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Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor

mournNEW YORK--New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States.
  New York police officers turned their backs on de Blasio in protest during a news conference and their union said the mayor had blood on his hands...

Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

miamiMIAMI--For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For...

President's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck

obamaWASHINGTON--If U.S. President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of...

Obama vows US response to North Korea over cyberattack

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he...

Secret Service too insular, needs outside leader

secretserviceWASHINGTON--The U.S. Secret Service needs an outsider to overhaul the insular agency, beef up staffing and improve...

Iowa and New Hampshire voters will listen before they judge Bush

bushDAVENPORT, Iowa--Life-long Republican Bob Shelley neatly folds his newspaper and uses it as a coaster, placing his...

Vatican leveraged ties to Cuba, America to help broker deal

grossVATICAN CITY/WASHINGTON--The Vatican leveraged its good relations with Cuba and the United States to help broker...

After first big step, US faces long path to forge ties to Cuba

jetwingWASHINGTON--The renewal of full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba could be the start of a long...

From joy to outrage, Florida's Cuban-Americans greet news

anticastroMIAMI--Some Cuban exiles responded with outrage. Others with ecstasy.

News on Wednesday that the United States will...

Suspect in family killings dead of self-inflicted cuts

suspectEAGLEVILLE, Pennsylvania--An Iraq War veteran sought in the killing of six family members in Pennsylvania was found...

Jeb Bush explores 2016 US presidential run

bushWASHINGTON--Jeb Bush is actively exploring a run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, making the former Florida governor...

Reporter ordered to answer questions in CIA leak case

WASHINGTON--A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York Times reporter James Risen to appear in court to answer...

Victims families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack

memoryBOSTON--The families of nine people killed in a 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school sued the...

White rhino dies at San Diego zoo, leaving only five on earth

SAN DIEGO--One of only six northern white rhinoceros left on earth died over the weekend at a San Diego zoo, bringing...

Suspect in six Pennsylvania killings is target of manhunt

LOWER SALFORD, Pennsylvania--An Iraq war veteran suspected of killing six family members in towns around Philadelphia...

US spending bill likely to pass Senate, may take a few days

obamaWASHINGTON--The U.S. Senate looked set to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill but it might need a few days to overcome...

Pacific storm triggers mudslides and floods in Southern California

stormLOS ANGELES--A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering flash...

Major storm knocks out power, disrupts flights

stormSAN FRANCISCO--A major storm pummeled California and the Pacific northwest with heavy rain and high winds on...

US congressional staffers stage walkout in latest police protests

protestWASHINGTON/OAKLAND, California--Dozens of U.S. congressional staff staged a walkout on Thursday to protest decisions...

Police body cameras carry risks without firm rules

camerasWASHINGTON--Civil rights activists and some police chiefs are warning that the Obama administration's proposal to...

CIA tortured, misled, report finds, drawing calls for action

ciaWASHINGTON--The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks and...

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Health minister named as Haiti's new interim prime minister
Sunday, 21 December 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE--Haitian Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named interim prime... Read more...
Licences to be issued in English as of Jan. 1
Sunday, 21 December 2014
PHILIPSBURG--Economic licences, such as business, vending, operational and public transportation,... Read more...
Trinidad health authorities say Nigerian has malaria, not Ebola
Sunday, 21 December 2014
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad--The Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health said that a Nigerian national... Read more...
Chastanet – Over-reaction to reports of plan to assassinate St. Lucia PM
Friday, 19 December 2014
CASTRIES, St. Lucia--The leader of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet... Read more...
Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
Sunday, 21 December 2014
NEW YORK--New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday... Read more...
Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies
Sunday, 21 December 2014
MIAMI--For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a... Read more...
Iohannis promises corruption crackdown as new president
Sunday, 21 December 2014
BUCHAREST--Centre-right politician Klaus Iohannis was sworn in as Romania's president on Sunday,... Read more...
Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election
Sunday, 21 December 2014
TUNIS--Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote,... Read more...
Russia growls across border as Lithuania readies for euro
Sunday, 21 December 2014
KYBARTAI, Lithuania--Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a... Read more...
Cuban cigars get a foot in door of US market
Sunday, 21 December 2014
HAVANA--Milagros Diaz has been rolling cigars for 48 years, so long she cannot even smell tobacco... Read more...
We must do right by the next generation
Monday, 22 December 2014
Dear Editor, The Christmas season is a time for children. They should love the magic and the... Read more...
Tranquillity, stability and civility
Monday, 22 December 2014
Dear Editor, The new government is hardly in place and already I find myself having to comment on... Read more...
Packers, Steelers into playoffs, Patriots earn bye
Sunday, 21 December 2014
NEW YORK-- The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers booked their places in the playoffs... Read more...
FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup
Sunday, 21 December 2014
LONDON-- England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA... Read more...
Captive orangutan has human right to freedom
Sunday, 21 December 2014
BUENOS AIRES--An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary... Read more...
Gay Elton John marries partner under new law
Sunday, 21 December 2014
LONDON--British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish,... Read more...
EPIC Eco-Labels
Friday, 19 December 2014
~ Creating corporate responsibility ~ By Laura Bijnsdorp Yesterday, three locations were awarded... Read more...
Saba Spotlight – Els Mommers
Friday, 19 December 2014
A closer look at the woman behind the art Els Mommers has been a renowned artist for many years.... Read more...
Editorial - Fresh blood
Monday, 22 December 2014
It may seem like a small step, but the announcement that economic licences will be issued in... Read more...
Editorial - Wrong address?
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Today's Parliament meeting regarding the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF)... Read more...
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes Renzo Gracie St Maarten offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self-Defence... Read more...
Notices December 20
Friday, 19 December 2014
Sunday, December 21 AQUATHLON Organised by Tri-Sport Description: 1Km Swim followed by a 5Km (Short... Read more...