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Ex-CIA agent convicted in rendition case arrested in Portugal

Lisbon - A former Central Intelligence Agency agent wanted in Italy after being convicted of illegally kidnapping an Egyptian cleric who was sent to Egypt under the Bush-era extraordinary rendition program has been arrested in Portugal.

Portugal woman swept out to sea in religious ceremony

Lisbon - Portuguese authorities searched Friday for a woman swept out to the Atlantic, reportedly during a religious ceremony honouring a goddess of the sea in the middle of a storm.

Portugal court upholds ex-cop's acquittal in Maddie McCann case

Lisbon - Portugal's supreme court on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of an ex-policeman sued for libel by the parents of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who disappeared during a family vacation in 2007.

Hollande urges 'firm' European response to Trump

Lisbon - French President Francois Hollande urged Europe to form a united front and provide a "firm" response to US President Donald Trump, at a gathering Saturday of southern European Union leaders.

Hollande urges 'firm' European response to Trump

Lisbon - French President Francois Hollande urged Europe to form a united front and provide a "firm" response to US President Donald Trump, at a gathering Saturday of southern European Union leaders.

Brexit and Trump top southern EU nations summit

Lisbon - Leaders of seven southern European Union nations met in Lisbon on Saturday, seeking a united front against Brexit and the new protectionist administration of US President Donald Trump.

Southern EU nations gather in Lisbon as storm clouds gather

Lisbon - Leaders of seven southern European Union nations meet in Lisbon on Saturday to forge a common approach to deal with Britain's looming exit from the bloc and the new protectionist administration of US President Donald Trump.

Portugal buries 'father of democracy' Soares

Lisbon - Portugal on Tuesday paid its final respects to Mario Soares, hailed as the father of the country's modern-day democracy, as the former Socialist president was being buried in Lisbon.

Portugal says goodbye to its 'father of democracy'

Lisbon - Thousands paid their last respects Monday to Mario Soares, widely seen as the father of Portugal's modern-day democracy, as his funeral cortege wound its way across Lisbon to applause from mourners.

Mario Soares, father of Portugal's democracy

Lisbon - Mario Soares, widely seen as the father of Portugal's modern-day democracy, was a towering figure in the country's political scene who spearheaded its entry into the European Union.

Portugal set to pay last respects to ex-leader Soares

Lisbon - Portugal was on Sunday preparing to pay its final respects to Mario Soares, widely seen as the father of the country's modern-day democracy, after the former president died in hospital aged 92.

Portugal's BPI cedes control of Angola's top bank

Lisbon - Portugal's BPI bank on Thursday ceded control of Angola's top lender to a telecoms company run by Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the country's president and dubbed Africa's richest woman.

New UN chief wants to meet Trump 'as soon as possible'

Lisbon - Incoming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he wants to meet Donald Trump "as soon as possible" and is "determined to establish a constructive dialogue with the new US administration".

Lockers lighten load for Lisbon's homeless

Lisbon - Everything Fabio Ferreira Silva owns fits inside one of the 12 bright yellow lockers in front of Lisbon's riverside Santa Apolonia rail station.

Portugal's ex-president Mario Soares in deep coma

Lisbon - Former president Mario Soares, seen as the father of Portugal's modern day democracy, was in a deep coma and in "critical" condition, the Red Cross hospital in Lisbon said Monday."Mr.

Barroso says job controversy shows EU must change mentality

Lisbon - Former European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso on Tuesday said controversy over his appointment to a job at Goldman Sachs revealed anti-US hostility in Europe.

Jailhouse dogs check in at Portugal prison

Lisbon - Gloria is a regular at Portugal's most infamous prison, but it isn't crime that keeps her coming back. The golden Barbado da Terceira is just one of the canine guests at a most unusual dog kennel run by inmates.

Portugal backtracks on early IMF loan repayment

Lisbon - Portugal's Socialist government said Saturday it will not make early payments of 6.6 billion euros in IMF loans this year in order to maintain financial reserves.

Portugal's ruling party calls German minister a 'pyromaniac'

Lisbon - The head of Portugal's ruling Socialists called German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble a "pyromaniac" Thursday after he criticised Lisbon for reversing course on austerity.

Portugal to levy sugar tax on soft drinks

Lisbon - Portugal's Socialist government will introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks in 2017 which is expected to raise 80 million euros ($88 million) for the nation's public health service, a budget bill presented Friday showed.
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