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Panama Canal head expects fewer China, U.S. ships if trade war escalates

14 Sep 2018

PANAMA CITY Fewer ships from China and the United States could use the Panama Canal if trade tensions escalate between the two economic giants, but the dip could be offset by grain exports from north Brazil, the head of the organization that operates the waterway said.

U.S. extradites former Panama president to home country

12 Jun 2018

PANAMA CITY The United States on Monday extradited former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli to the Central American country, the U.S. State Department said, to face charges of illegal wiretapping.

Ex-Panama president's jail letter blames U.S. for extradition

26 May 2018

PANAMA CITY Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli, jailed in Miami on spying charges while awaiting extradition to his home country, said in a letter released Friday that the United States reneged on promises from some U.S. officials to offer him a safe-haven.

Panama's ex-president to stop fighting extradition from U.S.

24 May 2018

PANAMA CITY Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will no longer fight extradition from the United States to his homeland, his lawyer said on Thursday, where Martinelli will face charges that he organised a scheme to spy on political rivals.

Panama's Varela says 'terrorism' cause of 1994 plane crash

22 May 2018

PANAMA CITY Panama's president said on Monday a 1994 plane explosion in the country that killed 21 people, most of them Jewish, was the result of a terrorist attack and called for the case to be re-opened.

Venezuela halts commercial ties with Panama, suspends Copa flights

06 Apr 2018

CARACAS/PANAMA CITY Venezuela said on Thursday it was halting commercial relations with Panamanian officials and companies, including regional airline Copa, for alleged involvement in money laundering, prompting both countries to recall their ambassadors.

Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel in bitter spat

06 Mar 2018

PANAMA CITY A Panamanian court on Monday evicted the Trump management team from the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, in an apparent victory for the hotel's majority owner, who has fought to regain control of the property. | Video

Panama Canal expects LNG tanker traffic to rise 50 pct -official

07 Feb 2018

PANAMA CITY, Feb 7 The number of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers traversing the Panama Canal is expected to jump 50 percent by September due to rising exports of the fuel from the United States, the head of the canal's governing agency told Reuters.

Panama says sunken Iranian tanker had papers in order

19 Jan 2018

PANAMA CITY The Iranian tanker that sank after a collision in the East China Sea, causing the worst oil ship disaster in years, had its paperwork in order, according an initial review by maritime authorities in Panama, whose flag it was sailing under.

Panama says sunken Iranian tanker had papers in order

19 Jan 2018

PANAMA CITY The Iranian tanker that sank after a collision in the East China Sea, causing the worst oil ship disaster in years, had its paperwork in order, according an initial review by maritime authorities in Panama, whose flag it was sailing under.

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