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Panama Papers allege offshore link with notorious British heist
Panama Papers allege offshore link with notorious British heist

A Panamanian shell company may have helped hide millions of dollars from the Brink's-Mat heist leaked tax documents allege.

Panama Papers allege offshore link with notorious British heist
Stillframe from 2014 Emirates Airline Documentary on Youtube. Photo courtesy of Emirates Airline
Emirates postpones launch of world's longest flight

Emirates Airline, which was to launch what it called the world's longest non-stop flight this month, postponed those plans for a year.

Emirates postpones launch of world's longest flight
Chikungunya virus spreads from Caribbean to C. America
Chikungunya virus spreads from Caribbean to C. America

The mosquito-born chikungunya virus is spreading into Central America, health authorities there say, after outbreaks in several Caribbean nations.

Chikungunya virus spreads from Caribbean to C. America
Opposition's Varela wins Panama presidency
Opposition's Varela wins Panama presidency

Conservative Juan Carlos Varela, the vice president who broke politically with President Ricardo Martinelli, was officially declared Panama's next president.

Opposition's Varela wins Panama presidency
Panama Canal to earn $3.1 bn a year, less than expected
Panama Canal to earn $3.1 bn a year, less than expected

A widened Panama Canal is expected to bring in some $3.1 billion per year, considerably less than earlier estimates, the official responsible for the waterway told AFP.

Panama Canal to earn $3.1 bn a year, less than expected
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks to supporters while holds a poster depicting Panama's former president Omar Torrijos. ©Reuters/Miraflores Palace
Venezuela expels Panama ambassador, three others

The Venezuelan government ordered Panama's ambassador and three other diplomats at the mission to leave the country within 48 hours.

Venezuela expels Panama ambassador, three others
Work to resume Thursday on widening of Panama Canal: official
Work to resume Thursday on widening of Panama Canal: official

Work to widen the Panama Canal will resume on Thursday, an official said, two weeks after the huge project was suspended over $1.6 billion in cost overruns.

Work to resume Thursday on widening of Panama Canal: official
Panama president blames former canal chief for crisis
Panama president blames former canal chief for crisis

Panama President Ricardo Martinelli on Monday blamed the Panama Canal's former administrator for the crisis surrounding its massive expansion project -- where work has been halted over a billion-dollar payment dispute.

Panama president blames former canal chief for crisis
Panama president warns Spain and Italy over canal row
Panama president warns Spain and Italy over canal row

Panama's president warned Thursday he would visit Europe to force a consortium to drop a threat to suspend expansion work on the Panama Canal, as a row over a $1.6 billion cost overrun escalated.

Panama president warns Spain and Italy over canal row
Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama
Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama

Many Latin American leaders were no-shows at the opening of the 23rd Ibero-American summit in Panama, revealing the foundering direction of the annual forum.

Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama
Panama slaps $1 million fine on N.Korean ship
Panama slaps $1 million fine on N.Korean ship

The Panama Canal Authority announced Thursday that it slapped a $1 million fine on a North Korean cargo ship caught with an undeclared shipment of Cuban weapons in July.

Panama slaps $1 million fine on N.Korean ship
©REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
UN team to inspect N. Korean ship impounded in Panama

A team of UN experts will head to Panama next week to inspect a North Korean ship impounded last month after the discovery of Cuban missile parts in its cargo.

UN team to inspect N. Korean ship impounded in Panama
Two Soviet-era fighter planes found on N. Korea ship
Two Soviet-era fighter planes found on N. Korea ship

Panamanian authorities have found two Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets aboard a North Korea-flagged ship seized this month as it tried to pass through the Panama Canal after departing from Cuba.

Two Soviet-era fighter planes found on N. Korea ship
UN experts to inspect N. Korean weapons ship
UN experts to inspect N. Korean weapons ship

UN sanctions experts will go to Panama soon to investigate a North Korean ship that was intercepted carrying weapons.

UN experts to inspect N. Korean weapons ship
Panama seizes N. Korean ship carrying Cuban missiles
Panama seizes N. Korean ship carrying Cuban missiles

Panama called for UN inspections of missile parts found aboard a North Korea-flagged vessel as it approached the Panama Canal, weapons Cuba later claimed as its own.

Panama seizes N. Korean ship carrying Cuban missiles
©REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
Nearly six million die from smoking every year: WHO

Despite public health campaigns, smoking remains the leading avoidable cause of death worldwide, killing almost six million people a year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries.

Nearly six million die from smoking every year: WHO
Human coconut peeler in Panama claims he is Guinness-worthy
Human coconut peeler in Panama claims he is Guinness-worthy

With jaws of steel that have earned him the nickname "Coconut Peeler," Andres Gardin, at the tender age of 64, is hell-bent on gnawing his way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Human coconut peeler in Panama claims he is Guinness-worthy
Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli. ©REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil
Panama, in energy crisis, closes schools, universities

Up against the wall in a drought-sparked energy crisis, Panama said Tuesday it would shut high schools and universities for three days, in a desperate bid to reduce power usage.

Panama, in energy crisis, closes schools, universities
Spanish prince visits Panama canal expansion work
Spanish prince visits Panama canal expansion work

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon on Thursday visited major construction projects in economically-booming Panama on a trip to highlight Spanish investment in the region.

Spanish prince visits Panama canal expansion work

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