.

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Don Woodbridge (left) and son Alan Woodbridge hold jars of pickles at their company in Harrow, Ontario. Orders are up in anticipation of retaliatory Canadian tariffs on U.S. gherkins. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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

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President Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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

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U.S Increases Economic Pressure On Iran

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Flames are seen at the production facility of Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oilfield in May. Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters hide caption

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

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What's Next For Mohammed Bin Salman

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Saudi women wait for their drivers outside a hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hooking Up Gets Easier To Do In Saudi Arabia

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Jewelry shops in Riyadh could be among the businesses to feel the strain after a government edict to replace foreign workers with Saudi ones. Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Trump Administration Orders Boeing To Cancel Deal With Iran

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Saudi women jog in the streets of Jeddah in March. The government is encouraging greater participation by women in sports. Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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

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