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Demonstrators protest outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Protesters gathered Thursday outside Portugal's where lawmakers were due to debate proposals that would allow euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. Groups which oppose the procedures waved banners and chanted

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

Feb. 20, 2020 2:19 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. The landmark vote left Portugal poised to become one of the few countries in the world permitting the procedures. However, the country's president...

Portugal’s parliament votes to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people

Feb. 20, 2020 1:41 PM EST
LISBON (AP) — Portugal’s parliament votes to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people.
Self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela and opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks at a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Guaido returned this week from an international tour seeking support to oust President Nicolas Maduro, violating a travel ban. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Portugal says airline suspension by Venezuela is unjustified

Feb. 18, 2020 6:04 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Venezuela’s decision to suspend TAP Air Portugal’s flights to Caracas is “completely unfounded and unjustified,” Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said Tuesday. “I can't see any kind of justification” for the 90-day...

Porto's Moussa Marega, from Mali, left, leaves the pitch during a Portuguese league soccer match between Vitoria SC and FC Porto in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2020. The president and the prime minister of Portugal have added their voices to a national outcry over racist abuse aimed at Moussa Marega who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. (AP Photo)

Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

Feb. 17, 2020 3:39 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the incident was...

A protester from the pro-life group Derecho a Vivir stands outside the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Spain's new parliament is expected to accept in its first legislative session a majority vote the debate on a law that decriminalizes and regulates euthanasia. Banner reads ;'The right to kill does not exist'. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Spanish government passes 1st hurdle to legalize euthanasia

Feb. 11, 2020 3:10 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain’s parliament has endorsed an effort by the new Socialist-led government to legalize euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. After early elections twice last year thwarted the Socialist party's attempts to change the law, parliament voted Tuesday by 201 votes to 140 in...

Visitors wearing protective face masks pose for a photo along the Bund in Shanghai, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (AP Photo)

The Latest: Russia closing its land border with China

Jan. 30, 2020 10:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 11 p.m. Russia is closing its land border with China, similar to steps taken by Mongolia and North Korea, to guard against a new viral outbreak. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin issued the decree Thursday,...

FIEL - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Domingos Simoes Pereira, then prime minister of Guinea-Bissau, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Two former prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau are vying for the presidency in a runoff election Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 after the incumbent failed to reach the second round in the tumultuous West African country once described by the United Nations as a narco-state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

2 ex-prime ministers vie for Guinea-Bissau presidency

Dec. 29, 2019 1:47 PM EST

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Two former prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau faced a runoff presidential election Sunday after the incumbent failed to reach the second round in the tumultuous West African country once described by the United Nations as a narco-state. President Jose Mario Vaz, in power since...