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Davos Voices: What leaders say about climate change, war

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Corporate buzzwords. Technical jargon. Bold but vague pronouncements about climate change and Russia's war in Ukraine. The World Economic Forum's annual gat...

Spain, Portugal sign off on plans to temper energy prices

MADRID (AP) — Spain and Portugal on Friday signed off on a temporary cap on natural gas prices, in a coordinated move described by Portugal’s environment minister as an “unprecedented” bid to temper s...

Yo-Yo Ma plays Mozart with Afghan refugees in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Celebrated U.S. cellist Yo-Yo Ma joined refugees from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in the Portuguese capital Lisbon on Tuesday for a performance of Mozart’s Eine...

Ukraine's child refugees a huge challenge for host countries

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands of Ukrainian children who have found shelter in hastily converted housing facilities across central and eastern Europe are struggling to come to terms with their new...

Invasion jolts Russia's friends in tiny West-leaning Moldova

COMRAT, Moldova (AP) — Across the border from war-engulfed Ukraine, tiny, impoverished Moldova — an ex-Soviet republic now looking eagerly Westward — has watched with trepidation as the Russian invasi...

Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a professional soccer club and were investigating whether it was...

Saudi Arabia denies playing climate saboteur at Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The tightest of smiles on his face and the fabric of his traditional thobe swirling about him as he strides through a hallway at U.N. climate talks, Saudi Arabia’s energy mini...

Portugal's relief at falling COVID-19 cases tempered by fear

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Dr. Nuno Germano had a nagging fear when Portugal’s January surge of COVID-19 cases threatened to overwhelm the public health system, forcing his intensive care unit at Lisbon’...

Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfires

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with hot and dry weather, sweltering nights and a heightened risk for wildfires. Portugal’s weather authority, IPMA, is w...

Pope honors Mauritius diversity, urges ethnical development

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (AP) — Pope Francis visited the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius on Monday to celebrate its diversity, encourage a more ethical development and honor a 19th century French missio...

World Cup city Rostov star-struck by yellow-clad Brazilians

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — With Brazil in town, Rostov has turned yellow. The five-time World Cup champions have their opening match in the Russian city, and the local residents ha...

AP Photos: Kids encouraged to smoke in Portugal at Epiphany

VALE DE SALGUEIRO, Portugal (AP) — The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: Parents encouragi...