Cuba will not accept threats or blackmail from the U.S., says foreign minister

LIMA, Peru (ACN) — Cuba will not accept threats or blackmail from the US government, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reiterated before heads of state and government during his speech at the eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Speaking at the high-level segment of the hemispheric meeting, which concluded on Saturday, the head […]

Comey says it possible Russians have leverage over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office. Comey’s comments in an ABC News interview that aired Sunday were almost […]

New record set for shortest ministerial appointment in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Just 24 hours after being appointed as minister in the ministry of housing and urban development in Monday’s Cabinet reshuffle, Darryl Smith’s appointment was revoked on Tuesday, thus beating the previous record of shortest ministerial appointments in Trinidad and Tobago of 48 hours held by Marlene McDonald. According to a […]

I am sorry: Zuckerberg faces congressional inquisition

WASHINGTON (AP) — After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day congressional inquisition that will be very public — and possibly pivotal for the massive social networking company he created. Zuckerberg visited with senators in closed-door meetings Monday, previewing the public apology he plans to […]

China vows to fight US ‘at any cost’ as trade spat worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. “at any cost” after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Trump’s surprise move Thursday to instruct the U.S. trade representative to consider the additional tariffs […]

St Lucia Marketing Board cannot pay staff, despite claimed economic growth

CASTRIES, St Lucia — According to a memo dated March 27, 2018, from acting general manager, Therese Desir, the Saint Lucia Marketing Board (SLMB) has no money to pay last month’s salaries, apparently despite the government’s improved fiscal position and claimed three percent economic growth rate. The memo to all staff members, headed “Payment of […]

Trump to sign order sending National Guard to Mexican border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to “immediately” deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. “The threat is real,” Nielsen said at an afternoon briefing, adding that Trump was signing a proclamation […]