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Tropical storm Nate kills 23 in central America

Tropical storm Nate kills 23 in central America

Tropical storm Nate has killed 22 people in the Central American nations of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras as it battered the region with heavy rain ahead of hitting the US mainland later this week, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

Oct 06, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Panama's ex-dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega dies at 83

He was serving more than 60 years in El Renacer prison near Panama City until January 28, when he was granted temporary house arrest.

May 30, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

Manuel Antonio Noriega, former CIA agent who got on the wrong side of the US

Noriega, 83, died in a hospital late Monday as he was recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour. He was dictator of Panama 1983-1989.

May 30, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

Emirates postpones launch of world's longest flight

Emirates Airline, which was scheduled to launch what it called the world's longest non- stop flight this month between Dubai and Panama City, has said it was postponing those plans for around a year.

Mar 03, 2016, 11:48 AM IST

Obama-Castro meeting overshadows anti-US line at summit

As usual when Latin America leftist leaders get together with US officials, there were plenty of swipes at the US during the seventh Summit of the Americas.

Apr 12, 2015, 13:10 PM IST

Obama, Castro talked embassies in hour-long meeting

The historic meeting between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro lasted "about an hour" Saturday, and they discussed efforts to reopen embassies, a senior US official said.

Apr 12, 2015, 04:50 AM IST

Obama, Castro herald new era at Americas Summit

US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to bury more than 50 years of animosity.

Apr 11, 2015, 23:55 PM IST

Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the stage for a historic encounter between the two leaders at a regional summit starting today in Panama.

Apr 11, 2015, 00:28 AM IST

Panama`s Copa buys 61 Boeing 737s for $6.6 bn

Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines signed a deal worth an estimated $6.6 billion to buy 61 Boeing 737 aircraft Friday, during President Barack Obama`s visit to the country.

Apr 10, 2015, 23:42 PM IST

Obama, Castro head toward historic encounter

US President Barack Obama and Cuba`s Raul Castro will break bread with other Americas leaders at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

Apr 10, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Crisis-hit Latin America leaders seek summit breather

A massive corruption scandal at Brazil`s state oil company. Protests over the presumed massacre of 43 students in Mexico. An Argentine prosecutor`s mysterious death. Economies slowed by falling commodity prices.

Apr 09, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

Panama City bus drivers strike before Americas Summit

 Bus drivers in Panama City began an indefinite strike Monday, unleashing transit chaos as the capital prepared to host the Summit of the Americas.

Apr 07, 2015, 02:09 AM IST

Cuban dissident held briefly in Panama ahead of summit

Panamanian authorities held a Cuban dissident for several hours Sunday as she tried to enter the country for a meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas, the activist said.

Apr 06, 2015, 07:01 AM IST
Real Madrid chief gets keys to Panama City

Real Madrid chief gets keys to Panama City

 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez received the key to Panama City from its mayor on Monday, in honor of the billionaire`s achievements in business and sport.

Dec 23, 2014, 05:22 AM IST