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Portugal's ex-PM appears before judge in corruption case

2014-11-24 18:52

Portugal's former Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates has appeared in court again to answer questions in a tax fraud, corruption and money laundering probe that has shocked the country.

WHO: Legionnaire's outbreak major health emergency

2014-11-12 05:05

An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in Portugal that has killed five people in less than a week constitutes a "major public health emergency", the World Health Organisation warns.

Scotland Yard requests new genetic tests in Maddie case

2014-10-16 05:00

Scotland Yard has asked for new genetic tests to be carried out in their hunt for the missing Madeleine McCann, the head of a Portuguese medical investigation unit said.

New head for Portugal's Novo Banco bank

2014-09-15 10:45

Former Lloyds banker Eduardo Stock da Cunha is to take over the helm at Novo Banco, the "good bank" created after the bailout of stricken Banco Espirito Santo.

Ex-head of crisis-hit BES bank posts €3m bail

2014-08-06 13:10

The former head of Portugal's crisis-hit Banco Espirito Santo, Ricardo Salgado, facing fraud and money-laundering charges, he has posted bail of €3m.

Portugal announces cash injection for BES

2014-08-04 11:30

The European Union has approved a plan to bail out Portugal's ailing Banco Espirito Santo, with the rescue expected to amount to €4.9bn.

Trading suspended in stricken Portugese bank

2014-07-31 10:30

Lisbon stock market authorities have suspended trading in Banco Espirito Santo after the stricken Portuguese bank announced historic losses.

Portugal Telecom warns bank on unpaid debt

2014-07-16 11:23

A key shareholder in stricken Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo has failed to repay a huge debt, putting the banking group at risk of legal action.

Portugal hopes for fresh start at troubled bank

2014-07-15 09:45

Portugal’s troubled Espirito Santo clan has been forced to sell a chunk of the bank it founded and accept independent managers.

McCann searches turn up no evidence

2014-06-12 13:54

Searches of land around the Portuguese resort where British youngster Madeleine McCann vanished in 2007 have turned up no evidence relating to her disappearance, Scotland Yard say.

Police prepare for search in Madeleine McCann case

2014-06-02 12:35

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have cordoned off an area of scrubland near where the British girl vanished seven years ago.

WRC: Ogier wins in Portugal

2014-04-07 14:19

Sebastien Ogier is spearing ahead to keep his lead in the 2014 World Rally championship. Can anyone catch him?

Portugal fights against tax evasion

2014-04-04 13:46

A state lucky draw, offering fancy cars on invoices issued with individual taxpayer numbers, has firmly grabbed the attention of the Portuguese.

New dinosaur discovered, a predator king

2014-03-06 14:59

A new dinosaur species has been discovered in Portugal that dominated the food chain 150 million years ago, the Tyrannosaurus Rex of its time, researchers say.

 

Portugal minister quits over 'golden visas'

2014-11-17 05:00

Portugal's Interior Minister Miguel Macedo has resigned, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption scandal over "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors.

Portugal intercepts Russian bombers

2014-10-31 19:43

Portugal scrambled F-16 jet fighters for the second time this week to intercept Russian bombers in the international air space along its coast.

Portugal's 'good bank' gets new head

2014-09-15 11:45

Former Lloyds banker Eduardo Stock da Cunha is to take over the helm at Novo Banco, the "good bank" created after the bailout of stricken Banco Espirito Santo.

2 men fatally gored by bull at Portuguese festival

2014-09-14 19:08

Authorities say a Portuguese bull-running festival will continue despite the fatal goring of two men by a bull.

BES Angolan unit guarantee to be revoked

2014-08-04 14:43

Angola's central bank has announced "extraordinary overhaul measures" for the local unit of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo.

President ordered BES guarantee - newspaper

2014-07-20 14:24

Angola's president ordered the state to guarantees troubled loans belonging to the Angolan unit of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo, reports a newspaper.

DAX and Lisbon weigh on European shares

2014-07-15 18:00

European stocks have fallen as declining investor morale hit the DAX equity index and worries over Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo weakened the Lisbon market.

Police to question suspects in McCann case

2014-07-01 12:33

Police in Portugal and Britain have refused to comment on a report that they were to begin questioning suspects in the case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann.

Drains searched for Maddie clues - report

2014-06-05 19:01

Police searching an area of scrub land in Portugal close to where Madeleine McCann went missing in 2007, have begun looking inside drains for any clues about her disappearance, reports say.

UK police 'to dig at resort' where Maddie disappeared

2014-05-06 17:14

Portuguese authorities have accepted a request from British police to search land close to the hotel where three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007.

WRC: Ogier wins in Portugal

2014-04-07 11:00

Sebastien Ogier is spearing ahead to keep his lead in the 2014 World Rally championship, making it almost impossible for anyone to catch up after he won the rally in Portugal. But can he keep the pace for nine more races?

Madeleine McCann police seeking sex attacker

2014-03-19 16:22

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann say they are seeking an intruder who sexually assaulted five girls in the region where the toddler was last seen.

McCann police visit Portugal, make no arrests

2014-01-29 21:14

British detectives investigating the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCann have made another visit to the Algarve but no arrests were made, Portuguese police say.

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