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January 2019

Andy Murray: Australian Open could be last tournament

Britain's Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year's Wimbledon but fears next week's Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery,…

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada

A Saudi woman who fled her family and became stranded at Bangkok's main airport is flying to Canada after being granted asylum status. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok, but was initially told to…

88-year-old robbed of $15,000 outside bank

Police in Trinidad & Tobago are once again reminding citizens to be careful and observant when making bank transactions. The latest reminder follows the robbery of an 88-year-old man mere moments after he left First Citizens Bank in…

Trinis lose $$ in Whatsapp scam

SEVERAL people who were looking for jobs at Christmas were instead scammed of thousands of dollars. In December, several people who are members of a WhatsApp group were falsely told they would be employed as riggers at an energy company…

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old…

Trump stands by claim that Mexico will pay for wall

US President Donald Trump has insisted that Mexico will still pay for the border wall, claiming he never meant it would make a one-time payment. "Obviously I never meant Mexico would write a cheque," Mr Trump said before travelling to…

US shutdown: Border politicians oppose Trump’s wall

Politicians in Washington have had a lot to say about the merits or otherwise of a border wall thousands of miles away. But why are so many lawmakers based there against it? There are nine members of the House of Representatives whose…

EU Provides Millions in Budgetary Support for Montserrat

The European Union has disbursed EC$17.55 million (US$6.5 million) to the Government of Montserrat as the first fixed tranche under the Multi Sector Sustainable Economic Development Budget Support Programme. Read more: …