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Refugee crisis to test EU at summit of divided leaders

migrantsBRUSSELS/ LEIPZIG, Germany--Bitterly-divided European leaders will seek to find a credible response to the continent's worst migration crisis since World War Two at an emergency summit this week.
  German chancellor Angela Merkel called on her peers on Sunday to accept joint responsibility. "Germany is willing to help. But it is not just a German challenge, but one for all of Europe,"...

Chileans pick through debris after powerful quake, 11 dead

chilequakeTONGOY, Chile--Residents sifted through rubble on Thursday and saved what they could from homes destroyed by a...

Croatia overwhelmed by flood of migrants, EU calls summit

migrantsTOVARNIK, Croatia--Croatia threatened to close its border with Serbia on Thursday as migrants fled from overwhelmed...

Powerful quake hits off coast of Chile, some coastal flooding

chileSANTIAGO--A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital city...

Hungarian riot police detain migrants, including terrorist

migrantsROSZKE, Hungary--Hungary on Wednesday detained 29 people including a "terrorist" as migrants demanding to be let...

Burkina Faso presidential guard seize president and prime minister

burkinaOUAGADOUGOU--Soldiers fired warning shots to disperse hundreds of protesters outside Burkina Faso's presidential...

Air pollution could kill 6.6 million a year by 2050

pollutionLONDON--Air contaminated with pollutants such as ozone and tiny particles could cause the premature death of about...

Colombia believes Venezuela’s gestures could solve border spat

colombiaBOGOTA--Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday there had been important gestures made from Venezuela...

Mugabe reads wrong speech, opponents question his fitness

HARARE--Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament on...

Egypt forces mistake Mexicans for militants, kill 12 in air raid

egyptviolenceCAIRO--Egyptian Army aircraft hunting for militants in the desert mistakenly bombed a convoy of mostly Mexican...

Turnbull topples Abbott, to become Australia's fifth PM in eight years

aussiesCANBERRA--Australia will have its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party on Monday voted...

EU ministers deadlocked on migrant relocation system

migrantsBRUSSELS--EU ministers failed on Monday to break a deadlock over sharing out responsibility for sheltering some of...

India police hunt for owner of explosives after blast kills 88

indiablastNEW DELHI--Indian police said on Sunday they were hunting for the owner of illegally stored explosives which...

Germany re-imposes its border controls to slow migrant arrivals

eumigrantsBERLIN/BRUSSELS--Germany re-imposed border controls on Sunday after Europe's most powerful nation acknowledged it...

Karl Marx admirer Corbyn rides socialist wave to lead Britain's Labour Party

corbynLONDON--Uncorking the spirit of British socialism was the masterstroke that handed Jeremy Corbyn the Labour Party's...

Singapore ruling party wins as voters shun risk

SINGASINGAPORE-- Singapore's ruling party romped to a strong election victory on Friday and increased its share of the...

U.S.-Venezuela rapprochement rocked by Lopez sentence

VENEZUELACARACAS-- Venezuela accused the United States on Friday of jeopardizing a nascent rapprochement between the two...

Venezuela opposition leader Lopez jailed for nearly 14 years

rebelCARACAS Hardline Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was jailed on Thursday for nearly 14 years on...

Migrants undeterred by Balkan storms and Hungarian clampdown

MIGRANTIDOMENI, Greece-- Thousands of refugees trudged through mud and torrential rain to Greece's border with Macedonia on...

Northern Ireland spirals towards worst crisis since 1998 peace deal

IRELANDBELFAST-- Northern Ireland's power-sharing administration was on the brink of collapse on Thursday after a murder...

Fossil first: human relative may have buried its dead

fosil CRADLE OF HUMANKIND, South Africa-- H umanity's claim to uniqueness just suffered another setback: scientists...

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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...