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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 file photo Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, center, runs with the ball at France's Benjamin Pavard, foreground, between Ngolo Kante and Paul Pogba, right, during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France. The Portuguese soccer federation says Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation says Ronaldo is doing well and has no symptoms. He has been dropped from the country's Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday, Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italy to finish isolating

Oct. 14, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo was back in Italy after testing positive for the coronavirus in Portugal. The Juventus forward traveled on a “medical flight” from Lisbon to Turin on Wednesday to finish his isolation period. “Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy with a medical flight authorised by the...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2020 file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo sticks out his tongue during the Portugal against Sweden UEFA Nations League soccer match at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The Portuguese soccer federation says on Tuesday, Oct. 13 Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation says Ronaldo is doing well and has no symptoms. He has been dropped from the country's Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday. (Janerik Henriksson/TT via AP, file)

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest international soccer star to test positive for the coronavirus. The Portuguese soccer federation said Tuesday that Ronaldo was doing well and had no symptoms after he tested positive while with his country's national team. He was in isolation and was dropped from the...

Actor and theater director Aris Laskos poses outside the Theater of Neos Kosmos in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Laskos based in Athens, hasn't worked since early February and received a one-off support check for 800 euros ($940) shortly after the country's economy was placed in lockdown in the spring due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Unemployment marches higher in Europe as pandemic grinds on

Oct. 1, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Unemployment rose for a fifth straight month in Europe in August and is expected to grow further amid concern that extensive government support programs won't be able keep many businesses hit by coronavirus restrictions afloat forever. The jobless rate increased to 8.1% in the 19...

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, center right, and Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Inter-institutional relations and Foresight Maros Sefcovic, center left, attend the third meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee at EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. At center on screen is EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier joining by videoconference. (John Thys, Pool via AP)

EU-UK spat over Brexit deal clouds key trade talks this week

Sep. 28, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain entered a crucial week of post-Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday by rejecting the EU’s demand that it drop plans to breach the legally binding agreement it signed on its departure from the bloc. The EU told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to brace for a...

Report finds 'abundant' supply of illicit drugs in EU

Sep. 22, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Illicit drugs are increasingly available in the European Union, where there is now “an abundant supply,” the bloc’s drug monitoring agency said in a report published Tuesday. The agency highlighted cocaine as a growing problem. Its purity in Europe is increasing...

Portugal migrant arrivals prompt negotiations with Morocco

Sep. 16, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Lisbon and Rabat are negotiating a deal that would allow an agreed number of citizens from Morocco to work legally in Portugal, a senior Portuguese official said Wednesday. The announcement came amid fears that undocumented migrants seeking a way into the European Union are...

A firefighter is silhouetted against a fire burning outside the village of Roqueiro, near Oleiros, Portugal, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Almost 1,000 firefighters are battling a major wildfire in central Portugal. Officials said that strong winds were pushing the flames through dense and hilly woodland, much of it hard to reach. (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha)

Major Portuguese wildfire close to end, officials say

Sep. 15, 2020 6:39 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities said Tuesday they are close to bringing under control a major wildfire, with just a handful of hot spots being targeted by water-dropping aircraft. Just over 1,000 fighters, more than 330 vehicles and eight aircraft were attending the blaze in thick woodland...

Wind turbines are enveloped in smoke from a fire burning between Proenca-a-Nova and Oleiros, Portugal, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Almost 1,000 firefighters and 15 water-dropping aircraft are battling a major wildfire in central Portugal. Officials said that strong winds were pushing the flames through dense and hilly woodland, much of it hard to reach. (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha)

1,000 firefighters, 15 aircraft battle wildfire in Portugal

Sep. 14, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Almost 1,000 firefighters and 15 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire in central Portugal on Monday, as strong winds pushed the flames through dense and hilly woodlands. The blaze was in central Portugal around Proença-a-Nova, 200 kilometres (124 miles) north of...

Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto sits in the courtroom at the start of his trial in Lisbon, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Lisbon court is hearing the case against 31-year-old Pinto, whose expose was published over financial revelations about European soccer players, top clubs, influential agents and continental officials. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Football Leaks trial: Hacker 'disgusted' at what he found

Sep. 4, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese hacker whose explosive revelations rattled European soccer told judges at the start of his trial Friday that he was “disgusted” by what he uncovered and had acted in the public interest for no personal gain. A Lisbon court is hearing the case against...

Portugal: Young climate activists take 33 countries to court

Sep. 3, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Six young Portuguese activists launched Thursday a European human rights case against 33 countries in the latest legal effort to force governments to step up their fight against climate change. The six filed a claim Thursday asking the European Court of Human Rights to hold the...