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Panama extradites Mexico ex-governor wanted for graft

Mexico - A Mexican ex-governor accused of rampant corruption, Roberto Borge, was extradited from Panama Thursday to face charges at home, joining a long list of governors being prosecuted for graft in Mexico.

Seoul seizes Panama vessel for alleged N. Korea ties: report

Seoul - South Korea has seized a Panama-flagged ship suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in breach of UN sanctions, a report said Sunday.

Panama to extradite former Mexican governor next week

Panama - Panama is to extradite a former Mexican governor wanted in his home country on charges of corruption next week, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Panama signs off on extradition of ex-Mexican governor

Panama - Panama's government on Friday signed approval for the extradition of a former Mexican governor wanted in his home country on corruption charges, according to the foreign ministry.

Jailed Mexican ex-governor fails in appeal against extradition

Panama - Roberto Borge, a former Mexican state governor wanted for corruption and detained in Panama, has failed in a bid to halt extradition proceedings, Panama's Supreme Court said Monday.

Panama eyes S. Korea alliance to get off EU tax haven list

Panama - Panama is looking to join forces with South Korea as it wages a "diplomatic offensive" to get off a newly unveiled EU tax blacklist, officials from the Central American nation said Thursday.

Panama eyes trade deal with China after ditching Taiwan

Bejing - Panama and China agreed Friday to study the possibility of reaching a free trade agreement after the Central American nation ditched Taiwan and recognised Beijing.

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties

Bejing - Panama opened its first embassy in China on Thursday five months after cutting ties with Taiwan, which has seen its allies dwindle against the mainland's growing influence.

US destroys old chemical weapons left in Panama

Panama - The United States has started destroying a stock of old, World War II-era chemical weapons it left in Panama decades ago, the foreign ministry said.

Detained Mexican ex-governor on hunger strike in Panama

Panama - A former Mexican governor detained in Panama pending extradition proceedings on graft charges is on a hunger strike to protest violations of his human rights, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.

Blackout hits flights in Panama, a major Latin America hub

Panama - A blackout at Panama's main international airport -- a major hub for Latin America -- caused more than 200 flights to be canceled and many others delayed on Monday, airport officials said.

China's FM to visit Panama under new diplomatic ties

Panama - Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will visit Panama at the end of this week, according to officials -- three months after the countries established diplomatic ties at the expense of Taiwan.

Two ex-ministers arrested in Panama in Odebrecht bribe probe

Panama - Two ex-ministers have been arrested and were being detained Thursday in Panama as part of a probe into bribes paid by Brazilian construction group Odebrecht in exchange for public work contracts, prosecutors said.

US judge agrees to extradite ex-Panama president accused of graft

Miami - A US judge agreed Thursday to extradite former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli to face corruption and other charges in his country.

Panama moves to extradite Mexican ex-governor in graft case

Panama - Panama moved closer Wednesday to extraditing Mexican ex-governor Roberto Borge, putting him in the foreign ministry's hands to be sent home within 60 days' time.

Pakistan to elect new prime minister on Tuesday

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament will meet on Tuesday to elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family.

Pakistan to elect new prime minister on Tuesday

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament will meet on Tuesday to elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family.

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif names brother Shahbaz as successor

Islamabad - Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif named his brother Shahbaz, the chief minister of Punjab province, as his successor and nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as an interim premier in a defiant speech Saturday.

Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time.

Pakistan's Supreme Court to rule on fate of PM Sharif

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court was set to announce a new judgement Friday that could topple Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is embroiled in a long-running corruption case that has gripped the country.

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties

Panama - Panama announced Tuesday it has opened an embassy in China after cutting diplomatic ties with Taiwan in June.

Pakistan arrests top official for forgery in Sharif graft case

Islamabad - The chairman of Pakistan's financial regulator was arrested Friday, accused of forging documents in a corruption case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that has gripped the country.

Pakistan PM questioned before anti-graft probe

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption investigation commission Thursday, in an ongoing case that has gripped Pakistan and threatened to topple him after the Panama Papers leak last year.

Ex-Panama leader goes before US judge for extradition hearing

Miami - Former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli, accused of corruption and spying on political opponents back home, appeared before a US judge Tuesday for a preliminary extradition hearing, officials said.

Could more Central American countries follow Panama in ditching Taiwan?

Montevideo - Panama's diplomatic abandonment of Taiwan to start ties with China could ripple through other countries in Central America and the Caribbean that still support Taipei, experts say, reflecting Beijing's growing economic might.

Former Panamanian president arrested in Miami: US media

Miami - Former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli -- accused by his country of corruption and spying on political opponents -- was arrested at his residence near Miami late on Monday, local media reported.

Former Panamanian president arrested in Miami: US media

Miami - Former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli -- accused by his country of corruption and spying on political opponents -- was arrested at his residence near Miami late on Monday, local media reported.

Former Panamanian president arrested in Miami: US media

Miami - Former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli -- accused by his country of corruption and spying on political opponents -- was arrested at his residence near Miami late on Monday, local media reported.

China lands diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama

Panama - China delivered another diplomatic punch to Taiwan on Tuesday by establishing relations with Panama at the expense of Taipei, further isolating the island's Beijing-skeptic government.

China lands diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama

Panama - China delivered another diplomatic punch to Taiwan on Tuesday by establishing relations with Panama at the expense of Taipei, further isolating the island's Beijing-skeptic government.
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