Monthly Archives: June 2015

Why Puerto Rico’s economy is in a ‘death spiral’

Why Puerto Rico’s economy is in a ‘death spiral’

Puerto Rico’s economy is heading into a “death spiral” right now. That’s how the commonwealth’s governor, Alejandro García Padilla, summed up the situation in an interview with the New York Times. Puerto Rico owes about $73 billion in debt, which ...

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Djokovic and Williams ease into second round

Djokovic and Williams ease into second round

Serena Williams moved past the halfway mark in her quest for a rare calendar year grand slam and Novak Djokovic clicked smoothly back into gear as the 129th Wimbledon Tennis Championships opened for business. 20 times major winner Williams has ...

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PNG minister says seafloor mining close

PNG minister says seafloor mining close

The Papua New Guinea Mining Minister Byron Chan is confident the mining of copper and gold on the seafloor in the Bismarck Sea will start soon. The National newspaper reports he recently went to Newcastle in Britain to see Nautilus ...

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Search for missing yachtsman in French Polynesia called off

Search for missing yachtsman in French Polynesia called off

The search for Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon in French Polynesia’s Tuamotu archipelago has officially been called off. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center says their aerial and maritime searches have been unsuccessful and more searching would be in vain. The yachtsman ...

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Hiddink quits as Netherlands coach

Hiddink quits as Netherlands coach

Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands football side after less than a year in the job. The 68-year-old hands over to assistant Danny Blind with the Dutch third in their Euro 2016 qualifying group, facing the possibility ...

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Egypt’s top prosecutor killed in explosion

Egypt’s top prosecutor killed in explosion

Egypt’s top prosecutor was assassinated Monday morning, dying in an explosion near his home in Cairo, state-run media reported. The blast targeted the convoy of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and destroyed several cars in the eastern neighborhood of Heliopolis. Six ...

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More local flavour in Cooks’ celebrations

More local flavour in Cooks’ celebrations

The upcoming independence celebrations in the Cooks Islands will have much more of a local flavour than seen 50 years ago. The chair of the 50th anniversary organising committee Nick Henry says, in a departure from the British style of ...

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Day-night test confirmed for NZ and Australia

Day-night test confirmed for NZ and Australia

Australia and New Zealand will play cricket’s first day-night Test in Adelaide at the end of the year as the Black Caps prepare for more regular matches against their trans-Tasman rivals. The test will be played in Adelaide starting on ...

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