Brazil leader to meet Portugal president on Europe tour

BRAZILIAN President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will meet Portugal’s leader today on his first European trip since taking office, which comes amid a row with the West over his recent comments on the Ukraine war.

The veteran leftist is starting a comeback tour that his office has called “the relaunch of Brazil’s diplomatic relations”, after four years of relative isolation under his far-right predecessor Jair Bolsonaro.