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Court allows Lufthansa pilot strike, 1,000 Wed flights scrapped

STRIKEFRANKFURT/BERLIN-- Lufthansa failed in a legal bid to halt a pilot strike planned for Wednesday which has resulted in about 1,000 flights being cancelled, as the airline's dispute with crews escalated.
  Pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) staged a strike on long-haul routes on Tuesday and has called another walkout for Wednesday on short-haul flights - and it warned there could be more...

China foreign exchange reserves in record fall

chinaSHANGHAI/BEIJING--China's foreign exchange reserves posted their biggest monthly fall on record in August, reflecting...

India's diamond hub fears more job losses

diamondsSURAT, India--A year ago, India's diamond capital hit the headlines when one of the largest polishing companies in...

EU to give 500 mln euros to farmers hit by Russia sanctions

euagricultureBRUSSELS--The European Commission announced a 500 million euro ($557 million) package of measures on Monday to...

China's 'One Belt, One Road' looks to take construction binge offshore

frontloadersXUZHOU, China--Two years after China unveiled a sweeping plan to rebuild Silk Road trade links with Europe and Asia...

Osborne says many in G20 see need to live within their means

osborneANKARA--Finance chiefs from the world's leading economies broadly agree on the need to undertake structural reforms...

G20 promises transparency on rate moves as global economy disappoints

g20summitANKARA--World financial leaders will agree to calibrate and communicate monetary policy carefully to avoid triggering...

Betting on calm may worsen the storm

marketsNEW YORK--The dog days of summer turn out to have quite a bite, as investors have been roiled by the longest bout of...

Putin bets on Asia pivot to lift flagging Far East

putinKHASAN, Russia--With weeds choking the husks of many of its abandoned buildings, the tiny settlement of Khasan on the...

ECB chief flags beefed up asset-buying programme

ecbFRANKFURT--The European Central Bank cut its growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, warning of possible further...

France offers new farm aid as 1,500 tractors hit Paris streets

frenchfarmersPARIS--France offered its farmers additional financial help on Thursday including tax rebates and investment aid...

Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

huaweiiBERLIN--China's Huawei Technologies unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market...

India's bulldozer promises to add two percentage points to growth

bulldozerNAGPUR, India--The man Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tasked with launching a China-style infrastructure boom calls...

New African Development Bank chief to focus on powering Africa

ABIDJAN--The African Development Bank (AfDB) will focus in coming years on tackling Africa's chronic power shortages...

Awaiting American avalanche, Cubans rush to the beach

cubatourismVARADERO, Cuba--Cubans are flocking to the beach in record numbers before a possible end to the U.S. travel ban that...

India's slow growth boosts rate cut calls

indiaeconomyNEW DELHI--Indian growth slowed by more than expected in the quarter to June, a setback for Prime Minister Narendra...

Japan nuclear power outlook bleak

nuclearjapanTOKYO--The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal...

Brazilian government 2016 budget will be in the red

brazileconomyBRASILIA--Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will send Congress a 2016 budget with a primary deficit after she...

Why reforms don't work so well in Italy

italyreformsROME--When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take advantage of a reform that should have...

Popular fears aside, businesses often eager for migrant workers

syrian_refugeeLONDON--Raghad al Sous braved bombings in Syria to keep studying at school before fleeing in 2013 to rejoin her...

New IEA boss faces world energy landscape in flux

ieaPARIS/BRUSSELS--The new head of the International Energy Agency faces dilemmas that challenge the purpose of the body...

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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...