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Migrants, police clash on Greek island, mayor warns of bloodshed

refugeesKOS, Greece--Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons against migrants on the island of Kos on Tuesday after violence broke out in a sports stadium where hundreds of people, including young children, were waiting for immigration papers.
  The scuffles took place a day after a police officer on the island was suspended for brandishing a knife and slapping a man identified by Greek...

Suharto's family told to pay back millions

suhartoJAKARTA--Indonesia's Supreme Court has ordered the family of ex-president Suharto to pay back millions in embezzled...

Indonesia court rejects sex abuse lawsuit against international school

indonesiaJAKARTA--A Jakarta court on Monday threw out a multi-million dollar sex abuse lawsuit against an international...

Child sex abuse scandal shocks Pakistan, families angry at police

pakistanabuseHUSAIN KHAN WALA, Pakistan--Parents at the centre of a growing child abuse scandal in Pakistan accused police on...

Helicopter aid-drops in quake-hit Nepal at risk

nepalLONDON--Emergency helicopter services in quake-hit Nepal may be forced to stop within weeks due to a lack of funding...

Singapore turns 50, and celebrates with fanfare

bannersSINGAPORE--Fireworks lit up Singapore's sky as crowds celebrated the city state's 50th anniversary on Sunday, an...

Abe renews pledge of nuclear arms free Japan at Nagasaki memorial

nagasakiTOKYO--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by...

In a port city, grenade attacks shatter Swedish sense of safety

swedengrenadesMALMO, Sweden--After years in the military and police dealing with bombs and mines in ex-Yugoslavia, Lebanon and...

Frenchwoman aid worker hostage released in Yemen

yemenhostagePARIS--A Frenchwoman abducted in Yemen in February has been freed, French authorities said on Friday, adding that her...

Norway island youth camp reopens fours years after Breivik massacre

norwaycampUTOYA, Norway--More than 1,000 young activists gathered on Friday on the Norwegian island of Utoya for the official...

Venezuela's first transgender candidate to run for Congress

transgenderCARACAS--The first transgender politician to run for popular election in Venezuela on Friday registered as candidate...

Kerry warns US will not accept restrictions in South China Sea

kerryaseanKUALA LUMPUR--U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday accused China of restricting navigation and overflights...

Looting and violence on rise in Venezuela

venezuelalootingCARACAS--Venezuelan supermarkets are increasingly being targeted by looters as swollen lines and prolonged food...

Russia: no common approach yet with US on fighting Islamic State

usarussiaKUALA LUMPUR/MOSCOW--Russia and the United States have been unable as yet to agree a common approach to fighting...

Wing part washed up on beach is from missing MH370, Malaysia confirms

malaysiacrashKUALA LUMPUR--A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was part of the wreckage of...

Egypt opening new Suez Canal to high hopes and some doubts

suezcanalCAIRO--Egypt will open an expansion to the Suez Canal to great fanfare on Thursday, the centrepiece of President...

Breaking taboo, Jerusalem Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship

palestiniansJERUSALEM--"I declare I will be a loyal citizen of the state of Israel," reads the oath that must be sworn by all...

Myanmar appeals for flood assistance

YANGON--Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter...

Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, lambast Abe's view of war

survivorFUKUSHIMA CITY, Japan--When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural...

Calais crisis hardens tone of UK's immigration, EU debate

calaisLONDON--Dramatic images of migrants storming the Channel Tunnel from France have prompted Prime Minister David...

Pittsburgh doctor linked to second lion hunt probe

lionHARARE--Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him on Sunday...

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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...