Panama president urges nation to accept Noriega apology

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela urged the nation Thursday to forgive jailed former dictator Manuel Noriega after he apologized to victims of his 1983-1989 regime.

Panama`s ex-dictator Noriega apologizes to victims

Jailed Panamanian ex-dictator Manuel Noriega has apologized to victims of his 1983-1989 regime, which a truth commission found abducted and murdered opponents before his ouster in a US invasion.

Panama tops, US falls in well-being ranking: Gallup
Panama tops, US falls in well-being ranking: Gallup

  Residents of Panama topped an annual ranking of well-being released on Wednesday, while Afghanistan ranked last and the United States took a tumble.

Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache

A court in Panama jailed two North Koreans for 12 years for trying to smuggle Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal in an incident which raised international suspicions, their attorney said Sunday.

Powerhouses Argentina out of U-20 World Cup
Powerhouses Argentina out of U-20 World Cup

Six-times champions Argentina have suffered an ignominious early exit from the under-20 World Cup in New Zealand after they drew their final Group B game 0-0 in Wellington on Friday.

GM mosquitoes prove effective against dengue in Panama

Panama's Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health found in a recent study that genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes can be used to combat dengue with a high degree of effectiveness, scientists involved in the project said.

Panama president values corruption scandal at nearly $100 million

Panama may have lost nearly $100 million dollars to government corruption during the administration of president Ricardo Martinelli, his successor said in an interview published Wednesday.

Former Colombia midfielder Freddy Rincon wanted by Interpol
Former Colombia midfielder Freddy Rincon wanted by Interpol

Former Colombia, Real Madrid and Corinthians midfielder Freddy Rincon is wanted for questioning about drug crimes in Panama, Interpol said on Wednesday.

Africa market of future for illegal drugs: UN official

Africa is the market of the future for illegal drugs, a top UN narcotics official said Tuesday, predicting the continent would go from transport hub to major consumer.

Obama leaves Panama after Castro talks, heads to Washington

US President Barack Obama left Panama late Saturday following unprecedented face-to-face talks with Cuban President Raul Castro and a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Barack Obama, Raul Castro to hold historic talks: US
Barack Obama, Raul Castro to hold historic talks: US

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro prepared to hold historic talks Saturday, a US official said, setting up the first substantive meeting between an American and Cuban leader since the 1950s.

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.

Obama, Castro to share stage at summit as detente takes hold

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will share the same stage on Friday in an encounter rich with symbolism as their countries set aside decades of mistrust and attempt to restore diplomatic relations.

US, Cuba make progress after 'very constructive' discussions
US, Cuba make progress after 'very constructive' discussions

The United States and Cuba, moving to restore ties after decades of Cold War enmity, made progress Thursday in historic talks, a US State Department official said.

How continents formed on Earth 2.5 billion-year-ago revealed
How continents formed on Earth 2.5 billion-year-ago revealed

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into how continents were formed on Earth 2.5 billion-years-ago.

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.

Secret of how continents were formed revealed
Secret of how continents were formed revealed

 A new research has revealed how the continents were formed on earth more than 2.5 billion years ago and how those processes have continued for the last 70 million years to deeply affect the planet's life and climate.

US, Cuba wrap up `constructive` third round of talks

Cuba and the United States said Tuesday they had wrapped up a third round of talks on normalizing relations, but gave few details beyond praising the "constructive" environment.

La Nina-like conditions triggered 2500-yr-long Panama coral reef collapse

A new study has revealed that La Nina-like conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panama were closely associated with 2,500-year-long abrupt shutdown in coral reef growth.

Tottenham`s DeAndre​ Yedlin to join US for friendlies
Tottenham`s DeAndre​ Yedlin to join US for friendlies

Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin will join the United States squad for upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama, US coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Saturday in naming a 23-man lineup.