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With historic Iran deal, Obama gambles on foreign policy legacy

obamaWASHINGTON--The sealing of a nuclear pact with Iran marks the biggest foreign policy gamble of Barack Obama's presidency - a legacy-defining achievement that could yet backfire if Tehran exploits any loopholes or escalates tensions in the Middle East.
  No other foreign policy challenge bears Obama's personal stamp more than the final nuclear accord reached with Iran on Tuesday, and none...

Scott Walker enters Republican race, vowing to fight for America

scottwalkerWAUKESHA, Wisconsin--Scott Walker cast himself as an anti-Washington reformer as he launched his 2016 Republican...

One toke over the line: Race is on to develop pot breathalyzer

WASHINGTON--As cannabis bans are relaxed in more U.S. states, the race is on to develop an instant roadside...

Twitter misfire puts Walker into 2016 presidential race prematurely

walkerWASHINGTON--A technical glitch put Republican Scott Walker into the 2016 presidential race prematurely on Friday...

Clinton gets crucial union endorsement as rival enjoys a groundswell of support

hillaryWASHINGTON--Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday scored a key endorsement from a large...

S.Carolina lowers Confederate flag in wake of church massacre

flagCOLUMBIA, S.C.-- South Carolina on Friday removed the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds in a...

Background check mix-up let suspected shooter buy gun

WASHINGTON-- The suspect in the killings of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, was able to buy a...

General: Russia top US national security threat

generaldunfordWASHINGTON--Russia presents the greatest threat to U.S. national security and its behaviour is "nothing short of...

Carolina governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag

confederateCOLUMBIA, South Carolina--South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation on Thursday to permanently remove...

FBI thwarted Islamic State inspired July 4 attacks

WASHINGTON--U.S. authorities foiled attacks planned around the Fourth of July, arresting more than 10 people in the...

Greece seeks new EU loan deal

tsiprasSTRASBOURG/BRUSSELS--A race to save Greece from bankruptcy and keep it in the euro gathered pace on Wednesday when...

Three gunned down near college as homicides surge in Baltimore

baltimoreBALTIMORE--Gunmen killed three people and wounded one overnight near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, police...

US Air Force leader sees Russia as 'biggest threat'

WASHINGTON--Russia is the biggest threat to U.S. national security and America must boost its military presence...

Clinton says Puerto Rico should have access to bankruptcy laws

hillaryIOWA CITY, Iowa--U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Tuesday joined calls for changes in U.S...

Rubio urges overhaul of US college 'cartel'

CHICAGO--Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio called for an overhaul of the U.S. higher education system on...

US to increase support for Syria’s opposition

obamaWASHINGTON--President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war...

Chicago's July 4 rituals: fireworks, gun deaths

chicagoCHICAGO--Late in the evening on July 4 a haze of smoke from backyard fireworks hung over Chicago. Like kids all over...

America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security

hotdogNEW YORK--Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new...

US floats draft recovery plan for threatened polar bears

polarbearsWASHINGTON--U.S. wildlife managers have released a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by...

New York governor orders more July Fourth security after alert

securityNEW YORK--New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered heightened security measures across the state over the...

Lawsuit filed against America over protections for rare wolf

wolvesWASHINGTON--A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing...

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St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast for Saturday
Saturday, 17 October 2015
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00... Read more...
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SHTA poll: Businesses want anti-ship-jumping legislation
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Click here for SHTA graph pdf PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association... Read more...
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--“Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.”... Read more...
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
PARAMARIBO--Suriname’s National Reparations Committee NRCS has filed a request with President... Read more...
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case... Read more...
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
WASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban... Read more...
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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition
Friday, 16 October 2015
GENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of... Read more...
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring... Read more...
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Cuba in cash crunch due to low commodity prices, Venezuela woes
Friday, 16 October 2015
HAVANA--Low commodity prices, a drought at home and Venezuela's economic crisis have created a cash... Read more...
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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW YORK--As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with... Read more...
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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Editor, With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the... Read more...
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Had enough
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Queenie, My brother died years ago but his widow stayed close to our family. Eventually she... Read more...
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RBC St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Sister Marie Laurence defeated Leonald Conner in the RBC St. Maarten Little League School... Read more...
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Nadal trounces Wawrinka, Djokovic tames Tomic
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHINA-- Former world number one Rafa Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a... Read more...
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
DENVER--For the $2 he spent to buy three old photographs, Randy Guijarro may have hit the mother... Read more...
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
LAS VEGAS--Pro basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom spent a third day hospitalized on... Read more...
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ After three decade in cruise industry ~   By Alita Singh   Frank Bruney has seen tiny... Read more...
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ALL HANDS ON DECK, WE MADE IT!
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ Fair Transport Sailing Vessel Nordlys is launched ~   St. Maarten has been graced by the... Read more...
Editorial - Anybody’s guess
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Governor Eugene Holiday has decided to seek legal clarity on the current constitutional impasse.... Read more...
Editorial - Time is up
Friday, 16 October 2015
With so much ongoing constitutional turmoil, the fact that more than 100 people attended the... Read more...
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Notices October 16
Friday, 16 October 2015
General Meeting St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the... Read more...
Notices October 15
Thursday, 15 October 2015
General Meeting S.M.P.S.A. general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial... Read more...