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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

US ramps up Venezuela sanctions as Juan Guaido tours South America

The United States has ramped up its attempt to dislodge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, imposing new sanctions and revoking visas, while opposition leader Juan Guaido said Maduro's support among the military was cracking.
Bayern’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, western Germany, on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Six things we learned in European football this weekend

While Real Madrid are ominously finding form ahead of the return of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain’s first Ligue 1 loss of the season will have encouraged their future European opponents Manchester United.
Pope Francis waves as he attends a gathering with World Youth Day volunteers at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium, his last public event before leaving Panama City, on January 27, 2019. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP)

Pope winds up World Youth Day events in Panama with giant mass

Pope Francis celebrated mass with hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims in Panama on Sunday, winding up a five-day visit during which he defended Central American migrants and acknowledged the Church had been hurt by sex abuse scandals.
Twenty-eight people were injured when a tram derailed and overturned in Lisbon.

Twenty-eight people injured in Lisbon tram crash

Twenty-eight people were injured when a tram derailed and overturned in Lisbon.
Joao Lourenco

Angola’s Joao Lourenco fights ‘wasp nest’ of corruption in country

Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Thursday compared the fight against corruption in his country to "touching a wasps nest", a day after his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos refuted allegations he emptied the state's finances.
Jose Mourinho

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho has full support of his hometown

Approximately 30 miles and an hour's train journey south of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, is Setubal. The working-class fishing city, where the Sado River meets the Atlantic Ocean, has a population of 90,000, but its most famous son spends most of his days some 1,500 miles away, working in England as manager of Manchester United.
Tim Berners-Lee

World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading “fake news”.
Abraham Kiptum

Abraham Kiptum sets half-marathon world record in Valencia

Kenyan Abraham Kiptum set a world record of 58 minutes and 18 seconds in the men’s race at the Valencia half-marathon in Spain yesterday.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Police to quiz Cristiano Ronaldo over Las Vegas rape scandal

Police have confirmed they will question Cristiano Ronaldo over allegations he raped a model in Las Vegas.
Two boys ride their bikes past taxis parked roadside during a strike against the online ride-hailing services in downtown Lisbon on September 26, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Francisco LEONG

Portuguese taxis stiffen anti-Uber strike with protests

Striking taxi drivers blocked traffic in major Portuguese cities Wednesday and converged on parliament to protest a law that sets working conditions for rival app-based ride-sharing companies such as Uber.
Antonio Costa

Portuguese premier arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.
Italy's Roberto Mancini

UEFA Nations League: Robert Mancini defiant as Italy crisis deepens

Roberto Mancini remains defiant his strategy will reap rewards after a 1-0 defeat to Portugal in the Nations League piled pressure on the Italy coach as the country craves a victory to ease the pain of their World Cup absence.

Roberto Mancini determined to rekindle Italy’s love affair with football

Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the low of their World Cup fiasco.
Madonna

Madonna planning to open football academy in Malawi

Madonna has plans to open a football academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy.
The flames' brightness of a wildfire close to Monchique, in the Portuguese Algarve, is seen on the sky on August 4, 2018. A village in a tourist area in southern Portugal was evacuated as more than 400 firefighters tackled a forest fire, emergency services said. With Europe still on high alert during a record-breaking and deadly heatwave, Portugal has seen the mercury reach almost 46 degrees Celcius -- with more hot days to come. CARLOS COSTA / AFP

Europe sizzles in heatwave as wildfire hits Portugal

Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave on Sunday, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite.

Selfie-taking couple fall to death in Portugal

An Australian couple fell to their death from a wall overlooking a popular tourist beach in Portugal, apparently losing their balance after taking a selfie, a port official said Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return inspires Portugal past Algeria in World Cup warm-up match

With talisman Cristiano Ronaldo back in the side, Portugal strolled to a 3-0 win over Algeria in a World Cup warm-up match in Lisbon on Thursday.

Sporting releases Jorge Jesus to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal

Sporting have agreed to release coach Jorge Jesus, one of the staff attacked by fans in May, so he can take a position in Saudi Arabia.

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Anambra agency targets N500 million revenue for 2019

Chief Jude Emecheta, Managing Director of Anambra State Advertising Agency (ANSAA), says the agency is targeting revenue generation of about N500 million for 2019.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

FCT elections: APC wins Kwali chairmanship supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Danladi Chiya, winner of the supplementary poll for Kwali Area Council, FCT.
Police in Morocco's capital Rabat has used water cannons to disperse thousands of young teachers protesting for better work conditions.

Police use water cannons against teachers’ protest in Morocco

Police in Morocco's capital Rabat has used water cannons to disperse thousands of young teachers protesting for better work conditions.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

CDD: Vote buying, violence marred supplementary polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has said that despite repeated assurances from the authorities, Saturday’s supplementary elections in parts of the country were marred by attacks against journalists, observers and voters apart from widespread vote buying and selling.

Taraba elections: PDP wins Ussa supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the PDP Candidate Timothy Anderifun, Winner of the just concluded supplementary state constituency rerun election in Ussa local government area of Taraba state.