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Brazil's Lula looks to revive neglected ties with Portugal

Nov. 18, 2022 12:29 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met Friday with the president of Portugal in an effort to rekindle ties between the two Portuguese-speaking countries after four years of cool relations. “Portugal is a brother country and an important...

Portuguese artist shows fight in creating big installations

Nov. 18, 2022 02:26 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — As a former nightclub bouncer and black-belt karate instructor, Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos doesn’t shrink from the challenges thrown up by her latest lavish creation. The 51-year-old, renowned for her big, in-your-face installations, is now...

Ansu Fati shines as Spain wins its final World Cup warmup

Nov. 17, 2022 16:19 PM EST

Ansu Fati made the most of his chance back with Spain's national team, scoring a goal and showing he is in great form in La Roja's 3-1 win over Jordan in a World Cup warmup on Thursday. Portugal, without Cristiano Ronaldo, saw Bruno Fernandes shine in a 4-0 win over Nigeria in its...

Ronaldo misses training, World Cup warmup with stomach bug

Nov. 16, 2022 12:23 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo missed a training session with Portugal because of a stomach bug that will rule him out of a World Cup warmup match against Nigeria, the team said Wednesday. Portugal is scheduled to play against Nigeria in Lisbon on Thursday before flying...

Microsoft extends aid for Ukraine's wartime tech innovation

Nov. 03, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ukraine is counting on more Western technological support as its war against Russia drags on, with Microsoft pledging Thursday to extend its backing for Kyiv's “extraordinary" wartime innovation through the end of next year. Microsoft's financial...

Ukrainian official: Musk to keep funding key satellite links

Nov. 02, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Elon Musk has given assurances to Ukraine that he will keep funding its access to a crucial satellite network providing Kyiv with battlefield and humanitarian communications in its war with Russia, a senior Ukrainian official said Wednesday. Elon Musk...

Tottenham, Frankfurt advance in CL; Bayern stays perfect

Nov. 01, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

Tottenham and Eintracht Frankfurt both came from behind to win their respective games and secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. At halftime in the final round of group matches on Tuesday, Marseille and Sporting Lisbon were going through from Group D. ...

Germany's Merkel defends decision to get Russian natural gas

Oct. 13, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her government’s decisions to buy large quantities of natural gas from Russia, which was her country’s primary gas supplier when she left office. Speaking in Lisbon, Merkel said that “you always act in...

International climate change bodies win humanity award

Oct. 13, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A prize worth 1 million euros ($970,000) is being awarded to two intergovernmental bodies for their work on climate change. Organizers of the annual Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity announced Thursday that this year’s winners are the Intergovernmental Panel...

Portuguese bishop says conscience clear about abuse claims

Oct. 12, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A senior Portuguese Catholic Church official who has been named in investigations involving alleged cover-ups of sex abuse by priests said Wednesday his conscience is clear. The head of the Portuguese Bishops Conference, Bishop José Ornelas, denied any...