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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...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, a party member stands next to the flags of Portugal, left, and of the Portuguese Communist Party, near the stage, during the party congress in Almada, south of Lisbon. Health authorities in Portugal are allowing the country's Communist Party to let 16,500 people into its annual open-air festival next weekend. The festival features concerts and political speeches in a fenced-off area of countryside south of Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal Communist Party gets OK for 16,500 people at event

Aug. 31, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Health authorities in Portugal are allowing the country’s Communist Party to let 16,500 people into its annual open-air festival next weekend -- an unusually high number for a gathering in Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic. The permit has caused an outcry because officials...

Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifts the trophy after Munich won the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020.(Matthew Childs/Pool via AP)

Longest season ends with Bayern beating PSG for 6th Euro Cup

Aug. 23, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Breaking the silence beating a drum, his Bayern Munich jersey replaced by a "Champions of Europe" T-shirt, Joshua Kimmich wanted to savor the scene of glory. Two hours after setting up the goal that secured Bayern's sixth European Cup, Kimmich emerged from the tunnel to walk back...

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin poses for a picture during an interview with The Associated Press in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Ceferin stressed he would consult widely before pushing for any permanent changes to the format, but said many people were “extremely excited” by the final eight format adopted because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

AP Interview: UEFA head considers retaining single-leg games

Aug. 23, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin will hold talks about retaining the single-game eliminator format that has been used to complete the pandemic-disrupted Champions League and Europa League seasons, although it could only be used for semifinals. In an interview with The Associated...

A giant replica of the UEFA Champions League trophy is displayed at the Rossio square downtown Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. PSG will play Bayern in the Champions League final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

425 days later, Champions League ends with PSG-Bayern final

Aug. 22, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After an unprecedented suspension of the competition, pandemic-enforced changes to the format and a switch of location for the final, the Champions League will conclude on Sunday — 425 days after the first game was played. Either Paris Saint-Germain will pick up the European...