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Portugal parliament slams 'insulting' dictator museum

Lisbon - Portugal's parliament has voted to denounce a planned museum dedicated to ex-dictator Antonio Salazar, branding it an "affront to democracy".

Portuguese police escort fuel trucks as strike begins

Lisbon - Portuguese police escorted fuel trucks on Monday to supply petrol stations on the first day of a tanker drivers' strike threatening supplies at the height of the summer holidays.

500 years on, how Magellan's voyage changed the world

Lisbon - Ferdinand Magellan set off from Spain 500 years ago on an epoch-making voyage to sail all the way around the globe for the first time.

500 years on, how Magellan's voyage changed the world

Lisbon - Ferdinand Magellan set off from Spain 500 years ago on an epoch-making voyage to sail all the way around the globe for the first time.

Fleeing poverty, crime and Bolsonaro, Brazilians choose Portugal

Lisbon - "Returning to Brazil is out of the question," says Alexandre Saboia.

Portuguese firefighters bring forest blazes under control

Lisbon - Firefighters aided by overnight rain on Tuesday brought under control massive wildfires raging for four days in a central region of Portugal where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017.

Portuguese villagers recall narrow escape from wildfire 'hell'

Cardigos - The day after a massive wildfire swept the central Portuguese village of Roda, charring homes and crops, locals spoke Monday of their sadness -- and anger that firefighters were nowhere to be seen.

Firefighters struggle against Portugal wildfires as winds pick up

Ma - Portugal requested the loan of two water-bombing planes on Monday as winds revived massive wildfires in a central region where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017.

1,700 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Lisboa - Planes and helicopters joined nearly 2,000 firefighters in central Portugal Sunday to battle huge wildfires in a mountainous region where more than 100 people died in huge blazes in 2017.

Lisbon fetes 'saint of love' with free deluxe weddings

Lisbon - It is Lisbon's wedding of the year. Crowds gather at the cathedral, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as cameras lie in wait.Suddenly, the organ music grows louder and photographers get into position in front of the imposing entrance.

Lisbon nights: the 'melting pot' inspiring Madonna

Lisbon - In a neighbourhood bar on a cobbled square in Lisbon's historic working-class Alfama district, an eclectic mix of punters pull up little wooden stools around a dozen intimately lit tables.

Portugal PM pressures opposition with threat to resign

Lisbon - Portugal's Socialist prime minister has boosted his credibility in an election year and piled pressure on the conservative opposition by threatening to resign if parliament approves salary increases for teachers, analysts say.

Energias de Portugal shareholders block takeover bid by China Three Gorges

Lisbon - Shareholders in Portugal's biggest company, Energias de Portugal, on Wednesday blocked a nine-billion-euro ($10-billion) takeover bid by the state-owned China Three Gorges (CTG) Corporation.

Portuguese president joins services for island bus crash victims

Ribeirinha - Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo attended church services Friday in tribute to 29 German tourists who died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the island of Madeira.

Madeira, Portugal's tourist pearl in the Atlantic

Lisbon - Portugal's Madeira islands, where 29 Germans were killed in a bus crash Wednesday, are a favourite European holiday spot and famously the birthplace of soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German tourists

Ribeirinha - Portugal and Germany mourned on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the tourist island of Madeira.

29 German tourists killed in Madeira bus crash

Lisboa - Twenty-nine German tourists were killed when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Football hacker Pinto makes first appearance in Lisbon court

Lisbon - Rui Pinto, the Portuguese hacker linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website, made his first appearance before a Lisbon judge on Friday.

Portugal's govt survives censure vote

Lisbon - Portugal's socialist government easily survived a censure vote Wednesday called by a right-wing opposition party, standing it in good stead for European and legislative polls later this year.

Portugal nurses suspend strike but vow to fight on

Lisbon - A nurses' strike in Portugal which brought non-essential operations to a standstill for nearly three weeks over demands for higher pay ended on Wednesday after a union called it off, the government said.
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