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Ex-Portuguese PM remanded in custody in fraud case

Lisbon - The detention of Portugal's former prime minister Jose Socrates on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering has set off a new political earthquake in a country already rocked by high-level scandal.

Judge remands Portuguese ex-PM in custody in fraud case

Lisbon - A Portuguese judge on Monday ordered former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates to be remanded in custody on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering.

Portugal's ex-PM returns Monday before judge in tax fraud case

Lisbon - Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates will return before a magistrate on Monday, and will spend a third night in custody following his shock arrest as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering.

Portuguese ex-PM Socrates held in fraud inquiry

Lisbon - Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates was arrested as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the public prosecutor's office announced.

Op-Ed: The finest wines from France and California have lost to Portugal

Portuguese wines dominate the Top 10 ranking in the latest list of the world's 100 most exciting wines as judged from blind-tasting conducted by Wine Spectator magazine.

Portugal interior minister resigns over 'golden visas' probe

Lisbon - Portugal's Interior Minister Miguel Macedo resigned Sunday, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption probe linked to "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors.

European bird populations in precipitous decline

Exeter - Over the last 30 years, bird populations Europe-wide have fallen drastically with the sharpest falls seen among the most common bird species.

De Quinto named as new CMO at Coca-Cola

Marcos de Quinto, president of Coca-Cola Iberia and vice president of the Europe Group, has been named to take over the chief marketing officer from Joe Tripodi when he retires in February.

Europeans schedule unprecedented soft landing on comet

Trying to unlock part of the mystery of life on Earth, the European Space Agency revealed Wednesday where it will attempt an unprecedented soft landing on a comet.

Ryder Cup begins in Scotland this week

Auchterarder - One of the biggest dates in the Scottish calendar starts this week and you could drum up support for the Europeans or the Americans. Yes, it's time for the Ryder Cup golf tournament again and it's being played at the home of golf — Gleneagles in Scotlan

Don’t let driving law changes dent your vacation abroad

London - Whether hiring a car abroad or taking your own vehicle, there's a whole forest of road traffic laws. Worse, a different country means a different set of laws ready to catch out the unwary driver.

Parents fall off cliff while taking selfie, leave children behind

According to reports a couple was taking photos near a cliff while on vacation with their children. While taking a "selfie" with their children they slipped and fell off the edge.

Bar Russia from hosting 2018 soccer World Cup — UK Deputy PM

London - The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has called for Russia to be stripped of its scheduled hosting of the 2018 World Cup soccer finals.

Super Moon will rise on July 12

The first of three consecutive "Super Moons" will rise above the Earth's skyline on Saturday July 12, 2014. Get your cameras ready.

USA v Portugal — down to the wire

Manaus - Those football fans unlucky enough not to sneak out of the office to catch today's World Cup action between the United States and Portugal are sure to be kicking themselves.

Cristiano Ronaldo may be out of 2014 World Cup due to knee injury

After Cristiano Ronaldo left a training session early Wednesday and iced his knee, rumors about his availability are swirling. Some media reported he is out of the World Cup altogether due to an injury in his left knee, but that news is unconfirmed.

Protecting plants from toxins

Lisbon - Zinc is essential for plant growth and development, but if too much of the metal are present in the soil, it can become toxic to the plant. Researchers have discovered a novel genetic mechanism that protects plants from toxic zinc levels.

French car that could circumnavigate Equator on 12 litres of fuel

Rotterdam - Earlier this week, 198 teams of students from 27 countries took part in the Shell European Eco-marathon, a competition designed to make gas-guzzlers as outdated as steam tractors.

Portugal marks 40 years since end of dictatorship

Lisbon - It should have been a moment for dual celebrations in Portugal as the 40th anniversary of democracy on Friday coincided with the end of the country's international bailout and its crippling conditions.

Portugal set to end bailout program May 17

Lisbon - Portugal is poised to exit the $108 billion bailout program in May. Politicians are stressing the positive aspects of the exit but austerity programs have left deep scars both in the economy and on the populace.
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