Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday.

The government debt agency said it raised 750 million euros ($1

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Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests

Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests

SÃO PAULO (AP) — All 12 host cities have “no choice” and “must” organize their own fanfest, was FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke’s blunt warning to Brazil World Cup organizers on Thursday.

The warning comes as officials in the northeastern

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Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past

Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe’s debt crisis is receding farther behind in the rear view mirror.

Led by good news from Greece, the eurozone on Wednesday notched up several key milestones that together indicate stronger government finances amid a modest but

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Valcke to visit unfinished World Cup stadiums

Valcke to visit unfinished World Cup stadiums

SÃO PAULO (AP) — FIFA’s top World Cup official is visiting Brazil this week to inspect the three stadiums yet to be completed for the World Cup, including the one hosting the tournament’s opening game in June.

Secretary General Jerome

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Cruzeiro nets late to win Brazilian league opener

Cruzeiro nets late to win Brazilian league opener

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Marcelo Moreno scored in the 90th minute to help a second-string Cruzeiro lineup beat Bahia 2-1 on Sunday to start its defense of the Brazilian league title.

The competition got underway despite ongoing lawsuits filed by

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Benfica clinches 33rd Portuguese league title

Benfica clinches 33rd Portuguese league title

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica clinched its 33rd Portuguese league title by beating bottom side Olhanense 2-0 after two goals by Lima on Sunday, bringing an end to FC Porto’s three-year run at the top.

Benfica won its first domestic

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A business like no other

A business like no other

PAWTUCKET — In the United States, there is only one place where you can go if you want to see the curing process for codfish in action.

“We’re the only place in the U.S. that dries codfish,” said Manuel Rodrigues, … Read Full Story

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Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

BOSTON — The Odyssey will be coming to life at the Boston Conservatory next week. The only difference is that in this version Ulysses is Portuguese, not Greek, sort of.

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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.

Cong. Nunes, who presented … Read Full Story

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Romeiros make journey of faith

Romeiros make  journey of faith

NEW BEDFORD — United in the simple purpose of faith, hundreds of Romeiros —wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese — took to the streets of New Bedford, Bristol and Pawtucket last weekend, remembering the rites … Read Full Story

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Statement by the President on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing

Statement by the President on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing

A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th Boston Marathon.  Four innocent people were killed that week, and hundreds more were wounded.  Today, we remember Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier.  And we send our thoughts … Read Full Story

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80 Romeiros take to the streets of Pawtucket

80 Romeiros take to the streets of Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET —Wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese, around than 80 men, women and children took to the streets of Pawtucket last Sunday to keep a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition alive in the New World.

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Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

BOSTON — Last Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) invited those who attended their annual gala to be ‘United by Passion.’ Those passions being soccer and helping out their community in this case.

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Romeiros make journey of faith

Romeiros make journey of faith

BRISTOL — Wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese, more than 40 men, women and children took to the streets of Bristol last Sunday to keep a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition alive in the New World.… Read Full Story

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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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Local relationship “strategic” for FLAD

Local relationship “strategic” for FLAD

DARTMOUTH — The new president of the Luso American Foundation, Dr. Vasco Rato, says his institution will not only continue to have an active role in this region under his leadership, but will also seek local input as it moves … Read Full Story

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