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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, but may shake US ties

netanyahuJERUSALEM--Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to accept an invitation to address the U.S. Congress just days before Israel's parliamentary election offers him invaluable pre-vote publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, issued the invitation without consulting the White House, a breach of protocol...

Senior US diplomat ruffles Cuba by meeting dissidents

uscubaHAVANA--A senior U.S. diplomat in Cuba for negotiations on restoring long-frozen diplomatic relations met a group of...

Supreme Court agrees to review Oklahoma execution procedure

WASHINGTON--The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's controversial method of execution by lethal...

US envoy says mistrust must be overcome to restore Cuba ties

uscubaHAVANA--The United States and Cuba moved closer to restoring diplomatic relations on Thursday with historic...

New York state Assembly speaker charged with fraud in graft probe

silverNEW YORK--New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the state's most powerful politicians for more than two...

US, Cuba clash over immigration at start of historic talks

cubansHAVANA--The United States and Cuba clashed over U.S. immigration policy on Wednesday at the first session of...

Justice Department said to be ready to clear Ferguson officer

WASHINGTON--The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed...

Cubans look fondly to US as talks to resume relations start

cubamoodHAVANA--Miguel Barnet, one of Cuba's most prominent Communist Party intellectuals, fondly recalls his teenage years...

Obama urges skeptical Republicans to back his "middle-class economics"

obamaWASHINGTON--President Barack Obama challenged the Republican-led Congress on Tuesday to break out of the "tired old...

US top court rules for Muslim inmate over prison beard ban

beardWASHINGTON--An Arkansas policy prohibiting inmates from having beards violated the religious rights of a prisoner who...

Tributes and protests mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

kingNEW YORK--Tributes to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. were held nationwide on Monday as protests over the...

Worker freed from Cuba to be guest at Obama’s State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON--The U.S. aid worker whose release from a Cuban prison helped pave the way toward restoring diplomatic...

New York Governor to lead mission to Cuba

cuomoNEW YORK--New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will lead one of the first trade missions to Cuba from the United States...

Harsh world of slavery focus of Louisiana plantation museum

WALLACE, Louisiana--Life-size sculptures of slave children haunt the clapboard church on the grounds of the old sugar...

Obama, Cameron vow to take on poisonous ideology of radical Islam

obamaWASHINGTON--U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to take on "the poisonous...

With flowers and fluent French, Kerry pays respects to France

kerryPARIS--Bearing flowers and his fluent French, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered his condolences and "a hug"...

Airport workers, others protest on Martin Luther King birthday

airportNEW YORK--Scores of airport workers rallied on Thursday in New York and other cities to demand higher wages in one of...

In American academia, fields that cherish sheer genius shun women

WASHINGTON--For academic fields whose members revere a "spark of genius" above all other qualities, there is a...

Obama measures on Cuba trade, travel poke new holes in embargo

WASHINGTON--The United States announced sweeping new rules on Thursday that will significantly ease sanctions on...

Kerry and Zarif hold lengthy Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

kerryGENEVA-- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif held intensive talks on...

Astronauts back in U.S. part of space station after leak scare

spaceCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-- Astronauts returned to the U.S. side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after...

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Dow ready for Tumba Festival
Saturday, 24 January 2015
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Saturday, 24 January 2015
MARIGOT--One suspect has been taken into custody for the armed robbery of the Change Point in... Read more...
Jamaica to regulate medical marijuana industry
Saturday, 24 January 2015
KINGSTON--A Cannabis Licensing Authority is to be established to regulate the proposed hemp and... Read more...
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Politically-motivated armed gang in Haiti threatens to attack government targets
Thursday, 22 January 2015
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti--Haitian police authorities have revealed that a politically-motivated, armed... Read more...
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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, but may shake US ties
Friday, 23 January 2015
JERUSALEM--Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to accept an invitation to address the U.S. Congress just... Read more...
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Senior US diplomat ruffles Cuba by meeting dissidents
Friday, 23 January 2015
HAVANA--A senior U.S. diplomat in Cuba for negotiations on restoring long-frozen diplomatic... Read more...
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New Saudi king seeks to reassure on succession and policy
Friday, 23 January 2015
RIYADH--Saudia Arabia's new King Salman pledged continuity in energy and foreign policies on Friday... Read more...
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Ousted Thai PM banned from politics, faces charges
Friday, 23 January 2015
BANGKOK--Thai authorities dealt a double blow to ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her... Read more...
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Russia faces $40 billion battle to stave off banking crisis
Friday, 23 January 2015
MOSCOW--Russia may have to spend more than $40 billion this year to avert a banking crisis, as the... Read more...
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Greek anti-austerity party holds firm lead before Sunday elections
Friday, 23 January 2015
ATHENS--Greece's leftist Syria party held onto its opinion poll lead on Friday as it campaigns to... Read more...
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A simple solution to the Rainforest saga?
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Dear Editor, It is quite obvious to even the most oblivious that St. Maarteners do not want the... Read more...
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Worried girlfriend
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Dear Queenie, Recently my best friend and I were talking about our high school days and my... Read more...
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Murray pays back dangerous Dimitrov
Sunday, 25 January 2015
MELBOURNE-- Andy Murray avenged his shock loss at last year's Wimbledon and battled his way into... Read more...
Russell blasts Windies to one-wicket win
Sunday, 25 January 2015
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa-- All-rounder Andre Russell smashed a match-winning half-century as... Read more...
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And the winner is...'American Sniper'
Friday, 23 January 2015
LOS ANGELES--If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, "American Sniper," Clint... Read more...
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Filmmakers blur lines with virtual reality at Sundance
Friday, 23 January 2015
PARK CITY, Utah--Whether putting moviegoers inside the yurt of a Mongolian tribe, in the studio... Read more...
Boardwalk Jazz Fest
Sunday, 25 January 2015
~ Sunday nights come alive beginning tomorrow ~ By Lisa Davis-Burnett What is jazz? When asked that... Read more...
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Ready Set Sail in Madagascar
Sunday, 25 January 2015
~ Mangoes, Lemurs and Baobabs ~ By Kippy Gilders After our eventful stay in the Seychelles and a... Read more...
Editorial - Collective responsibility
Saturday, 24 January 2015
With all the current talk about a so-called counterpart policy, Friday's report that the St.... Read more...
Editorial - Continuity first
Thursday, 22 January 2015
The decision not to have one of the Heineken Regatta parties in Marigot this year (see Thursday... Read more...
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Notices January 22
Thursday, 22 January 2015
Tuesday, January 27 CHILD DEVELOPMENT "Fostering Your Child's Speech, Language and Cognitive... Read more...
Notices January 22
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Saturday, January 31 ANNUAL A-THON Organized by the PTA of the Sr.Regina Primary School. Venue: Sr.... Read more...