North America

  • Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 18 dead

    Jamaica Gleaner / KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise. The heavily-guarded luxury hotel is…

  • Two men arrested for submitting forged documents at Spanish Embassy

    Jamaica Gleaner / Two men were arrested at the Spanish Embassy in Kingston on Friday after they reportedly uttered forged documents as part of their application for visas. Investigators attached to the Fraud Squad in the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) say they arrested the two men on reasonable suspicion of Uttering Forged…

  • No. 25 Miami holds off NC State 86-81 for ACC road win

    MiamiHerald / Miami coach Jim Larranaga and his staff spent recent practices pushing his players to whip the ball around the perimeter, keep things moving and set up each other for good looks. The results looked pretty good. Bruce Brown Jr. scored 19 points and No. 25 Miami shot 58 percent to hold off North…

  • Democrats, GOP hold out hope for ending US gov't shutdown

    Jamaica Gleaner / WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek tomorrow, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive. Democratic lawmakers challenged…

  • Haitians march in NY protesting Trump’s reported racist comments

    Jamaica Gleaner / NEW YORK, CMC – Hundreds of Haitians marched from the Brooklyn Bridge to Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan Friday, protesting Trump’s reported disparaging remarks about the French-speaking Caribbean country. Waving Haitian flags and dancing to the beat of drums and horns, the number of demonstrators multiplied as they streamed into Midtown. “We…

  • Chuck defends judges

    Jamaica Gleaner / Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has hit back at the police and other critics who have taken issue with perceived light sentences being imposed by judges for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Days after publicly admitting that he also has concerns about the disparity between some of the sentences being imposed, Mr…

  • Antigua wants China to partner on State-funded projects

    Jamaica Gleaner / ST. JOHN’S,  Antigua, CMC – Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda has invited the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation to invest more with the Government. Browne made the call while speaking during recent high-level talks with Chinese diplomats and the president of the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC). “Realising…

  • No. 25 Miami holds off NC State 86-81 for ACC road win

    MiamiHerald / Miami coach Jim Larranaga and his staff spent recent practices pushing his players to whip the ball around the perimeter, keep things moving and set up each other for good looks. The results looked pretty good. Bruce Brown Jr. scored 19 points and No. 25 Miami shot 58 percent to hold off North…

  • Miami Heat's Justise Winslow visits Houston hurricane victims

    MiamiHerald / Justise Winslow loves any chance to go home. But Winslow said home – in this case the city of Houston – still needs help. Winslow is one of several pro athletes from the area who are working hard to help Houston get back on its feet as it continues to recover five months…

  • 'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

    MiamiHerald / “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. “Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates…

  • Senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown

    MiamiHerald / Restive Senate moderates in both parties expressed hopes of finding a way out of the government shutdown mess Sunday as their leadership engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing over who was to blame for the stalemate. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they were pursuing a deal to reopen the government before the start of the…

  • Jamaica Standard Products adds quick serve product lines to bolster sales

    Jamaica Gleaner / Coffee processor Jamaica Standard Products Company Limited will begin retailing single serve coffee capsules under the Island Blue and High Mountain brands this year, according to General Manager John O. Minott, who is looking to reinvigorate volume sales. The company is investing US$100,000 in equipment and packaging for the single serve capsules,…

  • 'Yardie' named a headliner at Sundance Film Festival 2018

    Jamaica Gleaner / Two of the four Jamaican actors cast in Idris Elba’s directorial debut, will head to the Sundance Film Festival, set for January 18-28 in Park City, Utah, for the world premiere of the feature film, ‘Yardie.’ Based on the novel written by Jamaican Victor Headley and filmed on location between Jamaica and…

  • Lennie Little-White | Why crime flourishes on our plantation

    Jamaica Gleaner / After 55 years, independent Jamaica is still a plantation state in a permanent struggle to shed its colonial cocoon. No Jamaican is born with badness in his DNA, but the social environment in which we are raised is the crucible that creates either decent social beings or heartless criminals that see no…

  • JPS invests in potential leaders with iLead programme

    Jamaica Gleaner / In an effort to take the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to new levels of operational excellence, the company has embarked on a strategic innovative leadership development programme – iLead. iLead, acronym for Leadership, Excellence and Development, operationalises the JPS’s baseline for succession planning within the organisation. iLead is also designed to promote…

  • Trevor E. S. Smith | Conflict’s Hidden Sting

    Jamaica Gleaner / Have you had days when you feel like you got up on the wrong side of the bed? Do you take the time to investigate the root causes of those offbeat days?   CONFLICT   There is a tendency for us to view conflict as being a friction between individuals or among…

Europe

Asia

  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

Latin America

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