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European ministers give blessing to Greek bailout

greeceBRUSSELS/ATHENS--Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Friday to lend Greece up to 86 billion euros ($96 billion) after Greek lawmakers accepted their stiff conditions despite a revolt by supporters of leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Assuming approval by the German and other parliaments, 13 billion euros should be in Athens next Thursday to pay pressing bills and a further 10 billion...

America's oldest CEO puts his Dole buyout to a high-stakes test

doleNEW YORK--Any day now, David Murdock, the 92-year-old owner of Dole Food Co, will find out whether his decision to go...

Lenovo faces Motorola hangover, cuts 3,200 jobs as sales slide, profit tumbles

lenovoBEIJING--China's Lenovo Group Ltd will lay off 10 percent of white-collar staff after sales of Motorola handsets fell...

China’s central bank tries to soothe markets

chinacentralbankBEIJING/SHANGHAI--China's central bank said on Thursday there was no reason for the yuan to fall further given the...

Australia's taste for fast food puts innovation on menu

dominosSYDNEY--Fast food may be falling out of favour in many countries around the world but companies are making healthy...

Creditors will subject Greek deal to tough October review

greeceATHENS/BRUSSELS--The European Union moved to keep Greece on a tight rein after its latest bailout, with sources...

Agnelli family lifts its stake in The Economist

economistLONDON--Britain's Pearson brought an end to its near 60-year ownership of The Economist on Wednesday, agreeing to...

China devaluation sparks fear of currency war

yuanSHANGHAI--China shocked global markets on Tuesday by devaluing its currency after a run of poor economic data, a move...

Kerry warns dollar could suffer if US walks away from Iran deal

kerryNEW YORK--If the United States walks away from the nuclear deal with Iran and demands that its allies comply with...

Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

nokiaFRANKFURT/HELSINKI--Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its...

Google morphing into Alphabet Inc

googleSAN FRANCISCO--Google Inc announced a major shake-up of its operating structure on Monday, creating a holding company...

Tesla burns cash, loses more than $4,000 on every car sold

teslaDETROIT--It's crunch time for Tesla Motors.
  The Silicon Valley automaker is losing more than $4,000 on every...

Airbnb gives Paris luxury hoteliers a fright

plazaPARIS--Nowhere in the world has more accommodation available on Airbnb than Paris. Now the home-sharing website that...

ECB urged to look through oil slump even as inflation falters

ecbFRANKFURT--The European Central Bank should look through a slump in oil prices and stick to its stimulus programme...

Privileges threatened, days may be numbered for Greece's 'everyman' farmers

cheeseNAXOS, Greece--A jovial potato farmer whose family has tilled the fertile land on the island of Naxos for over 200...

Russian "food crematoria" provoke outrage amid crisis, famine memories

russiafoodMOSCOW--Russian government plans for mass destruction of banned Western food imports have provoked outrage in a...

Hollande, Tsipras want Greek bailout agreed in late August

greecefranceATHENS/ISMAILIA, Egypt--A new bailout for Athens should be agreed by late August, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

Headhunters woo low-cost Venezuela talent amid crisis

headhunterCARACAS--Headhunters across Latin America are tapping Venezuela for low-cost professionals as a deepening economic...

EU negotiators aiming for 2016 US trade pact

eutradeBRUSSELS--European negotiators are aiming to finalise a trade pact with the United States in 2016 in "an optimistic...

Greece and lenders strike upbeat tone

greeceATHENS--Both Greece and its lenders said on Tuesday they were optimistic they could broker a deal within days on a...

Britain starts RBS sell-off with $3 bln stake sale

rbsLONDON--Britain started the sale of a 2 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) stake in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on...

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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...