UNITED NATIONS (AP) – António Guterres pledged Thursday to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority” after being elected the next secretary-general of the United Nations.
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres, who is virtually certain to be the next U.N. secretary-general, says he wants to be “an honest broker, a bridge-builder and someone who tries to create conditions for consensus.”
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Soon after he was elected leader of Portugal’s center-left Socialist Party in 1992, Antonio Guterres added a red rose motif to the clenched, raised fist which was the party’s traditional symbol.
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ROME (AP) – The longtime personal aide to the emeritus pontiff, Benedict XVI, says the increasingly frail pope had hoped to stay in the papacy until 2014 but resigned a year earlier because of soccer’s World Cup.
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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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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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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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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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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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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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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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