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Japan imposes asset freeze on North Korean shipping firm

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 12:48

Japan froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago.

UN blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:04

A UN Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tonnes of sugar.

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes off Panama - USGS

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 13:15

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck off the coast of Panama early on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Venezuela, Panama to relaunch diplomatic ties

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 07:41

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Panamanian president-elect Juan Carlos Varela have pledged to waste no time in normalising relations and relaunching diplomatic, economic and trade ties cut off two months ago, Venezuela`s foreign ministry said Monday.

El Salvador says wanted ex-president fled country

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 07:26

El Salvador believes ex-president Francisco Flores fled the country, after being accused of misappropriating USD 5.3 million donated by Taiwan, authorities have said.

Juan Carlos Varela wins presidential vote in Panama

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 08:42

Juan Carlos Varela from the opposition Panamenista Party won the presidential election, Supreme Electoral Court President Erasmo Pinilla said Sunday.

NKorean arms freighter passes through Panama Canal

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 02:55

The North Korean freighter Chong Chon Gang exited the Panama Canal on its way home today, more than nine months after it was seized with an undeclared cargo of Cuban arms.

North Korea ship in Cuba arms row passes Panama

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 14:03

A North Korean ship that was stopped in Panama last year for carrying undeclared Cuban weaponry, was crossing the Panama Canal again after a clean inspection.

New species of orchid discovered in Panama

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 16:30

US biologists have described a stunning new orchid species from a mountainous area in central Panama.

Missing Indian-American student`s father alleges foul play

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:39

The father of a 21-year-old Indian-American student, who mysteriously went missing on a spring break college trip in Florida state, has alleged that his son`s friends are hiding information about his disappearance.

Panama warns Venezuela on debt

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 02:33

President Ricardo Martinelli warned Venezuela Friday that its decision to break off relations with Panama should not be used as an excuse to renege on its more than $1 billion debt.

Venezuela breaks ties with Panama

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 09:50

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday announced his decision to break diplomatic and trade ties with Panama, Xinhua reported citing the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN).