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Strongarm tactics get results in French summer of protest

frenchprotestsPARIS--Less than a year since France abandoned its "ecotax" on truckers after protesters destroyed the equipment built to collect it, similar strongarm tactics look to be working for the nation's farmers, cab drivers and ferry workers.
  Livestock producers struggling with low prices won a hastily assembled package of loans and debt relief this week after blocking motorways and dumping...

Turkish military returns fire on Islamic State after soldier killed

turkeysyriaANKARA/BEIRUT--Turkish forces returned fire on Islamic State militants in Syria with tank shells on Thursday after a...

Iraq deploys US-trained troops to Ramadi fight for first time

usairaqBAGHDAD--Iraq has for the first time deployed soldiers trained by the U.S.-led coalition in their campaign to retake...

Astronomers discover most Earth-like planet yet

planetCAPE CANAVERAL, Florida--A planet believed to be remarkably similar to Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant...

Kurd militants kill two Turkish police to avenge Islamic State bombing

turkeyANKARA--Kurdish militants claimed responsibility for the killing of two Turkish police officers on Wednesday in what...

China returns Weiwei’s passport after four years

weiweiBEIJING--Chinese dissident artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei said that authorities in Beijing returned his...

Koran fragments found in UK library are among world's oldest

koranLONDON--Fragments of a Koran manuscript found in a British university library are from one of the world's oldest...

Pope urges UN to take strong action on climate change

popeVATICAN CITY--Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the United Nations to take a "very strong stand" on climate change at a...

Two killed while blasts, gunfire rock Burundi presidential vote

burundiBUJUMBURA--A policeman and an opposition official died in violence at the start of Burundi's presidential election on...

Graft allegations stall India's parliament, economic reforms

indiaparliamentNEW DELHI--India's parliament was adjourned on the first day of a new session after opposition lawmakers demanded the...

Cheating website relieved it is not being judged after hack

ashleyTORONTO--Cheating spouses website AshleyMadison.com, facing hackers' threats to leak clients' nude photos and sexual...

Palestinians count down to their village's demolition

susiyaSUSIYA, West Bank--Sitting under a fig tree to escape the searing sun, Jihad Nuwaja looks out on the only land he...

Brazil convicts first construction executives in Petrobras scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO--Three executives of Brazil's Camargo Correa group were convicted on Monday of money laundering...

Nuclear deal will not change Iran's relations with America

khameneiDUBAI/BEIRUT--Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the nuclear deal with world powers did...

Australian Fanning escapes shark attack in surfing final

sharkJEFFREY'S BAY, South Africa--Australia's triple champion Mick Fanning survived a shark attack in Sunday's final of...

Venezuela bans Pablo Perez from holding office

CARACAS--Former Venezuelan state Governor Pablo Perez said on Saturday he had been barred from holding public office...

EU panel urges more pilot screening after Germanwings crash

habreLONDON/BERLIN--A task force set up after the Germanwings disaster has recommended improved psychological screening...

Colombia to dig up world's largest urban mass grave

colombiagravesMEDELLIN, Colombia--For the past seven years, Luz Elena Galeano has been searching for her husband who was last seen...

Britain says air force pilots conducted Syria air strikes

LONDON--British pilots have taken part in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the defence ministry...

Brazil opens formal inquiry into Lula's links to Odebrecht

lulaSAO PAULO--Federal prosecutors in Brazil have opened a formal inquiry into whether former President Luiz Inácio Lula...

Exiled government ministers return to Yemen city of Aden

yemenADEN--Senior members of Yemen's exiled administration flew into Aden on Thursday to make preparations for the...

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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...