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Portugal ex-PM Socrates to stand trial for money laundering

Lisbon - A Portuguese judge cleared the way on Friday for former prime minister Jose Socrates to stand trial for alleged money laundering and falsifying documents, but cleared him of corruption charges in the years-long case.

Jabs in isolation: How a remote Portuguese island dodged Covid

Vila De Rei - Battered by North Atlantic weather and sometimes starved of vital supplies, the tiny Portuguese island of Corvo has a crucial advantage in the fight against the pandemic: its remoteness.

Portuguese funeral workers nearing 'breaking point' over Covid deaths

Amadora - Yet another phone call comes in for Artur Palma, who is straining to cope with all the bodies piling up at his suburban Lisbon funeral parlour.

Portugal parliament votes to legalise euthanasia

Lisbon - Portugal's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing medically assisted dying, putting the Catholic-majority country on course to become the fourth in Europe to legalise euthanasia.

Portugal's re-elected president braces for greater role in politics

Lisbon - Portugal's re-elected President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa faces new challenges and a greater role in politics after the unprecedented rise of ultranationalists and the failure of the Socialist government to control a raging Covid pandemic.

Heat and air movement indoors explains different COVID-19 risks

The physics of thermodynamics can be valuable when it comes to assessing the movement of particles carrying the coronavirus, according to new research. This provides a stepwise approach for building design.

Portuguese brave lockdown to re-elect President Rebelo de Sousa

Lisbon - Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won re-election Sunday according to media projections and partial results, after a poll held at the height of the country's coronavirus crisis.

Portugal to elect president with country in lockdown

Lisbon - Portuguese voters will head to the polls to choose a president on Sunday, with the dramatic context of a coronavirus lockdown creating more headlines than the expected re-election of incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Portuguese president tests negative after a Covid positive

Lisbon - Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has now tested negative for coronavirus after a positive test that saw him cancel all public engagements, his office said Tuesday, two weeks before an election he is set to win.

Traditional fishing at Praia de Mira Special

Coimbra - One day I travel in Portugal, one of the two countries on the Iberian Peninsula that I have always wanted to visit. While in Coimbra, the old university city in Portugal, I am looking for the way to get to the old Roman site in nearby Conimbriga.

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19

Lisbon - Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese football federation announced on Tuesday.

Virus fears see Fatima pilgrims keep their distance

F - Catholic believers gathered Tuesday for an annual pilgrimage at Portugal's Sanctuary of Fatima where coronavirus restrictions severely cut participants from their usual 300,000.

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19: Portuguese FA

Lisbon - Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese football federation announced on Tuesday.Ronaldo "is asymptomatic" and "will not play against Sweden" in Wednesday's Nations League match, the federation said on its website.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto faces 90 charges as trial opens

Lisbon - The trial of Rui Pinto, the man behind the "Football Leaks" that exposed shady dealings by leading clubs, players and agents, begins on Friday in Lisbon, with the hacker facing 90 charges.

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.
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