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Iliad challenges Sprint for control of T-Mobile

tmobilePARIS/NEW YORK--French telecommunications company Iliad SA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc, setting up a potential bidding war with Sprint Corp, the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan's Softbank Corp.

The approach will further shake up a U.S. media and telecoms market already in tumult as a series of U.S. cable and cellular operators have bid for rivals to cut costs amid...

Argentine default to hit Brazil factories, Uruguay resorts

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA--Argentina's debt default threatens to worsen trade tensions in South America, adding to the...

Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default looms

argentinaBUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK--Argentina failed to strike a deal to avert its second default in more than 12 years after...

US economy back on track with strong second-quarter rebound

useconomyWASHINGTON--The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the second quarter as consumers stepped up spending and businesses...

US judge can not seize Kurdish crude for now

kurdishoilHOUSTON--A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on...

BP profit jumps but warns of Russia sanctions impact

kurdishoilLONDON--Oil and gas producer BP reported a sharp rise in second quarter profits on Tuesday but warned that further...

Court orders Russia to pay $50 bln for seizing Yukos

yukosMOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM--An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for...

With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival

TOKYO--Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by...

Samsung battles on two fronts as Apple readies iPhone 6

SEOUL--Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is losing smartphone ground not only to cheaper Chinese rivals but also at the high...

Top BNP executive to resign as talks on US penalty gather pace

bnpPARIS--The chief operating officer of BNP Paribas is to step down at the end of June and retire completely on Sept...

Miners beg their union to end South Africa's longest strike

RUSTENBURG, South Africa--Workers and shop-stewards from South Africa's AMCU mining union begged leader Joseph...

Faulty air bags prompt expanded Toyota recall

toyotaTOKYO/DETROIT--Takata Corp's safety crisis deepened on Wednesday after Toyota Motor Corp recalled almost 2.3 million...

US using JPMorgan penalty to speed cases against other banks

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK--The U.S. Justice Department is spending some of the $13 billion JPMorgan Chase & Co agreed...

CEO says GM plans no more dismissals over switch recall

gmrecallDETROIT--General Motors Co does not plan more employee dismissals relating to the company's handling of a defective...

Anger by farmers threatens ambitious Pacific trade pact

WASHINGTON--U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under...

In China, small plane makers chase growth in auto industry slipstream

jetsBEIJING--With 100 years of aviation heritage, Piaggio Aero Industries SpA has only ever made planes in its native...

As challenges for magazines persist, Time Inc begins anew

timeNEW YORK--Time Inc, the magazine company that is home to People, Sports Illustrated and Time, began trading on the...

China talks trade, economics on visit to new Indian government

chinaNEW DELHI--China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi promised on Sunday to help India's economic development and emphasised...

Global auto component makers gear up for China's tougher emission rules

SHANGHAI--Global companies that specialise in making vehicle emissions cleaner are rushing to take advantage of...

US recoups jobs lost in recent recession as economy picks up

usaeconomyWASHINGTON--U.S. employment returned to its pre-recession peak in May with a solid pace of hiring that offered...

Capital concerns hit BNP Paribas on report of $10 billion US fine

PARIS/LONDON--Fears that a looming U.S. fine on BNP Paribas could be big enough to force it to raise capital and...

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NIA students to youth art festival in Curaçao
Friday, 01 August 2014
PHILIPSBURG--Three students of National Institute of Arts (NIA) and co-director Clara Reyes will be... Read more...
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St. Maarten-Panama sailor is rescued by Coast Guard
Friday, 01 August 2014
ARUBA--The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard assisted with a medical evacuation 65 miles Northwest of... Read more...
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Caribbean in CNN guide to off-season travel bargains
Thursday, 31 July 2014
GEORGIA, United States--Writing in CNN's "An optimist's guide to off-season travel bargains,"... Read more...
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Caribbean agriculture experts attend 2014 Fin4Ag conference
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
NAIROBI, Kenya-- Farmers addressed the issues of finance or lack thereof, at the recently concluded... Read more...
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CIA concedes it spied on Senate investigators
Thursday, 31 July 2014
WASHINGTON--The CIA conceded on Thursday that it had improperly monitored computers used by the... Read more...
Boehner warns on unilateral immigration action by Obama
Thursday, 31 July 2014
WASHINGTON--U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that any unilateral... Read more...
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Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction
Thursday, 31 July 2014
GAZA/JERUSALEM--Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising... Read more...
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Game of thrones: Afghan leadership vacuum raises summit questions
Thursday, 31 July 2014
KABUL--Who, if anyone, will represent Afghanistan at next month's NATO summit is becoming an... Read more...
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Iliad challenges Sprint for control of T-Mobile
Friday, 01 August 2014
PARIS/NEW YORK--French telecommunications company Iliad SA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile... Read more...
Argentine default to hit Brazil factories, Uruguay resorts
Friday, 01 August 2014
RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA--Argentina's debt default threatens to worsen trade tensions in South... Read more...
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Following the party BUS
Thursday, 31 July 2014
DP cannot follow US Neither is NA on that BUS And SRP, is not UppTo anything much but SOPP Say erry... Read more...
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Fed up
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Dear Queenie, My husband’s nephew lost his job and we invited him and his wife to stay with us... Read more...
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A truce has been called
Thursday, 31 July 2014
War in Paradise boxing slated to be contested at L.B. Sports Auditorium Saturday has been postponed... Read more...
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Moeen puts India in a spin as England level series  
Thursday, 31 July 2014
SOUTHAMPTON, England-- Spinner Moeen Ali claimed six wickets to inspire England to a crushing... Read more...
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New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich
Friday, 01 August 2014
PARIS--After four years of refurbishment work costing 430 million euros, the Peninsula Paris hotel... Read more...
Speeding grandma thanks Idaho trooper for ticket
Friday, 01 August 2014
SALMON, Idaho--A Washington state grandmother has written a thank-you letter to a state trooper in... Read more...
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Summer Eating
Friday, 01 August 2014
~ Easy, light and healthy food in the heat ~ By Maryann Dalgleish Now that summer with its heat is... Read more...
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Poem by Lewis Carroll
Friday, 01 August 2014
Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll This nonsense sounding poem was one that our featured author wrote.... Read more...
Editorial - Unabated
Friday, 01 August 2014
Contrary to what some want to claim, the front page headlines also bring good tidings all the time.... Read more...
Editorial - Going Dutch
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The launching of an Expat Handbook for St. Maarten (see Wednesday paper) is a promising... Read more...
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Notices August 1
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Friday, August 1 FUN DAY Back to school flight simulator club fun day. For children and adults A... Read more...
Notices July 31
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Friday, August 1 FUN DAY Back to school flight simulator club fun day. For children and adults A... Read more...