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No deal for Greece, creditors as top-level talks resume Saturday

greeceBRUSSELS--Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil.

Euro zone finance ministers ended their third meeting in a week without agreement after the three creditor institutions put a final cash-for-reform proposal...

France cracks down on Uber after big taxi driver protests

franceuberPARIS--France ordered a nationwide clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major...

Greek debt talks stumble before EU leaders gather

eurozoneBRUSSELS--Negotiations to avert a Greek debt default stumbled on Wednesday and euro zone finance ministers accused...

Brazil leader's credibility tested as she woos American investment

brazilBRASILIA--The economy is sliding into recession, her popularity has hit rock bottom, her party's treasurer is behind...

Chinese firms do brisk business in Venezuela

chinavenezuelaSAN FRANCISCO DE YARE, Venezuela--Five years after Chinese home appliance maker Haier agreed to build a $912 million...

Brazil graft probe could ensnare Eletrobras, foreign companies

prosecutorCURITIBA, Brazil--Brazil's biggest corruption investigation could spread to its largest electric utility, Eletrobras...

Greece takes step back from the abyss

leadersBRUSSELS--Greece took a step back from the abyss on Monday with the presentation of new budget proposals that euro...

Facebook gaining ground on YouTube in video ads

FRANKFURT/PARIS--Facebook is gaining ground on Google's YouTube as an outlet for big companies to market their...

Rising unemployment piles up problems for Indonesian leader

indonesiaJAKARTA--Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding...

UK finance minister vows hefty welfare cuts

ukprotestsLONDON--British finance minister George Osborne has said he will press ahead with hefty cuts to welfare in a budget...

EU welcomes 11th-hour Greek proposals in "forceps delivery"

BRUSSELS/ATHENS--The European Union welcomed new proposals from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as a "good basis...

Powerful Brazil CEO arrested in Petrobras corruption probe

odebrechtSAO PAULO--Brazilian police on Friday arrested Marcelo Odebrecht, the head of Latin America's largest engineering and...

VW US chief Horn sees limited growth until new SUVs arrive

volkswagenDETROIT/BERLIN--Volkswagen AG expects "limited growth" in the United States over the next two years and will focus on...

Euro zone sets emergency summit on Greece

budgetATHENS/LUXEMBOURG--Euro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on Monday to try to avert a Greek default after...

Cuba to create first Wi-Fi signals for public at large

cubainternetHAVANA--Cuba plans to beam Wi-Fi signals at 35 public spaces in the first such offering for the population at large...

Virtual reality dominates floor at E3 gaming show

virtualrealityLOS ANGELES--Virtual reality gaming, once a distant concept, became the new battleground at this year's E3 industry...

AirAsia shares tumble as CEO fund-raising talk cuts no ice

airasiaKUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE--AirAsia Bhd's shares skidded as much as 13 percent on Wednesday as founder Tony Fernandes'...

Commercial plane orders slow, jetmakers focus on the backlog

airshowPARIS--The boom in commercial plane orders of recent years appears to be giving way to a more sustainable pace of...

French PM defies rebels to push through reforms

PARIS--French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pushed a flagship economic reform bill further on its way through...

China eyes policy twist to cut borrowing costs

bankofchinaBEIJING--China is looking for new ways to lower stubbornly high long-term borrowing costs and stop the fruits of its...

Mobli takes on Internet giants with event-based photo and video search

mobliTEL AVIV--Israeli start-up Mobli Media Inc is taking on Internet giants Google, Facebook and Yahoo with an innovative...

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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...