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In US-China trade dispute, what is intellectual property?

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — At the heart of the escalation of US-China trade tensions is President Donald Trump's assertion of rampant “theft” of US intellectual property by China. Read More

TV goes royal 'crazy' in run-up to Harry and Meghan marriage

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

CANNES, France (AFP) —Republicans might like to look away from their television screens for the next six weeks. Read More

Britons taking EU citizenship boomed in Brexit vote year

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The number of Britons becoming citizens of another European Union country more than doubled in 2016, the year the UK voted to leave the bloc, official figures showed Monday. Read More

'Black Panther' pounces past 'Titanic' box office record

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Black Panther broke more records over the weekend in North America, exceeding revenues from the 1997 blockbuster Titanic , while horror thriller A Quiet... Read More

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-graft president

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) — Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking re-election next year, made Nigerian political history as the first Opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president at the ballot box. Read More

Namibia president denies graft in nuclear deal

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AFP) -- Namibian President Hage Geingob on Monday strongly denied corruption accusations stemming from a French anti-corruption probe centered on the purchase of Canadian mining company Uramin by French nuclear giant Areva. Read More

Lebanon donor conference raises billions

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — International donors pledged US$11 billion in low-interest loans and aid for Lebanon at a conference in Paris on Friday to try to avert an economic crisis in a country hard hit by the fallout from the Syrian war. Read More

Aluminium giant Rusal shares collapse after US sanctions

Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) —Shares in Russian aluminium giant Rusal collapsed on Monday after Washington targeted it with sanctions, putting the metals major at risk of defaulting on part of its debt. Read More

Red Stripe wins new Monde Selection award

Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

Monde Selection has given another stamp of approval to Red Stripe for the quality of its beer. Read More

Trump defends metal tariffs, says prices driving down

Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump on Friday defended his imposition of tariffs on metal imports, as soaring tensions with China fan global fears of an all out trade war. Read More

Visitors turn out for record-breaking Carnival, say stakeholders

Monday, April, 9 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Thousands of visitors are expected to start making their way out of Jamaica today after participating in what stakeholders are calling the biggest Carnival in Jamaica's history. Read More

Shaw targets reduced onion imports

Monday, April, 9 2018    

INDUSTRY, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says efforts must be made to reduce the percentage of onions being imported for domestic consumption. Read More

Cemeteries in a grave state, looking for room to grow

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

Burial companyMeadowrest Memorial Gardens (MMG) will diversify its offering to customers following approval from the National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) to expand the burial ground in St Catherine by 19 acres. Read More

Shaw hits the ground running

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The Government is projecting 2.5 per cent economic growth for Jamaica over the 2018/19 fiscal year, and newly appointed Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Audley Shaw says he is totally committed to achieving that target. Read More

Great interest for micro loans

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

Dear ClaudienneWe both borrowed money from a loan company in Clarendon. Read More



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