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Portugal and Hungary on Monday became the latest European countries to impose curfews against the resurgent tide of coronavirus infections and deaths lashing the continent and filing its emergency wards. But glimmers of hope emerged from France, Belgium and elsewhere that tough restrictions might be starting to work.
Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps.
European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals through malware schemes.
Former Gonzaga forward Micah Downs has signed with s.Oliver Wurzburg in Germany’s Bundesliga Basketball League (BBL).
German prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether a 43-year-old who has emerged as a possible suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal may have been involved in a similar crime in Germany.
German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann’s parents still nurture hope their daughter will be found alive.
British police said Wednesday that a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on holiday in Portugal.
Portugal’s parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people.
The billionaire daughter of a former African leader is shedding some of her investments in Europe after she came under official investigation for alleged money-laundering and corruption.
For the second time in 12 months, Portuguese police discovered a large stash of cocaine concealed in a shipment of bananas from Latin America.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Portugal on Tuesday after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, telling cheering supporters that the journey had “energized” her for the fight against climate change.
Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves and significantly damaging one island’s main port.
The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. Paul, Minnesota. The Americans open the tour on Aug. 3 against Ireland at Pasadena, California. The U.S. Soccer Federation says a pair of additional friendlies are planned for Oct. 3 and 6. All 23 players on the World Cup roster will be selected for the games. The U.S. has a 16-game unbeaten streak.
Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they’re calling it “plasticrust.”
The final of UEFA’s newest competition features another clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk. The inaugural Nations League ends on Sunday in Porto with Ronaldo’s Portugal taking on the Netherlands of Van Dijk. The Portuguese superstar and the thriving Dutch defender haven’t met since last year’s Champions League final, when Ronaldo’s former team Real Madrid came out on top of Van Dijk’s Liverpool.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Portugal defeated Switzerland 3-1 to reach the final of the inaugural UEFA’s Nations League. Ronaldo converted a first-half free kick then netted two late goals to secure the hosts in the final of UEFA’s newest nations competition.
Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday heading toward Portugal and Spain, with forecasters saying the storm will bring heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula.
Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or flocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures and threatens to stick around for days to come.
Edinson Cavani scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo none. That gave Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal at the World Cup. Ronaldo’s exit came on the same day that Lionel Messi was sent home in Argentina’s loss.
No matter what Lionel Messi does at the World Cup, Diego Maradona will be watching. Messi was already facing outsize pressure in what could be his last World Cup, and Maradona has become an inescapable part of it. Argentina’s biggest World Cup hero is sure to be emotional in the stands again when Argentina begins knockout play against a talented France squad. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal play Uruguay in Saturday’s other knockout match.