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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

canadaOTTAWA/HAMILTON, Ontario--Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined a crowd at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to mark the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was shot by...

Putin accuses United States of damaging world order

LAURA, Russia--Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by...

Top guerrilla commanders join Colombian peace talks in Cuba

HAVANA--High-ranking guerrilla commanders joined the Colombian peace talks taking place in Cuba on Friday, injecting...

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria

canadaOTTAWA--The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a...

Economic bounce, tough campaign point to Rousseff win

brazilMATEUS LEME, Brazil--President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a...

Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

woundedOTTAWA--A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near where Prime Minister Stephen...

Palestinian driver rams light railway station killing baby

israelJERUSALEM--A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a...

EU okays new executive as Juncker vows to seize "Europe's last chance"

STRASBOURG, France--The European Union will have a new executive in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker...

Hong Kong students put their case to govt, but no breakthrough

hongkongHONG KONG--Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened raptly from the streets on Tuesday as student leaders debated...

North Korea unexpectedly releases US citizen Fowle

WASHINGTON--North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being...

Brazil protects giant swathe of Amazon

SAO PAULO--The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest...

Turkey ready to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani

syriaANKARA/BEIRUT--Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian...

Reform-minded outsider takes over as Indonesia's president

widodoJAKARTA--Indonesia's Joko Widodo took over as president of the world's third-largest democracy on Monday with...

Catholic Church should not fear change, pope says at synod close

vaticanVATICAN CITY--Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond...

Maduro supporters, opponents stage rival protests in polarized Venezuela

CARACAS--Red-clad "Chavistas" rallied in central Caracas on Saturday to protest the killing of a young ruling party...

Nigeria reaches deal with Boko Haram to free abducted girls

nigeriaABUJA--Nigeria said on Friday it had agreed a ceasefire with Islamist militants Boko Haram and reached a deal for the...

Indonesia's new president plans steepest fuel price rises in 9 years

indonesiaJAKARTA--Indonesia's President-elect Joko Widodo plans to order the steepest rise in subsidised fuel prices in nine...

Serbia salutes Putin but says future is with Europe

putinBELGRADE--Serbia feted Russia's Vladimir Putin with troops, tanks and fighter-jets on Thursday to mark seven decades...

US holds direct talks with embattled Syrian Kurds

WASHINGTON--A U.S. State Department official held direct talks for the first time last weekend with a Syrian Kurdish...

US sees some progress in Iran nuclear talks

usiranVIENNA--A senior U.S. official said some progress was made in high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran on Wednesday...

US Marine faces murder charges in Philippines

marineMANILA--Police in the Philippines filed murder charges on Wednesday against a U.S. Marine over the death of a...

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Port, Health Ministry discuss Ebola virus
Saturday, 25 October 2014
POINTE BLANCHE--Health Care Ministry VSA and Port St. Maarten officials met this week concerning... Read more...
Seniors discuss concerns, National Development
Saturday, 25 October 2014
BELAIR--The St. Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) held a well-attended seminar on... Read more...
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Rights report points to ‘unchecked homophobic violence’ in Jamaica
Friday, 24 October 2014
NEW YORK, United States--A new human rights report has pointed to what it describes as "unchecked... Read more...
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Hurricane Gonzalo’s damage in Bermuda estimated up to $200M
Thursday, 23 October 2014
HAMILTON, Bermuda--Hurricane Gonzalo caused between US $200 million and US $400 million in... Read more...
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As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm
Friday, 24 October 2014
NEW YORK--News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but... Read more...
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Two killed, 4 hurt in school shooting
Friday, 24 October 2014
MARYSVILLE, Washington--A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he... Read more...
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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
Friday, 24 October 2014
OTTAWA/HAMILTON, Ontario--Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that... Read more...
Putin accuses United States of damaging world order
Friday, 24 October 2014
LAURA, Russia--Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering... Read more...
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"We won't pay," furious Cameron tells EU summit over surprise bill
Friday, 24 October 2014
BRUSSELS--In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David... Read more...
Cuban economists press for deeper reforms
Friday, 24 October 2014
HAVANA--Some of Cuba's best-known economists are openly questioning the very core of the... Read more...
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All about kindness
Friday, 24 October 2014
Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address an exceptional teacher from... Read more...
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Happy without him
Friday, 24 October 2014
Dear Queenie, My wife's father is a mean person who likes to manipulate others into doing whatever... Read more...
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St. Martin Veterans back to back champions in Tortola
Friday, 24 October 2014
MARIGOT--St. Martin Veterans were crowned back-to-back Champions at the 3rd Annual Old Madrid... Read more...
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Real, Barcelona set for titanic 'Clasico' battle
Friday, 24 October 2014
MADRID-- Clashes between Real Madrid and Barcelona are rarely short on drama and Saturday's La Liga... Read more...
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Matthew McConaughey enjoying his Interstellar career heights
Friday, 24 October 2014
KILLEEN, Texas--Matthew McConaughey's upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be... Read more...
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UK's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet
Friday, 24 October 2014
LONDON--Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday... Read more...
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Dudley dodges death
Friday, 24 October 2014
A true story of how boat dweller Dudley Campling survived Hurricane Gonzolo   By all accounts,... Read more...
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Tricks, treats or trivia?
Friday, 24 October 2014
~ The history of Halloween ~   Once upon a time, there lived an ancient people known as the... Read more...
Editorial - Enough reason
Friday, 24 October 2014
Some local residents no doubt will be relieved that the fogging in the districts is now scheduled... Read more...
Editorial - On their own terms
Thursday, 23 October 2014
MAN leader Charles Cooper did the right thing by apologising for saying "blood will flow" should... Read more...
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Friday, 24 October 2014
Notices October 25
Friday, 24 October 2014
Sunday, October 26 DEMOCRACY MARCH Organised by People United for True Democracy Starting on the... Read more...
Notices October 22
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Friday, October 24 KIDS NIGHT OUT Organised by Beyond Writing Foundation Place: Culture &... Read more...