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Canada PM calls Oct 19 election, set to focus on sluggish economy

canadaOTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct. 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.
  Polls indicate Harper's right-of-center Conservative Party, which has been in office since 2006, could well lose its majority in the House of Commons. That would leave him at...

Australia's PM launches expense investigation, Speaker steps down

aussiePERTH--Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Sunday announced a wide-ranging inquiry into politicians'...

Palestinian toddler killed, Jewish arsonists suspected

mideastDUMA, West Bank--Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing...

After Ebola criticisms, WHO plans for four-month epidemic response

ebolaGENEVA--The World Health Organization is creating a "blueprint" to improve the medical response to major outbreaks of...

Religious man attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six

israelgayJERUSALEM--An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual...

Political prisoners, Chinese loggers among thousands freed in Myanmar

myanmarchinaYANGON--Myanmar freed some political prisoners and 155 Chinese citizens jailed for illegal logging in an amnesty for...

GM to invest $1 billion in India to boost exports

gmindiaNEW DELHI--General Motors Co said on Wednesday it will invest $1 billion over the next few years to turn India into a...

Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, calls for peace negotiations

topboxKABUL--Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple...

Israel approves new homes in settlement

settlementJERUSALEM--Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the...

Man dies in Channel Tunnel

calaisLONDON/PARIS--A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel...

As peace talks advance, Colombia struggles to find its missing

skeletonCHAGUANI, Colombia--Swinging a pickaxe high above his head, the sweating former Marxist guerrilla brings it down...

Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eigth other ex-officials to death

libyaTRIPOLI--A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to...

US to parole convicted Israeli spy on Nov. 21

pollardWASHINGTON--Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be...

Britain and France see euro reform as possible "win-win"

britaineuPARIS--Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by euro zone nations to shore up the single currency after...

Brazil's biggest party sticks with unpopular Rousseff - for now

rousseffBRASILIA--Brazil's largest party is standing by deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff for now despite the...

Nine killed in day-long Indian battle near Pakistani border

indiaattackDINANAGAR, India--Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour...

Saudi king's French Riviera holiday sparks beach protest

francesaudiNICE, France--Saudi King Salman and a 1,000-entourage arrived on Saturday for holiday on the French Riviera, where...

Surprise contender to lead Britain's Labour calls for renationalising swaths of economy

corbynLONDON--A surprise contender to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Sunday he believed swaths of the...

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed

turkeyDIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey--Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security...

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father's homeland

obamafamilyNAIROBI--U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members...

Frontlines of Yemen war shift in favour of Riyadh

yemenDUBAI/ADEN--The tide of Yemen's messy war has unexpectedly turned, handing a morale boost and possibly decisive...

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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...