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Portugal starts to emerge from coronavirus lockdown

Lisbon - Portugal will begin to ease its coronavirus lockdown on Monday, with small shops, hair salons and car dealers resuming operations as a state of emergency was lifted after more than six weeks.

James More talks developing new magic skills during the pandemic Special

World-renowned British magician James More chatted with Digital Journal while quarantined in Portugal during the COVID-19 pandemic. He underscored that this is a good time to hone new skills in his craft.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto files complaint against Portgual

Lisbon - Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto, the originator of Football Leaks and Luanda Leaks, has filed a complaint with the EU against Portugal, accusing it of non-compliance with European rules on extradition, his lawyers told AFP on Monday.

Portuguese MPs take first step to decriminalising euthanasia

Lisbon - Portugal took a major step towards the decriminalisation of euthanasia on Thursday when lawmakers voted in favour of the first reading of five proposals aimed at changing the law.

Portuguese MPs debate euthanasia decriminalisation

Lisbon - Portuguese lawmakers on Thursday began considering decriminalising euthanasia, a move narrowly rejected two years ago but with a good chance of passing this time around thanks to a parliamentary majority.

Portugal denounces suspension of TAP flights to Venezuela

Lisbon - Lisbon on Tuesday condemned Venezuela's decision to slap a three-month suspension on Portuguese airline TAP for allegedly allowing an uncle of opposition leader Juan Guaido to carry explosives as he traveled with the politician.

Get post-Brexit budget done quickly, say 15 EU states

Beja - EU countries need to reach a swift agreement on the bloc's next budget after the loss of Britain and its hefty financial contribution, 15 member states agreed in Portugal Saturday.

Portugal far-right deputy calls for black MP to be 'sent back'

Lisbon - Portugal's only far-right deputy sparked outrage Wednesday after saying a black member of parliament should be "sent back to her country of origin".

Rui Pinto: hacker who targetted football and Angola's 'princess'

Lisbon - Prosecutors in Portugal have denounced him as a criminal hacker, but his supporters describe the man behind the "Luanda Leaks" revelations as a public interest whistleblower.

Isabel dos Santos's Portugal funds embezzled: Angola prosecutor

Lisbon - Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos, who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies, invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Portugal under pressure after Angola graft scoop

Lisbon - Graft allegations against Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president, have turned a spotlight on Portugal, the country's former colonial power.

Madonna brings her 'Madame X' European Tour to Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon - On January 14, the "Queen of Pop" Madonna performed in Lisbon as part of the first stop of her "Madame X" European Tour.

Portugal investigating billionaire daughter of Angola ex-president

Lisbon - Portuguese is investigating embezzlement claims against Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter Angola's former president, the prosecutor general's office told AFP Friday.

Storm Elsa batters parts of Europe, five dead

Lisbon - Violent winds and torrential rain battered Spain, Portugal and France overnight leaving at least five people dead, rescuers said Friday, as the region braced for another storm.

Netanyahu presses Pompeo for more pressure on 'tottering' Iran

Lisbon - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Portugal on Wednesday and called for increased pressure on the "tottering" Iranian government.

Greta Thunberg sails into Lisbon en route to COP25

Lisbon - Swedish teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg sailed into Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran with her sights set on the UN climate change summit in Madrid.

Portugal police march for better wages

Lisbon - Thousands of Portuguese police officers Thursday marched through Lisbon to demand better pay and conditions in the first major protest since the Socialists were returned to office in elections last month.

Portugal's first black women lawmakers take office

Lisbon - Members of Portugal's new parliament took up office on Friday, among them the country's first black women lawmakers who campaigned on promises to fight racism and inequality.

Portugal's incumbent PM tasked with forming new government

Lisbon - Portugal's president on Tuesday charged incumbent Prime Minister Antonio Costa with forming a new government after his Socialist party fell just short of a parliamentary majority in elections.

Portugal's Socialists seek stability after election win

Lisbon - Portugal's Socialist party was Monday weighing alliances with other parties that would allow it to head a stable minority government as the country faces growing economic headwinds after it fell short of a parliamentary majority in a general election.
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