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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.
04 апреля 2016
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.
03 марта 2016
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.
21 июня 2014
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.
05 мая 2014
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.
03 мая 2014
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.
07 марта 2014
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.
20 февраля 2014
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.
12 февраля 2014
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.
03 января 2014
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.
19 октября 2013
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.
27 сентября 2013
©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.
09 августа 2013
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.
22 июля 2013
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.
19 июля 2013
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.
17 июля 2013
©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.
11 июля 2013
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.
14 мая 2013
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.
08 мая 2013
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.
06 октября 2012
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