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Portugal PM seeks to fend off tax controversy

Lisbon - Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Wednesday sought to calm a storm over his late payment of taxes and social security contributions as protesters shouted for him to resign.

Study suggests nose is better than eyes at identifying suspects

The standard method of identifying criminals via the eyewitness lineup may be about to change because a recent study suggests the human nose may be more effective at identifying bad guys than the human eye.

Drone controlled by human brain unveiled in Portugal

Lisbon - A Portuguese company has demonstrated groundbreaking technology that allows people to pilot unmanned aerial drones using brainwaves.

Portugal agrees to treat 13,000 Hepatitis C sufferers for free

Hepatitis C infects over 185 million people worldwide, and while there is no vaccine for the virus causing this liver disease, there is now a treatment. Solvaldi has a cure rate of over 90 percent, but it costs a whopping 24,000 Euros for the cure.

Portuguese parliament votes against gay couples adopting

Lisbon - Portugal's parliament on Thursday rejected draft laws to allow gay couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favour by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever.

US military to close base in Britain in cost-cutting move

Washington - The US military will close a major air base in Britain and withdraw from 14 other installations across Europe as part of a reorganization of forces, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Absences glare again at Ibero-American summit

Veracruz - Latin American nations and their ex-colonial powers, Portugal and Spain, wrapped up a summit Tuesday again marked by major absences, with the leaders of Argentina, Brazil and Cuba shunning the event.

Mexico leader opens summit amid security crisis

Veracruz - Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto opened a summit of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese leaders Monday, turning his attention to diplomacy as he faced anger at home over a security crisis.

Portugal court rejects request to free ex-PM in graft probe

Lisbon - Portugal's top court on Wednesday refused to release ex-premier Jose Socrates, held in preventive custody on corruption allegations, saying his request was "without legal foundation".

Ex-Portuguese PM remanded in custody in fraud case

Lisbon - The detention of Portugal's former prime minister Jose Socrates on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering has set off a new political earthquake in a country already rocked by high-level scandal.

Judge remands Portuguese ex-PM in custody in fraud case

Lisbon - A Portuguese judge on Monday ordered former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates to be remanded in custody on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering.

Portugal's ex-PM returns Monday before judge in tax fraud case

Lisbon - Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates will return before a magistrate on Monday, and will spend a third night in custody following his shock arrest as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering.

Portuguese ex-PM Socrates held in fraud inquiry

Lisbon - Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates was arrested as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the public prosecutor's office announced.

Portugal interior minister resigns over 'golden visas' probe

Lisbon - Portugal's Interior Minister Miguel Macedo resigned Sunday, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption probe linked to "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors.

Ronaldo shines as Portugal edges battle of width against Ghana

In a widely open match between two counterattacking sides, there was no surprise that all three goals were created in wide areas.

USA's Fabian Johnson dominates right flank against Portugal

One of the few pieces of criticism Paulo Bento has received during his tenure as Portuguese manager is his reluctance to adapt.

USA v Portugal — down to the wire

Manaus - Those football fans unlucky enough not to sneak out of the office to catch today's World Cup action between the United States and Portugal are sure to be kicking themselves.

Op-Ed: Portugal will rely on familiarity to end World Cup trophy curse

All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo in Brazil. Ronaldo needs to play at the World Cup as the tournament can't afford to be deprived of the best individual in world football, according to FIFA Ballon d’Or voting.

Portugal marks 40 years since end of dictatorship

Lisbon - It should have been a moment for dual celebrations in Portugal as the 40th anniversary of democracy on Friday coincided with the end of the country's international bailout and its crippling conditions.

Portugal set to end bailout program May 17

Lisbon - Portugal is poised to exit the $108 billion bailout program in May. Politicians are stressing the positive aspects of the exit but austerity programs have left deep scars both in the economy and on the populace.

Portugal says will strip 1.4 bn euros from 2015 budget

Lisbon - Portugal on Tuesday laid out savings designed to strip 1.4 billion euros ($1.9 billion) from its budget in the latest step to trim its public deficit.

Fitch upgrades Portugal's outlook to 'positive'

Paris - Ratings agency Fitch on Friday upgraded its outlook for Portugal to "positive" and maintained the country's credit rating at BB+.

'Ronaldo of knees': surgeon saves football careers

Porto - Renowned as the "Ronaldo of knees", pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.

GlaxoSmithKline vaccine suspended in Portugal

The National Agency for Medicines and Health Products of Portugal decided to suspend the administration of British vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline's vaccine Infanrix Tetra following the report of adverse reactions.

Madeleine McCann police seek lone sex attacker

London - Detectives investigating the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal said Wednesday they were looking for a lone intruder who sexually abused five girls during break-ins at holiday homes.The tanned, dark-haired man is suspected of br...

Merkel 'extraordinarily impressed' by Portgual's reforms

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she was "extraordinarily impressed" by Portugal's reform efforts as she met the bailed-out eurozone country's prime minister.Merkel told a joint press conference with Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coeh...

Decrepit homes, crumbling shops: this Portugal tour starts here

Porto - Forget the ornate cathedrals, the glitzy bars or gourmet restaurants.

Warning bells as Portugal urged to exit bailout without buffer

Lisbon - With Portugal's 78-billion-euro IMF-EU aid programme about to come to an end, its creditors are not only expecting the country to exit its massive bailout on May 17, but urging it to do so without a safety net.Analysts however warned that it is too soo...

Huge new dinosaur in Portugal was predator king

Washington - A new dinosaur species discovered in Portugal dominated the food chain 150 million years ago -- the Tyrannosaurus Rex of its time, researchers said.

Barroso urges Portugal to exit bailout without safety net

Lisbon - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called Monday for Portugal to continue with fiscal austerity so it can exit its international bailout without a safety net."It is clear that a precautionary programme would provide more guarantees and s...
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