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Portugal unleashes national celebrations for Euro 2016 heroes

Lisbon - After a night of rowdy celebrations Portugal's European champions led by Cristiano Ronaldo returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday and a country overjoyed by their upset win over France.

Portugal tourism booms as terror strikes around Mediterranean

Vilamoura - Instability and violence in the Mediterranean's former top tourist destinations are proving a boon to Portugal's Algarve region, seen as a safe haven by comparison, local businesses say.

Portugal detains suspected double agent

Lisbon - Portuguese authorities on Wednesday said they had detained an intelligence services officer on suspicion of being a double agent and selling secrets to Russia.

Green Thumbs Up: Portugal reaches zero emissions milestone

Portugal has set a milestone in its efforts to move to renewable energy, running the entire country for four straight days using only solar, wind and hydro-electric power.

Portuguese police bust Russian gang in football club swoop

Lisbon - Portuguese police have rounded up a Russian mafia gang suspected of buying cash-strapped football clubs and using them for major money-laundering operations, law officials said Wednesday.

Portuguese court paves way for ex-CIA agent's extradition to Italy

Lisbon - Portugal's highest court has approved the extradition to Italy of a former CIA agent convicted over the kidnapping of an Egyptian imam as part of the agency's secret renditions programme, a judicial source told AFP Saturday.

Portugal ex-cop wins appeal in Maddie McCann libel case

Lisbon - A Portuguese ex-policeman who headed the probe into the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann has won his appeal in a libel battle with her parents, overturning a verdict that saw him ordered to pay out huge damages, the court said Tuesday....

Angolan vice president implicated in Portugal graft probe

Lisbon - Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente has been directly implicated in a corruption probe in Portugal which triggered the arrest of a magistrate this week, a source told AFP Thursday.

Portugal wants more refugees to help revive dwindling population

Lisbon - Traditionally a country of emigration, Portugal has offered to take up to 10,000 migrants from countries struggling to cope with the influx, to help maintain its own population.

One dead in Portugal floods as cyclist swept away

Lisbon - A cyclist died in floods in northern Portugal after being swept away by a river, emergency services said on Sunday, as storms battered the country.

Portugal's parliament overturns veto on gay adoption

Lisbon - Portugal's parliament on Wednesday upheld a bill giving adoption rights to gay couples by overriding a veto handed down in one of the last political moves by the country's outgoing conservative president.

Portugal government adopts 2016 draft budget without EU's approval

Lisbon - The Portuguese cabinet on Thursday adopted its 2016 draft budget without waiting for EU Commission approval, a government spokesman said.

Portugal's outgoing president vetoes gay adoption bill

Lisbon - Conservative Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva vetoed on Monday a bill giving adoption rights to gay couples in one of his last political moves before newly-elected Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes the office.

TV pundit Rebelo de Sousa wins Portuguese presidential poll

Lisbon - Law professor and TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, 67, was the clear winner Sunday in Portugal's presidential election, taking 52 percent of the vote.

Rebelo de Sousa wins Portuguese presidential poll

Lisbon - A 67-year-old law professor and TV pundit, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, was the clear winner Sunday in Portugal's presidential election, with over 52 percent of the vote, according to a nearly-complete count.Rebelo de Sousa secured the post with 52.

Portugal votes in key presidential ballot

Lisbon - Portuguese voters were electing a new president Sunday in a ballot being closely watched in Brussels as the country recovers from a 78-billion-euro ($85-billion) bailout.

Conservative TV pundit tipped to capture Portugal's presidency

Lisbon - Popular TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is expected to win Sunday's presidential election in Portugal, which would give him the power of life or death over the nation's fragile ruling alliance.

Portugal to field former PM Antonio Guterres for top UN job

Lisbon - Portugal has proposed former prime minister and ex head of the UN refugee agency Antonio Guterres as a candidate for UN secretary general, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Friday.

Portuguese pharma firm says best practice followed in French drug trial

Lisbon - Portuguese pharmaceutical company Bial insisted Friday that it had followed "international best practice" in a French drugs trial that has left one person brain-dead and five others hospitalised.

Spain's Socialist chief travels to Portugal for inspiration

Lisbon - Spain's Socialist party chief Pedro Sanchez met Portugal's leader Thursday in a sign he may be considering forming the same sort of left-wing alliance that brought down the ruling conservatives in Lisbon.
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