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Indonesian leader plans powerful kitchen cabinet

indonesiaJAKARTA--Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, aims to tighten his control over a potentially unruly cabinet with the introduction next month of a "kitchen cabinet" of trusted aides to help him push through reforms in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Widodo, who won an election on promises to clean up corruption seen as deeply entrenched in political and commercial life, will give the...

Japan PM seeks verdict on "Abenomics" in snap election

japanTOKYO--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking...

Another French minister quits over suspected ethics breach

PARIS--A French junior minister stepped down on Friday after he was accused in a preliminary investigation of...

Colombia rebels to release general, opening door to resume peace talks

colombiaHAVANA/BOGOTA--Colombian Marxist rebels agreed to release an army general captured by their comrades over the...

Bruised Venezuelan opposition may make headway in 2015

venezuelaCARACAS--For a much-touted "re-launch" of Venezuela's opposition, the turnout was poor: only a few hundred activists...

Putin supports deeper ties with North Korea

northkoreaMOSCOW--Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional...

Police storm religious leader's compound to discover six dead

indiaNEW DELHI--Indian police on Wednesday deployed water cannon and a baton charge in storming the hermitage of a...

FARC negotiators say fate of general in hands of leadership

HAVANA/BOGOTA--Colombian rebel peace negotiators in Havana cannot order the release of an army general captured by...

Palestinians kill five in synagogue attack

jewsJERUSALEM--Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed five people in a Jerusalem synagogue on...

Hong Kong protesters break into government legislature

hongkongHONG KONG--A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city's legislature via a side door...

France to open up Sunday shopping

PARIS--France will let shops open more often on Sundays and look to resolve disputes over firings more rapidly in a...

Americans suspected of trying to ship baby body parts flee Thailand

bodypartsBANGKOK--Thai police said on Monday two Americans suspected of trying to send infant and adult body parts in parcels...

Kenyans denounce attacks on women over mini-skirts

kenyaNAIROBI--Nearly 1,000 people took to the streets of Nairobi on Monday to protest against a series of vicious public...

Bosnia's new leadership takes shape, faces pressure to reform

SARAJEVO--Bosnia's new presidential triumvirate took office on Monday in a first step to forming a government the...

G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change

g20~ Russia isolated over Ukraine ~

BRISBANE, Australia--Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to...

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain end rift with Qatar

RIYADH--Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar...

Sterilisation deaths expose struggle with faulty drugs

INDIA-BILASPUR, India- The recent deaths of 15 people linked to a small pharmaceutical factory in the eastern city of...

Sweden says has proof of foreign submarine intrusion in October

SUBMARINESTOCKHOLM-- Sweden has proof that a small foreign submarine was operating illegally in its waters last month, its top...

Embattled Miliband promises not to "shrink from the fight"

milibandLONDON--British opposition leader Ed Miliband vowed on Thursday not to "shrink from the fight", in a make-or-break...

Bombs explode near Egyptian and UAE embassies in Libya

libyaTRIPOLI--Bombs exploded near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on...

Juncker conciliatory on Luxembourg tax, Germany wants action

junckerBRUSSELS/BERLIN--The new European Commission president took political responsibility on Wednesday for Luxembourg's...

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Roberts, Berry wanted in Deyanida murder
Friday, 21 November 2014
PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Police Force is asking for the assistance of the public in the... Read more...
Police substation opens in Maho
Friday, 21 November 2014
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Guyana gov’t issues disease warning following torrential rains & flooding
Saturday, 22 November 2014
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Jamaica first to become member of US dental examination group
Thursday, 20 November 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica--Jamaica has become the first country outside of the US mainland to be a member... Read more...
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President Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner
Friday, 21 November 2014
LAS VEGAS--President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S.... Read more...
Officials prepare for Ferguson grand jury decision, urge calm
Friday, 21 November 2014
FERGUSON, Missouri--Police and protest organizers laid the groundwork on Friday for steps to avert... Read more...
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Indonesian leader plans powerful kitchen cabinet
Friday, 21 November 2014
JAKARTA--Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, aims to tighten his control over a potentially... Read more...
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Japan PM seeks verdict on "Abenomics" in snap election
Friday, 21 November 2014
TOKYO--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house on Friday for a snap election... Read more...
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Draghi throws ECB door open to money printing
Friday, 21 November 2014
FRANKFURT--European Central Bank President Mario Draghi threw the door wide open on Friday for more... Read more...
China rate cut lifts markets
Friday, 21 November 2014
NEW YORK--World stock markets and oil prices rallied on Friday, fuelled by hopes for global growth... Read more...
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Detective missing in action on St. Maarten
Friday, 21 November 2014
Dear Editor, It is approximately 2:00am. I am sitting alone in an unmarked police car with a flash... Read more...
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The nose knows
Friday, 21 November 2014
Dear Queenie, There’s this guy I really like, except I can’t stand his smell. It’s not that... Read more...
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St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Friday, 21 November 2014
Lewis Pantophlet worked three innings giving up just one run as Leonard Connor (fielding) defeated... Read more...
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Advantage Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice
Friday, 21 November 2014
ABU DHABI-- Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico... Read more...
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Temple's silence over its ties with Cosby raises questions on campus
Friday, 21 November 2014
PHILADELPHIA--In the years since Bill Cosby graduated from Temple University, the images of the... Read more...
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US politics takes center stage at Latin Grammys
Friday, 21 November 2014
LAS VEGAS--Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual... Read more...
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Sun Park
Friday, 21 November 2014
~ Creating opportunities for women in Aviation Mechanics ~ Born in 1991 in South Korea, Sun Park's... Read more...
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Saba Spotlight: Dahlia Hassell
Friday, 21 November 2014
~ Her experiences and her ambitions ~   Dahlia Hassell (22) is in the spotlight today, having... Read more...
Editorial - On a positive note
Friday, 21 November 2014
Following some concern about the recent crime wave and issues between authorities from respectively... Read more...
Editorial - Blanket approach
Thursday, 20 November 2014
That despite all the talk of increased cooperation there evidently are continued problems with... Read more...
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Notices November 21
Thursday, 20 November 2014
French Team French Baseball Federation and St. Martin Pony Baseball/Softball League are seeking... Read more...
Notices November 15
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Sunday, November 16 WORLD ANIMAL DAY Organised by PAWSITIVE SXM Place: Marigot Market Time: 11:00am... Read more...