Panama looks to GM mosquitoes to combat Zika

2016-02-05 14:39

Panama is mulling releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes on its territory to combat the spread of the Zika virus, a prominent health official says.

Panama turtle eggs could 'fry'

2015-11-23 20:34

Sea turtle eggs laid in the sand of beaches in Panama risk getting fried before hatching because of rising temperatures.

Panama also drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant

2015-07-06 14:01

Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants.

Obama, Castro vow new future for US and Cuba

2015-04-11 20:30

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have vowed to pursue a new future for US-Cuba ties, in a stunning reversal over 50 years of animosity between the two countries.

Panama protects wetlands from real estate boom

2015-02-10 11:12

Panama enacts construction ban on wetlands area threatened by real estate boom.

New poison dart frog discovered

2014-09-29 12:09

Scientists have discovered a new poison dart frog species in Panama.

Frog's love song is a bat's dinner bell

2014-01-24 10:31

A new study on the relationship between bats and the tungara frogs has shown that certain bats have been using the mating call of the frogs as a sonar to zero in on them.

Arms ship faces possible $1m fine

2013-08-15 23:14

The Panama Canal authority has said that it will impose as much as a $1m fine on the North Korean freighter caught with an undeclared shipment of Cuban weapons.

Panama: N Koreans could face 6yrs in jail

2013-07-18 13:55

North Korean sailors whose dilapidated ship was halted near the Panama Canal and found to be carrying military equipment could face up to six years in jail, a prosecutor has said.

A look at North Korea's weapons business

2013-07-17 13:07

This week's revelation that Cuba sent North Korea missile parts and weapons on a ship has some analysts puzzled.


Rescuers tow capsized cargo ship to safety

2016-02-02 16:59

Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days and was threatening to run aground in southwestern France.

'Big agreement' unlikely at UN climate summit

2015-11-11 12:58

Former US president Bill Clinton, whose Clinton Foundation seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says an upcoming UN climate summit in France will be useful, though "no big agreement" is likely.

Three killed as waves lash Latin American coast

2015-05-03 12:36

Reports from Mexico and Chile say three people have been killed, one is missing and hundreds have been told to leave their homes after strong waves lashed the Pacific coast.

Obama, Castro to meet in Panama

2015-04-10 07:35

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have arrived in Panama for the start of the Summit of the Americas.

Lufthansa to fly to Panama for the first time

2015-02-09 17:30

Lufthansa is further expanding its route network to South America and the airline hopes to offer year-round flights to Panama City for the first time.

Concern over 'interference' in Panama vote

2014-05-06 11:06

International monitors have voiced concern at "interference" by Panama's presidential office in weekend elections.

Panama seizes $7m, drug ring suspected

2014-01-13 21:55

The detention of three Honduran citizens with $7.1m undeclared dollars prompted Panamanian officials to launch an investigation into a suspected narco-trafficking ring.

Ex-CIA Milan chief detained in Panama

2013-07-18 21:26

The Italian justice ministry says a former CIA chief based in Milan has been convicted of kidnapping.

N Korea-bound weapons 'obsolete': Cuba

2013-07-17 14:01

Cuba says weapons found on a North Korean ship close to the Panama Canal are outdated Soviet-era arms, which the communist island had sent to Pyongyang for repair.

Rising sea forces islanders inland

2012-11-06 10:34

Every rainy season, the Guna people living on the Panamanian white sand archipelago of San Blas brace themselves for waves gushing into their huts.

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