PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES, (Reuters) - The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said today .
HAVANA, (Reuters) - The European Union and Cuba agreed to speed up the pace of talks on improving bilateral relations, hoping to reach the basics of a deal by the end of 2015, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said yesterday .
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - The Obama administration has again invited Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas .
(Barbados Nation) The United States has questioned why Barbados is moving to devote “a large amount of scarce resources” to restructure the sugar industry .
[caption id="attachment_327912" align="alignright" width="211"] Phillip Vasyli[/caption]NASSAU, Bahamas, (Reuters) - An Australian podiatrist who invented a successful line of orthotics was found stabbed to death yesterday in an exclusive Bahamian gated community, police said .
(Barbados Nation) Barbados will soon be switching from a monarchical system of government to republican status, dumping the Queen as its head of state .
(Trinidad Guardian) T&T must confront the racial divide if it is to move forward as a society .
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Ministry of Agriculture says it expects to harvest some 1 .
(Trinidad Express) THEIR village is named for joy and celebration but yesterday, only sadness was to be found in the streets of Felicity, Chaguanas, where four young friends yesterday lost their lives in a shocking car crash, minutes away from their homes .
CARACAS (Reuters) - Pharmacy chain Farmatodo said yesterday that two of its managers have been freed from jail pending trial on charges in an emblematic case of what President Nicolas Maduro calls Venezuela’s “economic war .
(Trinidad Express) Opposi-tion Leader Dr Keith Rowley is calling on citizens not to be distracted by the “cat” comment controversy which he has labelled as a matter of “very little public interest .
BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Prosecutors who uncovered Brazil’s biggest corruption case called yesterday for tougher prison sentences and more legal powers to crack down on rampant graft that costs taxpayers more than the annual budget for education and health .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The Obama administration’s new rules governing fracking on federal lands drew swift criticism from all sides yesterday, with green groups calling the measures “toothless” and the energy industry slamming “unnecessary” regulation of a drilling process that has brought the United States to the cusp of oil and gas self-sufficiency .
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - A Mexican journalist fired from her popular radio show after helping uncover a conflict of interest scandal that embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday that she believes his office backed her dismissal .
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — A woman was on Thursday arrested on suspicion of being drunk on an aircraft, after she allegedly stripped, exposing herself on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica .
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — A woman was yesterday arrested on suspicion of being drunk on an aircraft, after she allegedly stripped, exposing herself on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica .
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) - The Argentine prosecutor found dead after accusing the president of whitewashing a deadly 1994 bombing embezzled state funds to take prostitutes on lavish vacations, the government said yesterday, deepening the scandal over his death early this year .
(Jamaica Observer) The police have stepped up patrols in New Haven, St Andrew, where five people were shot — three fatally — in a brazen attack by gunmen in the community Tuesday night .
BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Mounting job losses are pushing more and more Brazilians into the informal economy as self-employed workers, leaving them vulnerable to what could be the country’s worst recession in 25 years .
(Barbados Nation) Government does not plan to reduce the opportunities for people to advance by education and other means, but in the future Barbadians should expect to carry “a little more of the burden” of the cost of such projects .
Former Foreign Minister of Uruguay Luis Almagro was yesterday elected as the next Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) .
(Trinidad Express) Fired board member of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) Jaishima Leladharsingh yesterday apologised for posting racist statements on Facebook .
BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc will not appeal a U .
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has reserved judgement in the application filed by human rights and gay rights advocate, Maurice Tomlinson, who is challenging the immigration laws of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize .
(Barbados Nation) Barbados?as a small developing nation cannot afford to provide all the free social services that are being offered currently .
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday said the Government is pleased to welcome the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to the shores of Jamaica .
(Trinidad Express) The Ministry of the Attorney General paid some $353 .
HAVANA, (Reuters) - The latest talks between Cuba and the United States on restoring diplomatic relations concluded after one day, Cuba said yesterday without disclosing what may have been agreed .
(Trinidad Express) The Ministry of the Attorney General paid some $353 .
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States renewed talks on restoring diplomatic relations yesterday, this time amid secrecy and with the longtime adversaries differing sharply over Venezuela, Cuba’s closest ally .
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Huge demonstrations against President Dilma Rousseff over the weekend will make it harder for her to fix Brazil’s finances and repair the economic damage from a corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA .
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia’s criminal gangs pose the biggest threat to Colombians and are responsible for human trafficking, rights abuses and for forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes each year, the United Nations said .
(Trinidad Guardian) Contractor China Jiangsu International Corp T&T Ltd has issued a pre-action protocol letter threatening litigation against the Las Alturas Towers Commis-sion of Enquiry (CoE) if the firm is not removed as a party in the probe into the failed multi-million dollar project .
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela yesterday staged a military exercise to counter an alleged US threat, deploying soldiers and partisans across the country to march, man shoulder-fired missiles and defend an oil refinery from a simulated attack .
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, is to visit Cuba this month in the latest sign of warming relations between the Communist-ruled island and the West .
CARACAS (Reuters) - An opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro committed suicide in jail, where he had been locked up on charges of fomenting street violence against the socialist government, the Interior Minister said on Friday .
(Trinidad Guardian) T&T’s telecommunications regulator on Thursday expressed deep concerns about the possible impact Cable & Wireless Communications’ proposed US$3 billion acquisition of Columbus International would have on the competitive environment for the telecom industry in T&T .