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Portugal's Guterres strengthens lead in race to be UN chief

2016-09-09 21:01

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres has strengthened his lead in the race to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a fourth straw poll by the UN Security Council, diplomats said.

Portugal's Guterres still leads race to be UN chief

2016-08-30 12:46

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held, diplomats say.

Wildfires spare Marseille, danger high elsewhere

2016-08-11 16:25

Authorities say wind-whipped fires were no longer threatening the French city of Marseille, but hundreds of people remain evacuated.

1000s of firefighters battle forest blazes in Portugal

2016-08-08 18:35

More than 4 400 firefighters are battling hundreds of forest blazes of varying sizes across Portugal as the annual summer wildfire season hits a peak.

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WATCH: Lisbon erupts after Portugal's Euro 2016 win

Watch as the streets of Lisbon erupt in song and dance as Portugal claimed their maiden UEFA Euro Championship title, with an extra-time goal against hosts France. Éder came on in the 79th minute to score the match-winning goal.

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SA citizens need more visa-free deals to up global ranking

2016-06-17 13:21

SA, which ranks 89th on an index that measures the quality of a nationality, should boost visa-free travel status for its citizens to imrpove its ranking, says an expert.

WRC: Meeke seals Portugal Rally win

2016-05-23 08:01

Britain's Kris Meeke returned from a two-rally absence to win the 2016 Portugal Rally.

Ex-CIA agent loses appeal against extradition

2016-04-26 19:59

Portugal's Constitutional Court has rejected a former CIA operative's appeal against her extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her part in the US extraordinary renditions programme, a court official says.

CaixaBank launches full takeover of BPI

2016-04-18 19:30

Spain's CaixaBank has announced its second takeover bid in just over a year for the 56% of Portugal's fourth-biggest bank BPI that it does not already control.

12 Portuguese killed in French minibus crash

2016-03-25 13:56

Twelve Portuguese passengers, including a seven-year-old girl, died when their minibus collided with a heavy truck on a highway in central France known locally as "the road of death".

 

Firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal, Spain

2016-09-07 23:15

Thousands of firefighters in Spain and Portugal have been battling blazes that threatened locals and tourists, as authorities hoped that the arrival of cooler weather would help tame the flames.

5 insane Instagram car clips that will make your week

2016-08-19 09:20

From a motorcycle that transforms into a jet ski to Cristiano Ronaldo's new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. Check out the best Instagram car clips of the week.

Three killed as fires ravage Madeira

2016-08-10 23:27

Three people have been killed, two seriously hurt and around a thousand forced to flee overnight as fires ravaged the Portuguese holiday island of Madeira.

Car-nage: Music festival fire burns hundreds of cars

2016-08-04 12:16

The parking lot of an open-air music festival in Portugal resembles a vehicle graveyard after a wildfire gutted 422 cars. Warning - graphic vehicle destruction.

Portugal tourism booms as terror strikes around Mediterranean

2016-06-30 19:00

Instability and violence in the Mediterranean's former top tourist destinations are proving a boon to Portugal's Algarve region.

Ex-CIA agent waiting to be extradited to Italy

2016-06-08 17:49

A former CIA agent says she will be extradited to Italy to serve a prison sentence for her part in the US extraordinary renditions programme after Portugal's Constitutional Court rejected her final appeal.

WATCH: Rally driver escapes after car crashes in flames

2016-05-23 07:45

WRC driver Hayden Paddon escaped unharmed after his Hyundai overturned and burst into flames in a harrowing exit at the Portugal Rally.

Maddie's parents lose Lisbon libel case on appeal

2016-04-19 20:02

A lawyer for the parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann say an appeals court has overturned the libel conviction of a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance.

Ex-CIA agent in last ditch appeal against return

2016-04-11 19:52

A court official says a former CIA operative has lodged an appeal at Portugal's Constitutional Court against her extradition to Italy.

12 killed as minibus collides with truck in France

2016-03-25 09:35

Twelve people have been killed when the minibus they were travelling in collided with a heavy truck in Allier, central France, local authorities say.

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