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Kavanaugh decision moment: A horrendous act or a monstrous lie

(CNN)The Brett Kavanaugh hearings feel like a decision moment in American life when everyone has to choose where they stand. The problem is wherever that position is, it is permeated with doubt. The Supreme Court nomination of Kavanaugh had been pretty much going as planned until news broke that he is accused by Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault. They ...

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EU lays out WTO reform ideas to rein in U.S., China

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission published its ideas on Tuesday for reforming the World Trade Organization to counter market distortions, such as in China, and to discourage the United States from pulling out of the body. A day after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China by imposing 10 percent tariffs on $200 ...

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Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan was due to face one of his rape accusers in a French court Tuesday as he seeks bail after seven months in custody on charges he furiously denies. Ramadan, a frequent TV commentator, was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of ...

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Nation state cyber attacks on rise, says Europol

THE HAGUE: Global ransomware attacks are increasingly linked to nation states, with the lines between politics and crime often blurring, Europe’s police agency said on Tuesday. Key ransomware attacks include the so-called WannaCry and NotPetya malware, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in 2017, demanding that users pay ransoms to regain access. “Ransomware retains its dominance,” ...

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Maldives president took gifts from island developers: report

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has been implicated in an island leasing scam, days ahead of an election The president of the Maldives appeared to accept lavish gifts from a billionaire developer who was later leased two islands in the paradise archipelago without bidding for them, a corruption watchdog alleged Tuesday. The claims — including that President Abdulla Yameen directly participated ...

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Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN probe

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar’s powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday, as they released the final part of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to…

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EU summit to lay out end-game plans – Tusk

BRUSSELS, Sept 18 (Reuters) – European Union leaders will discuss how to wind up negotiations with Britain on its withdrawal from the EU when they meet in Austria on Thursday, summit chair Donald Tusk said on Tuesday. Warning there was still a risk that talks could collapse,…

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OPEC chief: Cartel must stay together as US sanctions Iran

OPEC must stick together for the good of the global economy as founding member Iran faces renewed U.S. sanctions, the head of the cartel said Tuesday — though he did not address how an already-tight market will make up for the loss of Iranian supply. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo also said an agreement between OPEC and non-members that cut production and ...

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Education Ministry assisted St. Maarten with 1.5M euros – The Daily Herald (press release)


The Daily Herald (press release)

Education Ministry assisted St. Maarten with 1.5M euros
The Daily Herald (press release)
One such example is the additional support of 1.5 million euros the OCW ministry provided to St. Maarten after last year's hurricanes to assist the country with initial needs and cost associated with the re-opening of schools on the island. The ...

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