Amsterdam (DPA) – About 200 people are in custody in the Dutch city of The Hague after yet another night of protests against police violence prompted by last weekend’s death of an Aruba visitor during his arrest, authorities said Friday. The protests have been ongoing since Monday, after footage began
WASHINGTON, July 4, 2015 / — On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to
Antibodies now identified for 3 of 4 strains; second team looks at epidemic-prone viruses Singapore researchers are one step closer to whipping up a “drug cocktail” that can attack all four strains of the dengue virus, and they have also discovered why some dengue strains are more likely to lead
With a salutary blast of cannon fire, the wooden frigate, L’Hermione, sailed triumphantly into New York on Thursday, in a scene reminiscent of the Revolutionary war. L’Hermione is an exact replica of the vessel that in 1780 carried the “French founding father”, general Marquis de Lafayette, and a detachment
ORANJESTAD — The quest by three modern-day slaves for $80 million in restitution has come to Curacao. Three Cuban slave-labor victims were given the High Court’s go-ahead to enforce a $50 million claim won in a United States court against any assets that a drydock firm based in the Caribbean
For aspiring lawyer Christien Levine, police carding isn’t an abstract legal battle; as a person of Caribbean descent sensitive to racial profiling, it’s something he’s had to deal with his whole life. So instead of selling his services as a criminal defence lawyer, he’s giving them away free in the
MIAMI — Four migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits led the Coast Guard to repatriate 38 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. In all four stops, Cubans were attempting to enter the United States illegally on “unseaworthy vessels,” according to the Coast Guard.
CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix’s Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season with the Spurs. Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News, “I’ll be on the court next year.” Until Duncan made his announcement on Thursday, there was speculation that he could call it a career after the
The mascot for the 2015 Pan Am Games, which open in Toronto next week, is a porcupine named Pachi. The porcupine seems an appropriate symbol. Many across greater Toronto have discovered that the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, like a porcupine, are an uncomfortable creature to embrace.
As the commercial used to say, “How do you think they got so rich?” Wal-Mart Stores Inc. owns more than $76 billion of assets through a web of units in offshore tax havens around the world, though you wouldn’t know it from reading the giant retailer’s annual report. A