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Britain unveils powers to strip suspected Islamists of passports

britainLONDON--Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalised Britons returning from Syria and Iraq.

The proposals come days after Cameron raised Britain's terrorism alert to its second-highest level, saying Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq posed the country's greatest-ever...

Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine "statehood"

ukraineMOSCOW/MARIUPOL, Ukraine--Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on the "statehood" of...

Grappling with history, EU tests unity, new faces

BRUSSELS--European Union leaders meeting in Brussels this weekend, amid world war anniversaries, did not want for...

Hong Kong braces for protests as China rules out full democracy

BEIJING/HONG KONG--Pro-democracy activists vowed on Sunday to bring Hong Kong's financial hub to a standstill after...

Britain raises its terrorism threat level over Syria, Iraq

alertLONDON--Britain raised its terrorism alert on Friday to the second-highest level with Prime Minister David Cameron...

Iceland says eruption over, lifts all airspace restrictions

volcanoREYKJAVIK/STOCKHOLM--Iceland said a small volcanic eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that started in the...

British police chief won't quit over racially tinged child abuse scandal

LONDON--A senior police officer in Britain said on Friday he wouldn't be quitting over a scandal involving the sexual...

Ukraine leader accuses Russian soldiers of backing rebel thrust

troopsKIEV--Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow...

Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

modiNEW DELHI--India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister...

UN says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS--Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan...

Ukraine accuses Russia of new troops incursion

ukraineKIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine--Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on...

Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's "fox hunt"

graftBEIJING--When Yang Xiuzhu got wind in 2003 that Chinese anti-corruption investigators were looking into her affairs...

UN: Islamic State commits war crimes, Syria using poison gas

GENEVA--The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including...

Poroshenko to seek ceasefire after "very tough" talks with Putin

ukraineMINSK--Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia's Vladimir Putin to...

Palestinians celebrate as Gaza ceasefire takes effect

gazaGAZA/JERUSALEM--A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict...

Hollande ejects Montebourg from cabinet

frenchPARIS--French President Francois Hollande on Monday called for a cabinet reshuffle, evicting from his government...

Pro-independence leader steamrolls final TV debate

scotlandGLASGOW, Scotland--Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond won a final TV debate on Monday just over three...

Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle

mayansMEXICO CITY--Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the...

Colombia army, rebels meet face-to-face at talks in Cuba

colombiaHAVANA--Colombian military officers and leftist guerrillas met face-to-face on Friday for the first time in their...

Russia told to pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions

KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING, Russia--The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into...

Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

hamasGAZA/JERUSALEM--Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said...

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Smitcoms building incident causes major TelEm outage
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
HARBOUR VIEW--The Fire Department was called to Smitcoms Building at approximately 3:00pm on... Read more...
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort to have 24,000sqft conference space
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
MAHO--With a soft opening still slated for October, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort will be the newest... Read more...
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St. Vincent geothermal plant could be operational by 2018
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
ST. VINCENT--The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government says the island could be making use of... Read more...
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Re-migrant couple caught up in middle of alleged vendetta
Sunday, 31 August 2014
GUYANA--The re-migrant couple in whose names the two Lexus vehicles, now at the centre of an... Read more...
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Detained Americans in North Korea seek US help
Monday, 01 September 2014
SEOUL/WASHINGTON--Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on... Read more...
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Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy
Sunday, 31 August 2014
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and... Read more...
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Britain unveils powers to strip suspected Islamists of passports
Monday, 01 September 2014
LONDON--Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced plans to strip suspected Islamist... Read more...
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Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine "statehood"
Sunday, 31 August 2014
MOSCOW/MARIUPOL, Ukraine--Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on... Read more...
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Many Cubans angered by new consumer import restrictions
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
HAVANA--Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers... Read more...
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Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans
Sunday, 31 August 2014
BIEL, Switzerland--Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with... Read more...
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Coalition NA/DP/USP
Monday, 01 September 2014
Dear Editor, The results of the elections of August 29, 2014, asked for a coalition government. And... Read more...
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Upset
Monday, 01 September 2014
Dear Queenie, I’m friends with a woman who doesn’t want a committed relationship but is... Read more...
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St. Maarten Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship set for this Saturday
Monday, 01 September 2014
PHILIPSBURG--After an absence last year, the National St. Maarten Bodybuilding and Fitness... Read more...
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Serena Williams, Djokovic into U.S. Open quarters
Monday, 01 September 2014
NEW YORK-- Serena Williams gave a premature victory leap in her fourth-round match and later... Read more...
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Gainsbourg reprises Deneuve daughter role in Three Hearts
Monday, 01 September 2014
--Charlotte Gainsbourg says the most exciting thing about her role in the French romantic comedy "3... Read more...
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Pacino plays depressed men twice at Venice film festival
Sunday, 31 August 2014
VENICE--Al Pacino fended off suggestions on Saturday that because he plays depressed characters in... Read more...
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A Splash of Excitement & Adventure Shawn York’s newest T-shirt line is out!
Friday, 29 August 2014
Square Miles Apparel created by Shawn "New" York has been turning heads for four years now. If you... Read more...
Animal Defenders SXM
Friday, 29 August 2014
~ Volunteers in the spotlight: Fleur Hermanides ~ For more than three months, a group of wonderful... Read more...
Editorial - Time will tell
Monday, 01 September 2014
It appears a new government is indeed on the horizon, now that three parties with a combined eight... Read more...
Editorial - Top 10
Sunday, 31 August 2014
The individual votes-count of Friday's election that only became fully available late Saturday... Read more...
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Saturday Aug. 09, 2014
Friday, 08 August 2014
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Friday Aug. 08, 2014
Friday, 08 August 2014
Notices September 1
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Afterschool activities Simpson Bay Afterschool activities programme provided by Stichting expertise... Read more...
Notices August 30
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Sunday, August 31 SPORTS DAY Organised by St. Maarten Women's Cricket Association Place: Caribe... Read more...