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Croatian parliament passes law to compensate war rape victims

croatiarapeZAGREB--Croatia's parliament adopted a law on Friday granting compensation to rape victims in the 1991-95 war of independence from Yugoslavia.
  The victims, whose exact number remains unknown, will receive a one-off payment of 100,000 kuna ($14,504), and a monthly allowance of 2,500 kuna. They will also be entitled to free counselling, legal and medical aid.
  "Such legislation is...

China's first confirmed MERS case arrived from Korea via Hong Kong

mersBEIJING/HONG KONG--China said on Friday a 44-year-old South Korean man had tested positive for Middle East...

New Nigerian president out to crush Boko Haram

ABUJA--New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Friday to eradicate the "mindless, godless" militants of...

Mexican president misrepresented personal land deal, records show

nietoVALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico--Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto misrepresented to authorities the circumstances under...

Putin classifies info on deaths of Russian troops in peacetime

MOSCOW--President Vladimir Putin ordered on Thursday that deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations in...

Queen Elizabeth sets in train in-out EU referendum

queenLONDON--Britain's Queen Elizabeth set in motion the new government's plans for an in-out referendum on staying in the...

Belgian flights halted after air traffic power blackout

belgiumBRUSSELS--More than 200 flights in and out of Belgium were cancelled or diverted on Wednesday after a power surge...

Russia masses heavy firepower near the border with Ukraine

KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia--Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket...

China to extend military reach, build lighthouses in disputed waters

chinastrategyBEIJING--China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and announced plans for the construction of...

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers Africa

zimbabwedroughtSIYAGIJIMA, Zimbabwe--Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest...

Accidental shot fired by Hollande's bodyguard raises security doubts

PARIS--New questions surfaced about the personal security of French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday as Le...

Tornado tears through Mexican city on Texas border, killing 13

mexicotornadoCIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico--At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured after a freak tornado ripped through the...

More than 500 people killed as heat wave bakes parts of India

indiaheatwaveNEW DELHI--Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has...

Rajoy's re-election plan in doubt after local battering

MADRID--To anyone who doubted his re-election strategy, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has had a simple answer...

Irish voters support same-sex marriage in social revolution

gaysDUBLIN--The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social...

Spain's ruling party gets worst local election result in 20 years

MADRID/VALENCIA, Spain--Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) took a battering in regional and local elections on Sunday...

Polish president concedes election defeat to conservative challenger

WARSAW--Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday's...

Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz

militiasKUNDUZ, Afghanistan--The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders...

China slams US South China Sea actions as "irresponsible, dangerous"

southchinaseaBEIJING/WASHINGTON--China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. spy plane flew over part of the...

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque

DUBAI--A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents...

Turkish police swoop on Erdogan enemies

ISTANBUL--Turkish police launched an operation on Friday to detain dozens of people including businessmen seen as...

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Alegría resort shows off grand conceptual plans
Saturday, 30 May 2015
BEACON HILL--New resort Alegría opened its doors to invited guests, including many tourism... Read more...
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Quick action by fire fighters saves home from being ravaged by flames
Friday, 29 May 2015
SUCKER GARDEN--The swift action by the Fire Fighters prevented the raging flames from a car that... Read more...
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Barbados tourism sector records double-digit growth, breaks record
Friday, 29 May 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of... Read more...
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Haiti: US $50M for better access to clean water and sanitation in cholera hot spots
Thursday, 28 May 2015
WASHINGTON, DC--About 300,000 people from Haiti's cholera-affected rural areas and small towns will... Read more...
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US drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism
Friday, 29 May 2015
HAVANA/WASHINGTON--The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of... Read more...
Hastert aimed to hide misconduct with male
Friday, 29 May 2015
WASHINGTON--Indicted former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a male... Read more...
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Croatian parliament passes law to compensate war rape victims
Friday, 29 May 2015
ZAGREB--Croatia's parliament adopted a law on Friday granting compensation to rape victims in the... Read more...
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China's first confirmed MERS case arrived from Korea via Hong Kong
Friday, 29 May 2015
BEIJING/HONG KONG--China said on Friday a 44-year-old South Korean man had tested positive for... Read more...
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Silk Road website creator gets life term for drug plot
Friday, 29 May 2015
NEW YORK--The accused mastermind behind the Silk Road underground website was sentenced on Friday... Read more...
Euro zone lending slows despite money printing
Friday, 29 May 2015
FRANKFURT--Lending throughout the euro zone failed to grow in April after a promising uptick a... Read more...
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I voted for improvement yet nothing has changed
Friday, 29 May 2015
Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address the United People’s party. ... Read more...
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Worried ex-wife
Friday, 29 May 2015
Dear Queenie, My husband and I got divorced last year. It wasn’t what you’d call friendly... Read more...
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U15 cricketers leave for Anguilla rematch
Friday, 29 May 2015
CUL DE SAC--A group of 16 local U15 cricketers are scheduled to travel to Anguilla this morning for... Read more...
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Cornet and Monfils raise French hopes in Paris
Friday, 29 May 2015
PARIS-- Just after lunch Alize Cornet collapsed on her back in joy and several hours later as dusk... Read more...
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Old African-American celebration given a second life in New York
Friday, 29 May 2015
NEW YORK--An African-American celebration called Pinkster dating back to the 17th century is... Read more...
Sheeran and his 'lazy eye' immortalized in wax
Friday, 29 May 2015
NEW YORK--After six Grammy nominations, several hit songs and numerous sold-out concerts, singer Ed... Read more...
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Caribbean women in geology
Friday, 29 May 2015
~ Pushing against the glass ceiling ~   By Lisa Davis-Burnett   If you drive a car, fly... Read more...
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Ready Set Sail in South America
Friday, 29 May 2015
~ Brazil, French Guiana and Suriname ~ By Kippy Gilders The cruising community is like a village,... Read more...
Editorial - The last say
Friday, 29 May 2015
While concerns remain over the recent sudden announcement that St. Maarten Student Support Services... Read more...
Editorial - Same criteria
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Sometimes a point made in this column can lead to misunderstanding. One hardly can be against... Read more...
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Notices May 30
Friday, 29 May 2015
Saturday, May 30 FREE HIV TESTING Organized by the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Place: Belvedere... Read more...
Notices May 29
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Saturday, May 30 FREE HIV TESTING Organized by the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Place: Belvedere... Read more...