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Portugal's first black women lawmakers take office

Lisbon - Members of Portugal's new parliament took up office on Friday, among them the country's first black women lawmakers who campaigned on promises to fight racism and inequality.

Portugal's incumbent PM tasked with forming new government

Lisbon - Portugal's president on Tuesday charged incumbent Prime Minister Antonio Costa with forming a new government after his Socialist party fell just short of a parliamentary majority in elections.

Portugal's Socialists seek stability after election win

Lisbon - Portugal's Socialist party was Monday weighing alliances with other parties that would allow it to head a stable minority government as the country faces growing economic headwinds after it fell short of a parliamentary majority in a general election.

Portugal's Socialists win re-election

Lisbon - Portugal's incumbent Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists won a general election marked by low turnout on Sunday after presiding over a period of solid economic growth following years of austerity.The Socialist Party (PS) took 36.

Portugal's Socialist leader Antonio Costa, a shrewd dealmaker

Lisbon - Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, whose Socialist Party won re- election Sunday, is a shrewd tactician who balanced the budget without losing the support of hard-left parties that propped up his minority government.

Portugal's Socialists tipped for re-election

Lisbon - Portugal voted Sunday with Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists tipped to win a second straight term after presiding over a period of solid economic growth following years of austerity.

Portugal set to keep faith with Socialists

Lisbon - Portugal goes to the polls on Sunday with voter satisfaction with Prime Minister Antonio Costa's record of economic growth set to propel his Socialists back into office for a second term.

Portugal economic crisis a fading memory ahead of polls

Coimbra - After Liliana Inverno lost her job in 2012 at the height of Portugal's economic crisis, she reluctantly accepted a position in China. "I left in tears...

Portugal's former defence minister in dock over arms theft

Lisbon - A former Portuguese defence minister will stand trial over his role in the alleged cover-up of an arms theft from a military depot, the ministry announced on Thursday.

Portugal parliament slams 'insulting' dictator museum

Lisbon - Portugal's parliament has voted to denounce a planned museum dedicated to ex-dictator Antonio Salazar, branding it an "affront to democracy".

Portuguese police escort fuel trucks as strike begins

Lisbon - Portuguese police escorted fuel trucks on Monday to supply petrol stations on the first day of a tanker drivers' strike threatening supplies at the height of the summer holidays.

500 years ago, Europeans set off to explore the world

Paris - The expedition that circumnavigated the globe via the oceans for the first time 500 years ago is among the major journeys of discovery by European explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries.

500 years on, how Magellan's voyage changed the world

Lisbon - Ferdinand Magellan set off from Spain 500 years ago on an epoch-making voyage to sail all the way around the globe for the first time.

500 years ago, Europeans set off to explore the world

Paris - The expedition that circumnavigated the globe via the oceans for the first time 500 years ago is among the major journeys of discovery by European explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries.

500 years on, how Magellan's voyage changed the world

Lisbon - Ferdinand Magellan set off from Spain 500 years ago on an epoch-making voyage to sail all the way around the globe for the first time.

Fleeing poverty, crime and Bolsonaro, Brazilians choose Portugal

Lisbon - "Returning to Brazil is out of the question," says Alexandre Saboia.

Portuguese firefighters bring forest blazes under control

Lisbon - Firefighters aided by overnight rain on Tuesday brought under control massive wildfires raging for four days in a central region of Portugal where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017.

Portuguese villagers recall narrow escape from wildfire 'hell'

Cardigos - The day after a massive wildfire swept the central Portuguese village of Roda, charring homes and crops, locals spoke Monday of their sadness -- and anger that firefighters were nowhere to be seen.

Firefighters struggle against Portugal wildfires as winds pick up

Ma - Portugal requested the loan of two water-bombing planes on Monday as winds revived massive wildfires in a central region where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017.

1,700 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Lisboa - Planes and helicopters joined nearly 2,000 firefighters in central Portugal Sunday to battle huge wildfires in a mountainous region where more than 100 people died in huge blazes in 2017.

Spain court rules 43-year-old man is son of Julio Iglesias

Madrid - A Spanish court ruled Wednesday that Grammy award-winning singer Julio Iglesias is the biological father of a 43-year-old man who has waged a protracted paternity battle with the star.

Greenpeace sounds alarm over shark overfishing in North Atlantic

Madrid - Thousands of endangered sharks are killed each year in the North Atlantic due to a lack of protection against overfishing in international waters, Greenpeace said Thursday.

Lisbon fetes 'saint of love' with free deluxe weddings

Lisbon - It is Lisbon's wedding of the year. Crowds gather at the cathedral, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as cameras lie in wait.Suddenly, the organ music grows louder and photographers get into position in front of the imposing entrance.

Lisbon nights: the 'melting pot' inspiring Madonna

Lisbon - In a neighbourhood bar on a cobbled square in Lisbon's historic working-class Alfama district, an eclectic mix of punters pull up little wooden stools around a dozen intimately lit tables.

Malaysia fights to save centuries-old creole

Malacca - Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old language.

Portugal PM pressures opposition with threat to resign

Lisbon - Portugal's Socialist prime minister has boosted his credibility in an election year and piled pressure on the conservative opposition by threatening to resign if parliament approves salary increases for teachers, analysts say.

Energias de Portugal shareholders block takeover bid by China Three Gorges

Lisbon - Shareholders in Portugal's biggest company, Energias de Portugal, on Wednesday blocked a nine-billion-euro ($10-billion) takeover bid by the state-owned China Three Gorges (CTG) Corporation.

Germans injured in Madeira bus crash flown home

A group of 15 Germans who were injured in a deadly Madeira bus crash were flown home on Saturday aboard a medically-equipped German military plane, Germany's air force said.

Portuguese president joins services for island bus crash victims

Ribeirinha - Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo attended church services Friday in tribute to 29 German tourists who died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the island of Madeira.

Portuguese president joins services for island bus crash victims

Ribeirinha - Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo attended church services Friday in tribute to 29 German tourists who died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the island of Madeira.
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