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Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:26 AM

JUBA (AP): The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly half the population already faces hunger after years of civil war, officials announced Tuesday. Around 2,000...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:09 AM

GEORGE TOWN (CMC): Cayman Finance, the association representing the Cayman Islands financial services industry, said on Tuesday that it fully supports the actions being taken by the Cayman Islands government to get the island off the European Union...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:08 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): The former chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Allen Chastanet, on Tuesday said the region needs to do more to deal with the socio-economic and political situation in Haiti, the French-speaking member country...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:07 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders began their 31st Intersessional Summit here on Tuesday with issues relating to public health, regional integration, crime and security high on their agenda. With the global health threat posed...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:06 AM

HAMILTON (CMC): The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced it had removed Bermuda from its tax matters watch list because the British Overseas Territory was deemed fully compliant with the bloc’s tax standards. EU finance ministers made the...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 5:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced sanctions Tuesday on a Russian state-controlled brokerage that has helped the Venezuelan government skirt an American oil embargo and enabled President Nicolas Maduro to keep his grip on...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 4:23 PM

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A 1,640-foot brick wall has been hastily erected in India’s Gujarat state ahead of a visit by United States President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the view of a slum area...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 2:33 PM

LONDON (AP) — Residents in central England and Wales piled up sandbags, readied water pumps and hoped for the best Tuesday as rivers peaked after a weekend storm brought up to six inches of rain to an already waterlogged region....

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 9:54 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will begin on March 17, an Israeli court said Tuesday, just two weeks after national elections are held. Netanyahu is charged with bribery, fraud and breach...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 9:51 AM

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China’s Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilised all the resources of his hospital in the city’s Wuchang district to deal with the thousands of sick people arriving...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:22 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): Britain’s chief negotiator on Monday set out a clashing course in trade talks with the European Union, saying the 27-nation bloc has totally missed the point of Brexit if it thinks it will retain some supervision over United Kingdom...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:21 AM

CARACAS (AP): Venezuelan authorities issued a letter of protest to the French government on Monday, saying its ambassador in Caracas interfered in the Caribbean nation’s internal affairs with a provocative show of support for a leading opposition...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:21 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Embattled Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland will hold discussions with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders during their two-day Inter-sessional Summit that begins here today. The Commonwealth Secretariat...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 3:07 PM

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, California (AP) — More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for Coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 11:17 AM

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s busiest airport suffered the knock-on effects Monday of technical issues that disrupted travel over the weekend. About 60 arrivals at Heathrow Airport were disrupted, reflecting almost 10% of the total number....

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 9:39 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued five severe flood alerts on Monday, warning of a danger to life after Storm Dennis dumped weeks worth of rain in some places. It gale-force winds also injured nine people in weather-related car accidents in...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 9:27 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:13 AM

MANILA (AP): In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Yemen’s warring sides have agreed to implement a long-delayed and major prisoner swap, the United Nations said on Sunday, in a sign that talks to end the disastrous war between the country’s internationally recognised government and its Houthi...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:12 AM

TEHRAN (AP): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the US will pursue war with his country because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:12 AM

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP): For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal. “There is what I call an ‘ABT mood’ in the black community: Anybody but Trump,” said the 77-year-old, who...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:11 AM

WASHINGTON (CMC): United States President Donald Trump is deploying elite tactical agents from the country’s southern border to heighten aid in targeting undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities, such as New York,...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:10 AM

CARACAS (AP): Venezuela’s armed forces and civilian militias took the streets in cities, beaches and border regions on Saturday for drills ordered by President Nicolás Maduro, amid tensions between Washington and Caracas. Despite the manoeuvres,...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:10 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): The general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union, Toni Moore, says Barbadians should be given priority when jobs become available on the local labour market. “And I say this very conscious that this can evolve into a debate on...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:10 AM

BELMOPAN (CMC): The main opposition People’s United Party (PUP) has called for a commission of inquiry after the High Court ruled earlier this month that more than BDZ$1.5 billion (J$105 billion) had been illegally spent with respect to the...

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