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Live updates: France demands masks for 11- to 6-year-olds

Jan. 01, 2022 15:39 PM EST

PARIS - French authorities announced Saturday that children six and older will have to wear masks in indoor places open to the public as new cases of the highly contagious omicron variant surge past 200.000 for the fourth consecutive day. By lowering the age of children obligated to...

Portuguese airline gets OK for $2.9 billion recovery plan

Dec. 22, 2021 05:57 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European Union authorities have approved a rescue plan for TAP Air Portugal, which is getting government aid worth 2.55 billion euros ($2.9 billion) to help the flag carrier restructure its operations. In return, TAP will have to give up some of its slots at...

Afghan musicians look to recreate famed school in Portugal

Dec. 13, 2021 14:21 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Students and faculty members from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music arrived with their families Monday in Portugal, where they are being granted asylum and where they hope to rebuild their acclaimed school. The 273-person group, including some 150...

Portugal’s interior minister quits after series of scandals

Dec. 03, 2021 14:04 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s interior minister resigned Friday after a series of gaffes and missteps that could have made him a political liability for his center-left Socialist Party ahead of elections for a new government on Jan. 30. Eduardo Cabrita, whose...

Vaccine champions Spain, Portugal focus on the reluctant few

Dec. 01, 2021 10:51 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Juan Esteban Mariño, a healthy 29-year-old, has been part of the rare cohort in Spain who have resisted health authorities' strong recommendations to get their vaccine shots. His position only changed when he planned an end-of-the-year holiday in Portugal, where authorities...

Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team

Nov. 29, 2021 18:23 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a professional soccer club and were investigating whether it was one of the first reported cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern...

Workers’ paradise? Portugal's new teleworking law takes flak

Nov. 27, 2021 03:49 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s new law on working from home makes the European Union country sound like a workers’ paradise. Companies can’t attempt to contact their staff outside working hours. They must help staff pay for their home gas, electric and...

Nani's 2022 option declined by Major League Soccer's Orlando

Nov. 26, 2021 21:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nani's 2022 option was declined by Major League Soccer's Orlando on Friday, allowing the 35-year-old forward to leave on a free transfer. Nani scored 28 goals and had 23 assists in 84 matches over all competitions in three seasons. ...

Monday's Scores

Nov. 22, 2021 23:53 PM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Alliance 58, Atwater Waterloo 46 Alliance Marlington 45, Youngs. Boardman 33 Antwerp 35, Edon 20 Batavia 59, New Richmond 35 Beachwood 51, Middlefield Cardinal 28 ...

Portugal becomes fourth EU country to stop using coal plants

Nov. 22, 2021 07:22 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Environmental activists are welcoming the end of electricity generation from coal in Portugal, though they said Monday the possible conversion of the country's last coal-fired power plant into one that burns wood pellets would be a step in the wrong direction. ...