NASDAQ 4441.332 ↑+25.841S&P 500 1978.42 ↑+10.85
Add your stock symbol(s) to the stock ticker (up to 10).    Click your browser's refresh button to update quotes.
Sao Tome Local News Sao Tome Views & Opinions Top Stories Sports News
 
Sao Tome Local Weather Click for 10-day forecast

Outlook for Principe, Sao Tome And Principe

  • Fair
    N/AN/AFair
  • 77°F25°CPartly Cloudy
  • 77°F25°CPartly Cloudy
  • 77°F25°CMostly Cloudy
 
Yahoo! News: Top Stories
Yahoo! News: Sports News
Spy flap frays CIA, White House tiesUnited Germany stands at the top of the world

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2011 file photo shows law enforcement officers photographing a window at the White House in Washington, as seen from the South Lawn. A bullet hit an exterior window of the White House and was stopped by ballistic glass, the Secret Service said. An additional round of ammunition was found on the White House exterior. The bullets were found Tuesday morning. An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to shooting at and hitting the White House is set to be sentenced. Prosecutors say Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez should spend 27 years in prison for the 2011 shooting. His sentencing is scheduled for Monday afternoon. No one was injured, but prosecutors say Ortega-Hernandez hit the executive mansion about eight times and did nearly $100,000 in damage. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)When Germany kicked out CIA station chief, tensions ratcheted up.


Germany's Miroslav Klose poses with the World Cup trophy and his sons following their 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — United they stand, right at the top of the football world.


Refloated Concordia now heads for scrap heapMartin becomes major champion with a major shot
GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping.

Mo Martin of the U.S poses with the trophy after winning the Women's British Open golf championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, in Southport, England, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — This wasn't quite the "shot heard 'round the world," though Mo Martin did hear it.


Did somebody wire the Appalachian Trail? Time for a selfie!Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

Hiker Matthew Donnelly of Milford, Pennsylvania, uses his cell phone on the Appalachian Trail in Bear MountainBy Barbara Goldberg HARRIMAN STATE PARK N.Y. (Reuters) - Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cell phone for the rest of the 2,180-mile (3,508-km) hike. I just want to be out in the woods, isolated," said Belcher, 23, who has called home to Fredericksburg, Virginia, twice weekly since her journey began in April and gets constant texts from her parents, who even call her hiking partner's phone as well. Then Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina used "hiking the AT" as an excuse for disappearing for six days in 2009, while in fact he was on a rendezvous in Argentina with his mistress. Today camping gadgets such as a twig-fueled stove that can charge a smartphone while it heats baked beans, and online tips such as using an empty foil-lined potato chip can to boost Wi-Fi signals, mean there is no need to go off the grid while on the trail.     With Twitter, Instagram and blogs, hikers may be safer but lose the solitude and silence once found in the woods.     "The whole idea of the Appalachian Trail is to get away from it all," said Bill Bryson, whose best-selling 1998 book "A Walk in the Woods" about the trail is being made into a movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.     "I am all in favor of gadgets, but my fear is that most people spend all their rest time texting and staring at little screens and miss out on all the glorious solitude around them," Bryson said.     Summer is high season on the trail that draws up to 3 million visitors a year, including 1,100 "thru hikers" like Belcher who hope to conquer the entire 14-state route.


German supporters hold up a banner before the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.


Russian 'crucifixion' accusation against Ukraine revives Nazi-era epithetsWhat worries? Brazil World Cup scores high

Ukrainian servicemen sitting atop armored personnel carriers (APC) travel near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on July 11, 2014Russian state television has provoked a storm of criticism after it aired an uncorroborated report claiming that the Ukrainian army publicly nailed a three-year-old boy to a board in a former rebel stronghold. Ukraine accused Russia of ratcheting up its propaganda war by airing an interview in which a woman gave graphic details of the alleged incident in the Ukrainian flashpoint city of Slavyansk, which neither AFP nor other media have been able to confirm. Channel One television at the weekend broadcast footage of a woman who said she recently saw Ukrainian soldiers round up people in central Slavyansk, which the army took over this month after three months of clashes with separatists, and nail an insurgent's child to a notice board. A spokeswoman for Ukraine's interior ministry, Natalya Stativko, on Monday slammed the report as "following in the footsteps of Goebbels," Nazi Germany's minister of propaganda.


Soccer fans watch the World Cup semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina in the Itaquerao Stadium, in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The match remained scoreless at haltime (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's World Cup organizers can say it now: "Esta tudo bem" — it's all OK. What was everyone so worried about?


Tougher justice takes wind out of Somali pirates' sailsEnglish lessons paying off for MLB teams

a Somali soldier looks out at a Taiwanese fishing vesselMohamed Abdi Hassan, another notorious pirate nicknamed Afweyne, or “Big Mouth,” said earlier he was getting out of the game. Things are changing in East Africa’s high-profile pirate business: A combination of greater force at sea and swifter justice on land means the bottom has fallen out of the kind of Somali piracy vividly depicted in “Captain Phillips,” the 2013 film about the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. “With a few very small exceptions, we’ve had two years now without any successful piracy attacks,” says Alan Cole, regional coordinator of the maritime crime program for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).


In this May 22, 2014 photo, ESL instructor Carol Gabb, center, helps San Francisco Giants baseball prospects Jose Murel, left, and Reimy Rodriguez converse, in English, on a pretend phone conversation in Scottsdale, Ariz. San Francisco is just one of many clubs putting a stronger emphasis on teaching English basics, including training as to writing checks, using a bank account or mailing a letter. (AP Photo/Matt York)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — During a friendly dugout chat before a game, Hector Sanchez joked about the hazards of catching for hard-throwing San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum because of the number of balls that must be stopped in the dirt.




 Sao Tome Local News
     


     

     Sao Tome Views and Opinions
    Living Wages Are A Global Problem

    The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

    Ukraine: Not What It Seems

    After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

    In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

    In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

    Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

    The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

     
    Advertise on TNCN