Spain unveils huge economic recovery plan amid pandemic

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain’s prime minister unveiled a major plan Wednesday to boost his country out of recession by spending 140 billion euros ($162 billion) of European Union aid to reshape the e...

Spanish banks merge in sign of hard economic times ahead

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Two of Spain’s biggest banks said Friday they were merging, pushed together by a need to weather tough economic times that likely will cost thousands of jobs. ...

2 Spanish banks merge amid tough times for financial sector

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Two of Spain’s biggest banks are poised to merge and create the largest lender in the country, with assets of more than 600 billion euros ($708 billion), bringing the prospect ...

Hero or villain? Portugal trial weighs hacker's revelations

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A trial is set to begin Friday of a Portuguese hacker whose explosive financial revelations about European soccer embarrassed star players, top clubs, influential agents and co...

Portugal: Young climate activists take 33 countries to court

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Six young Portuguese activists launched Thursday a European human rights case against 33 countries in the latest legal effort to force governments to step up their fight agains...

Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian man wanted on suspicion of money laundering and linked with ...

UK travel ban on Spain strikes new blow to tourism industry

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s effective ban on travel to Spain following an upswing in coronavirus cases in that country’s northeast on Tuesday hammered home the lack of a comprehensive, continent-wide appr...

Portugal scrambles to regroup amid 100s of new virus cases

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — At the Bairro do Zambujal housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, the behavior of residents offers clues to why this part of Portugal has become a hot spot for new COVID-19...

Lawyer: No quick extradition from W. Africa for US suspect

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Cape Verdean defense lawyer for a Colombian wanted in the United States on suspicion of corrupt activities in Venezuela said Tuesday the extradition process in the West Afr...

Beaches, nightclubs? Europe mulls how to get tourists back

AYIA NAPA, Cyprus (AP) — The Mediterranean resort town of Ayia Napa is known for its boisterous parties. Each summer, thousands of young foreign tourists pack the dance floors of its nightlife distric...

Lives Lost: Virus silences angelic voice of WWII evacuee

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After Adolf Hitler annexed his native Austria and Allied bombs laid waste to Vienna, Hannelore Cruz traveled to Portugal without her parents as a refugee from hunger, cold and ...

‘Call me Boris’: Nurse's father glad UK leader had good care

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The father of a Portuguese nurse who helped care for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he was in intensive care with COVID-19 says his son “got a bit of a fright” and ...

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. The landmark vote left Portugal...

Europe sends evacuation flight to China to bring 350 home

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An A380 passenger plane left southern Portugal on Thursday en route to China where it will pick up hundreds of Europeans who want to escape the new virus that has put a large ...

'I did it': Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky int...