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Politics Jun 23McAfee antivirus software creator dead in Spanish prison
The eccentric cryptocurrency promoter and tax opponent whose history of legal troubles spanned from Tennessee to Central America to the Caribbean was discovered dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide.
World May 08EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab
The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023.
World May 07EU calls on U.S. to push exports to counter vaccine shortage
The European Union is calling on the United States to start boosting its vaccine exports to contain the global COVID-19 crisis, and said that the U.S. backing of patent waivers would provide only a long-term solution at best.
World Feb 25European court says governments must prove climate change effort
A top European court is forcing 33 governments to prove they are cutting emissions in line with the requirements of the 2015 Paris climate accord.
World Jan 20Portugal sets records in one of world’s worst virus surges
Portugal’s new daily COVID-19 cases have jumped to more than 14,600 to set a new national record.
World Jan 18Portugal tightens lockdown as COVID-19 pandemic surge breaks records
Stricter lockdown rules are being enacted in Portugal as a surging COVID-19 pandemic sets grim records and pushes hospitals to the limit of their capacity.
World Feb 17Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player
Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the incident was "unacceptable" and urged police and soccer authorities to make an example of those responsible by handing down tough punishment.
World Dec 03Greta Thunberg says sailing voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight
The 16-year-old said she planned to spend several days in the Portuguese capital before heading to Madrid, where delegates from nearly 200 countries are discussing how to tackle global warming.
World Aug 19Wildfire on Canary Islands forces thousands to evacuate
The blaze has charred around 14,800 acres in just 48 hours.
World Mar 08Photos: International Women’s Day marked by strikes, protests and celebrations
Women across the globe held marches and protests to mark International Women's Day as they called for a more gender-balanced world.