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France offers financial help for demonstrating livestock farmers

livestockPARIS--France announced measures worth up to 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) on Wednesday to support its livestock farmers and try to halt protests which have escalated in recent days into road blockades in the northwest.
  "The aim of the plan is to deal with the emergency but also to bring sustainable solutions," Prime Minister Manuel Valls said at the presidential Elysee palace after a...

France promises emergency plan to help livestock farmers

livestockPARIS--French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday promised measures to help livestock and dairy farmers who have...

After China dumps gold, don't count on India to come to the rescue

goldMANILA/MUMBAI--Blame poor rains or a lack of weddings, but Indians, for whom gold is the investment of choice, aren't...

BRICS bank launches in China, to work with AIIB

bricsbankSHANGHAI--Officials from the world's largest emerging nations launched the New Development Bank (NDB) on Tuesday, the...

In Greek crisis, one big unhappy EU family

greeceBRUSSELS--The latest paroxysm of Greece's debt crisis has exposed growing rifts in the euro zone which, unless...

Greek banks ready to open on Monday

greeceATHENS--Greek banks are ready to open their branches across the country on Monday after a three-week shutdown...

Distraction of Greece aside, is all well with the world economy?

globaleconomyLONDON--The race is on between the U.S. and British central banks to be the first major economy to raise interest...

Google gains billions in value as YouTube drives ad growth

googleNEW YORK--Google Inc's shares closed up 16.3 percent at $699.62 on Friday, adding about $65 billion to its market...

German lawmakers support Greek bailout despite rebellion

greecegermanyBERLIN--German lawmakers gave their go-ahead on Friday for the euro zone to negotiate a third bailout for Greece, but...

Europe moves to restore funding to Greece after bailout vote

ecbATHENS--Europe moved to re-open funding to Greece's stricken economy on Thursday after the parliament in Athens...

Is it end of the line for South Asia's ship graveyards?

shipbreakingALANG, India/SINGAPORE--In the world's biggest ship recycling centre of Alang on India's Arabian Sea coast, workers...

Greek parliament approves bailout measures as ruling party fragments

greeceATHENS--The Greek parliament passed sweeping austerity measures demanded by lenders to open talks on a new...

Yellen stands by transparency as lawmakers turn up the heat

yellenWASHINGTON--Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday resisted calls for more congressional oversight, as...

BBC talks tough as clash looms with new British government

bbcLONDON--Britain's BBC came out fighting ahead of a showdown with the newly elected government on Tuesday, saying the...

China's Tsinghua prepares $23 bln bid for US chip maker

micronBEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO--China's state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd is preparing a $23 billion bid for U.S. memory chip...

Greek PM faces party revolt over bailout deal

atmBRUSSELS/ATHENS--Greece's leftwing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces a showdown with rebels in his own party on...

Heineken joins foreign brewers seeking to slake Myanmar thirst

heinekenYANGON--International brewers are trickling into Myanmar, betting that higher incomes and economic reforms will whip...

Euro zone strikes deal with Greece

20150713_8505722720150713092209BRUSSELS Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday in return...

For Indians, paper gold can't beat real thing

MUMBAI--India is meeting stiff resistance in its drive to make the buying of gold jewellery more transparent and to...

PM wins backing for concessions; EU and IMF give positive signals

greeceATHENS-- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won backing from lawmakers on Saturday for painful reform proposals...

BRICS agree to coordinate their actions to protect their economies

bricsUFA, Russia--The BRICS emerging nations said on Thursday they were worried about the volatility of global financial...

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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...