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Greece: Afghan refugees fly to Portugal for resettlement

Sep. 28, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece said that 41 Afghan refugees flew from Athens to Portugal on Tuesday, as part of a bilateral agreement to resettle 1,000 people who have been granted asylum. The Afghans traveled to Greece before the Taliban takeover of...

The Latest: Pfizer gives vaccine data from kids 5-11 to FDA

Sep. 28, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK — Pfizer has submitted research to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine in children as it moves closer to seeking approval for expanded use of the shots. The drugmaker and its partner, Germany’s BioNTech, say they...

Van Life 2.0: Dutch students' road trip in solar mobile home

Sep. 24, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of Dutch students has reimagined van life and is hitting the road to Portugal. Just don't call their groundbreaking new solar-powered vehicle a campervan. “We call it a self-sustaining house on wheels," said Lotte van Dasler, part...

The Latest: Australian cities move closer to ending lockdown

Sep. 23, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably rise. In New South...

Naval officer wins praise for Portugal’s vaccine rollout

Sep. 23, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) — As Portugal closes in on its goal of fully vaccinating 85% of the population against COVID-19 in nine months, other countries in Europe and beyond want to know how it was accomplished. A lot of the credit is going to Rear Adm. Henrique Gouveia e...

Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

Sep. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. One wants to be a doctor, another a movie producer, others engineers. All dream of growing up to be professional...

Jorge Sampaio, former president of Portugal, dies at 81

Sep. 10, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Jorge Sampaio, a former two-term president of Portugal and one of the most prominent political figures of his generation, has died. He was 81. The current Portuguese president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, announced Sampaio’s death on Friday. He...

Ronaldo becomes highest scoring man in international soccer

Sep. 01, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

FARO, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-scoring man in the international soccer history with his 110th goal for Portugal on Wednesday. The Portugal captain scored in the 89th minute against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier, moving ahead of former...

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the highest-scoring man in international soccer history with his 110th goal for Portugal

Sep. 01, 2021 16:53 PM EDT
FARO, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the highest-scoring man in international soccer history with his 110th goal for Portugal.

Ronaldo makes sensational return to Man United

Aug. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to Manchester United, the team that turned him into a global superstar. In a fast-moving deal that stunned the world of soccer, Ronaldo secured a return to Old Trafford on Friday — a day after telling Juventus he no longer wanted to...