Panama’s president-elect, Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo, said the United States should pay more attention to Central America or risk losing ground to China, which has won diplomatic support and increased its investment in the region in recent years.
U.S.-educated political veteran Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo won Panama’s presidential election in an unprecedented close race on Sunday, with the electoral tribunal declaring a winner after 95 percent of votes had been counted.
Panama’s next president, a U.S.-educated college football fan, has stressed the importance of improving relations with the United States while signaling greater scrutiny of investment from China that has raised concern in Washington.
China Vice Premier Liu He could still travel to the United States for trade negotiations but shorten his trip or cancel it altogether, South China Morning Post reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source briefed on the latest plans.
President Donald Trump dramatically increased pressure on China on Sunday to reach a trade deal, saying he would hike U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods this week and target hundreds of billions more soon.
Israel will resume gas production from offshore Tamar field after a ceasefire brought an end to a surge in violence in the Gaza Strip, the energy ministry said on Monday.
A deadly surge in violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight and Palestinian officials reported that Egypt had mediated a truce early on Monday.
Move by US president to ramp up pressure on Beijing sends CSI 300 index 6% lower
A team of MBAs from the University of Vermont’s tiny MBA program in Sustainable Innovation takes top prize in an impact investing challenge put on by Wharton’s Social Impact Initiative and the Good Capital Project, a unit of Intentional Media. The event was sponsored by Bank of America