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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Thousands visit Sagres in New Bedford, next stop Boston

Thousands visit Sagres in New Bedford, next stop Boston

NEW BEDFORD — The memories came rushing back as Mateus Pires, of Uxbridge, Mass., took one look at the tall ship Sagres docked at the State Pier in New Bedford.
“I am overwhelmed with joy,” said Pires, a former crewmember … Read Full Story

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ICE, Brazilian Federal Highway Police sign joint declaration of cooperation

ICE, Brazilian Federal Highway Police sign joint declaration of cooperation

BRASILIA, Brazil – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Brazilian Federal Highway Police (PRF) signed a joint declaration of cooperation Friday to enhance their ability to combat transnational criminal organizations.

ICE Director Sarah Saldaña and Read Full Story

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Portugal beats Germany 5-0, plays in the Euro U21 final Tuesday

Portugal beats Germany 5-0, plays in the Euro U21 final Tuesday

Portugal’s scorer Ricardo Horta, left, and his teammate Portugal’s João Cancelo celebrate their side’s 5th goal during the Euro U21 soccer championship semi final match between Portugal and Germany, at the Ander stadium in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Saturday, June 27, … Read Full Story

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Portugal beats Italy 1-0 in friendly for Conte’s 1st loss

Portugal beats Italy 1-0 in friendly for Conte’s 1st loss

GENEVA (AP) – Portugal beat Italy 1-0 in an international friendly in Geneva on Tuesday to inflict Antonio Conte’s first defeat as national team coach.

Eder netted his first goal for Portugal in the 52nd minute to help end a … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo nets 3, Portugal beats Armenia 3-2 in Euro qualifier 

Ronaldo nets 3, Portugal beats Armenia 3-2 in Euro qualifier 

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick gave 10-man Portugal a 3-2 win at Armenia in a 2016 European Championship qualifier on Saturday.

Marcos Pizzelli scored from a free kick for Armenia in the 14th minute, but Ronaldo converted a penalty … Read Full Story

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Portuguese President recognizes four with local ties

Portuguese President recognizes four with local ties

SOUTHCOAST — Four individuals with local ties are among 32 people around the world who are being recognized by Portugal’s President Cavaco Silva as part of the official commemoration of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities.
U.S. … Read Full Story

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US-Brazilian airline founder wins bid for Portuguese carrier

US-Brazilian airline founder wins bid for Portuguese carrier

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A Portuguese official says a consortium including the U.S-Brazilian founder of two airlines has won the bidding to buy TAP Portugal, the heavily-indebted national airline.

Treasury Secretary Isabel Castelo Branco announced Thursday that David Neeleman’s Gateway … Read Full Story

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Germany, Portugal, Brazil reach quarterfinals at U20 WCup

Germany, Portugal, Brazil reach quarterfinals at U20 WCup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Former champions Germany, Portugal and Brazil earned places in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup on Thursday, bringing more familiar names to a last-eight lineup that includes a number of upstarts.

Mali, … Read Full Story

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Portuguese heritage honored at State House

Portuguese heritage honored at State House

BOSTON — On Tuesday, 18 Portuguese-Americans and two local groups were beaming with joy and pride as they were recognized during the 31st Portuguese Heritage Day at the State House in Boston.
“I think this event is a reason of … Read Full Story

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Benfica replaces FC Porto in the International Champions Cup

Benfica replaces FC Porto in the International Champions Cup

Games in Connecticut, New Jersey, Toronto and Mexico  

At the last minute, after everything had already been officially announced and tickets had been issued and sold for some games, it was announced that FC Porto elected to withdraw from the … Read Full Story

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4 men plead guilty in US soccer corruption probe

4 men plead guilty in US soccer corruption probe

ZURICH (AP) – Four men have already pleaded guilty in the U.S. soccer corruption investigation involving bribes totaling more than $100 million.

Chuck Blazer, for nearly two decades the most senior American official at FIFA, the world soccer body, was … Read Full Story

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Ending birthright citizenship is an ill-founded idea

Ending birthright citizenship is an ill-founded idea

By News Sentinel
Knoxville (Tennessee)

Congressional hearings were held last week on a bill aimed at ending birthright citizenship – the principle that anyone born in the United States, with the exception of those whose parents are in the service … Read Full Story

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Soccer legends from Portugal and Greece to battle it out in Mass.

Soccer legends from Portugal and Greece to battle it out in Mass.

Lawrence — The Legends Cup match-up between Portugal and Greece will be coming to Lawrence to face off at Veterans Memorial Stadium on June 12 at 7 p.m.

Legendary stars expected from Portugal include Nuno Gomes, Maniche, Fernando Couto, Rui … Read Full Story

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Lisbon’s Farra Fanfarra to bring energetic performance to the region

Lisbon’s Farra Fanfarra to bring energetic performance to the region

FALL RIVER — Don’t let the name fool you. Farra Fanfarra is not your traditional Portuguese band — not by a long shot.

The Lisbon-based hip brass band has been turning heads all over Portugal for several years with its … Read Full Story

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New Bedford Whaling Museum to establish satellite exhibition space in Cape Verde

New Bedford Whaling Museum to establish satellite exhibition space in Cape Verde

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Whaling Museum trustee Eugene A. Monteiro and museum president James P. Russell will travel to Cape Verde today for a week of meetings with government officials with the purpose of exploring the possibilities of establishing … Read Full Story

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Locals head to the Azores for synagogue inauguration

Locals head to the Azores for synagogue inauguration

80-plus member delegation to arrive in Ponta Delgada on Wednesday

PONTA DELGADA — After nearly 60 years of silence, the Shaar Hashomayum Synagogue in Ponta Delgada, Azores, will once again be filled with the sounds of prayers and hymns, when … Read Full Story

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Study: Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021

Study: Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021

PROVIDENCE — Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021 if it can scale up four prevention strategies already underway on the archipelago, according to a new Brown University study.

Using computer simulations of epidemics that can model individual behaviors … Read Full Story

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