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Real Madrid's pace and set-piece dominance sink Bayern Munich

Both stylistically and tactically, Real Madrid’s emphatic victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena was identical to their first leg triumph over the Bavarians.

Review: Travel Europe on a budget, but always stay in style

Times are tough these days with the economic crisis, but we all still need a break from the stresses of everyday life in general. The good news is that you can now stay in Europe at budget prices, but still in the best of style, in a luxury hostel.

Portuguese man holds up bank for prison bed in crisis-hit Lisbon

Lisbon - Due to the economic crisis in Portugal, some prisoners are renouncing their rights to parole, preferring to stay in jail rather than be homeless and left living on the streets. Some are even committing crimes just to get back into prison.

Portugal takes to the streets against austerity (video)

Lisbon - In yet another example of the fact that austerity just doesn't work, hundreds of thousands of Portuguese people took to the streets in around 30 cities all over Portugal on Saturday and protests will continue on Sunday.

Lisbon Calling: #14N protest in Portugal — a short film

Lisbon - Portugal has taken three years of economic crisis, and has swallowed the bitter pill of EU/IMF-imposed austerity, with little resistance - until now, when the Portuguese have finally started to rebel.

Protests mark Angela Merkel's visit to Lisbon, Portugal (video)

Lisbon - During Angela Merkel's visit to Lisbon, protesters gathered peacefully to denounce Germany's decision to back a recent series of austerity measures in the bailed-out Eurozone state.

Portugal military protest austerity in Lisbon (video)

Lisbon - Holding red cards and banners, thousands of military personnel marched through the streets of Lisbon on Saturday, protesting the austerity measures and budget cuts imposed in Portugal.

Video: Anti-austerity demonstration in Portugal

Lisbon - The streets of Portugal were filled with around 150,000 people on Saturday, rallying and protesting against a planned tax hike in the country.

Mozambique airline defies EU ban

Maputo - A Mozambican airline has continued to fly to Portugal despite the EU banning air carriers from that country, the Voice of America reported.

Euro-zone: complex financial manoeuvres behind the euro currency

How European economies have used complex financial transactions to hide the true size of their debts and deficits in order to remain inside the Euro-zone's parameters.

Ireland May Hold Lisbon Re-vote in June

With the latest opinion polls showing Irish voters swinging behind the Lisbon treaty, the Irish government is considering moving the referendum re-vote forward to coincide with June’s European Parliamentary elections.

EU Summit Paves the Way for New Irish Vote

At a summit meeting in Brussels last week, European Union heads of state reached an agreement which addresses the ‘concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon’ and allows the Irish government propose a second referendum.

Robot zoo opens to rave reviews

First ever Robotarium offers visitors a unique way of looking at robots as interface between art and natural science. But things may be going awry as robot on robot aggression comes to light.

Laptop And Belle Epoche: Porto Wants To Emerge From Lisbon's Shadow

Porto (dpa) - The port city of Porto, situated on the hills above the Douro River, lies very much in the shadow of Lisbon - but is now set to shake off this inferiority complex. For the coming year it will be European Capital of Culture 2001, an hon...
 

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Tram in Baixa, Lisbon, Portugal
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Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Travelers House, luxury hostel in Lisbon, Portugal - lounge with TV/DVD.
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Travelers House, luxury hostel in Lisbon, Portugal - dormitory room.
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Prison in Lisbon, Portugal
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Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), Lisbon, Portugal
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Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012 -  “Police are unhappy  military are unh...
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012 - “Police are unhappy, military are unhappy, people are unhappy”.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Travelers House, luxury hostel in Lisbon, Portugal - chill-out lounge.
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Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Travelers House, luxury hostel in Lisbon, Portugal - double room.
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Portuguese President Cavaco Silva (right) escorts US president Barack Obama from Belem National Pala...
Portuguese President Cavaco Silva (right) escorts US president Barack Obama from Belem National Palace, Lisbon, Portugal after a meeting on 19 November 2010
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