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Europeans rush to seek Cuba deals in light of US-Cuba thaw

cubaeuropeHAVANA--European officials and businesses are visiting Cuba in unprecedented numbers, attracted by its market-oriented reforms and hastened to act by Havana's improved relations with the United States.
  Seventy-five companies accompanied Spain's Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism Jose Manuel Soria during his visit this week, and 140 Italian firms also visited with Italy's deputy...

NYSE shut down for nearly four hours by technical glitch

nyseNEW YORK--The New York Stock Exchange was forced to suspend trading for several hours on Wednesday in the biggest...

Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal

tsiprasBRUSSELS--Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping...

Funds not exposed to China rout, but broader risks loom

chinamarketsLONDON--A three-week, 30 percent slide in the world's second-biggest equity market has had only a glancing effect on...

Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals

francegermanyPARIS/ATHENS--France and Germany told Greece on Monday to come up with serious proposals in order to restart...

Surveillance software maker gets taste of its own medicine

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO--Italy's Hacking Team, which makes surveillance software used by governments to tap into...

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

greeknoATHENS--Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday, throwing the future...

French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

batteryNICE, France--A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar...

Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

noATHENS--Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide...

China hunts for stock market manipulators

chinamarketsSHANGHAI--Chinese stocks tumbled again on Friday, taking the week's losses to more than 10 percent, as the securities...

IMF warns Greece of huge financial hole

greeceATHENS/WASHINGTON--The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole...

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over 2010 spill

bpHOUSTON--BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly...

Cuba opens Wi-Fi hotspots across country

HAVANA--Cuba has opened 35 Wi-Fi access points nationwide, offering unprecedented online access in a country that...

Greece PM Tsipras digs in against bailout deal

greeceATHENS/BRUSSELS--A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout...

Striking ferry workers will ease blockade of Calais port

portstrikeCALAIS, France--Striking ferry workers blocking access to Calais port in northern France agreed on Wednesday to let...

Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with "Grexit"

merkelBERLIN--"If you break it, you own it," former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush...

China's prime minister offers Europe investment, wants Greece in euro zone

euchinaBRUSSELS--China used an EU summit on Monday to promise to invest in the bloc's new infrastructure fund, call for a...

Greece imposes capital controls as crisis deepens

atmATHENS--Greece moved to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system on Sunday, closing its banks and...

SpaceX rocket supplying space station explodes after launch

spaceCAPE CANAVERAL, Florida--An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday...

Greece's Tsipras calls referendum to break bailout deadlock

greeceATHENS/BRUSSELS--Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on bailout demands from foreign creditors on...

Japan back-sliding on fiscal reform

japanTOKYO--The government's backsliding on promises to rein in spending puts the Bank of Japan in a bind, limiting its...

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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...