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Panama business chiefs hope new Beijing ties will ramp up investment

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Panama business chiefs hope new Beijing ties will ramp up investment

- PANAMA’s business community on Tuesday cheered the Central American country’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with China and ditch Taiwan, hoping to deepen links with a key customer of the nation’s shipping canal. Although there was regret at the cost to Taiwan, an ally of various Central American nations, there was broad support for President Juan Carlos Varela’s decision to throw his lot in with China, whose growing global ambitions contrast with US President Donald Trump’s isolationist rhetoric

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Taiwan's Central American allies coy on Panama's Beijing embrace

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Taiwan's Central American allies coy on Panama's Beijing embrace

- GUATEMALA CITY: Remaining Central American allies of Taiwan on Tuesday offered guarded responses to Panama's decision to embrace the "One China" policy and switch allegiance Beijing, deflecting the question of whether they could follow suit. On Monday, Panama said it had broken with Taiwan to forge ties with Beijing, in a major victory for China's efforts to isolate the island it views as a renegade province

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Could more Central American countries follow Panama in ditching Taiwan?

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Could more Central American countries follow Panama in ditching Taiwan?

- MONTEVIDEO: Panama's diplomatic abandonment of Taiwan to start ties with China could ripple through other countries in Central America and the Caribbean that still support Taipei, experts say, reflecting Beijing's growing economic might. "I think Dominican Republic and Nicaragua will soon follow," Mexico's former ambassador to China, Jorge Guajardo, tweeted soon after the joint Panama-China statement. He also held out the possibility of the Vatican following suit

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Panama establishes ties with China, ditches Taiwan in win for Beijing

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Panama establishes ties with China, ditches Taiwan in win for Beijing

- PANAMA CITY/BEIJING Panama has established diplomatic ties with China and broken with Taiwan in a major victory for Beijing, as it lures away the dwindling number of countries that have formal relations with the self-ruled island. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said in a televised address on Monday that Panama was upgrading its commercial ties with China and establishing full diplomatic links with the second most important customer of its key shipping canal

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Panama establishes ties with China, ditches Taiwan in win for Beijing

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Panama establishes ties with China, ditches Taiwan in win for Beijing

- Panama has established diplomatic ties with China and broken with Taiwan in a major victory for Beijing, which continues to lure away the dwindling number of countries that have formal relations with the self-ruled island. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said in a televised address on Monday that Panama was upgrading its commercial ties with China and establishing full diplomatic links with the second most important customer of its key shipping canal

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US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition

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US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition

- US authorities have arrested former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on an extradition warrant from his country. US Marshals Service spokesman Manny Puri says Martinelli was in custody last evening at a federal detention center in Miami. The former president was arrested earlier in the evening near his home in Coral Gables, Florida. He is accused of corruption and spying on opponents in Panama

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Panama cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan, switches to Beijing

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Panama cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan, switches to Beijing

- PANAMA CITY: Panama cut ties with Taiwan on Monday (Jun 13), President Juan Carlos Varela said in a televised address, adding it will now establish diplomatic ties with China. The step represents a victory for China in Central America, a region with strong diplomatic links with Taiwan. "The Panamanian government is today breaking its 'diplomatic ties' with Taiwan, and pledges to end all relations or official contact with Taiwan," a statement from the Panamanian government read

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Expresidente de Panamá Ricardo Martinelli es detenido en EE.UU.

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Expresidente de Panamá Ricardo Martinelli es detenido en EE.UU.

- El expresidente de Panamá Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014), requerido en su país por una caso de escuchas ilegales, fue detenido hoy en Miami, Estados Unidos, informó a Efe su abogada, Alma Cortés. Las autoridades “fueron a notificarlo de que tiene un proceso” judicial en Panamá, “eso conlleva la presentación automática ante la autoridad” y “estará detenido” hasta que los abogados paguen una “fianza de excarcelación”, lo que “están tramitando”, dijo Cortes

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OLAF has opened investigation into EU leaders in Panama Papers scandal

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OLAF has opened investigation into EU leaders in Panama Papers scandal

- OLAF chief Giovanni Kessler The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is investigating several European politicians and high-ranking civil servants for tax evasion, using information leaked in the Panama Papers scandal according to French newspaper La Tribune. OLAF found it to contain no fewer than 17 leading European political and administrative personalities. But according to German newspaper Wirtschaftswoche, the organisation has so far opened six investigations

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64 arrestaties in drugsonderzoek Panama

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64 arrestaties in drugsonderzoek Panama

- PANAMA CITY - In Panama zijn 64 mensen gearresteerd op verdenking van handel in drugs en drugssmokkel. Vier ton cocaïne is in beslag genomen, na een twee jaar durend onderzoek.

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Panama arrests 64, seizes 4 tonnes of cocaine in drug gang bust

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Panama arrests 64, seizes 4 tonnes of cocaine in drug gang bust

- PANAMA CITY: Panamanian authorities arrested 64 people and seized four tonnes of cocaine following a two-year investigation into a drug trafficking ring, the government said on Wednesday. Over the past 22 months, police have seized a total of US$2.5 million in cash, 49 vehicles and one tonne of marijuana from the group that included Panamanians, Colombians, Cubans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and Venezuelans, according to investigators

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Panamá cierra capítulo oscuro con muerte de Manuel Noriega

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Panamá cierra capítulo oscuro con muerte de Manuel Noriega

- Panamá cierra uno de los capítulos más oscuros de su historia reciente con la muerte del exdictador Manuel Antonio Noriega, pero siguen sin aclararse muchos de los crímenes que cometió durante el régimen militar que gobernó el país entre 1969 y 1989. El otrora “hombre fuerte”, el último dictador que sojuzgó Panamá entre 1983 y 1989, murió la noche del lunes a los 83 años en un hospital público de la capital panameña, donde llevaba ingresado en la unidad de cuidados intensivos más de dos meses tras sufrir dos cirugías por un tumor cerebral benigno

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

- Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history.” Varela added, “His daughters and his relatives deserve to mourn in peace

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Muere a los 83 años el ex dictador de Panamá, general Manuel Noriega 

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Muere a los 83 años el ex dictador de Panamá, general Manuel Noriega 

- Ciudad de Panamá – El ex dictador Manuel Antonio Noriega, que gobernó con mano dura desde 1983 hasta su derrocamiento por Estados Unidos en 1989, murió anoche a los 83 años en el Hospital Santo Tomás de esta capital, confirmaron hoy fuentes de la familia y el presidente del país, Juan Carlos Varela. El mandatario señaló en su cuenta de Twitter que el fallecimiento del exmilitar pone fin a un capítulo en Panamá, a la vez que pidió que se respete la privacidad de la familia

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Running of the bulldogs at Canterbury

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Running of the bulldogs at Canterbury

- Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. After leading 8-2 in the eighth inning, the Twins lost 16-8 to Houston at Target Field on Sunday. About 3,000 volunteers placed around 50,000 flags at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Memorial Day as part of Flags for Fort Snelling, a nonprofit effort by Joanne Malmstedt

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Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, dead at 83

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Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, dead at 83

- Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian dictator and convicted drug trafficker who was once one of Central America’s most notorious military strongmen, has died, according to a tweet by Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela on his verified Twitter account. Noriega, 83, had undergone surgery in a Panama City hospital on March 7 to remove a benign brain tumor. He was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering severe brain hemorrhaging during the surgery, his attorney told CNN affiliate TV Panama at the time

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Noriega, onetime ally of US, spent his final decades in jail

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Noriega, onetime ally of US, spent his final decades in jail

- PANAMA CITY — Manuel Noriega had become a problem. At least that's the way it looked from Washington. For years, the Panamanian military man had been a close and sometimes clandestine ally of U.S. governments as he rose to power in a country defined by a U.S. strategic asset, the Panama Canal, and in a region where America was fighting a series of proxy wars against Soviet allies

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  • Panama business chiefs hope new Beijing ties will ramp up investment
    Panama business chiefs hope new Beijing ties will ramp up investment

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    PANAMA’s business community on Tuesday cheered the Central American country’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with China and ditch Taiwan, hoping to deepen links with a key customer of the nation’s shipping canal. Although there was regret at the cost to Taiwan, an ally of various Central American nations, there was broad support for President Juan Carlos Varela’s decision to throw his lot in with China, whose growing global ambitions contrast with US President Donald Trump’s isolationist rhetoric

     

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  • Gold Cup : Le Mexique avec la Jamaïque, les Etats-Unis avec le Panama
    Gold Cup : Le Mexique avec la Jamaïque, les Etats-Unis avec le Panama

    , lequipe.fr

    Le Mexique, tenant du titre, affrontera la Jamaïque en phase de groupes de la Gold Cup 2017, la compétition continentale de la Concacaf qui aura lieu du 7 au 26 juillet aux Etats-Unis, tandis que le pays-hôte sera opposé au Panama. Selon le tirage au sort réalisé mardi, le Mexique, sacré à neuf reprises, affrontera également le Salvador et Curacao. Les Etats-Unis, mal partis dans la course à la qualification pour le Mondial 2018 en Russie, retrouveront le Panama, un de leurs adversaires des qualifications de la zone Concacaf, la Martinique et Haïti ou Nicaragua, à la lutte pour le dernier billet

     

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Health

  • Ex-Panama dictator Noriega is critical after brain surgeries - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
    Ex-Panama dictator Noriega is critical after brain surgeries - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

    , fox5vegas.com

    By JUAN ZAMORANO Associated Press PANAMA CITY (AP) - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is in critical condition after undergoing two brain surgeries. Noriega, 83, underwent the first procedure Tuesday morning to remove a benign tumor from his brain. But after that surgery, doctors discovered a hemorrhage that forced them to go back in that afternoon, his daughters and lawyer said. He was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Santo Tomas public hospital in Panama City, attorney Ezra Angel said Tuesday night

     

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  • Nawaz Sharif’s son grilled in Panama Papers probe
    Nawaz Sharif’s son grilled in Panama Papers probe

    , thehindu.com

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son appeared before an investigation team probing the assets of his family, which were disclosed in the Panama Papers leaks. Hussain Nawaz was grilled for almost two hours by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Sunday, which comprises financial experts, investigators and representatives from intelligence agencies. The Prime Minister’s family is accused of purchasing four expensive flats in London worth millions of dollars

     

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Science & Nature

  • Scorpionfish too deep for SCUBA divers caught by submersible turns out to be a new species
    Scorpionfish too deep for SCUBA divers caught by submersible turns out to be a new species

    , sciencedaily.com

    Found by Dr. Carole C. Baldwin, lead scientist of the Smithsonian's Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) and based at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Ms. Diane Pitassy, also affiliated with the Smithsonian in Washington, and Dr. Ross Robertson, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, the new species is described in the open access journal ZooKeys. In their paper, the authors also discuss the depth distributions and relationships of western Atlantic

     

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