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Portugal says will strip 1.4 bn euros from 2015 budget

Lisbon - Portugal on Tuesday laid out savings designed to strip 1.4 billion euros ($1.9 billion) from its budget in the latest step to trim its public deficit.
In the Media by AFP

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Baker’s yeast could help combat Parkinson’s

Researchers think that baker's yeast may have the potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

'Ronaldo of knees': surgeon saves football careers

Porto - Renowned as the "Ronaldo of knees", pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.
In the Media by Levi Fernandes (AFP)

Can humans achieve vertebrate tissue regeneration?

Some animals can regenerate tissues after severe organ loss or amputation while others, such as humans, cannot. The reasons have long puzzled scientists. Researchers have some new ideas that might one day lead to human tissue regeneration.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

GlaxoSmithKline vaccine suspended in Portugal

The National Agency for Medicines and Health Products of Portugal decided to suspend the administration of British vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline's vaccine Infanrix Tetra following the report of adverse reactions.

Benfica survive Spurs onslaught to reach last eight

Lisbon - Benfica survived a dramatic late onslaught from Tottenham to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-2 draw in Thursday's last 16 second leg in Lisbon.After winning the first leg 3-1 at White Hart Lane last week, Jorge Jesus's team appeared to ...
In the Media by AFP

Spurs up against it in Lisbon, Italian derby poised

Lisbon - Tottenham Hotspur are right up against it as they travel to Portugal to face Benfica in the Europa League on Thursday, while Fiorentina will hope to get the better of Italian rivals Juventus.Tim Sherwood's Tottenham side must overturn a 3-1 first-leg d...
In the Media by Andy Scott (AFP)

Decrepit homes, crumbling shops: this Portugal tour starts here

Porto - Forget the ornate cathedrals, the glitzy bars or gourmet restaurants.
In the Media by Thomas Cabral (AFP)

Warning bells as Portugal urged to exit bailout without buffer

Lisbon - With Portugal's 78-billion-euro IMF-EU aid programme about to come to an end, its creditors are not only expecting the country to exit its massive bailout on May 17, but urging it to do so without a safety net.Analysts however warned that it is too soo...
In the Media by Brigitte Hagemann (AFP)

Great white killer shark heading for British coast

A 15-foot-long great white shark called Lydia has been spotted swimming towards the Cornish coastline in Britain, and is expected to arrive in UK waters by Monday.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Barroso urges Portugal to exit bailout without safety net

Lisbon - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called Monday for Portugal to continue with fiscal austerity so it can exit its international bailout without a safety net."It is clear that a precautionary programme would provide more guarantees and s...
In the Media by AFP

Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness

Aldeia Da Ponte - In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago.Farming has declined in Spain, leaving the countryside deserted, conservationists say.
In the Media by Roland Lloyd Parry (AFP)

Portugal sees 1.2% growth in 2014

Lisbon - Portugal's government on Friday hoisted its forecast for economic growth this year to 1.2 percent from the 0.8 percent it had previously given."This new estimate is a lot better than what was predicted up to now," Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas tol...
In the Media by AFP

Big increase in net migration to UK pushes targets further away

The amount of people migrating into the UK against the levels of those emigrating out of the country, or net migration, has risen to 212,000. These figures are for the year to September 2013.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Real Madrid turn on the style with 'sixy' win over FC Schalke

Gelsenkirchen - Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Ronaldo all helped themselves to a brace in the first leg of the Champions League in Germany against FC Schalke 04. The Galacticos were positively off the planet as Ancelotti's men destroyed Schalke 6-1.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Troika calls for Portugal to back continued austerity

Lisbon - International creditors called on Wednesday for all parties and citizens in Portugal to back austerity measures for "a few more years" after its financial bailout package ends in May."The troika have let it be known that it will be good to have a bigge...
In the Media by AFP

Concerted action will secure future of Scotland’s national tree

Forres - Amid much fanfare the native Scots pine was declared Scotland’s national tree, end January, but a leading conservation charity is calling for concerted action to ensure the iconic species has a secure future.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Op-Ed: Update- Reporters Without Borders: U.S. ranks 46 in press freedom

Sydney - The freedom of the press is looking like a mere buzz phrase like never before, according to Reporters without Borders. The U.S., inventor of the idea of press freedom, now ranks an abysmal 46th regarding the freedom of its own press.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Portugal to test market with 10-year bond issue  

Lisbon - Portugal is preparing an issue of 10-year bonds, the state debt management agency said Monday, in what will be a key test of whether it can cleanly exit its bailout in May.
In the Media by AFP
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