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Senior Portugal official quits amid corruption investigation

Sep. 18, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's secretary of state for civil protection has quit on the same day police and magistrates searched government offices as part of a corruption investigation. A government statement Wednesday said Artur Neves resigned for personal reasons. However, the attorney general's...

Portugal: Private firefighting chopper crashes, pilot dies

Sep. 5, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A pulp and paper company in Portugal says that the pilot of a private firefighting helicopter has died in a crash while trying to put out flames in a forest. Rui Pedro Batista, spokesman for The Navigator Company, says the accident took place Thursday afternoon near Valongo, a town...

Lloyd scores 2, US women beat Portugal again on victory tour

Sep. 3, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. national team extended its winning streak to 16 games with a 3-0 exhibition victory over Portugal on Tuesday night. It was Jill Ellis' 105th victory as the U.S. coach, tying her with Tony DiCicco's record from 1994-1999. Ellis, now 105-7-18,...

Lloyd, US women ease past Portugal in front of record crowd

Aug. 29, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carli Lloyd had a goal and an assist in front of her hometown fans, and the U.S. women's national team continued its post-World Cup victory tour with a 4-0 win over Portugal in front of a record crowd on Thursday night. The announced attendance of 49,504 at Lincoln Financial Field was...

Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 29, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Alexandre Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for next year's Tokyo's Olympics. He speaks more than a half dozen languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French, German, Danish and Ukrainian. And he can get by in a handful of others. But at times, even he needs an interpreter — for...

Chinese casino hub Macao's elite choose new leader

Aug. 25, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MACAO (AP) — An elite pro-Beijing panel on Sunday chose a new leader for the Chinese casino gambling hub Macao. Ho Iat-seng was picked to be the next chief executive of the former Portuguese colony in a selection process with no other candidates. Ho, a pro-establishment businessman and politician, will...

The Latest: Greece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey

Aug. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the summer months that have worsened overcrowding at camps on Greek islands. Giorgos...

The Latest: Portugal offers to take 35 people from Med. ship

Aug. 22, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 6;55 p.m. Portugal is offering to take 35 people from the Ocean Viking rescue ship, following an appeal by the European Commission. The Portuguese government said in a statement Thursday that France, Germany, Romania and Luxembourg are...

New school transgender rules fire debate in Portugal

Aug. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — New rules on gender identity at schools are causing a stir in Portugal, where some parents are expressing alarm that transgender children will be able to choose which bathroom they use. Right-of-center opposition politicians chided the center-left Socialist government for the rules...

Ronaldo says 2018 'probably worst year' of his life

Aug. 21, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honor and led to one of the worst years of his life. Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in Las Vegas more than 10 years ago but won't face criminal charges after it was determined the investigation failed...