And then came the non sequitur: "The Panama Canal is doing quite well, I think we did a good job building it".
He insisted on respecting Trump's criterion of seeking a new settlement, "that is his decision", but "as a president of Panama I clearly left my position" and "we have to build on what is acted and what is achieved".
"One hundred years ago", Varela responded.
"We did a very good job", Trump continued, speaking over Varela.
'I feel there is an opportunity so that the current US administration, led by President Trump, can rebuild under his vision and continue making progress on an agenda with the Cuban government'. "The relationship has been very strong".
The U.S. cut the 50-mile ribbon of water linking the Atlantic to the Pacific across the Central American country, and it opened in 1914.
Almost every photo op that current president and noted meatloaf enthusiast Donald Trump has taken with other world leaders has somehow been embarrassing.
The two leaders also discussed immigration and development in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
Apple is facing some serious competition from the likes of tech rivals Amazon and Google in the race for voice-powered computing. Apple wants to combine the two categories in one device and has price the HomePod accordingly.
Wawrinka, who triumphed in Geneva in the buildup to the tournament, had also won a career-high 11 successive matches on clay. Sometimes it is too short of a time and I really can't recover fast enough. "He's playing the best he's ever played".
Let's be honest here, one order of General Tso's chicken could've put Lacy over the 250 mark and cost him $55,000. He weighed as much as 267 pounds this offseason while recovering from ankle surgery, Pro Football Talk reported.
That would be bad news for the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool who have been linked with moves to bring Mbappe to England. David Trezeguet believes Kylian Mbappe needs to prove himself at Monaco , before seeking an exit.
They were eliminated in the first qualifying round previous year after a 5-3 aggregate loss to Estonian side Nomme Kalju. AEL take on Gibraltarian part-timers St Joseph's in the Europa League first round qualifier.
Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit. Commentators in Britain have already begun to wonder about the possibility of a fresh election in six months.
The Trump administration's expected tightening of restrictions on American travel to Cuba is disappointing, ASTA said . Embassy open in Havana and allows U.S. airlines and cruise ships to continue service to Cuba .
More than 250 firefighters battled the blaze to rescue residents with 100 policemen and 100 medics also present at the scene. Sunderland student Nath Brown, who has started a fund-raising campaign for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
App names are now limited to 30 characters - down from 50 - and these shortened titles can now be supplemented with a subtitle. So, if that is the case, how on earth did a fraudulent app like this make it into the App Store in the first place?
You just smile when you watch him play because for somebody to be that skilled, you know he had to work tirelessly at it. Pretty intense words from Durant , comparing Irving to the hall-of-famer, and one of the game's greatest point guards.
The sanctions, an amendment to the underlying Iran sanctions bill , are expected to pass easily on a bipartisan vote Tuesday. The president has said he hopes he can forge closer ties with Moscow - a goal unlikely to be met with sanctions in place.
More than 20 dead from forest fires in central Portugal
The Associated Press, citing Portuguese media, reports that investigators trace the cause to a "dry thunderstorm". The forest fires are the worst to have hit Portugal since 1966, when 25 soldiers died fighting several blazes.
Darjeeling unrest leaves 36 policemen injured
The Court also directed the Bengal government to take immediate steps to restore peace and normalcy in the hills. He had, however, said that one person had died on Saturday, but did not specify the cause of his death.
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
When he left, she said, Hodgkinson told her he was going to Washington , D.C.to "work with people to change the tax brackets". Here's what she said. "He said, 'I understand, ' and said he needed to take the gun to a range to shoot it, Watson said.
London tower fire: What do we know?
Michael Paramasivan said he was watching TV in the building as his girlfriend and daughter slept when he smelled burning plastic. Ambulance officials say 78 people were being treated in hospitals across London for a range of injuries and smoke inhalation.
Kane reflects on 'special' goal after England rescue job
In the marines, they are life and death situations and we took as much as we could from the game and stood up to be counted. You score a goal and then - I don't know high the percentage would be - the other team score in the next couple of minutes.
Accuser gives emotional testimony in Cosby trial
A retired mother of two who has been married to the same man for 47 years, Gianni cut an unassuming figure on the stand. Constand was direct and polite under cross-examination, even when Agrusa's questioning grew pointed and accusatory.