Bill to keep Lajes Air Field operational introduced in the House

Bill to keep Lajes Air Field operational introduced in the House

WASHINGTON — Cong. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives proposing to relocate AFRICOM’s headquarters from Germany to the United States and designate Lajes Air Field as AFRICOM’s forward operating base.

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Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Vasco da Gama on Sunday and win the Rio de Janeiro state championship for a record 33rd time.

Midfielder Marcio Araujo scored the equalizer in the first

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Benfica wins 2-0 at Arouca to close in on title

Benfica wins 2-0 at Arouca to close in on title

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica won 2-0 at Arouca on Sunday to close to within two points of its first Portuguese league title since 2010.

Forward Rodrigo Moreno scored Benfica’s first goal in first-half injury time, and Nicolas Gaitan sealed

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Sporting beats Gil Vicente 2-0 to stay in 2nd

Sporting beats Gil Vicente 2-0 to stay in 2nd

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Sporting Gijon beat Gil Vicente 2-0 at home on Saturday to close on securing a second-place finish in the Portuguese league and resulting automatic Champions League berth.

Sporting cut league leader Benfica’s advantage to four points

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Injured Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final

Injured Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss Wednesday’s Copa del Rey final against Barcelona due to a leg injury.

Madrid says medical scans Thursday on the Portugal international revealed a muscle injury in his left

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Former Guinea-Bissau president Kumba Yala dies

Former Guinea-Bissau president Kumba Yala dies

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — State media in the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Bissau has announced that former President Kumba Yala has died.

Yala, who was elected in 2000 and later ousted in a military coup three years later, died

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Lajes Air Field subject of discussion at the Pentagon

Lajes Air Field subject of discussion at the Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Lajes Air Base was one of the main issues brought to the table as Portuguese Minister of Defense José Pedro Aguiar-Branco was welcomed to the Pentagon by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last Tuesday.

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Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

EAST PROVIDENCE — Social, political and academic leaders were at the Brightridge Club on Saturday afternoon in order to simultaneously welcome and bid adieu to the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, a prominent Obama bundler and Boston … Read Full Story

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Coke to soften marketing if unrest hits World Cup

Coke to soften marketing if unrest hits World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola has disclosed contingency plans to adapt its World Cup sponsorship and soften its celebratory tone in Brazil if unrest returns to the streets.

Launching their biggest World Cup marketing campaign, which aims to promote inclusivity, Coke

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US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

FIFA says people in the United States have bought more than three times more World Cup tickets than any other nation except for tournament host Brazil.

Football’s governing body said Tuesday that of the 2,577,662 tickets allocated for this year’s

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Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

PHOENIX (AP) — Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday to raise awareness about the plight of immigrants … Read Full Story

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Cuban doctor found dead in Brazil

Cuban doctor found dead in Brazil

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The Health Ministry says a Cuban doctor sent to work in impoverished areas apparently committed suicide in Brazil’s capital.

A ministry official said Tuesday the body of the 52-year-old doctor was found in his hotel room

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Bumper crop for American travel to Portugal in 2013

Bumper crop for American travel to Portugal in 2013

LISBON — More than 14 million people visited Portugal last year, setting a record for the country’s tourism industry.

The numbers, released by the National Statistics Institute (INE), showed a rise of 4.2 percent from 2012 in the number of … Read Full Story

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Court orders stay on Japanese Antarctic whaling

Court orders stay on Japanese Antarctic whaling

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japan’s Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese government had claimed.

Australia had sued Japan at

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UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems

UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.

A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger “hotspots of hunger” among the world’s poorest people, and put the

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Portugal’s budget deficit falls, remains on target

Portugal’s budget deficit falls, remains on target

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s statistics agency says the country’s budget deficit fell to 4.9 percent of GDP last year — significantly lower than the 5.5 percent target set by its bailout creditors.

The fall was encouraging news for the

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Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian Marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport before dawn Sunday in the latest security push ahead of this year’s World Cup.… Read Full Story

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Anthony De Sá to talk about his new book in R.I.

Anthony De Sá to talk about his new book in R.I.

PROVIDENCE — In Kicking the Sky, the first work of fiction by Portuguese-Canadian writer Anthony De Sá, the author attempts to break through to everyone who has ever been a child.

“Kicking the sky comes from the idea that, as … Read Full Story

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