Diplomats: Portugal’s Guterres tops fifth poll for UN chief

Diplomats: Portugal’s Guterres tops fifth poll for UN chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres kept his spot as the first choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general, and was the only candidate to get the minimum nine required “yes” votes in … Read Full Story

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Diplomats: Portugal’s Guterres tops poll for next UN chief

Diplomats: Portugal’s Guterres tops poll for next UN chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres has maintained his spot as first choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general, topping the fourth successive informal poll in the Security Council, diplomats said Friday.… Read Full Story

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Latin American women got women into UN Charter

Latin American women got women into UN Charter

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Eleanor Roosevelt gets the credit for championing women’s rights at the United Nations but two researchers have found that the real heroines responsible for getting women into the U.N. Charter are from Latin America, led by … Read Full Story

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Cape Verde: Disgruntled soldier suspected of killing 11

Cape Verde: Disgruntled soldier suspected of killing 11

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A disgruntled soldier is suspected of gunning down eight other soldiers and three civilians Tuesday at a military barracks in Cape Verde, the West African country’s government said.

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Governments face fallout from offshore accounts report

Governments face fallout from offshore accounts report

34 Portuguese individuals and 244 businesses allegedly caught up in the Panama Papers exposé

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Governments around the world tried Tuesday to contain the fallout from the publication of thousands of names of rich and powerful people who conducted … Read Full Story

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Panama lawyers at center of offshore scandal make odd couple

Panama lawyers at center of offshore scandal make odd couple

PANAMA CITY (AP) – The lawyers at the center of an uproar over the hidden financial dealings of the world’s wealthy are an odd pairing of a German-born immigrant and a prize-winning Panamanian novelist whose books sometimes mirror the seedy … Read Full Story

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1st passenger flight leaves Brussels since March 22 attacks

1st passenger flight leaves Brussels since March 22 attacks

Destination Faro, Portugal

BRUSSELS (AP) – It was an emotional send-off on Sunday for a Brussels Airlines plane heading to the Portuguese city of Faro – the first passenger flight to take off from Brussels Airport since suicide bombings on … Read Full Story

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12 Portuguese die in head-on crash in central France

12 Portuguese die in head-on crash in central France

PARIS (AP) – A minibus carrying Portuguese nationals resident in Switzerland back home for the Easter vacation crashed head-on with a truck in central France, killing all 12 passengers including a 7-year-old girl, authorities saidFriday.

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At least 31 dead in bombings of Brussels airport, metro

At least 31 dead in bombings of Brussels airport, metro

BRUSSELS (AP) — Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city’s metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats.

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United through oceans

United through oceans

U.S. Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson, second left, shares a laugh with Portuguese Chief of Navy Luís Macieira Fragoso, left, Brazilian Navy Commander Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, second right, and an unidentified naval officer during the International Fleet Review Read Full Story

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How to fix the euro: Top bankers urge closer ties

How to fix the euro: Top bankers urge closer ties

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over financial policies at the … Read Full Story

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Facebook testing expansion of its ‘like’ button in Portugal and 6 other countries

Facebook testing expansion of its ‘like’ button in Portugal and 6 other countries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – It won’t be long before Facebook’s 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the world’s largest social network.

After four months of testing outside the U.S., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says … Read Full Story

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Pope Francis answers questions from children in new book

Pope Francis answers questions from children in new book

NEW YORK (AP) – “Dear Pope Francis,” 10-year-old Mohammed begins, “Will the world be again as it was in the past?”

Signed “Respectfully yours,” the boy wrote from a Jesuit-run school for refugee children in Syria and was treated to … Read Full Story

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Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack

Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack

Portuguese among victims

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – In the wake of a weekend attack that left up to 32 dead, security was beefed up across Burkina Faso’s capital Monday as businesses and banks reopened.

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Euro currency emerges intact – for now – from Greek crisis

Euro currency emerges intact – for now – from Greek crisis

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Europe’s monetary union appears saved. For now.

Although relief prevailed after Monday’s Greek bailout announcement, key questions remain about whether the euro currency will remain sustainable in the long-term – and even whether the European … Read Full Story

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Bolsa de Tóquio encerra em queda de 3,14%

Bolsa de Tóquio encerra em queda de 3,14%
A bolsa de Tóquio encerrou a sessão de hoje em queda, com o principal índice, o Nikkei, a perder 638,95 pontos, ou 3,14%, cotando-se nos 19.737,64 pontos. read more

Autoridades mexicanas resgatam 15 sequestrados e capturam 24 suspeitos

Autoridades mexicanas resgatam 15 sequestrados e capturam 24 suspeitos
As forças federais mexicanas capturaram 24 alegados sequestradores e resgataram 15 vítimas em seis operações realizadas em Hidalgo, Veracruz, Guerrero e Tamaulipas, informaram na terça-feira fontes governamentais. read more

Banco Central da China fornece mais liquidez para estabilizar bolsas

Banco Central da China fornece mais liquidez para estabilizar bolsas
O Banco Popular da China anunciou hoje uma nova série de medidas para dotar de maior liquidez a entidade estatal de crédito, a Comissão Reguladora do Mercado de Valores da China, com o objetivo de estabilizar os mercados bolsistas. read more