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Portugal approves sale of Chelsea by Abramovich

May. 26, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government has given its authorization for the sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich, who needed approval because he is a Portuguese passport holder. The decision by Portugal was announced Thursday, a day after the British government approved...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: Russia should pay for destruction

May. 20, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy devoted his nightly video address to Ukraine’s demand that Russia be held financially responsible for the damage its forces are inflicting on Ukraine. Just on Friday, he noted, the Russian army fired a missile at the northeastern...

African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

May. 20, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease's recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West...

Live updates |Congress approves $40B aid package to Ukraine

May. 19, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the United States for the $40 billion aid package, which got final congressional approval on Thursday. “This is a demonstration of strong leadership and a necessary contribution to our common defense of freedom,”...

Spain confirms 7 monkeypox cases as European outbreak grows

May. 19, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Health officials in Spain reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14 Thursday as an outbreak of a viral disease typically limited to Africa expanded in Europe. In Spain, all of the reported cases to date involved men in...

Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

May. 18, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, and Britain announced two more new cases, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. Portugal's General Directorate for Health...

Spain, Portugal sign off on plans to temper energy prices

May. 13, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain and Portugal on Friday signed off on a temporary cap on natural gas prices, in a coordinated move described by Portugal’s environment minister as an “unprecedented” bid to temper soaring energy prices and inflation. As energy prices surge across Europe,...

British girl Madeleine McCann still missing after 15 years

May. 03, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The parents of Madeleine McCann, a British toddler who vanished from an apartment during her family’s vacation in Portugal 15 years ago and captured global interest, say they remain hopeful that efforts by police in three countries to solve the mystery will eventually...

Ahoy mateys, Maine Maritime students headed back to sea

Apr. 27, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

CASTINE, Maine (AP) — Maine Maritime Academy students are preparing to embark on their first trans-Atlantic training cruise since the pandemic struck. The training ship State of Maine is set to depart Wednesday for Portugal with 180 students aboard. Joining the crew...

Live updates | Japan: Macron's reelection key to G-7 unity

Apr. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japan welcomed the reelection of French President Emmanuel Macron as key to the unity of Group of Seven at a time when its members need to work together to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as soon as possible. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida congratulated Macron in his...