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Migrant trains reach Germany, European asylum system creaks

hungaryVIENNA/MUNICH--Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU.
  As thousands of men, women and children - many fleeing Syria's civil war - continued to arrive from the east, authorities let thousands of undocumented people travel on towards Germany, the...

Sword-wielding crusader threatens Modi's "model" in India

patelAHMEDABAD, India--A sword-wielding 22-year-old activist has emerged overnight as the most pressing political threat...

Mahathir calls for "people power" movement to topple Malaysia’s PM

malaysiaKUALA LUMPUR--Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on...

Police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest

thailandBANGKOK--Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing raided a second location and widened their search for more...

New Turkish cabinet includes opposition

turkeyANKARA--Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu appointed nationalist and pro-Kurdish opposition politicians to an...

Japan student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests

japanstudentsTOKYO--Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the...

Border firing kills nine on India-Pakistan anniversary

indiapakistanSRINAGAR, India--Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India...

Greek judge appointed caretaker prime minister ahead of elections

greeceATHENS--Greece's top Supreme Court judge was sworn in as caretaker prime minister on Thursday to lead the country to...

Lorry of corpses, new shipwreck intensify Europe's migrant crisis

lorryPARNDORF, Austria--As many as 50 corpses were found in a parked lorry in Austria on Thursday, and another migrant...

Mexico foreign minister takes new post, could augur presidency bid

mexicoMEXICO CITY--Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday shifted Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade into a key...

Lebanese ministers walk out of meeting over garbage crisis

rubbishBEIRUT--The powerful Shi'ite party Hezbollah and its Christian allies walked out of an emergency Lebanese cabinet...

Islamic State publishes images of ancient Syrian temple destruction

palmyraBEIRUT/DAMASCUS--Islamic State militants published photos on Tuesday purporting to show the destruction of a...

North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions

northkoreaSEOUL--North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery...

Colombia decries increase in deportations by Venezuela

colombiaBOGOTA/CARACAS--Venezuela has stepped up deportations of Colombians, in some cases separating children from their...

Merkel slams repulsive anti-refugee violence

germanyHEIDENAU, Germany--Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday condemned violent protests against refugees that erupted over...

Soldier wounded helping to overpower gunman on train

injuredPARIS--A machine gun-toting attacker wounded three people on a high-speed train in France on Friday before being...

Guatemala’s prosecutors seek to impeach president

guatemalaGUATEMALA CITY--Prosecutors sought to impeach Guatemalan President Otto Perez on Friday over a corruption scandal...

North Korea goes on war footing against South as deadline looms

northkoreaSEOUL--North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda...

Mexico’s president and finance minister cleared in ethics probe

MEXICO CITY--A Mexican government auditor on Friday exonerated President Enrique Peña Nieto and his finance minister...

Tensions rise as North, South Korea exchange artillery fire

koreasSEOUL--South Korea fired dozens of artillery rounds towards North Korea on Thursday after the North shelled across...

Venezuela shuts border crossings with Colombia

borderCARACAS--Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro late on Wednesday ordered two border crossings to Colombia closed for 72...

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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...