Island countries http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30528/all en China, India tourists triple Australian visits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/china-india-tourists-triple-australian-visits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's strong dollar has done little to dampen its popularity with Chinese and Indian visitors, with tourist numbers from those countries tripling in the past decade, data showed Wednesday.</p> <p>The Australian Bureau of Statistics said there were 630,000 visits from Chinese tourists in 2012 compared with 190,000 in 2002. Indian visits went from 45,000 to 160,000 in the same period.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/china-india-tourists-triple-australian-visits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Island countries Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations Member states of the United Nations AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:00:25 +0000 5747225 at http://www.globalpost.com Conflict survivors find healing in theatre group performance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/conflict-survivors-find-healing-theatre-group-performance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Teddy Nykiel</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize last year for helping unite a continent. But one U.S. woman is demonstrating that in Northern Ireland, peace and reconciliation can also be fostered in more personal and expressive ways.</p> <p>Teya Sepinuck from Philadelphia is the founder of Theatre of Witness, a group that puts on dramas to tell the stories of people who would not otherwise be heard, performed not by actors but by the people themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/conflict-survivors-find-healing-theatre-group-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Europe Geography of Europe Island countries War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:45:54 +0000 5747685 at http://www.globalpost.com British PM Cameron urges Scots not to break up nation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/british-pm-cameron-urges-scots-not-break-nation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday urged Scotland to avoid breaking the nation apart, saying that it had the best of both worlds as things are.</p> <p>In his latest attempt to convince Scots ahead of a referendum on independence next year, Cameron said splitting the more than 300-year-old union of the two nations would leave them "poorer apart."</p> <p>"Put simply: Britain works. Britain works well. Why break it?" he said in comments released ahead of the publication on Monday of a British government analysis of Scotland's role in the United Kingdom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/british-pm-cameron-urges-scots-not-break-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Europe Island countries Northern Europe AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 02:00:28 +0000 5751463 at http://www.globalpost.com Scotland should keep pound: leader's economic advisors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/scotland-should-keep-pound-leaders-economic-advisors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scotland should keep the pound if it votes to leave the United Kingdom in the 2014 referendum, First Minister Alex Salmond's economic advisors concluded in a report due out Monday.</p> <p>Retaining the British currency "immediately" after a vote for independence could also benefit the remainder of the UK, they concluded.</p> <p>"In our view it would be in Scotland's interests to retain sterling immediately post-independence," the report says, according to extracts released Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/scotland-should-keep-pound-leaders-economic-advisors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Island countries Northern Europe AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:00:53 +0000 5751895 at http://www.globalpost.com Dominicans in P.R. hail move to issue licenses to undocumented http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/dominicans-pr-hail-move-issue-licenses-undocumented <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Feb 19 (EFE).- Groups representing Dominicans living in Puerto Rico on Tuesday welcomed a proposal by the island's government to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.</p> <p>The president of the Integracion Dominicana group, Rolando Acosta, told Efe Tuesday that around half of the estimated 200,000 Dominicans in Puerto Rico will be able to obtain a license if the island's legislature approves the plan.</p> <p>Acosta emphasized that the measure will be a very important qualitative leap for Dominicans in the U.S. commonwealth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/dominicans-pr-hail-move-issue-licenses-undocumented" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Island countries Puerto Rico Spanish-speaking countries Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:16:22 +0000 5767060 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: Dominicans dump Spain in World Classic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/baseball-dominicans-dump-spain-world-classic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Carlos Santana smacked a home run and Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 to spark the Dominican Republic over Spain 6-3 on Saturday in a Group C first-round matchup at the World Baseball Classic.</p> <p>Santana and Nelson Cruz each drove in two runs for the Dominicans, who improved to 2-0 in round-robin play. They will take a second-round berth if Puerto Rico beats Venezuela later Saturday or by beating Puerto Rico on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/baseball-dominicans-dump-spain-world-classic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Island countries Spanish-speaking countries AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 20:46:15 +0000 5778389 at http://www.globalpost.com Authorities detain 71 Haitian migrants in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/authorities-detain-71-haitian-migrants-puerto-rico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Mar 10 (EFE).- Border Patrol officers and U.S. Coast Guard personnel detained 71 Haitian migrants who arrived on several islands off the coast of western Puerto Rico, officials said.</p> <p>The first group of migrants was spotted early Friday, when the Coast Guard detained two Haitians on the islet of Monito, the Border Patrol said in a statement.</p> <p>A Coast Guard ship and Border Patrol helicopters rescued 69 other Haitians who had arrived on Desecheo Island, located near the city of Rincon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/authorities-detain-71-haitian-migrants-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Island countries Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Agencia EFE Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:17:51 +0000 5779085 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. monitoring Cyprus, urges "fair" solution: Treasury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/us-monitoring-cyprus-urges-fair-solution-treasury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is keeping a close eye on the situation in Cyprus, the Treasury Department said on Monday, after a bailout that included a tax on savers raised fears of contagion in other parts of Europe.</p> <p>"The Treasury Department is monitoring the situation in Cyprus closely, and Secretary (Jack) Lew has been speaking with his European counterparts," the Treasury said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/us-monitoring-cyprus-urges-fair-solution-treasury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Island countries Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:15:04 +0000 5787144 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Baseball: Dominican Republic win World Baseball Classic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/urgent-baseball-dominican-republic-win-world-baseball-classic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Dominican Republic are the 2013 World Baseball Classic champions after defeating Puerto Rico on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Dominicans captured their first World Baseball Classic title by beating Puerto Rico 3-0 to become the first team to go undefeated (8-0) in the short history of the tournament.</p> <p>The Dominicans scored two runs in the first inning for a wire-to-wire victory in the all-Caribbean clash in front of a crowd of 35,703 at AT&amp;T Park.</p> <p>gph/dw</p> Island countries Spanish-speaking countries AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 04:00:50 +0000 5788377 at http://www.globalpost.com Cyprus deal boosts Asian markets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/cyprus-deal-boosts-asian-markets-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian markets rallied on Monday after Cyprus and its international lenders struck a deal that will qualify the island for a bailout and avoid the collapse of its banking system.</p> <p>The euro also enjoyed a bump as investors bought on relief that European officials had come to a last-minute agreement they hope will draw a line under a crisis that sent shares tumbling last week.</p> <p>Tokyo climbed 1.69 percent, or 207.93 points, to end at 12,546.46 and Seoul climbed 1.49 percent, or 28.96 points, to 1,977.67, while Sydney added 0.46 percent, or 22.9 points, to 4,990.2.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/cyprus-deal-boosts-asian-markets-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Health Island countries Labor Political geography Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:16:39 +0000 5793122 at http://www.globalpost.com Puerto Rico authorities detain 48 illegal Haitian migrants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130327/puerto-rico-authorities-detain-48-illegal-haitian-migrants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Mar 27 (EFE).- A total of 48 Haitian migrants were detained Wednesday by Puerto Rican police when they landed illegally at Isabela, a district on the west coast of the Caribbean island.</p> <p>Police said in a communique that the immigrants were taken into custody when they landed aboard a boat in the El Pastillo sector of Isabela.</p> <p>Local authorities said that U.S. Border Patrol agents took charge of the migrants with the intention of repatriating them and that all of them were in good health.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130327/puerto-rico-authorities-detain-48-illegal-haitian-migrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Human migration Island countries Law Agencia EFE Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:47:04 +0000 5795810 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Cyprus capital controls to be reviewed daily: central bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/urgent-cyprus-capital-controls-be-reviewed-daily-central-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Cyprus Central Bank said on Friday it will review its strict capital controls on a daily basis and will attempt to "refine or relax" them where possible.</p> <p>"Each day, we will measure and look to refine or relax these controls with the overriding goal of safeguarding and stabilising the Cypriot financial system," the bank said in a statement.</p> <p>dk/srm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Divided regions Island countries AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:46:12 +0000 5797195 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP World News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/afp-world-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening around the world on Monday:</p> <p>-- TOP STORIES -- </p><p>+ Big Cyprus savers brace for haircut decision</p> <p>+ India court to rule in landmark drug patent case</p> <p>+ Fierce fighting in Syria's Aleppo</p> <p>NICOSIA: A final decision is awaited on what percentage big savers in Cyprus's largest bank stand to lose under an EU-led bailout, as Greek Cypriots mark a public holiday and performers line up for a "concert of solidarity and hope." (CYPRUS-ECONOMY-EU-FINANCE)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/afp-world-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Divided regions Environment Health Hospitality Human Interest Island countries Law Politics AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:15:54 +0000 5798279 at http://www.globalpost.com MPS inaugurates a new police station in Meedhoo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/mps-inaugurates-new-police-station-meedhoo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Maldives Police Service (MPS) has inaugurated a new police station in Raa Atoll Meedhoo as to improve security in that island.</p><P>In a formal ceremony held in Raa Meedhoo on 25th March 2013, the police station was formally inaugurated by the Minister of Home Affairs Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed and Commissioner of Police Abdulla Riyaz.</p><P>After the inauguration Commissioner of Police Abdulla Riyaz and Minister of Home Affairs Dr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/mps-inaugurates-new-police-station-meedhoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Ocean Island countries Law Meedhoo Politics Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:26:07 +0000 Asianet 5803446 at http://www.globalpost.com Jamaica tops table again with 68 medals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/jamaica-tops-table-again-68-medals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Powerhouses Jamaica again topped the medals table for yet another year when the 42nd edition of the CARIFTA Games ended here at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium on Monday night.</p><P>In the mile relays that brought the curtain down on the three days of competition, Jamaica won twice, while the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago captured one each.</p><P>Jamaica ended with 28 gold, 25 silver and 15 bronze for a tally of 68 medals, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago with nine gold, one silver and ten bronze.</p><P>Hosts the Bahamas claimed eight gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze while Barbados finished with</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/jamaica-tops-table-again-68-medals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Island countries Liberal democracies Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:02:37 +0000 Asianet 5803894 at http://www.globalpost.com