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Builders vow to repair leak in Panama Canal

MADRID, Spain – Builders of a massive, trouble-plagued expansion of the Panama Canal said Thursday they will make repairs after authorities there said it had sprung a leak.

Wider Panama Canal set for water trial

PANAMA CITY – Water will start rushing into the newly expanded Panama Canal on Thursday in one area that was widened, ahead of the waterway's April 2016 re-inauguration.

Panama Canal claims $737 million in cost overruns

In the latest setback for the behind-schedule, over-budget upgrade, a union representative said excavation work was on hold after negotiations broke down between the consortium and workers who have been on strike since Tuesday.

Panama Canal widening should be finished in early 2016 after $400 million boost

PANAMA CITY – A widened Panama Canal will be open for business in 2016 after a $400 million cash injection to help complete the long-delayed project was received, the waterway's chief administrator said Monday.

Panama Canal expansion dredges up historical treasures

Experts hired by the Panama Canal Authority have identified remains of camels, crocodiles, the teeth of a giant shark, as well as bones of other animals millions of years old.

The Panama Canal in facts and figures

Some 14,000 ships and 280 million tons of merchandise cross the canal annually and five percent of world maritime traffic uses the Panama Canal.

Panama Canal celebrates 100 years – while racing to keep up with the competition

Panama celebrated the 100th anniversary of its famous canal Friday with a ceremony and gala, even as it scrambled to make up lost time by enlarging it to maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century.

Strike ends at Panama Canal expansion project

A two-week strike by workers expanding the Panama Canal has ended after they won wage increases, a union leader said Wednesday.

Strike halts work on Panama Canal expansion

Work to expand the Panama Canal -- interrupted earlier this year for a dispute over cost overruns -- halted Wednesday, this time for a strike by workers demanding higher wages.

Work resumes to expand Panama Canal

PANAMA CITY – A Spanish-led consortium resumed work Thursday to expand the Panama Canal, which handles five percent of global seaborne trade, after an acrimonious two-week stalemate over $1.6 billion in cost overruns.
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