Panama: Ex-president's sons got $50m in 'undue payments'

2017-11-10 14:11

Panamanian prosecutors say two sons of ex-President Ricardo Martinelli are suspected of receiving more than $50m in "undue payments" from a Brazilian construction giant.

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

2017-06-13 14:33

Panama and China have announced that they are establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world's second-largest economy.

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

2017-05-30 07:58

A source close to the family of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega says he has died at age 83.

Panama suspends Panama Papers probe

2017-01-25 07:06

Panama is suspending its probe into the Panama Papers, the leak of a legal firm's files on clients who stored assets in opaque offshore companies, prosecutors say.

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.


Offshore legal firm hacked, braces for media leaks

2017-10-25 09:30

Financial details of some of the world's richest people are set to be published after a Bermuda-based offshore firm suffered a data breach, a British newspaper reports.

US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition

2017-06-13 07:35

US authorities have arrested former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on an extradition warrant from his country.

Blackout in Panama puts about 1.5 million people in the dark

2017-03-18 11:47

A power outage in Panama has plunged about 1.5 million people into darkness.

'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.

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