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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.

Around 80,000 faithful flock to Fatima shrine in Portugal

Lisbon - Around 80,000 pilgrims gathered at the Roman Catholic shrine of Fatima in central Portugal on Thursday to mark the anniversary of what is said to be the final apparition of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917.

Antonio Guterres, refugee champion to UN chief

Lisbon - Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres, nominated Thursday to be the next UN secretary-general, is a self-described man of action who earned his stripes as the world body's refugee chief, tirelessly pressing rich nations to do more.

Guterres vows to 'serve most vulnerable' as UN chief

Lisbon - Antonio Guterres, the man set to become the next United Nations secretary-general, vowed Thursday to serve "the most vulnerable" when he takes up the post.

Antonio Guterres, tireless refugee champion

Lisbon - Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres, who is poised to become the next UN secretary-general, is a self-described man of action who earned his stripes as the world body's refugee chief, tirelessly pressing rich nations to do more.

Portugal seeks assurances over EU's treatment of Barroso

Lisbon - Portugal's prime minister on Friday said he had called for "clarifications" from European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker that there would be no "discriminatory treatment" of his EC predecessor Jose Manuel Barroso, whose decision to work for Goldma...

Firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal, Spain

Lisbon - Thousands of firefighters in Spain and Portugal on Wednesday battled blazes that threatened locals and tourists, as authorities hoped the arrival of cooler weather would help tame the flames.

Firefighters bringing blazes under control in Portugal, France

Lisbon - Firefighters were making progress in quenching forest fires that have ravaged parts of Portugal and France, officials said Friday, as Spain faced a rash of possibly deliberate blazes.
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