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Panama: North Korean Ship Can Leave, But Status Of Crew Uncertai

check this out Zero stress. Its a constant refrain in Panama City, where I now live. It refers to the idea that hiccups are meant to be taken in stride. That if both sides remain calm, all will be well. That theres no need to "stress out." Take the other day for example. Id ordered a few hundred photocopies, but when I went to pick them up I realized Id left my wallet at home. <br>More:

The massive dimensions of the scandal rocked this small nation of just 3.6 million people. Fourteen people were indicted for a trial in 2011, but then prosecutors decided the number of people responsible was far greater. jjr/mdl/rcw (PHOTOS): Rio lagoon filled with 65 tons of dead fish Heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro caused an ecological nightmare at the lagoon where Olympic rowing will take place in 2016, when 65 tons of dead fish were discovered earlier this week. Rio lagoon dead fish 1 Dead fish float on the waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, beside the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 13, 2013. - [CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images] Rio lagoon dead fish 2 Municipal workers collect tons of dead fish floating on the waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, beside the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 13, 2013. <br>More:

Other officials involved in the case couldn't be reached for comment nor could the lawyer for the crew members. Although the ship is legally free to sail, officials with the independent Panama Canal Zone say the ship cannot move until the North Koreans pay a $1 million fine, which was levied for threatening the canal's security by not declaring the weapons. Panama says the weapons violated U.N. sanctions restricting arms trading with North Korea. So far the fine has not been resolved, canal legal adviser Alvaro Cabal said. <br>More:

"This is just a special day, to do just a little to make them a holiday," said Executive Director Thurman Chambers. Guestswere treated to a restaurant style experience with turkey, mashed potatoes, all of the fixin's, plus dessert. Thurman Chambers saidit's just external link the first step to helping those who need it. "A meal is just where it starts. When they come in, they see the love that is here, that's around our people." "I drive by the Rescue Mission every day on my way to the office, andI want to be involved in my community, so as a new member of the community,I want to be involved in participating and hopefully make a difference in the culture," said Grant Powell. <br>More:

"Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest-growing hotel brands in the world, and we are thrilled to now have a location in Panama City," said Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG. "This is one of Central America's most prominent economies and is also a key tourist destination." The Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero hotel is located within walking distance from a variety of restaurants, international companies and the Punta Pacifica Hospital - the first hospital in read more Latin America affiliated with the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Costa del Este Business Park and shopping malls, such as Multiplaza Pacific and Multicentro are also close by. "Panama City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama," said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Marketing Strategic Services for Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. "It is a very strategic fit as we continue to grow the Holiday Inn Express brand in Central America. <br>More:

Video Afghanistans Loya Jirga Approves US Security Deal In an historic decision, Afghanistans assembly of tribal and community elders, or Loya Jirga, overall approved a multi-page Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States. But as Sharon Behn reports from Kabul, it is still unclear when the deal will be signed. Video Iran Nuclear Deal Sealed After Decade-Long Dispute Iranian and international negotiators capped nearly a decade of dispute over Iran's nuclear program early Sunday, reaching agreement on first steps to curtail it and to ease economic sanctions. VOAs Al Pessin reports from Geneva where the accord was reached after four days of marathon high-level negotiations. Video Saudi Migrants Flee Amid Visa Crackdown Thousands of foreign workers are leaving Saudi Arabia as authorities crack down on illegal immigrants. Analysts say the expulsions are aimed at improving employment for Saudis who have a jobless rate of 12 percent. <br>More: >]content

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