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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.

Portugal public sector strike disrupts schools, hospitals

Lisbon - Hospitals cut services to a minimum, schools were closed and rubbish was left uncollected in Portugal on Friday as public workers went on strike over pay.

Crisis has Venezuela's Portuguese returning to roots

Estarreja - Dihara Ramirez worked as a doctor in Venezuela, but now she makes her living at a Portuguese supermarket after leaving her crippled homeland.

Police station hit by Molotov cocktails after Lisbon protest clashes

Lisbon - A police station and several vehicles were damaged by Molotov cocktails in and around Lisbon overnight, just hours after clashes erupted during a demonstration against police violence, officials said Tuesday.

Portugal to welcome British tourists post-Brexit

Lisbon - Portugal wants to exempt British tourists, a major revenue source, from entry visa requirements if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a negotiated deal, Lisbon said Friday."We are working...

Epiphany in Portugal: pipes, drums -- and cigarettes for the kids

Vale De Salgueiro - Bagpipes, drums -- and kids smoking cigarettes: in this Portuguese village, locals celebrate the Christian festival of Epiphany in a fashion that raises eyebrows elsewhere.

EU 'golden' visas in spotlight as Portuguese trial concludes

Lisbon - A court in Portugal is to deliver verdicts Friday in a corruption trial linked to so-called "golden" visas granted to wealthy foreign investors, a scandal that has thrown a spotlight on a controversial but widespread practice in Europe.

Socialists pick Dutchman Timmermans for tilt at top EU job

Lisbon - Europe's socialist parties on Saturday chose Dutch politician Frans Timmermans to lead them in May elections and to succeed his boss Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission.

Xi arrives in Portugal to boost trade ties

Lisbon - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Portugal on Tuesday for a two-day visit to boost economic ties, despite concern in some EU capitals over China's growing influence across the continent.

Xi arrives in Portugal to boost trade ties

Lisbon - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Portugal on Tuesday for a two-day visit to boost economic ties, despite concern in some EU capitals over China's growing influence across the continent.

Xi heads to Portugal as China's influence worries EU partners

Lisbon - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Portugal Tuesday for a two-day visit to strengthen ties, amid concern in some EU capitals over China's growing influence on the continent.

Russian FM mocks British army chief over IS comparison

Lisbon - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday mocked the "intellectual capacities" of Britain's army chief for calling Russia a bigger threat than the Islamic State group.

Dating apps use artificial intelligence to help search for love

Lisbon - Forget swiping through endless profiles. Dating apps are using artificial intelligence to suggest where to go on a first date, recommend what to say and even find a partner who looks like your favourite celebrity.

Brussels backs efforts to save EU digital tax proposal

Lisbon - The European Commission on Wednesday urged backers of an EU-wide tax on high-tech giants to keep pushing the proposal, which has stalled due to opposition from Ireland and Nordic countries.

Portugal bans use of wild circus animals

Lisbon - Portugal has banned the use of wild animals in circuses by 2024 with a new law passed by parliament and applauded by animal rights groups.

Review: AirFree purifier aims to clean up the office or home environment Special

A new air purifier promises to remove a range of allergens from the home or office environment. Added features include near silent operating and a range of different light colors.

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal

Lisbon - Violent storms hit Portugal early on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

Brazil dismisses concerns over 'secure' electronic ballot system

Lisbon - Brazil's government on Wednesday dismissed concerns over country's electronic voting system after the weekend election, saying the technology was "absolutely secure".
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