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Portugal ex-PM Socrates to stand trial for money laundering

Lisbon - A Portuguese judge cleared the way on Friday for former prime minister Jose Socrates to stand trial for alleged money laundering and falsifying documents, but cleared him of corruption charges in the years-long case.

Jabs in isolation: How a remote Portuguese island dodged Covid

Vila De Rei - Battered by North Atlantic weather and sometimes starved of vital supplies, the tiny Portuguese island of Corvo has a crucial advantage in the fight against the pandemic: its remoteness.

Jabs in isolation: How a remote Portuguese island dodged Covid

Vila De Rei - Battered by North Atlantic weather and sometimes starved of vital supplies, the tiny Portuguese island of Corvo has a crucial advantage in the fight against the pandemic: its remoteness.

Portuguese funeral workers nearing 'breaking point' over Covid deaths

Amadora - Yet another phone call comes in for Artur Palma, who is straining to cope with all the bodies piling up at his suburban Lisbon funeral parlour.

Portugal parliament votes to legalise euthanasia

Lisbon - Portugal's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing medically assisted dying, putting the Catholic-majority country on course to become the fourth in Europe to legalise euthanasia.

Portugal's re-elected president braces for greater role in politics

Lisbon - Portugal's re-elected President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa faces new challenges and a greater role in politics after the unprecedented rise of ultranationalists and the failure of the Socialist government to control a raging Covid pandemic.

Portuguese brave lockdown to re-elect President Rebelo de Sousa

Lisbon - Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won re-election Sunday according to media projections and partial results, after a poll held at the height of the country's coronavirus crisis.

Portugal to elect president with country in lockdown

Lisbon - Portuguese voters will head to the polls to choose a president on Sunday, with the dramatic context of a coronavirus lockdown creating more headlines than the expected re-election of incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Portuguese president tests negative after a Covid positive

Lisbon - Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has now tested negative for coronavirus after a positive test that saw him cancel all public engagements, his office said Tuesday, two weeks before an election he is set to win.

Traditional fishing at Praia de Mira Special

Coimbra - One day I travel in Portugal, one of the two countries on the Iberian Peninsula that I have always wanted to visit. While in Coimbra, the old university city in Portugal, I am looking for the way to get to the old Roman site in nearby Conimbriga.

Virus fears see Fatima pilgrims keep their distance

F - Catholic believers gathered Tuesday for an annual pilgrimage at Portugal's Sanctuary of Fatima where coronavirus restrictions severely cut participants from their usual 300,000.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto faces 90 charges as trial opens

Lisbon - The trial of Rui Pinto, the man behind the "Football Leaks" that exposed shady dealings by leading clubs, players and agents, begins on Friday in Lisbon, with the hacker facing 90 charges.

European legal setback for McCann suspect in rape case

Luxembourg - The German who has become the prime suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann suffered a legal setback Thursday in his attempt to appeal a separate rape conviction.

Greta Thunberg donates million-euro rights prize to green groups

Stockholm - Climate activist Greta Thunberg was on Monday awarded a Portuguese rights award and promptly pledged the million-euro prize to groups working to protect the environment and halt climate change.

With no flights, Argentine sails across Atlantic to see parents

Mar Del Plata - "Mission accomplished!" That joyful declaration came from Juan Manuel Ballestero, an Argentine sailor who, unable to fly home from Portugal due to the pandemic, crossed the ocean alone in his modest sailboat to see his aging parents."I did it!

Portugal starts to emerge from coronavirus lockdown

Lisbon - Portugal will begin to ease its coronavirus lockdown on Monday, with small shops, hair salons and car dealers resuming operations as a state of emergency was lifted after more than six weeks.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto files complaint against Portgual

Lisbon - Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto, the originator of Football Leaks and Luanda Leaks, has filed a complaint with the EU against Portugal, accusing it of non-compliance with European rules on extradition, his lawyers told AFP on Monday.

Portuguese MPs take first step to decriminalising euthanasia

Lisbon - Portugal took a major step towards the decriminalisation of euthanasia on Thursday when lawmakers voted in favour of the first reading of five proposals aimed at changing the law.

Portuguese MPs debate euthanasia decriminalisation

Lisbon - Portuguese lawmakers on Thursday began considering decriminalising euthanasia, a move narrowly rejected two years ago but with a good chance of passing this time around thanks to a parliamentary majority.

Portugal denounces suspension of TAP flights to Venezuela

Lisbon - Lisbon on Tuesday condemned Venezuela's decision to slap a three-month suspension on Portuguese airline TAP for allegedly allowing an uncle of opposition leader Juan Guaido to carry explosives as he traveled with the politician.

Portugal far-right deputy calls for black MP to be 'sent back'

Lisbon - Portugal's only far-right deputy sparked outrage Wednesday after saying a black member of parliament should be "sent back to her country of origin".

Rui Pinto: hacker who targetted football and Angola's 'princess'

Lisbon - Prosecutors in Portugal have denounced him as a criminal hacker, but his supporters describe the man behind the "Luanda Leaks" revelations as a public interest whistleblower.

Portugal under pressure after Angola graft scoop

Lisbon - Graft allegations against Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president, have turned a spotlight on Portugal, the country's former colonial power.

Madonna brings her 'Madame X' European Tour to Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon - On January 14, the "Queen of Pop" Madonna performed in Lisbon as part of the first stop of her "Madame X" European Tour.

Portugal investigating billionaire daughter of Angola ex-president

Lisbon - Portuguese is investigating embezzlement claims against Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter Angola's former president, the prosecutor general's office told AFP Friday.

Portugal police march for better wages

Lisbon - Thousands of Portuguese police officers Thursday marched through Lisbon to demand better pay and conditions in the first major protest since the Socialists were returned to office in elections last month.

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.
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