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Coppola shares his passion for food, film with Cuban students

coppolaSAN ANTONIO DE LOS BAÑOS, Cuba--Director Francis Ford Coppola was reflecting on his brush with Fidel Castro, the blandishments to make another gangster film, and the pressure of borrowing at 29 percent interest to shoot "Apocalypse Now".
  But first he needed to cook pasta for 150 film students. Coppola, the multiple Oscar winner and maker of the "Godfather" films, was in Cuba as a guest...

Woody Allen explores murder, morality in Irrational Man

woodyallenNEW YORK--As a little kid, future filmmaker Woody Allen was preoccupied with three things - baseball, magic and...

Emmy nominations honor end of Mad Men, debut of Transparent

emmysLOS ANGELES--The final season of AMC's advertising drama "Mad Men," Netflix's political thriller "House of Cards,"...

Tutu fights infection in hospital

tutuCAPE TOWN--Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu will remain in hospital for several more days...

Crisp tailoring and identity parades at first New York men's fashion week

fashionmenNEW YORK--Colourful tops and cardigans, sleek trouser suits and sportswear mixed with crisp tailoring at identity...

China's famous 'face-kini' gets Peking Opera-inspired facelift

face-kiniQINGDAO, China--What do Chinese women do when they want to go swimming but maintain their pearly-white...

Harper Lee friend tantalizes with report of third unpublished book

harperleeMONROEVILLE, Alabama--"To Kill a Mockingbird" novelist Harper Lee wrote yet another book that remains unpublished, a...

Batman faces darkest knight in epic end to Arkham series

SAO PAULO--After months of delay and some high-profile glitches, "Batman: Arkham Knight" has finally hit gamers'...

Rapper 50 Cent says bankruptcy filing is 'strategic business move'

50centNEW YORK/LOS ANGELES--Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, reporting debts and assets in the...

UK prince says air ambulance job will keep him "a good guy"

princeLONDON--Britain's Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, launched a new career as an air ambulance helicopter...

Hong Kong panda bears down on world record for longevity

pandaHONG KONG--The oldest giant panda living in captivity is set to challenge the world record for the animals'...

Harrison Ford leads Star Wars cast in Comic-Con spectacle

starwarsSAN DIEGO--Han Solo made his official comeback to "Star Wars" on Friday as actor Harrison Ford was the star guest at...

Omar Sharif, star of Doctor Zhivago, dead at 83

omarsharifCAIRO--Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his portrayal of Doctor Zhivago in the hit 1966 film and for his work in...

Prince Philip caught on camera swearing at UK photographer

LONDON--Prince Philip, the 94-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth well-known for occasional verbal gaffes...

Jennifer Lawrence, Mockingjay cast take final Comic-Con bow

comicconSAN DIEGO, California--"Make no mistake, the game is coming to its end," President Snow tells Katniss Everdeen in the...

Superhero Ant-Man a normal, relatable guy, actor Rudd says

antmanLONDON--Superhero "Ant-Man" makes his debut on the silver screen this month, a character Hollywood actor Paul Rudd...

Michael Douglas on Ant-Man and being a good guy

douglasLOS ANGELES--From "Fatal Attraction" and "Wall Street" to last year's "Beyond the Reach," Michael Douglas has never...

Star Wars, DC heroes, X-Men entice fans at Marvel-less Comic-Con

comiconLOS ANGELES--Disney isn't bringing its Marvel ensemble to San Diego's annual Comic-Con International this year, but...

Turning 18, Malala says she'll remain the "voice of children"

malalaOSLO--Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, urged an extra $39 billion a year...

Bill Cosby's moralizing comes back to haunt him

cosbyNEW YORK--Bill Cosby's forthright views on black parenting came back to haunt him this week when a U.S. judge called...

Han Solo blasts into Disney's Star Wars universe with film

LOS ANGELES--Han Solo, the "Star Wars" space hero who always has a fast ship and a good blaster, will get his own...

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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...