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Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:20 AM

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP): Prioritising pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India’s ­welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega rally with ­cheering crowds, a mutual ­admiration show with his ­counterpart, and a sunset tour of...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:20 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has acknowledged that the last five years have been challenging and difficult for his coalition administration, but maintains that the government has achieved much as it prepares for a...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 5:01 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — A United States appeals court on Monday upheld Trump administration rules that bar health care providers in the federal family planning program for low-income women from referring patients for abortions. The 7-4 ruling by the...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 3:25 PM

BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday. The driver, a 29-year-old German citizen who lived...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 1:31 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:13 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday on some but not all charges at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. He was convicted on charges...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:16 AM

AHMEDABAD (AP): The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India after...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:08 AM

CASTRIES (CMC): St Lucia is celebrating its 41st anniversary of political independence from Britain with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet urging nationals “to shake the habits that continue to drown” the island. In his Independence Day message,...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:07 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): President David Granger has expressed satisfaction with the country’s progress as Guyana on Sunday celebrates its 50th anniversary as a republic In an address to the nation, Granger said the strides made by the Caribbean...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 5:05 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, making the country the newest front in a widening global outbreak centred in China and now reverberating elsewhere. South Korea said two people have died and 204...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 1:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” has died. He was 74. He made using computers easier for...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 11:03 AM

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighbouring South Africa for an undisclosed...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 9:52 AM

TOKYO (AP) — The outbreak of the new virus threatens to erase $29 billion of this year’s revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the International Air Transport Association....

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:27 AM

BEIJING (AP): Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over a deadly virus outbreak, while authorities in South Korea’s fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as fears nagged communities far from the illness’ epicentre....

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:27 AM

LONDON (AP): London-based bank Barclays backed away Thursday from a software program that monitored an employee’s productivity – including bathroom breaks – after privacy campaigners described it as “creepy’.’ The City A.M. newspaper first reported...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:25 AM

CARACAS (AP) : Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said military police raided the home of his uncle early Thursday, a week after the relative was arrested on his return with Guaidó to Venezuela. On Twitter, Guaidó described the search of...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:07 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): A “significant majority” of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders meeting here on Wednesday have expressed support for embattled Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland, who is seeking a second consecutive term...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:06 AM

LONDON (AP): Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new UK immigration rules set to be introduced in...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 3:18 PM

Weeks after officially leaving the European Union, Britain has announced plans to take ‘full control’ of its borders. According to the Government, Britain will be closing its borders to unskilled workers. As part of a...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:28 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay sentencing for Trump confidant Roger Stone on his conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress. The decision by Judge Amy Berman Jackson came after President Donald Trump...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:27 AM

AHMEDABAD (AP): A half-kilometre (1,640-foot) brick wall has been hastily erected in India’s Gujarat state ahead of a visit by US President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the view of a slum area inhabited by more than 2,000...

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...

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