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Silk Road website creator gets life term for drug plot

ulbrichtNEW YORK--The accused mastermind behind the Silk Road underground website was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin.

Ross Ulbricht, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan after a federal jury in February found him guilty of charges...

Euro zone lending slows despite money printing

FRANKFURT--Lending throughout the euro zone failed to grow in April after a promising uptick a month earlier, a slip...

Technology replaces schmoozing: the future of private banking

ubswealthZURICH--No longer is schmoozing over long lunches and fine wines enough; Swiss private bankers are turning to video...

Latin America development bank eyes presence in Cuba

cubacafCARACAS--The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) aims to be the first multilateral lender present in Cuba, its...

India tipped to overtake China

indiaNEW DELHI--When India releases gross domestic product data on Friday that is expected to show the economy growing...

Airbus wins board spat with Spain, to renew CEO

AMSTERDAM--Airbus Group faced down a revolt by government shareholders over a board appointment and invited its chief...

Mexico and Brazil sign economic deals, aim to double commerce

mexicobrazilMEXICO CITY--Mexico and Brazil will take steps this year to ease restrictions on bilateral trade and aim to double...

Charter eyes $56 billion Time Warner Cable deal

cabledealNEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc, seeking to remake the U.S. cable television...

Truckers' secret to fuel efficiency: take it easy

trucksEAST DUBUQUE, Illinois--Mario Enriquez says there's no real trick to getting great fuel mileage in a big...

Eyeing the next frontier, Miami law firms ramp up Cuba strategy

cubausaMIAMI--The Florida Bar is sending its first ever delegation of lawyers to Cuba this week to explore emerging new...

China, Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link

peruchinaBEIJING--China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300 miles)...

Middle East business leaders meet in shadow of ISIS

DEAD SEA, Jordan--Islamic State militants were not invited to a conference of several hundred Middle East business...

Greece hasn't got the money to make June IMF repayment

ATHENS/LONDON--Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it...

IMF says Japan overly optimistic on prospects

japanTOKYO--The International Monetary Fund warned the Bank of Japan will take longer than it expects to hit its inflation...

Dutch government to sell 30 percent of ABN Amro

abnamroTHE HAGUE--The Dutch government plans to list ABN Amro, nationalised after the financial crisis, in stages, starting...

Brazil delivers big spending freeze to regain credibility

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO--Brazil will freeze 69.9 billion reais ($22.58 billion) worth of spending on investment...

Merkel, Hollande urge Tsipras to complete Greece’s current bailout

greeceRIGA--Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held talks on Athens' debt crisis with the German and French leaders but...

Hangzhou shows the way to China's new economy

hangzhouHANGZHOU, China--Signs that China's reforms may be paying off have sprung up in the eastern coastal city of Hangzhou...

Top EU companies urge drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

PARIS--Top European companies urged governments on Thursday to set a goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions to net...

Global banks admit guilt in foreign exchange probe

citibankNEW YORK/LONDON--Four major banks pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to manipulate foreign exchange rates and...

Takata recall may well take years to complete

takataDETROIT--Takata Corp's record U.S. recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators could take years to complete...

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Alegría resort shows off grand conceptual plans
Saturday, 30 May 2015
BEACON HILL--New resort Alegría opened its doors to invited guests, including many tourism... Read more...
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Quick action by fire fighters saves home from being ravaged by flames
Friday, 29 May 2015
SUCKER GARDEN--The swift action by the Fire Fighters prevented the raging flames from a car that... Read more...
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Barbados tourism sector records double-digit growth, breaks record
Friday, 29 May 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of... Read more...
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Haiti: US $50M for better access to clean water and sanitation in cholera hot spots
Thursday, 28 May 2015
WASHINGTON, DC--About 300,000 people from Haiti's cholera-affected rural areas and small towns will... Read more...
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US drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism
Friday, 29 May 2015
HAVANA/WASHINGTON--The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of... Read more...
Hastert aimed to hide misconduct with male
Friday, 29 May 2015
WASHINGTON--Indicted former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a male... Read more...
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Croatian parliament passes law to compensate war rape victims
Friday, 29 May 2015
ZAGREB--Croatia's parliament adopted a law on Friday granting compensation to rape victims in the... Read more...
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China's first confirmed MERS case arrived from Korea via Hong Kong
Friday, 29 May 2015
BEIJING/HONG KONG--China said on Friday a 44-year-old South Korean man had tested positive for... Read more...
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Silk Road website creator gets life term for drug plot
Friday, 29 May 2015
NEW YORK--The accused mastermind behind the Silk Road underground website was sentenced on Friday... Read more...
Euro zone lending slows despite money printing
Friday, 29 May 2015
FRANKFURT--Lending throughout the euro zone failed to grow in April after a promising uptick a... Read more...
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I voted for improvement yet nothing has changed
Friday, 29 May 2015
Dear Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address the United People’s party. ... Read more...
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Worried ex-wife
Friday, 29 May 2015
Dear Queenie, My husband and I got divorced last year. It wasn’t what you’d call friendly... Read more...
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U15 cricketers leave for Anguilla rematch
Friday, 29 May 2015
CUL DE SAC--A group of 16 local U15 cricketers are scheduled to travel to Anguilla this morning for... Read more...
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Cornet and Monfils raise French hopes in Paris
Friday, 29 May 2015
PARIS-- Just after lunch Alize Cornet collapsed on her back in joy and several hours later as dusk... Read more...
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Old African-American celebration given a second life in New York
Friday, 29 May 2015
NEW YORK--An African-American celebration called Pinkster dating back to the 17th century is... Read more...
Sheeran and his 'lazy eye' immortalized in wax
Friday, 29 May 2015
NEW YORK--After six Grammy nominations, several hit songs and numerous sold-out concerts, singer Ed... Read more...
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Caribbean women in geology
Friday, 29 May 2015
~ Pushing against the glass ceiling ~   By Lisa Davis-Burnett   If you drive a car, fly... Read more...
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Ready Set Sail in South America
Friday, 29 May 2015
~ Brazil, French Guiana and Suriname ~ By Kippy Gilders The cruising community is like a village,... Read more...
Editorial - The last say
Friday, 29 May 2015
While concerns remain over the recent sudden announcement that St. Maarten Student Support Services... Read more...
Editorial - Same criteria
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Sometimes a point made in this column can lead to misunderstanding. One hardly can be against... Read more...
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Notices May 30
Friday, 29 May 2015
Saturday, May 30 FREE HIV TESTING Organized by the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Place: Belvedere... Read more...
Notices May 29
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Saturday, May 30 FREE HIV TESTING Organized by the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Place: Belvedere... Read more...