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Obama defends Iran nuclear deal as US diplomacy over war

obamaWASHINGTON--President Barack Obama defended the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday against a furious lobbying effort by political opponents and Israel and said abandoning the agreement would open up the prospect of war.
  Invoking the Cold War peacemaking initiatives of former U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Obama said if Congress blocked the deal...

Property losses from northern California wildfire nearly double

wildfireLOS ANGELES--The tally of property losses from California's most destructive wildfire this year nearly doubled on...

Missouri police officer who killed black teen speaks out

wilsonNEW YORK--The white police officer who last year shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says he has...

Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

republicansMANCHESTER, New Hampshire--There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme on...

Kerry hopes for better Iran conduct after deal but it "may not happen"

kerrygulfDOHA--Iran's "behaviour" may improve internationally in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers but Washington...

Biden, aides talking about possible presidential run

bidenWASHINGTON--Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington...

US, Egypt return to "stronger base" in ties

usegyptCAIRO--The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human...

Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

wildfireLOS ANGELES--A raging wildfire along northern California's inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres...

Jeb Bush not a candidate? Super PAC's spending reveals otherwise

bushNEW YORK--The first report of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's Super PAC, made public Friday, reveals for...

Earth's magnetic personality older than previously thought

magneticWASHINGTON--Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against relentless solar winds, streams of...

Ohio officer charged with murder pleads not guilty, released on bond

ohiopoliceCINCINNATI--A former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed...

Californians exceeded mandatory water conservation target in June

droughtSACRAMENTO, California--Californians reduced their water use by more than 27 percent in June, exceeding the amount...

Democratic congressman charged in corruption case

fattahWASHINGTON--Democratic U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and four associates were charged on Wednesday in...

Cincinnati police officer indicted in shooting death of black man

tensingCINCINNATI--A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on murder charges in the fatal shooting...

Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear arms

kerryWASHINGTON--Secretary of State John Kerry intensified efforts on Tuesday to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear...

Los Angeles passes law banning large-capacity gun magazines

gunsLOS ANGELES--The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban the possession of large-capacity gun magazines on...

Second-term Obama tells Africa's 'Big Men' to quit when time is up

obamaADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI--Judging by the applause at the African Union headquarters, Barack Obama hit a chord when he took...

Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric

obamalucyADDIS ABABA--U.S. President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump...

Obama tells Kenyans they can succeed, sees challenges

obamaNAIROBI--U.S. President Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland...

Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans

trumpWASHINGTON--Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll...

Huckabee: Obama marching Israelis to 'door of the oven'

huckabeeWASHINGTON--Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has denounced the deal reached by the United States and...

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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...