Only 0.9% of ‘verified cases’ died from COVID, Lisbon court rules

Europe 06/28/21, 18:04

In May 2020, a court ruling in Lisbon, Portugal, ruled that only 0.9% of "verified cases" of COVID deaths actually died from the CCP Virus, the media Greatgameindia reported. The ruling shows that in the period between January 2020 and April 2021, there were 152 verified deaths from the CCP Virus ...

Hurricane Lorzeno batters mid-Atlantic Azores Islands

Europe 10/02/19, 04:12

Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves but causing only minor damage, according to authorities. The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the Category 2 hurricane felled trees and power lines as it passed just west of the ...

From Poland to Portugal, election highlights across Europe

World 05/27/19, 10:56

Here's a brief look at the results of the European elections, country by country, arranged according to the number of seats they hold in the European Parliament:GERMANY: Chancellor Angela Merkel's middle-of-the-road governing coalition lost significant ground , while the Greens surged and the far right made modest gains.FRANCE: The far ...

Benfica wins 5th Portuguese league title in 6 seasons

Sports 05/18/19, 15:07

Benfica has won its fifth Portuguese league title in six seasons after routing Santa Clara 4-1 on Saturday.Benfica lifted its 37th league trophy by finishing two points ahead of defending champion Porto, which defeated Sporting Lisbon 2-1.Benfica trailed Porto by seven points in January. It won four straight titles before ...

Casillas released from hospital, uncertain about future

Soccer 05/06/19, 10:10

A cheerful Iker Casillas was released from the hospital on Monday, five days after having a heart attack.The veteran Porto goalkeeper said he was thrilled with his recovery but didn't give any hints about whether he would keep playing professionally.The 37-year-old Casillas fell ill during a practice last Wednesday, was ...

Portugal’s government warns of quitting over teacher pay

Europe 05/03/19, 12:27

Portugal's prime minister is warning opposition parties his minority government will resign if parliament approves a bill giving teachers retroactive pay to replace income they lost due to national austerity measures. Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the move would increase public spending by 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) this year ...

UEFA rejects Portugal protest over Brazil-born Ukrainian

Sports 05/03/19, 04:39

UEFA has dismissed protests by defending champion Portugal and Luxembourg about Ukraine fielding Brazil-born forward Junior Moraes in European Championship qualifying games.UEFA said Friday its disciplinary panel rejected cases from both national federations who played Ukraine in Euro 2020 qualifiers in March.Ukraine leads the qualifying group after drawing at Portugal ...

Casillas has heart attack but Porto says he is out of danger

Sports 05/01/19, 10:13

Porto says veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas has had a heart attack but is out of danger.The club says Casillas fell ill during a practice session on Wednesday. He remains hospitalized but the "heart condition has been resolved."The club says the 37-year-old Spaniard is "doing well" and is in stable condition.Porto ...

New report offers 14-country snapshot of wedding traditions

Europe 05/01/19, 06:00

In much of Europe and North America, September and October are peak months to get married. In Chile and elsewhere in Latin America, wedding guests are familiar with la hora loca, a wild late-night wedding party with masks, noisemakers and costumes.More than two-thirds of U.S. couples still seek a parent ...

Update: EU congratulates Sánchez on Spanish victory

Europe 04/29/19, 05:41

The Latest on the results of the Spanish general election (all times local):11:35 a.m.The European Union executive says that it is confident that outgoing prime minister Pedro Sánchez "will be able to form a stable pro-European government that will allow Spain to continue to play an important role in the ...

Socialists set to reign in Spain, but not without support

Europe 04/29/19, 01:56

Spain's third parliamentary election in less than four years has done little to dispel uncertainty over the political future of the eurozone's fourth largest economy.The center-left Socialist party won re-election in Sunday's ballot, collecting nearly 29% of votes, and will try to form a government. It would be one of ...

European Cup-winning Celtic captain Billy McNeill dies at 79

Soccer 04/23/19, 06:22

Billy McNeill, the captain of Glasgow soccer club Celtic when it became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, has died. He was 79.McNeill died Monday, according to a family statement released Tuesday by the Scottish club."He suffered from dementia for a number of years and ...

German plane evacuated Madeira bus crash survivors

Europe 04/20/19, 06:55

Portuguese media says that a German army plane is evacuating 12 German tourists who survived this week's bus accident on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives.Portuguese state broadcaster RTP says Saturday that one German survivor will remain in the hospital in the island*s capital, Funchal. Another German injured ...

German survivors of Madeira bus crash to be flown home

Europe 04/19/19, 05:11

A German plane is expected to arrive on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Friday to take home survivors from a bus crash that killed 29 tourists.Germany's foreign minister announced late on Thursday that the plane and medical crew were being readied. Heiko Maas also said that bodies of the ...

Update: Merkel: “Sadness and shock” over Madeira deaths

Europe 04/18/19, 03:05

The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):10 a.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing "sadness and shock" over the bus crash that killed many of her compatriots on Portugal's Madeira island.In this image from video, emergency services attend the scene after a tour ...

German pastor praises Madeira medics after deadly bus crash

Europe 04/18/19, 02:19

A German pastor working on Madeira is praising the medics who cared for the survivors of the bus crash on the Portuguese island that killed 29 people.Ilse Everlien Berardo told German broadcaster n-tv Thursday the survivors she spoke to were "very calm. Of course, they were in a state of ...

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal’s Madeira

Europe 04/17/19, 17:59

A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at ...

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal’s Madeira

Europe 04/17/19, 16:12

A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.The bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one ...

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