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People arriving at the beach walk past a semaphore system that signals how crowded the beach is at any moment, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The system uses radar to count people entering the gates to the fenced beach to help beachgoers keep social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfires

Jul. 15, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with hot and dry weather, sweltering nights and a heightened risk for wildfires. Portugal’s weather authority, IPMA, is warning that temperatures could rise by an average of five degrees Celsius (nine degrees Fahrenheit) across the country...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks out after teeing off for the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. China has canceled all sporting events, such as golf and tennis, for the rest of 2020 because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Asia swing unlikely as PGA Tour weighs going to western US

Jul. 14, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour first started going to Asia in 2009 with the HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship. Since then, it added events in Malaysia and South Korea, and then Malaysia gave way to the Zozo Championship in Japan, which Tiger Woods won last year. This strange year of the COVID-19...

Workers in protective suits administer coronavirus tests at a COVID-19 testing site for those who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a wholesale food market in Beijing, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Beijing climbed in recent days following an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market, officials announced they had identified hundreds of thousands of people who needed to be tested for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China rejects food imports after virus detected

Jul. 10, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. Those worries have risen since a June outbreak in Beijing that was linked to the city’s largest wholesale market. Testing has...

Atalanta's Luis Muriel celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Sampdoria at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP)

All 5 former winners in same half of Champions League draw

Jul. 10, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — All five former Champions League winners were put into the same half of the draw on Friday, setting up a possible semifinal pairing between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich — who have combined to win 26 European Cups...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi fights for the ball between Espanyol's Victor Sanchez, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

New Euro soccer format a platform for CBS to build audience

Jul. 9, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

The pandemic-enforced changes to the Champions League presented the perfect format for CBS to find to broadcast European soccer's showpiece competition earlier than planned in the United States. Rather than the usual home-and-away series for the quarterfinals and semifinals, UEFA has adopted a rapid two-week,...

Customers wearing face masks buy sandals at a market in Barcelona on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Spain's northeastern Catalonia region will make mandatory the use of face masks outdoors even when social distancing can be maintained, regional chief Quim Torra announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Face masks mandatory in northeast Spain amid virus uptick

Jul. 8, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Authorities in northeast Spain will start fining individuals who do not wear face masks 100 euros ($113) starting Thursday when the use of masks becomes mandatory in Barcelona and the surrounding Catalonia region following a resurgence of the coronavirus. Spain ended a nationwide...

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is received by Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, right, at the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Southern European countries are mounting a show of strength as negotiations over how much money they get from the EU, and in what form, comes to a crunch. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Italy, Portugal say economic forecasts show need for EU help

Jul. 7, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — New forecasts predicting the European Union’s economy is headed for a steep decline underscore the need for quick approval of a proposed recovery fund to help its 27 member countries, the leaders of Italy and Portugal said Tuesday. “The figures demonstrate the urgency...

Officials from Greece's Ministry of Migration Affairs and the International Organization for Migration escort 25 unaccompanied refugee children at Athens International Airport before they board a plane to Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Portuguese authorities have agreed to take in several hundred children from refugee camps in Greece following an appeal for help by the Greek government to other European Union countries. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece: Migrant children head to Portugal after appeal to EU

Jul. 7, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 25 unaccompanied migrant children are traveling from Athens to Portugal, where they will be given shelter as part of a relocation program worked out among several European Union countries. Nearly 75,000 migrants and refugees, about a third of them children,...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2011 file photo, Cao GuangJing, left, CEO of China Three Gorges Corporation, embraces Antonio Mexia, CEO of Energia de Portugal (EDP) after signing a deal at the Portuguese Finance Ministry in Lisbon. The Lisbon stock exchange on Monday july 6, 2020, suspended trading in Portugal's national energy provider EDP and its international renewable energy division after media reports said a magistrate has suspended the CEOs of both companies amid a major corruption investigation. EDP is one of Portugal's biggest companies, with significant interests in the U.S. renewable energy market. Its biggest shareholder is China Three Gorges. (AP Photo/ Francisco Seco)

Portuguese energy firms replace CEOs amid corruption probe

Jul. 7, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Shares in Portugal’s blue-chip national energy provider EDP and its international renewable energy division rose Tuesday after the companies replaced their CEOs amid a corruption investigation. An investigating magistrate on Monday ruled that Energias de Portugal CEO Antonio...

Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus have their documents checked by security officers before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

Jul. 6, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also trying...