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Win it for me, Pirlo tells Juve

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has told his former team-mates to win Saturday’s Champions League final for him. “Here we are: Juve-Real in the Champions League final. I say ‘we’ because even if this time I will not be on the pitch, I will …

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Jubilant Portugal celebrates first Eurovision victory

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |  Jubilant Portugal on Sunday feted the country’s first ever Eurovision song contest victor Salvador Sobral, who suffers from a serious heart condition but triumphed with a melancholy ballad, with hundreds turning up to welcome him home. “When we are very good, we’re the best of …

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FATIMA: 500,000 attend pope’s canonisation of child shepherds

Fátima, Portugal | AFP |  Some 500,000 worshippers gathered in Fatima Saturday to watch Pope Francis declare two child shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago saints, the Vatican said. Altogether, about 500,000 people were present, the Vatican said in a statement, quoting local authorities — …

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Pope greeted by thousands on Fatima pilgrimage

Fátima, Portugal | AFP |  Pope Francis called for harmony “among all people” Friday after arriving at Portugal’s holy site of Fatima where he was greeted by thousands of pilgrims gathered to mark 100 years since child shepherds had visions of the Virgin Mary. The Argentine pontiff flew into the …

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Year 2016: Ronaldo’s Portugal seal year of the underdog

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Inspired by Leicester City’s incredible Premier League success, underdogs also shone on the international stage in 2016 as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal stunned hosts France to the European championships in a tournament also lit up by debutants Wales and Iceland. Ronaldo capped his stellar career with …

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Progress, but uphill slog for women in tech

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |   They are under-represented in the industry and sometimes made to feel unwelcome in geek-infested workspaces, but women are making their voices heard at Europe’s largest technology marketplace. Organisers of this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon said nearly half its 53,000 attendees were women, helped …

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Security Council powers weigh in to pick new UN chief

United Nations, United States | AFP | The race to become the next UN chief takes a decisive turn on Wednesday when the big powers at the Security Council will for the first time indicate which candidates they are prepared to block. During the sixth straw poll to pick the …

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