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Portugal eases virus limits, takes aim at ‘total freedom’

Jul. 29, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is beginning its journey to what the country’s prime minister calls “total freedom,” with a government decision Thursday to start winding down COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ahead of a forecast 70% of people being fully vaccinated by the end of this...

Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais tests positive for COVID

Jul. 23, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais has announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the sport’s Olympic debut in Japan. Morais, 29, issued a statement on social media Friday evening. “This is likely the saddest video...

Portugal flights disrupted in second day of airports strike

Jul. 18, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A strike by airport baggage handlers and ground crews in Portugal was expected to cause a second day of disruption Sunday, with most flights into and out of Lisbon canceled. The 48-hour walkout forced the cancellation of around 300 flights on...

Flights canceled in Portugal due to airport workers’ strike

Jul. 17, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

LIBSON, Portugal (AP) — A strike by workers at Portugal’s airports forced the cancellation of over 200 flights on Saturday, Portuguese media reported. Portuguese state broadcaster RTP said that at least 166 flights were cancelled in Lisbon alone. ...

The Latest: Italians celebrate Euro 2020 victory in Rome

Jul. 11, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Celebrations erupted in downtown Rome as thousands of people took to the streets after Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European Championship at Wembley Stadium in London. ...

Spain, Portugal frustrated by shifting virus travel policies

Jul. 09, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain’s top diplomat pushed back Friday against French cautions over vacationing in the Iberian peninsula, as southern Europe’s holiday hotspots worry that repeated changes to rules on who can visit is putting people off travel. On Thursday,...

The Latest: Australia to tighten restrictions in Sydney

Jul. 08, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australian authorities are further tightening restrictions in Sydney after reporting 44 new community cases, the largest number since a coronavirus outbreak began there last month. The city of more than 5 million is already in lockdown. New South Wales State...

The Latest: COVID-19 cases grow in hard-hit area of Missouri

Jul. 05, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients jumped by nearly 27% over the Fourth of July weekend in a hard-hit area of Missouri where immunization rates are low, leading to a temporary ventilator shortfall and a public call for help from respiratory therapists. ...

Germany easing restrictions on travel from UK, Portugal

Jul. 05, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is easing strict restrictions on travel from Britain, Portugal and some other countries that were imposed because of the rise of the more contagious delta virus variant. Germany’s national disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said...

American Sebastian Soto loaned to Porto by Norwich City

Jul. 03, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

American forward Sebastian Soto was loaned to Porto for the 2021-22 season by Norwich City of England's Premier League. The 20-year-old from Carlsbad, California, will be part of Porto B in the Portuguese second tier, Norwich said Saturday. Soto...