'Panama Papers' firm demands prosecution of suspect in Switzerland

2016-06-17 12:05

The law firm at the centre of the "Panama Papers" scandal says it expects the prosecution of a worker from its Geneva office detained on suspicion of stealing company documents.

Panama initiates process to seek extradition of ex-president

2016-05-27 17:22

Panama's top court has initiated a process to seek the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli from the US on charges related to illegal wiretaps against dozens of opponents while in office.

Panama Papers law firm threatens legal action

2016-05-11 08:30

The Panamanian law firm at the centre of the huge trove of leaked documents detailing offshore financial dealings says it will take legal action against an international consortium of journalists.

Prehistoric monkey teeth found in Panama

2016-04-21 23:41

Seven little monkey teeth 21 million years old found during work on the Panama Canal are ripping up scientific theories on simian migration.

Panama president denies country is tax haven

2016-04-20 13:59

Panama has been "wrongly" labelled a tax haven, President Juan Carlos Varela said in an interview with a Japanese news agency, defending his country amid the global "Panama Papers" scandal.

'No evidence' to take action against Panama Papers law firm

2016-04-14 11:54

Panama's public prosecutor against organized crime said Wednesday there was no evidence so far to take action against the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal, following a raid lasting 27 hours on its offices.

Investigators visit Panama Papers law firm's office

2016-04-12 08:49

Panamanian prosecutors visited the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to look into its allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial documents about tax havens the firm set up to benefit influential people around the globe.

Modigliani painting seized after Panama Papers leak

2016-04-11 21:08

A Modigliani painting allegedly looted by Nazis during World War II has been sequestered in Geneva after the Panama Papers leak uncovered the identity of its current owner, authorities said Monday.

'Panama Papers' law firm says 'hacked by servers abroad'

2016-04-06 09:44

One of the founders of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the explosive "Panama Papers" revelations on off-shore holdings, told AFP his company has been hacked by servers abroad.

Panama Papers scandal sparks chorus of denials

2016-04-05 16:11

World leaders and celebrities exposed in a massive leak of their secret offshore financial dealings are hitting back, saying they have done nothing wrong despite a growing international furore.


IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested

2016-06-15 18:41

An IT worker at the Geneva office of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal, has been arrested, Switzerland's Le Temps newspaper reports.

Man given 26-year sentence for dismembering girlfriend

2016-05-26 07:03

A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 26 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in Panama, dismembering her body with a machete and then disposing of her remains in the jungle.

New raid on Panama Papers law firm: report

2016-04-23 07:07

Panamanian authorities have launched a new raid on an address linked to the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, local media have reported.

Book in the offing for Panama Papers journo

2016-04-20 22:46

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who helped bring the Panama Papers to light is working on a book about his findings.

DRC migrants in limbo as C Rica, Panama reject them

2016-04-16 19:54

Around 200 African migrants, most of them from the Democratic Republic of Congo, are in limbo between Costa Rica and Panama, with both Central American nations refusing them entry.

Investigators visit Panama Papers law firm's office

2016-04-12 17:01

Prosecutors in Panama looking into allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial documents about tax havens, have inspected the offices of the Panamanian law firm where the papers originated.

Panama squirms as Panama Papers scandal expands

2016-04-12 07:06

A week after the first revelations from the Panama Papers, the government of Panama has been stepping up a PR blitz to dissociate the country from the expanding scandal.

Panama president slams France over tax haven listing

2016-04-09 10:01

France's decision to put Panama back on its list of tax havens in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations is "wrong", Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela has said.

INFOGRAPHIC - The Panama Papers: offshore accounts explained

2016-04-06 09:29

Privacy has a price. For the super-wealthy, it can also have a big payoff. Find out how offshore accounts are used to hide wealth and avoid taxes here.

Panama alarmed as leak threatens finance sector

2016-04-05 12:49

Alarm has spread through Panama as concerns rose that a massive data leak from one of its legal firms could threaten its vital financial services sector.

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