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Egypt discreetly marks Suez Canal's 150th anniversary

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The man-made canal was excavated between 1859 and 1869, in an ambitious project to connect the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, and cut shipping times for growing international trade from Europe to Asia

VITAL WATERWAY. File photo of a convoy of ships passing through Suez Canal. Photo by Igor Grochev/Shutterstock

Panama Canal turns 100 facing 21st-century problems

Aug 13, 2014 - 10:20 AM

For Panama the canal has meant progress We were transformed from a forgotten province of Colombia into an independent state that could choose its future

PASSING THROUGH. View of a cargo ship in Gatun Lake, close to the extension works at Panama Canal in province of Colon, on the Atlantic Coast of Panama, 03 January 2014. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA