Portugal flag carrier pilots stage 24-hour strike

Portugal flag carrier pilots stage 24-hour strike

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – TAP Air Portugal pilots are staging a 24-hour strikeon Saturday over what they say is a deterioration in work conditions, with their walkout disrupting the flag carrier’s operations during the peak summer vacation period.… Read Full Story

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Telefonica bids to create Brazil’s top operator

Telefonica bids to create Brazil’s top operator

MADRID (AP) – Spain’s telecommunications company Telefonica says it has made a 6.7 billion-euro ($9 billion) offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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Portugal bank collapse hits French financial group

Portugal bank collapse hits French financial group

PARIS (AP) – Credit Agricole’s second-quarter profit was nearly cut in half as the French bank became the first major foreign shareholder to report its loss in Portugal’s biggest banking scandal.

In its second-quarter earnings report Tuesday, Credit … Read Full Story

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Portugal bank collapse and rescue raises questions

Portugal bank collapse and rescue raises questions

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A new Portuguese bank appeared Monday, born from the ruins of a collapsed business empire, and declared on its website that it was now “stronger and safer.”

Investors rattled by the eurozone’s latest financial drama will, however, need … Read Full Story

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Cape Verdean President to visit the U.S.

Cape Verdean President to visit the U.S.

QUINCY — The Consulate General of Cape Verde in the United States is announcing a visit by the President of Cape Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, from August 8 until August 11.

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U.S. Ambassador´s wife promotes innovative mentoring program for Portuguese businesswomen

U.S. Ambassador´s wife promotes innovative  mentoring program for Portuguese businesswomen

NEW BEDFORD — Kim Sawyer, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal and successful businesswoman, said she plans to expand her mentoring of other U.S. women business proprietors to female business owners and entrepreneurs in Portugal.

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MFF seeks local partners

MFF seeks local  partners

Madeira Film Festival begins U.S. tour in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is expanding into new territory and is looking for partners in the United States to help them promote Portugal’s beauty and culture through film, … Read Full Story

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Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

 — Portugal’s Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe’s last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported … 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.”

Felix, … Read Full Story

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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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Spirited celebration planned for the 80th Feast of the Holy Ghost in Taunton

Spirited celebration planned for the 80th Feast of the Holy Ghost in Taunton

TAUNTON — The Holy Ghost Festa in East Taunton is celebrating its 80th anniversary this weekend, July 11 to 13.

This three-day celebration of faith is held on the second week in July each year and is organized by the … Read Full Story

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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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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.

“I jumped into the … Read Full Story

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New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — A couple years ago, Kate Morejohn had an idea for a children’s book featuring a Portuguese-speaking family living in California, and she ran with it.

“I usually go running in an area that looks a lot … Read Full Story

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