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Panama City Beach, FL, works to recover after Hurricane Michael

Panama City Beach, FL, works to recover after Hurricane MichaelThousands are in shelters after properties were destroyed in the historic hurricane that hit Florida's Panhandle.



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Panama City, Florida, deals with major wreckage

Panama City, Florida, deals with major wreckageEmergency response crews help residents affected by Hurricane Michael.



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Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Panama City Beach, Florida

Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Panama City Beach, FloridaABC News' Rob Marciano reports from inside the storm as strong winds lash the Gulf Coast.



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Florida Police Report 2 Dead After Standoff At Panama City Apartment Complex

Florida Police Report 2 Dead After Standoff At Panama City Apartment ComplexA Florida man suspected of killing one person and injuring another has died



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Panama says it won't intervene to help Trump with hotel spat

Panama says it won't intervene to help Trump with hotel spatPanama’s government said on Monday it will not intervene in a dispute between the Trump Organization and a new majority investor in a hotel in the country’s capital, after the U.S. president’s family business asked for help. In March, legal representatives of the Trump Organization wrote to Panama President Juan Carlos Varela asking him to help the group in its fight over ownership of the 70-floor hotel complex, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.



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Venezuela suspends ties with Panama airline, risking deeper isolation

Venezuela suspends ties with Panama airline, risking deeper isolationVenezuela on Thursday risked worsening its travel isolation by declaring a suspension of commercial ties with Panama’s main airline Copa after Panama put President Nicolas Maduro and his top officials on a list of possible money launderers. The state-run Venezuela News Agency (AVN) said Caracas had “suspended for 90 days economic and financial relations with 22 individuals and 46 national entities from Panama to protect Venezuela’s financial system.” It said Copa was on the list.



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Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel in bitter spat

Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel in bitter spatA Panamanian court on Monday evicted the Trump management team from the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, in an apparent victory for the hotel’s majority owner, who has fought to regain control of the property. A few hours after a worker removed the Trump name from the property, the Trump Organization said in a statement that a Panamanian court had ordered the appointment of a temporary third-party administrator to manage the hotel, adding that it believes no final legal determination has been made. The Trump Organization also said it was “fully confident” it would ultimately prevail in the legal battle.



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A Panama Tower That Has Trump's Name Is Tied to Organized Crime

A Panama Tower That Has Trump's Name Is Tied to Organized CrimeAn NBC News investigation found that President Trump profited from licensing his name to a hotel and condo complex with ties to money launderers and drug cartels.



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Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers invesitgation killed in car bomb

Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers invesitgation killed in car bombMalta’s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Forensic experts on the scene of the explosion which killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister, denounced her murder as a "barbaric attack on press freedom". "I will not rest until I see justice done in this case. Our country deserves justice," he said in a televised statement.  Caruna Galizia’s blog, Running Commentary, was one the most widely read websites on Malta and led the investigation of corruption allegations stemming from revelations in the so-called Panama Papers leak. This is a spiteful attack on a citizen and freedom of expression. I will not rest until justice is done. The country deserves justice -JM— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) 16 October 2017 It was famed for a relentless pursuit of cases of apparent corruption and incendiary, sometimes highly personal, comments that saw her embroiled in frequent legal battles. Earlier this year Politico magazine listed her as one of the 28 men and women “making and shaking Europe” for her unrelenting crusade against what she saw as Malta’s culture of “cronyism” and opaque government. Ambulance parked on the road where a car bomb killed Daphne Caruana Galizia Credit: Rene Rossignaud/AP In 2016 she reported Konrad Mizzi, the then energy Minister, and Keith Schembri, Mr Muscat’s chief of staff, were named in the Panama Papers leak as owners of off shore companies.  Both men denied wrong doing. Earlier this year Caruna Galizia claimed documents from a small Malta-based bank showed that Mr Muscat’s wife was the beneficial owner of a company in Panama, and that large sums of money had been moved between the company and bank accounts in Azerbaijan. The couple denied the accusation.  Mr Muscat called – and won – early elections in June as a vote of confidence to counter Caruana Galizia's allegations of corruption. In her last blog post, published just hours before she died, she bemoaned the lack of progress in prosecuting alleged corruption cases.   “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,” she wrote in the last line.



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Beijing Just Poached Panama, Among the Last of Taiwan’s Remaining Friends

Beijing Just Poached Panama, Among the Last of Taiwan’s Remaining FriendsChina covets the canal, but the move is more about squeezing Taiwan.



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