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Portugal's parliament overturns veto on gay adoption

Lisbon - Portugal's parliament on Wednesday upheld a bill giving adoption rights to gay couples by overriding a veto handed down in one of the last political moves by the country's outgoing conservative president.

Portugal government adopts 2016 draft budget without EU's approval

Lisbon - The Portuguese cabinet on Thursday adopted its 2016 draft budget without waiting for EU Commission approval, a government spokesman said.

Portugal's outgoing president vetoes gay adoption bill

Lisbon - Conservative Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva vetoed on Monday a bill giving adoption rights to gay couples in one of his last political moves before newly-elected Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes the office.

TV pundit Rebelo de Sousa wins Portuguese presidential poll

Lisbon - Law professor and TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, 67, was the clear winner Sunday in Portugal's presidential election, taking 52 percent of the vote.

Rebelo de Sousa wins Portuguese presidential poll

Lisbon - A 67-year-old law professor and TV pundit, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, was the clear winner Sunday in Portugal's presidential election, with over 52 percent of the vote, according to a nearly-complete count.Rebelo de Sousa secured the post with 52.

Portugal votes in key presidential ballot

Lisbon - Portuguese voters were electing a new president Sunday in a ballot being closely watched in Brussels as the country recovers from a 78-billion-euro ($85-billion) bailout.

Conservative TV pundit tipped to capture Portugal's presidency

Lisbon - Popular TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is expected to win Sunday's presidential election in Portugal, which would give him the power of life or death over the nation's fragile ruling alliance.

Portugal to field former PM Antonio Guterres for top UN job

Lisbon - Portugal has proposed former prime minister and ex head of the UN refugee agency Antonio Guterres as a candidate for UN secretary general, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Friday.

Portuguese pharma firm says best practice followed in French drug trial

Lisbon - Portuguese pharmaceutical company Bial insisted Friday that it had followed "international best practice" in a French drugs trial that has left one person brain-dead and five others hospitalised.

Spain's Socialist chief travels to Portugal for inspiration

Lisbon - Spain's Socialist party chief Pedro Sanchez met Portugal's leader Thursday in a sign he may be considering forming the same sort of left-wing alliance that brought down the ruling conservatives in Lisbon.

Meet Diego Miranda: Portuguese DJ and electronic producer

Portuguese DJ and electronic music producer Diego Miranda has made DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs poll. He clocks in at No. 58.

Portugal to reinstate up to 600 civil servants, minister says

Lisbon - Portugal's new left-wing government is seeking to reinstate hundreds of civil servants who had been put on leave of absence under the former conservative leaders, Labour Minister Jose Antonio Vieira da Silva said Sunday.

Portugal's new PM promises break with austerity

Lisbon - Portugal's new socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa promised to break "the spiral of austerity" while implementing a "moderate" programme that respects EU budgetary commitments.

New Portugal PM forms government in delicate balancing act

Lisbon - Portugal's new prime minister, Antonio Costa, on Wednesday formed a new government that will have to pull off a tricky balancing act, satisfying both Brussels and his allies on the radical left.

Portugal's Costa: an affable Socialist ready to 'walk the talk'

Lisbon - Affable former Lisbon mayor and now Portuguese prime minister Antonio Costa is a political veteran who is far more popular than his Socialist Party, which recently toppled the conservative government in a dramatic vote.

New Socialist PM for Portugal after weeks of turmoil

Lisbon - Socialist leader Antonio Costa was on Tuesday named Portugal's prime minister and tasked with forming a government, more than seven weeks after an inconclusive general election plunged the country into political limbo.

Portuguese parliament backs adoption by gay couples

Lisbon - The Portuguese parliament, which swung left at last month's general election, backed a law to allow same-sex couples to adopt, in a first reading of the bill on Friday.

Left-wing opposition topples Portugal government

Lisbon - A left-wing opposition alliance in Portugal toppled the country's minority conservative government in a parliamentary vote on Tuesday, less than two weeks after it was sworn in.

Portugal's leftist opposition set to topple coalition government

Lisbon - Portugal's left-wing opposition alliance looked set to topple the country's centre-right minority government Tuesday in a crucial parliamentary vote, barely 10 days after it was sworn in.

Portugal PM issues stark warning ahead of crunch vote

Lisbon - Portugal's centre-right Prime Minister warned Monday about the potentially-ruinous effect of a leftwing alliance taking power, on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote set to topple his government.
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