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Football hacker Pinto makes first appearance in Lisbon court

Lisbon - Rui Pinto, the Portuguese hacker linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website, made his first appearance before a Lisbon judge on Friday.

Hungary court confirms Football Leaks hacker extradition

Budapest - A hacker linked to the Football Leaks website that has exposed alleged corruption in the sport will be extradited to Portugal from Hungary, his lawyer said Thursday.

Hungary to decide on Football Leaks hacker deportation

Budapest - A Budapest court is set to decide on Tuesday on the extradition of a hacker linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website that has exposed alleged corruption, sparking investigations in several European countries.

Portugal's govt survives censure vote

Lisbon - Portugal's socialist government easily survived a censure vote Wednesday called by a right-wing opposition party, standing it in good stead for European and legislative polls later this year.

Portugal nurses suspend strike but vow to fight on

Lisbon - A nurses' strike in Portugal which brought non-essential operations to a standstill for nearly three weeks over demands for higher pay ended on Wednesday after a union called it off, the government said.

Portugal public sector strike disrupts schools, hospitals

Lisbon - Hospitals cut services to a minimum, schools were closed and rubbish was left uncollected in Portugal on Friday as public workers went on strike over pay.

Crisis has Venezuela's Portuguese returning to roots

Estarreja - Dihara Ramirez worked as a doctor in Venezuela, but now she makes her living at a Portuguese supermarket after leaving her crippled homeland.

Police station hit by Molotov cocktails after Lisbon protest clashes

Lisbon - A police station and several vehicles were damaged by Molotov cocktails in and around Lisbon overnight, just hours after clashes erupted during a demonstration against police violence, officials said Tuesday.

Portugal to welcome British tourists post-Brexit

Lisbon - Portugal wants to exempt British tourists, a major revenue source, from entry visa requirements if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a negotiated deal, Lisbon said Friday."We are working...

Epiphany in Portugal: pipes, drums -- and cigarettes for the kids

Vale De Salgueiro - Bagpipes, drums -- and kids smoking cigarettes: in this Portuguese village, locals celebrate the Christian festival of Epiphany in a fashion that raises eyebrows elsewhere.

EU 'golden' visas in spotlight as Portuguese trial concludes

Lisbon - A court in Portugal is to deliver verdicts Friday in a corruption trial linked to so-called "golden" visas granted to wealthy foreign investors, a scandal that has thrown a spotlight on a controversial but widespread practice in Europe.

Xi arrives in Portugal to boost trade ties

Lisbon - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Portugal on Tuesday for a two-day visit to boost economic ties, despite concern in some EU capitals over China's growing influence across the continent.

Xi arrives in Portugal to boost trade ties

Lisbon - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Portugal on Tuesday for a two-day visit to boost economic ties, despite concern in some EU capitals over China's growing influence across the continent.

Xi heads to Portugal as China's influence worries EU partners

Lisbon - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Portugal Tuesday for a two-day visit to strengthen ties, amid concern in some EU capitals over China's growing influence on the continent.

Spanish PM repeats threat to vote no to Brexit over Gibraltar

Valladolid - Spain's prime minister on Wednesday reiterated his threat to vote against the draft deal on Britain's exit from the European Union at the weekend unless it guarantees Madrid's veto over Gibraltar's future status.

'Loving mother' on trial in France for hiding baby in car trunk

Tulle - Relatives of a woman who hid her baby in the maggot-invested trunk of a car insisted Wednesday that they had no idea of her secret, at a trial that has drawn horror in France.

Portugal bans use of wild circus animals

Lisbon - Portugal has banned the use of wild animals in circuses by 2024 with a new law passed by parliament and applauded by animal rights groups.

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal

Lisbon - Violent storms hit Portugal early on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

Brazil dismisses concerns over 'secure' electronic ballot system

Lisbon - Brazil's government on Wednesday dismissed concerns over country's electronic voting system after the weekend election, saying the technology was "absolutely secure".

Twelve face trial over Portugal wildfires: prosecutors

Lisbon - Twelve people including three commanders of Portugal's civil protection agency will stand trial over the country's worst ever wildfires which claimed 64 lives in June 2017, prosecutors said Thursday.

Twelve face trial over Portugal 2017 fires: prosecutors

Lisbon - Twelve people including three commanders of Portugal's civil protection agency will stand trial over the country's worst ever wildfires which claimed 64 lives in June 2017, prosecutors said Thursday.

Portuguese supermarket managers freed in Venezuela

Lisbon - Venezuela has released seven Portuguese supermarket managers detained over accusations they overcharged for basic items in the food-strapped country, Portugal's government said Wednesday.

Portuguese protest over rising short-term tourism rentals

Lisbon - Protests against soaring short term tourist rentals and rising rents -- issues which have drawn popular ire in several other countries -- drew hundreds of people in Lisbon on Saturday, Lusa news agency reported.

Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties

Lisbon - After years of tensions, Portugal and its one-time African colony Angola are seeking to put relations back on track, with high-level visits planned to push economic ties and repair their troubled past.

Portuguese PM arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

Luanda - Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.

Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties

Lisbon - After years of tensions, Portugal and its one-time African colony Angola are seeking to put relations back on track, with high-level visits planned to push economic ties and repair their troubled past.

Booming electric car sales drive lithium rush in Portugal

Boticas - Mining firms are racing to open new lithium mines in Portugal, already Europe's biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Portugal fires rage along smouldering stretch of Algarve

Monchique - Wildfires blazed along a smouldering stretch of Portugal's Algarve Thursday, as hundreds of firefighters battled to control flames that have menaced the popular tourist region for a week.

Portugal struggles to put out Algarve wildfire

Monchique - Wildfires scorched across Portugal's southern Algarve region on Wednesday, threatening more villages as the country's prime minister warned the blaze could burn for days before being brought under control.

Arid and ablaze, Europe battles deadly heat

Lisbon - Europe's scorching heatwave has killed nine people in a week in Spain, health authorities said Tuesday, as stifling temperatures kindled wildfires in the country and neighbouring Portugal where a ferocious blaze encircled a resort town.
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Cliffs in Portugal are beautiful, scenic and in this case completely unforgiving to those who stray too close.
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Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Tram in Baixa, Lisbon, Portugal
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Scenes of protest in Lisbon - visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 12.
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Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
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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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João Moura Jr., famous Portuguese bullfighter incurred the wrath of animal rights groups by posting images of pit bulls attacking a calf on his property.
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Travelers House, luxury hostel in Lisbon, Portugal - lounge with TV/DVD.
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Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
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Prison in Lisbon, Portugal
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