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Portugal ex-PM to stand trial for money laundering, forgery

Apr. 09, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

A Lisbon judge ruled Friday to put former Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates on trial for alleged money-laundering and forgery but said the statute of limitations had expired on more than a dozen corruption allegations. Judge Ivo Rosa said that 1.7 million euros...

Bayern-PSG rematch headlines Champions League quarterfinals

Apr. 04, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Champions League talking points ahead of the first-leg matches in the quarterfinals: TUESDAY: MANCHESTER CITY VS. BORUSSIA DORTMUND While City could hardly be in better shape, Dortmund has been plunged back...

Ronaldo's armband auctioned for $75,000 to help Serbian baby

Apr. 02, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to the ground during Portugal’s World Cup qualifier in Belgrade last week has been sold to an unidentified bidder for 64,000 euros ($75,000) at a charity auction, Serbian state TV reported on Friday. ...

Rebel attacks deepen humanitarian crisis in north Mozambique

Mar. 30, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After nearly a week of vicious fighting, Mozambique's rebels controlled about half of the strategic town of Palma on Tuesday, deepening the humanitarian crisis in the country's north and jeopardizing the multi-billion-dollar investment in offshore gas fields. ...

Fugitive Italian mobster is arrested in Lisbon COVID clinic

Mar. 29, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Italian fugitive, convicted in his homeland of ordering the revenge killing of a mobster’s wife, was arrested in Portugal on Monday in a clinic where he was reportedly being treated for COVID-19. Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said in a...

Portugal, Belgium held in WCup qualifying, Ireland shocked

Mar. 27, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

Portugal and Belgium were left frustrated by draws in their World Cup qualifying matches. Ireland was left in shock. Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off after he failed to score as Portugal was held 2-2 by Serbia — though TV replays indicated he did put the ball over the line...

EU's top court rejects effort to force tougher climate rules

Mar. 25, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court on Thursday rejected an effort by a Scandinavian youth group and families around the world to force the EU to set more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, arguing that they were not “individually” affected by...

Senior European official challenges Portugal over racism

Mar. 24, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A senior European human rights official is sounding the alarm about a rise in racism and discrimination in Portugal. The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published a report Wednesday into “the increasing...

The Latest: Sinovac: CoronaVac vaccine effective in children

Mar. 23, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

BEIJING — Sinovac said on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac is safe and effective in children ages 3-17. The results were from early and mid-stage clinical trials with over 550 subjects, said Geng Zeng, the medical director at Sinovac, at a press conference. ...

The Latest: Australia seeks vaccine aid for Papua New Guinea

Mar. 19, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is working with U.S., Indian and Japanese partners to provide emergency coronavirus vaccine to Papua New Guinea. Australia has provided 8,000 AstraZeneca doses from its own stockpile to its nearest...