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Panama: Country in Central America
Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is a transcontinental country in Central America and South America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half the country's 4 million people.

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Panama probes suspected killing of seven by religious sect

Panamanian prosecutors are investigating the suspected killing of seven people, including a pregnant woman and five of her children, by members of religious sect that was believed to have been..
Reuters - Published

Fire onboard coastal oil tanker off Singapore: MPA

A fire broke out onboard the Panama-flagged tanker 'HOYU' within Singapore waters, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Spain's FCC says cooperating with justice in Panama corruption probe

Spanish building and infrastructure company FCC said on Thursday that it was fully cooperating with a High Court corruption investigation linked to 82 million euros ($92 million) in payments it..
Reuters - Published

'Panama Papers' law firm sues Netflix over film based on scandal

Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers" scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix, accusing the video streaming heavyweight of defamation in a new movie based on..
Reuters - Published

Cargo ship found sunk in waters near Tokyo after typhoon: ministry

A Panama-registered cargo ship was found sunk in waters near Tokyo on Sunday after authorities lost track of it as Typhoon Hagibis lashed Japan, the transport ministry said, while a newspaper said at..
Reuters - Published

Panama says canal operating normally; no ships detained

Panama's Canal Authority said on Wednesday that the canal was operating normally and without delays, adding that no ships had been detained in the trade waterway.
Reuters - Published

Costa Rica and Panama bust migrant-smuggling ring, arrest dozens

Costa Rican and Panamanian officials on Tuesday morning arrested nearly 50 people linked to an international network suspected of smuggling migrants through Central America and toward the United..
Reuters - Published

India urges Iran to free all its crew after nine released

Iran has freed nine Indian crew members of a Panama-flagged tanker it seized this month, the Indian foreign ministry said on Saturday, and it appealed for the release of three remaining crew members..
Reuters - Published

Flags of inconvenience: noose tightens around Iranian shipping

Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran, around Africa's southern tip and into the Mediterranean, the Grace 1 oil tanker lost the flag under which it sailed and ceased to be registered to..
Reuters - Published

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Panama to withdraw flags from more vessels that violate sanctions

Panama will withdraw its flag from more vessels that violate sanctions and international legislation, the country's maritime authority told Reuters, following the removal of about 60 ships linked to..
Reuters - Published

Panama's new president takes office, pledges end to corruption

Panama's new President Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo vowed to curb corruption and close the wealth gap in the isthmus nation at his swearing-in ceremony on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes in Panama region - USGS

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the border between Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Reuters - Published

Mexico eyes Brazil for U.S. asylum deal, Trump revives tariff threat

Mexico and the United States might consider additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, including measures to bind Brazil and Panama into their efforts, Mexico's..
Reuters - Published

Mexico says U.S. migration deal could draw in other Latam countries

Mexico and the United States might consider additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, including measures to bind Brazil and Panama into their efforts, Mexico's..
Reuters - Published

Mexico says other Latam countries could share burden of fighting migration to U.S

Mexico and the United States might consider additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, including measures to bind Brazil and Panama into their efforts, Mexico's..
Reuters - Published

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