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China official blames Fed for global market rout, not yuan

chinaeconomyBEIJING--The global stock market rout of the past week was sparked by concerns over a possible interest rate rise by the U.S. Federal Reserve and not by the devaluation of China's yuan currency, a senior Chinese central bank official told Reuters on Thursday.
  Yao Yudong, head of the bank's Research Institute of Finance and Banking, said the U.S. central bank should delay any rate hike to...

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles

walmartNEW YORK--Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, said on Wednesday it would stop...

McDonald's, Tyson Foods drop farm after videotape shows animal cruelty

mcdonaldsLOS ANGELES--McDonald's Corp and Tyson Foods both severed ties on Thursday with a Tennessee farm where workers were...

Without Saudi support, talk of OPEC emergency meeting is just noise

opecDUBAI/LONDON--Once upon a time, talk of an emergency OPEC meeting would have rippled through oil markets, likely...

Canada's Liberals roll out economic team in tight race

canadaTORONTO--Canada's Liberals reached back to their glory days on Tuesday to add some gravitas to their election...

China share plunge smacks world markets

marketsNEW YORK--A near-9 percent dive in China shares sent world stocks and commodity prices tumbling on Monday, and U.S...

Apple CEO reassures shareholders on China

applecookNEW YORK--Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook took an unusual step of reassuring shareholders on Monday in comments...

A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

bourbonstreetNEW ORLEANS--Eight days after Hurricane Katrina struck, food critic Tom Fitzmorris was asked how many of the 800 or...

Oil ends down more than 2% as US drilling points to glut

oilNEW YORK--U.S. oil prices traded below $40 a barrel for the first time since the 2009 financial crisis, ending 2...

France and India will conclude Rafale jets deal within 10 days

greecePARIS--India's purchase of French Rafale fighter jets could be concluded in about 10 days, a source with knowledge of...

France set for record number of tourists

tourismPARIS--France is on course to welcome a record number of tourists this year, helping boost sector revenue by about 4...

Is the public kept in the dark about Canadian air safety issues?

safetyTORONTO--Regulators threatened to ground Canada's Porter Airlines over safety problems in 2008, according to...

India's ghost airports highlight risks as Modi spends to grow

dustseatJAISALMER, India--Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in...

Rise of new banks helps Kremlin keep Russia's economy afloat

russiabankMOSCOW--Four private banks with friendly ties with the Kremlin are emerging as big winners from Russia's economic...

Bank of Spain will stick to austerity as election looms

spainMADRID--As a general election looms in Spain, the central bank said the country's leaders should be careful not to...

Putin confidant unexpectedly quits powerful railway post

yakuninMOSCOW--Vladimir Yakunin, the powerful head of Russia's state railways and an old friend of President Vladimir Putin...

US pork demand climbs as big pig herd pressures prices

porkCHICAGO--Two years after a devastating swine virus killed nearly 10 percent of U.S. hogs, farmers who built up herds...

Chile government seeks to boost female-led start-ups

chilewomenSANTIAGO--Drawn in by equity-free financing and promises of hands-on mentoring, dozens of female entrepreneurs will...

Bird flu aftershocks to drive US turkey, egg prices higher

birdfluNEW YORK--Limited supplies of baby poultry and barn space to house them will hamper U.S. farmers' efforts to rebuild...

Modi says pro-poor, stays quiet on big business in key address

modiNEW DELHI--Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to shed an image that he governs for big business...

Yuan to move both ways, more adjustments unlikely

yuanBEIJING--China's move to weaken the yuan last week could head off further similar "adjustments", and the yuan is...

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Meteorological Department St. Maarten - Public Forecast
Friday, 28 August 2015
DATE ISSUED:  Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 06:00 Lst (10:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL:  Saturday... Read more...
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Project to protect Caribbean sharks launched in Rotterdam
Friday, 28 August 2015
ROTTERDAM--The Save Our Sharks project of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) was launched... Read more...
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US gives Haitian immigrants extension in protected status
Thursday, 27 August 2015
WASHINGTON, United States--Haitian immigrants in the United States who got Temporary Protected... Read more...
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Cuban doctors fleeing ‘shortages & mistreatment’ protest for US visas
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
BOGOTA, Colombia--Deteriorating conditions in Venezuela are causing increasing numbers of Cuban... Read more...
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Obama lauds New Orleans' progress since Katrina, says more to be done
Thursday, 27 August 2015
NEW ORLEANS--President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made... Read more...
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Katrina's unclaimed dead conjure memories of her ravages
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
NEW ORLEANS--A decade after one of the most deadly storms in U.S history, Hurricane Katrina's... Read more...
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Greek judge appointed caretaker prime minister ahead of elections
Thursday, 27 August 2015
ATHENS--Greece's top Supreme Court judge was sworn in as caretaker prime minister on Thursday to... Read more...
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Lorry of corpses, new shipwreck intensify Europe's migrant crisis
Thursday, 27 August 2015
PARNDORF, Austria--As many as 50 corpses were found in a parked lorry in Austria on Thursday, and... Read more...
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China official blames Fed for global market rout, not yuan
Thursday, 27 August 2015
BEIJING--The global stock market rout of the past week was sparked by concerns over a possible... Read more...
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Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles
Thursday, 27 August 2015
NEW YORK--Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, said on... Read more...
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Excellent attitude
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Dear Editor, On Wednesday, August 26, right in between Danny and Erika, I found myself at the ER of... Read more...
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Miss my Mom
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Dear Queenie, My mother died a few years ago after my parents had been married for more than 30... Read more...
Four games slated as Futsal continues Sunday
Thursday, 27 August 2015
PHILIPSBURG--The annual St. Maarten Futsal competiton is scheduled to continue with match day three... Read more...
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Watson sizzles at Barclays, Spieth struggles
Thursday, 27 August 2015
EDISON, New Jersey-- Bubba Watson charged into a tie for the first-round lead at The Barclays on... Read more...
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Clive Owen makes Broadway debut in Pinter's "Old Times"
Thursday, 27 August 2015
NEW YORK--British actor Clive Owen swaps Hollywood for the stage in "Old Times", making his... Read more...
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ABBA piano seen raising money, money, money
Thursday, 27 August 2015
LONDON--The piano used to play the glissando that kicks off ABBA's disco hit "Dancing Queen" will... Read more...
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Calling all Models!
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Model casting for exquisite fashion show If you have the ability to command the catwalk with your... Read more...
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'It's like Deja Vu with You"
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
~ Book Launching ~ At 5:30pm this evening, Latoya Lake is launching her book It's like Déjà Vu... Read more...
Editorial - Enough reason
Thursday, 27 August 2015
The islands where this newspaper is distributed were kept pretty busy in the past week dealing with... Read more...
Editorial - Not the answer
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Today’s meeting of Justice Minister Dennis Richardson with his Dutch counterpart Ard van der... Read more...
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Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
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Tuesday Aug. 25, 2015
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Notices August 28
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Saturday, August 29 PET FOOD DRIVE Organised by Pawsitive SXM Place: Le Grand Marche Bush Road... Read more...
Notices August 26
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Reading Programme Reach out and Read is registering children 7 to 11 on August 29 from 9:30 to... Read more...