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Drug sales on darknet a 'growing threat': EU report

Lisbon - Drug trafficking on the so-called darknet of hidden networks and web sites represents a growing threat that Europe must fight together, according to a report published Tuesday by the EU's police and drugs agencies.

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

Madrid - Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops -- and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

Madrid - Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops -- and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.

EU to re-think civil protection aid after Portugal fires

Lisbon - The European Union is re-thinking civil protection assistance, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Monday, after a request from Portugal which this year suffered several deadly forest fires.

Portugal forest fires death toll rises to 44

Lisbon - The death toll from forest fires that have devastated parts of central Portugal in recent days rose again on Friday to 44, following the death of one of the people injured in the blazes, authoriities said.

Portugal forest fires death toll rises to 43

Lisbon - The death toll from forest fires, which ravaged swathes of land in central Portugal in recent days, has risen to 43 after the discovery of another corpse, authorities said Thursday.

Portugal interior minister resigns after deadly wildfires

Lisbon - Portugal's interior minister has been replaced amid criticism over the government's handling of a series of deadly forest fires that have killed more than 100 people in four months.

Portugal interior minister resigns after deadly wildfires

Lisbon - Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa resigned Wednesday as criticism mounts over the government's handling of a series of deadly forest fires that killed more than 100 people in four months.

Wildfires kill 34 in Portugal and Spain

Lisboa - At least 31 people have died in fires ravaging forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said Monday afternoon, after three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.

Lisbon's first Syrian restaurant a welcome sign for refugees

Lisbon - The queue outside Lisbon's first Syrian restaurant on its opening day showed an appetite not just for Syrian food but for integration in one of the few European countries trying to welcome more refugees.

Portugal's Socialists claim 'historic' win in municipal vote

Lisbon - Portugal's governing Socialists made major gains in Sunday's municipal elections, which party leaders hope will bolster their momentum on the national level as an economic recovery takes hold after years of austerity.

'Historic' win for Socialists in Portugal municipal vote

Lisbon - Portugal's ruling Socialists made major gains in Sunday's municipal elections, according to near final results.

Portugal struggles to rise from the ashes of its deadliest fire

Pedr - Joaquim Godinho and his wife Edite watch with blank faces and heavy hearts as a bulldozer demolishes the charred remains of their home of nearly 30 years.

Portuguese ex-firefighter jailed for starting 2016 forest fires

Lisbon - A Portuguese former firefighter has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for having started forest fires in central Portugal last year, a regional court announced Tuesday.

Workers strike at VW plant in Portugal

Lisbon - Production at a Volkswagen factory in Portugal was paralysed Wednesday as workers went on strike over plans to introduce a mandatory Saturday shift to allow for production of a new compact SUV model.

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Lisboa - Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.

Portugal arsonists feed wildfire destruction

Lisbon - Portugal's police said Wednesday they had arrested 61 suspected arsonists so far this year, with fires on the rise and figures showing the largest number of people killed in forest blazes since 2003.

Falling tree kills 12 at Portugal religious festival

Lisbon - Twelve people were crushed to death and around 50 injured Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell on them at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Spain sends help to battle Portugal's wildfires

Lisbon - Spanish firefighters and water-dumping aircraft have bolstered Portuguese efforts to gain control of forest fires raging in the centre of the country, the European Commission said Monday.

Firefighters contain huge wildfires in Corsica and Portugal

Sisco - Firefighters managed to contain huge wildfires in Portugal and the French island of Corsica on Saturday, though hot weather meant the risk of them spreading again remained high.

Portugal battling fresh wildfires

Abrantes - Portugal was battling a new rash of forest fires ahead of a weekend of warm temperatures, as authorities warned of further blazes.

Portuguese firefighters gain upper hand against wildfires

Lisboa - Firefighters aided by calmer winds were gaining control of wildfires raging across drought-hit Portugal on Thursday but warned the fire danger remained high in the coming days.

Portugal fires rage as scorching temperatures return

Lisboa - Over 2,600 firefighters battled 62 wildfires raging across Portugal on Thursday, officials said, as the return of scorching heat put an end to the respite after a spate of blazes.

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

Lisbon - Gaping holes on the crumbling walls of an abandoned palace in the heart of Lisbon mark where decorative ceramic tiles have been yanked off, to the displeasure of passing tourists.

Pilot could face homicide charges over Portugal crash landing

Lisbon - A flight instructor and trainee pilot whose small plane killed two people during an emergency landing on a crowded Portuguese beach could face negligent homicide charges, prosecutors said Thursday.

Portugal battles raging forest fires

Vila De Rei - Forest fires raged in the early hours of Thursday in central Portugal, cutting off roads and forcing thousands to flee just a month after deadly blazes left more than 60 people dead.

New blazes break out in fire-ravaged central Portugal

Lisbon - More than 2,000 firefighters were battling forest fires that broke out on Sunday in central Portugal, which was hit by deadly blazes last month.

Ten people injured in new Portugal forest fires

Lisbon - Ten people, including nine firefighters, were injured on Monday as two forest fires raged in central Portugal, emergency services said.

US pullout gives 'global push' to Paris climate deal: UN chief

Lisbon - The US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has given a "global push" to the deal, as other signatories have strongly recommitted to the landmark accord, UN chief Antonio Guterres said Monday.

Portugal makes early 1-billion euro repayment to IMF

Lisbon - Portugal has made an early repayment of one billion euros to the International Monetary Fund and intends to repay a further 2.6 billion euros of bailout loans by August, the government said Friday.As part of a bailout in 2011, Portugal was loaned 29.
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Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
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