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Venezuela troops occupy Polar food distribution warehouses

polarCARACAS--Venezuelan troops occupied a Caracas warehouse complex used by local food giant Empresas Polar and Nestle to distribute food and beverages, workers and company officials said on Thursday.
  The move follows months of accusations by President Nicolas Maduro that Polar, the country's largest private employer, is working to sabotage the economy. The company denies this. Maduro's...

Euro zone's inflation-less recovery gains traction

spaineconomyBERLIN--Confidence in the euro zone economy hit a four-year high in July and the European Central Bank said recovery...

Tourism boom drives Japan to convert offices into hotels

japanhotelTOKYO--Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by...

Hollande gambles on jobs growth for 2nd term bid

hollandePARIS--French President Francois Hollande, who has long pledged only run for a second term in office if unemployment...

China shares fall again as Beijing scrambles to calm stock markets

chinamarketsSHANGHAI--Chinese shares fell on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose wild...

Nigeria tech enclave springs up in Lagos suburb

yabaLAGOS--At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria's sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car...

Offshore wind power gets foothold in US with Rhode Island project

windfarmNEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island--Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind began installing the foundations for North America's first...

Puerto Rico tourism industry lags rivals, offers little relief from debt crisis

normandieSAN JUAN--Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism industry is losing...

Nigeria's president plans to split state oil company into two entities

nigeriaoilABUJA--Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari plans to split the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation...

Trans-Pacific trade negotiators face high-wire act in Hawaii

milkWASHINGTON--Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal...

Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses

boeingSEATTLE--Boeing Co, which loses about $23 million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is...

Spain job insecurities mar labour rebound

spaineconomyMADRID--Eric Martin, a freelance property agent, also drives trucks and sometimes moonlights as a football referee...

GM’s earnings more than doubles on US truck demand; shares jump

gmDETROIT--General Motors Co shares surged in premarket trading Thursday after the automaker reported adjusted net...

Iran deal offers faint hope for Iranian-American banking woes

irannuclearNEW YORK--The Iran nuclear pact could eventually help thousands of Iranian-Americans who have struggled with red...

Plant milkers seek molecules for medicines and make-up

plantmilkingLARONXE, France--A quiet village in eastern France is home to an unusual greenhouse.
  Farmers at the site in...

France offers financial help for demonstrating livestock farmers

livestockPARIS--France announced measures worth up to 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) on Wednesday to support its livestock...

France promises emergency plan to help livestock farmers

livestockPARIS--French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday promised measures to help livestock and dairy farmers who have...

After China dumps gold, don't count on India to come to the rescue

goldMANILA/MUMBAI--Blame poor rains or a lack of weddings, but Indians, for whom gold is the investment of choice, aren't...

BRICS bank launches in China, to work with AIIB

bricsbankSHANGHAI--Officials from the world's largest emerging nations launched the New Development Bank (NDB) on Tuesday, the...

In Greek crisis, one big unhappy EU family

greeceBRUSSELS--The latest paroxysm of Greece's debt crisis has exposed growing rifts in the euro zone which, unless...

Greek banks ready to open on Monday

greeceATHENS--Greek banks are ready to open their branches across the country on Monday after a three-week shutdown...

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400,000 euros earmarked for Sandy Ground, French Quarter
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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‘Scary Movie’ gangster to remain behind bars
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Earth's magnetic personality older than previously thought
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Ohio officer charged with murder pleads not guilty, released on bond
Thursday, 30 July 2015
CINCINNATI--A former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting... Read more...
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Religious man attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six
Thursday, 30 July 2015
JERUSALEM--An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them... Read more...
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Political prisoners, Chinese loggers among thousands freed in Myanmar
Thursday, 30 July 2015
YANGON--Myanmar freed some political prisoners and 155 Chinese citizens jailed for illegal logging... Read more...
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Venezuela troops occupy Polar food distribution warehouses
Friday, 31 July 2015
CARACAS--Venezuelan troops occupied a Caracas warehouse complex used by local food giant Empresas... Read more...
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Euro zone's inflation-less recovery gains traction
Friday, 31 July 2015
BERLIN--Confidence in the euro zone economy hit a four-year high in July and the European Central... Read more...
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What’s going on?
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Former pro players to host baseball camp
Thursday, 30 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Former pro baseball players Rafel Skeete from St. Maarten and Andrew Dee Dixon from... Read more...
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Finn's five wicket haul put England on brink of victory
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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New York honours John Lennon with 'yellow submarine' tapestry
Thursday, 30 July 2015
NEW YORK--Nearly 40 years after he obtained his green card, John Lennon has been honoured in New... Read more...
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Salma Hayek says animation key for Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Sunday @ Kim Sha
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Christian Fellowship Concert
Thursday, 30 July 2015
DADA Concert Dance and Art Dimensions Academy (DADA) will be hosting a concert at Christian... Read more...
Editorial - Put up or shut up
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Parliamentarian Maurice Lake has a point (see Thursday paper). The persistent rumours that... Read more...
Editorial - Loud and clear
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
The figures presented by Transparency International (TI) regarding poverty in St. Maarten (see... Read more...
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Notices July 31
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Spay/Neuter Campaign St. Maarten Animal Welfare Continuing through August their $25 pet spay or... Read more...
Notices July 30
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Spay/Neuter Campaign St. Maarten Animal Welfare Continuing through August their $25 pet spay or... Read more...