6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract.… Read Full Story

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Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who

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Cliches are sometimes true

Cliches are sometimes true

Fado expresses the soul of Portugal

DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.

“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”

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Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare

Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.

Oil fell but stayed above $100 after tumbling more

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Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Edgar Moreira da Cunha named to throne

FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is up for new leadership in September as Bishop George Coleman steps down and Bishop Edgar Moreira Da Cunha takes his place.

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Vatican bank’s profit takes big dip amid reform

Vatican bank’s profit takes big dip amid reform

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican bank on Tuesday reported a big drop in profits as Pope Francis presses reforms to make the scandal-tainted institution more transparent.

The bank, formally called Institute for Religious Works, said its net profit in

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Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

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Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.

Ouro Preto, a UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is

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Double disappointment at the World Cup, First Portugal, then USA are sent home

Double disappointment at the World Cup, First Portugal, then USA are sent home

For most local fans, the enjoyment of watching their favorite team in the World Cup is now over. Portugal, considered an outside favorite before the tournament started, although most critics warned that the team was very dependent on mega star … Read Full Story

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New Bedford native ‘seeing the world’ from USS George Washington

New Bedford native ‘seeing the world’ from USS George Washington

PACIFIC OCEAN — Cape Verdeans were certainly in the United States when George Washington led the Continental Army and was the nations’ commander-in-chief. Now, the islands have some representation on the ship named after the man.

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Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

BOSTON — A number of individuals who lost relatives to deportation were joined last Saturday in Boston by dozens of activists  from various immigrant rights organizations and faith-based organizations for a march demanding an end to deportations and family separation.… Read Full Story

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Learning volumes about family history

Learning volumes about family history

UMD’s Portuguese American Archives receive microfilms of Azorean vital records

DARTMOUTH — Thanks to the donation of a collection of microfilmed reproductions of thousands of original birth, death and marriage records from Azores, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives is taking … Read Full Story

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US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

Sixty-four years later, about 100 credentialed U.S. media members

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Hitting the books

Hitting the books

Language barrier is biggest hurdle in immigrants’ involvement in their kids’ education

PROVIDENCE — The students at the English for Action (EFA) facility, located on the Manton Avenue Flea Market, 122 Manton Ave., listen intently to Ana Ramirez in spite … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win vs Ghana, both out

Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win vs Ghana, both out

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn’t prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday.

Portugal finished level on four

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All eyes on Manaus

All eyes on Manaus

U.S and Portugal face off Sunday

NEW ENGLAND — Local bars and restaurants are cleaning themselves up and getting ready for Sunday’s game between Portugal and the U.S.

Walking into Pasha Hookah Bar, on Allens Avenue in Providence, one is … Read Full Story

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US turns attention to weekend game vs Portugal

US turns attention to weekend game vs Portugal

SÃO PAULO (AP) — After arriving back at their rooms at 4:45 a.m., victorious American players skipped breakfast Tuesday, slept late, went for medical tests and turned their attention to Portugal.

The U.S. opened the World Cup with a thrilling

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Ronaldo gets the ice treatment with Portugal

Ronaldo gets the ice treatment with Portugal

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during a training session on Wednesday, as Portugal prepared for its World Cup match against the United States.

Though his knee had been bandaged in

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