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Ukraine gets more military aid from Europe but Putin warns of consequences if Russian soil is hit

May. 28, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy received a second $1 billion promise of military aid in as many days Tuesday during a whirlwind tour of three European Union countries, while President Vladimir Putin warned that hitting Russian soil with Western-supplied weapons...

Portugal marks the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution army coup that brought democracy

Apr. 25, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Military vehicles and red carnations returned to the streets and squares of downtown Lisbon on Thursday as Portugal reenacted dramatic moments from the army coup that brought democracy to the country 50 years ago. Tens of thousands of people attended the...

European court decision shows that a safe climate is a human right, former UN rights chief says

Apr. 12, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

OXFORD, England (AP) — Having a safe climate is becoming more of a human right globally with this week's European court decision that says countries must better protect people from climate change, something warming-hit residents of the Global South long knew, said former Ireland President Mary...

Portugal’s new minority government aims to outmaneuver its radical right populist rivals

Apr. 02, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s new center-right minority government took office Tuesday, days after its first test in parliament exposed both the pitfalls and the opportunities it faces following a radical right populist party’s sudden surge in support in a recent general election. ...

Central and Eastern European countries mark 20 years in NATO with focus on war in Ukraine

Mar. 28, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Several central and Eastern European countries began marking on Thursday the 20th anniversary of the largest expansion of the NATO military alliance when formerly socialist countries became members of the bloc. Military aircraft roared over the Lithuanian...

New Portuguese Parliament elects house speaker after deal between 2 main parties

Mar. 27, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s newly-elected Parliament on Wednesday voted in a new house speaker, following a potentially important deal between the country's two main centrist parties. The chamber elected José Aguiar Branco of the Social Democrats by 160 votes in favor,...

Portugal’s center-right wins an election but surging populists want a say in the government

Mar. 21, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A center-right alliance led by the Social Democratic Party has won Portugal’s general election by a slender margin and is set to form a minority government that could have a difficult term in office as a radical-right populist party that came third in the voting tries to...