UN blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

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.

Four-star Brazil stroll against Panama

World Cup hosts Brazil strolled to a 4-0 win over Panama in their penultimate warm-up, with goals from Neymar, Daniel Alves, Hulk and Willian securing the win which barely satisfied their coach.

Scolari tells Brazil to sharpen up

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Monday urged his troops to sharpen up a day before their World Cup warm-up with Panama.

Scolari blasts team after training

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Sunday criticised his World Cup hopefuls after a training session which he said "did not please me at all”.

Brazil leave out key trio for friendly

Skipper Thiago Silva and midfielders Paulinho and Fernandinho will sit out Brazil`s World Cup warm-up friendly with Panama on Tuesday in Goiania, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Sunday.

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes off Panama - USGS

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

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

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

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

North Korea ship in Cuba arms row passes Panama

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

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

Panama warns Venezuela on debt

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

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).

Venezuela breaks relations with Panama: Maduro

Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday his government was breaking diplomatic relations with Panama after the country proposed a meeting of North and Latin American nations over protests in Caracas.

North Korean ship seized with arms returning to Cuba

A North Korean ship caught in July while trying to move undeclared Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal left on Saturday to return to Cuba, the Foreign Ministry said.

Panama President blames former canal chief for crisis

Panama President Ricardo Martinelli on Monday blamed the Panama Canal`s former administrator for the crisis surrounding its massive expansion project -- where work has been halted over a billion-dollar payment dispute.

Selena Gomez feels like Justin Bieber played her

Selena Gomez is said to be crushed after her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber took model Chantel Jeffries on a holiday break

North Korea ship owners will pay fine: Panama

The owners of a North Korean ship seized by Panama for carrying Cuban fighter jets and missiles are paying a USD 670,000 fine to recover the vessel.

Panama Canal talks run into trouble over money

Negotiations over massive cost overruns in the expansion of the Panama Canal appeared to run into trouble when one of the companies involved demanded more than USD 1 billion to continue work on the project.

Panama, consortium to negotiate $1.6 bn canal row

The Panama Canal Authority and a consortium expanding the major waterway will negotiate a solution to a USD 1.6-billion dispute threatening to disrupt the project, a Spanish mediator said on Monday.