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Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

ukraineSLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine--Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

The agreement, brokered by the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Geneva on Thursday, seemed to be the best hope...

Plight of the suffering stressed in Pope’s Good Friday service

ROME--The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis'...

Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry sinking

ferryJINDO, South Korea--South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still...

Putin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisis

GENEVA/MOSCOW--Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once...

Ukraine launches gradual operation, action limited

ukraineKRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine--Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia...

India’s top court recognizes transgenders in major ruling

NEW DELHI--India's top court on Tuesday recognised the country's long marginalised transgender community as a third...

Israeli gas holds promise of better ties with neighbours

gasMILAN/LONDON--Israel's drive to export its new-found natural gas could help to rebuild strained ties with old...

Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital

nigeriaABUJA--A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital...

New quake hits Nicaragua, damaging some buildings

MANAGUA--An earthquake struck Nicaragua early on Monday, damaging at least seven houses in and around the capital...

Ukraine gives rebels deadline to disarm

ukraineKIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine--Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a...

French foreign minister meets Castro on historic visit to Cuba

HAVANA--France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the...

Maduro meets opposition as death toll from protests rises

venezuelaCARACAS--Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro cautioned opposition leaders to keep their expectations modest on...

Cambodian court convicts 13 of plotting against government

cambodiaPHNOM PENH--A Cambodian court convicted 13 people on Friday of plotting to overthrow the government, a case seen by...

UN OKs peacekeepers for Central African Republic

africaUNITED NATIONS/BANGUI--The United Nations Security Council on Thursday authorized the creation of a nearly...

NATO satellite photos show Russia’s military buildup

natoMONS, Belgium--NATO presented satellite photographs on Thursday it said showed Russian deployments of 40,000 troops...

Israel imposes economic sanctions vs Palestinians

JERUSALEM--Israel imposed economic sanctions against the Palestinians on Thursday in retaliation for their leadership...

British PM's authority dented as minister quits

ministerLONDON--British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a blow to his authority on Wednesday when a scandal-hit...

Malaysia plane hunt resumes amidst optimism over "pings"

SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia--The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Thursday with a renewed sense...

Valls wins parliament backing for shake-up

vallsPARIS--New Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after unveiling planned tax...

Venezuela government and foes start talks, Vatican may mediate

venezuelaCARACAS--President Nicolas Maduro's government and Venezuela's main opposition group agreed on Tuesday to begin...

Rwandans told "never again"

rwandaKIGALI--The United Nations chief told a packed stadium of sombre and weeping Rwandans on Monday the world would...

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Ombudsman named as Woman of Great Esteem
Saturday, 19 April 2014
BROOKLYN, New York--The Board of Directors of the distinguished Woman of Great Esteem (WGE)... Read more...
Funeral home’s co-director sentenced for gun possession
Saturday, 19 April 2014
PHILIPSBURG--Royal Funeral Home's co-director, Akkoye Jacquez Meyers (22), was sentenced on appeal... Read more...
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Reports untrue of chikungunya in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Friday, 18 April 2014
ST. VINCENT--There are no confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in St. Vincent... Read more...
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One of the most important food crops in the World under threat in the Caribbean
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
NEW YORK, United States--Caribbean banana producing countries have been warned to be on their guard... Read more...
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Signs of healing in Texas town a year after deadly plant blast
Friday, 18 April 2014
WEST, Texas--Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of a deadly explosion at a... Read more...
Obama budget would boost US tax revenue, cut deficits
Friday, 18 April 2014
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by... Read more...
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Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm
Friday, 18 April 2014
SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine--Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they... Read more...
Plight of the suffering stressed in Pope’s Good Friday service
Friday, 18 April 2014
ROME--The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated... Read more...
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The robot is ready - so when will deep sea mining start?
Friday, 18 April 2014
NEWCASTLE, England--The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor,... Read more...
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In green car race, Toyota adds muscle with fuel-cell launch
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
TOYOTA CITY, Japan/IRVINE, California--In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the... Read more...
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Joint Court of Justice does not know how to count to two
Friday, 18 April 2014
Dear Editor, I realize that a newspaper usually is not the right place to discuss the content of... Read more...
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Soon to be mommy
Friday, 18 April 2014
Dear Queenie, I have a boyfriend and he promised that he would marry me. We bought rings and set... Read more...
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Little League prepares for season
Friday, 18 April 2014
Uniforms were being handed out at the St. Maarten Little League Complex on Pond Island Thursday and... Read more...
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Brooks steals four bases at Florida Showcase
Friday, 18 April 2014
PHILIPSBURG—Sixteen- year- old Denzel Brooks has returned from Perfect Game Academy Challenge in... Read more...
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Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
Friday, 18 April 2014
MEXICO CITY--Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and... Read more...
Clinton pregnant with her first child
Friday, 18 April 2014
NEW YORK--Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of... Read more...
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Ready Set Sail in New Ireland
Friday, 18 April 2014
Nuguria, Lihir & Kavieng   By Laura Bijnsdorp   From Bourgainville, we travelled... Read more...
The Long Lost Letter
Friday, 18 April 2014
By Will Johnson    Recently when reading the book “Fourteen Islands in the Sun” by... Read more...
Editorial - Lesser evil
Friday, 18 April 2014
That Curaçao Prime Minister Ivar Asjes (PS) in today's edition is rather critical of the "Reforma"... Read more...
Editorial - Fair share
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Efforts to provide coverage for persons living in St. Maarten who for whatever reason have no... Read more...
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Thursday Apr. 17, 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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Wednesday Apr. 16, 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Notices April 17
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Friday, April 18 GENERAL MEETING Organised by Dutch Saint Maarten United Bus Drivers Association... Read more...
Notices April 16
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Friday, April 18 GENERAL MEETING Organised by Dutch Saint Maarten United Bus Drivers Association... Read more...