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Britain and France see euro reform as possible "win-win"

britaineuPARIS--Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by euro zone nations to shore up the single currency after the Greek crisis could go hand-in-hand with wider reforms the UK needs to stay in the European Union.
  Prime Minister David Cameron wants assurances that non-euro zone EU members such as Britain will not see their influence wane in the wider 28-country bloc as the euro zone...

Brazil's biggest party sticks with unpopular Rousseff - for now

rousseffBRASILIA--Brazil's largest party is standing by deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff for now despite the...

Nine killed in day-long Indian battle near Pakistani border

indiaattackDINANAGAR, India--Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour...

Saudi king's French Riviera holiday sparks beach protest

francesaudiNICE, France--Saudi King Salman and a 1,000-entourage arrived on Saturday for holiday on the French Riviera, where...

Surprise contender to lead Britain's Labour calls for renationalising swaths of economy

corbynLONDON--A surprise contender to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Sunday he believed swaths of the...

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed

turkeyDIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey--Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security...

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father's homeland

obamafamilyNAIROBI--U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members...

Frontlines of Yemen war shift in favour of Riyadh

yemenDUBAI/ADEN--The tide of Yemen's messy war has unexpectedly turned, handing a morale boost and possibly decisive...

Strongarm tactics get results in French summer of protest

frenchprotestsPARIS--Less than a year since France abandoned its "ecotax" on truckers after protesters destroyed the equipment...

Turkish military returns fire on Islamic State after soldier killed

turkeysyriaANKARA/BEIRUT--Turkish forces returned fire on Islamic State militants in Syria with tank shells on Thursday after a...

Iraq deploys US-trained troops to Ramadi fight for first time

usairaqBAGHDAD--Iraq has for the first time deployed soldiers trained by the U.S.-led coalition in their campaign to retake...

Astronomers discover most Earth-like planet yet

planetCAPE CANAVERAL, Florida--A planet believed to be remarkably similar to Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant...

Kurd militants kill two Turkish police to avenge Islamic State bombing

turkeyANKARA--Kurdish militants claimed responsibility for the killing of two Turkish police officers on Wednesday in what...

China returns Weiwei’s passport after four years

weiweiBEIJING--Chinese dissident artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei said that authorities in Beijing returned his...

Koran fragments found in UK library are among world's oldest

koranLONDON--Fragments of a Koran manuscript found in a British university library are from one of the world's oldest...

Pope urges UN to take strong action on climate change

popeVATICAN CITY--Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the United Nations to take a "very strong stand" on climate change at a...

Two killed while blasts, gunfire rock Burundi presidential vote

burundiBUJUMBURA--A policeman and an opposition official died in violence at the start of Burundi's presidential election on...

Graft allegations stall India's parliament, economic reforms

indiaparliamentNEW DELHI--India's parliament was adjourned on the first day of a new session after opposition lawmakers demanded the...

Cheating website relieved it is not being judged after hack

ashleyTORONTO--Cheating spouses website AshleyMadison.com, facing hackers' threats to leak clients' nude photos and sexual...

Palestinians count down to their village's demolition

susiyaSUSIYA, West Bank--Sitting under a fig tree to escape the searing sun, Jihad Nuwaja looks out on the only land he...

Brazil convicts first construction executives in Petrobras scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO--Three executives of Brazil's Camargo Correa group were convicted on Monday of money laundering...

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Tuesday July 28, 2015 St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
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British author launches new book at Topper’s by the Sea
Monday, 27 July 2015
COLE BAY--British author Jacky Rom will be presenting her latest novel From Makeup to Murder during... Read more...
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One escapee murdered, surviving one surrenders
Monday, 27 July 2015
PORT OF SPAIN--The hunt for two of the prisoners who broke out of prison last Friday ended Sunday,... Read more...
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St. Lucia to make incentives available to offshore educational institutions
Sunday, 26 July 2015
CASTRIES, St. Lucia--The St. Lucia government has taken a step to make incentives available to... Read more...
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Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric
Monday, 27 July 2015
ADDIS ABABA--U.S. President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike... Read more...
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Obama tells Kenyans they can succeed, sees challenges
Sunday, 26 July 2015
NAIROBI--U.S. President Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his... Read more...
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Britain and France see euro reform as possible "win-win"
Monday, 27 July 2015
PARIS--Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by euro zone nations to shore up the single... Read more...
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Brazil's biggest party sticks with unpopular Rousseff - for now
Monday, 27 July 2015
BRASILIA--Brazil's largest party is standing by deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff for now... Read more...
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Offshore wind power gets foothold in US with Rhode Island project
Monday, 27 July 2015
NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island--Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind began installing the foundations for... Read more...
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Puerto Rico tourism industry lags rivals, offers little relief from debt crisis
Monday, 27 July 2015
SAN JUAN--Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism... Read more...
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What are we really about?
Monday, 27 July 2015
Dear Editor, Over the years I have experienced many things in life which as the bible says were and... Read more...
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Changing careers
Monday, 27 July 2015
Dear Queenie, When I started college I thought I wanted to be a doctor and I took the required... Read more...
Leeward Islands U19 defeat Windwards for second win
Monday, 27 July 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica--The Leeward Islands U19 cricketers narrowly defeated their Windward Islands... Read more...
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Rodriguez strike caps Real's 3-0 win over Inter
Monday, 27 July 2015
GUANGZHOU - James Rodriguez curled home a superb free kick to cap Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Inter... Read more...
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Jackson, father of Michael and Janet, suffers a stroke
Monday, 27 July 2015
SAO PAULO--Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family of musical performers, suffered a stroke in... Read more...
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Florida family finds $1 mln in treasure from sunken armada
Monday, 27 July 2015
ORLANDO, Florida--A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million... Read more...
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Secret History: African-American Baseball Players in Japan
Friday, 24 July 2015
In the fall of 1936, a 24-year-old African-American baseball player from rural Louisiana stepped... Read more...
Economic woes not over
Friday, 24 July 2015
By Terry Nisbett Jamaica is paying more to the Internal Monetary Fund (IMF) than it is getting in... Read more...
Editorial - Single market
Monday, 27 July 2015
That Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake is concerned about the cost of living on the island... Read more...
Editorial - Badly-needed jobs
Sunday, 26 July 2015
The slowdown regarding investment in the local economy was confirmed by Windward Islands Bank (WIB)... Read more...
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
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Monday July 27, 2015
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Notices July 28
Monday, 27 July 2015
First Responder WIEMS is now registering for the annual First Responder (EMR) course at the Dutch... Read more...
Notices July 27
Monday, 27 July 2015
First Responder WIEMS is now registering for the annual First Responder (EMR) course at the Dutch... Read more...