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Op-Ed: Austerity or insanity? Britain’s poor hit the wall

London - The Wizards of Westminster, who in the last century or so have presided over the demise of a super power in to a pitiful excuse for itself, have struck again. A million emergency food parcels, 53 deaths from malnutrition; what an achievement.

Panama calls for regional solution to Cuban migrants

Panama - Panama on Friday called for a regional solution to growing numbers of Cuban migrants stranded on its territory as they try to make it to the United States.

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

Panama - Panama's public prosecutor against organized crime said 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.

Panama police raid law firm at centre of tax leaks scandal

Panama - Police raided the headquarters of the Panama law firm whose leaked documents have unleashed a global scandal over how the world's elite use offshore companies to hide their wealth.

Panama squirms as 'Panama Papers' scandal keeps expanding

Panama - A week after the first revelations from the Panama Papers, the government of Panama was on Monday stepping up a PR blitz to dissociate the country from the expanding scandal.

Panama urges talks to avert financial crackdown

Panama - Panama is fighting off a feared international crackdown on its pivotal finance sector, calling for talks to calm a worldwide storm sparked by revelations of its role in a mass of secretive offshore dealings.

Panama data leak sparks backlash against tax dodges

Panama - Western leaders pledged to crack down on tax dodges by the rich and powerful Wednesday amid a mushrooming scandal provoked by revelations of a web of Panama-based offshore financial dealings.

Panama slams 'unfair' OECD accusations against it

Panama - Panama has hit back at accusations that it is a secretive offshore hub, sending a letter to the head of the OECD saying such allegations were "unfair and discriminatory.

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

Panama - One of the founders of the law firm at the center of the explosive "Panama Papers" revelations on off-shore holdings told AFP on Tuesday his company was hacked by servers abroad.

Law firm in 'Panama Papers' leak is secretive, with big clients

Panama - Mossack Fonseca, the Panama-based law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" scandal, is a discreet outfit with a roster of big-name clients and a quiet reputation for hiding money from the tax man.

Panama vows to cooperate if legal fallout from 'Panama Papers' leak

Panama - Panama's government vowed Sunday to "vigorously cooperate" with any legal probe that might be launched in the wake of the "Panama Papers" data leak.

Nine tons of drugs go up in smoke in Panama

Panama - Panama's police destroyed nearly nine tons of drugs, mostly cocaine, seized from smugglers so far this year, officials said.The 6.3 tons of cocaine, 2.5 tons of marijuana and 3.

Panama aims at end June for much-delayed canal expansion

Panama - Panama is aiming to inaugurate its newly expanded canal at the end of June, the head of the state canal authority said Wednesday, nearly two years behind schedule and $2 billion over budget.

Ex-finance minister gets out of Panama jail on bail

Panama - Panama's former economy and finance minister Frank De Lima, facing trial on graft charges, was released from jail Friday after posting $200,000 bail.

Panama sends Cuban migrants to Mexico

Panama - Panama on Tuesday started direct flights to Mexico for more than 1,000 US-bound Cuban migrants who have been stuck in the country since Central American borders were closed to them late last year.

Alert issued as cobia, an invasive fish spreads in Pacific Ocean

Scientists in Panama have released an alert as cobia, a potentially invasive fish spreads in the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

AH1N1 death of Cuban migrant alarms Panama

Panama - A Cuban migrant's death from the AH1N1 influenza virus has alarmed authorities in Panama, where nearly 1,000 other Cubans are stranded near the border with Costa Rica, according to an official on Tuesday.

Virus linked to newborn brain shrinkage rampages beyond Brazil

Until this year, Brazil had few cases of microcephaly, a debilitating and ultimately deadly disorder in which newborns are born with abnormally small brains. Then the country recorded almost 3,000 cases after reporting less than 200 cases in 2014.

Panama canal expansion to be complete 'around May': President

Panama - Panama's expansion of its century-old canal, which has suffered costly overruns and major delays, is now to be complete "around the month of May," President Juan Carlos Varela said Saturday.

How the Ninja lanternshark glows in the dark

Moss Landing - In the depths of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America, swims an enigmatic shark that uses its jet-black skin to hide, yet it can also glow in the dark. Previously unknown to science, the Ninja lanternshark is a recent discovery.
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