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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.

Portugal's Socialists win re-election

Lisbon - Portugal's incumbent Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists won a general election marked by low turnout on Sunday after presiding over a period of solid economic growth following years of austerity.The Socialist Party (PS) took 36.

Portugal's Socialist leader Antonio Costa, a shrewd dealmaker

Lisbon - Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, whose Socialist Party won re- election Sunday, is a shrewd tactician who balanced the budget without losing the support of hard-left parties that propped up his minority government.

Portugal's Socialists tipped for re-election

Lisbon - Portugal voted Sunday with Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists tipped to win a second straight term after presiding over a period of solid economic growth following years of austerity.

Portugal set to keep faith with Socialists

Lisbon - Portugal goes to the polls on Sunday with voter satisfaction with Prime Minister Antonio Costa's record of economic growth set to propel his Socialists back into office for a second term.

Portugal economic crisis a fading memory ahead of polls

Coimbra - After Liliana Inverno lost her job in 2012 at the height of Portugal's economic crisis, she reluctantly accepted a position in China. "I left in tears...

Portugal's former defence minister in dock over arms theft

Lisbon - A former Portuguese defence minister will stand trial over his role in the alleged cover-up of an arms theft from a military depot, the ministry announced on Thursday.

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.
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