Portugal's job market stagnant despite reforms

2015-05-21 19:25

Crane operator Miguel Alves retrained to find a job, encouraged by falling unemployment as the economy emerged from a recession triggered by the 2011 crisis.

Remains of big ancient croc-like creature found

2015-03-24 19:49

Scientists in Portugal have uncovered the fossils of a previously unknown crocodile-like creature that was among the Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago.

Greece must take pill like Portugal - minister

2015-02-06 16:45

Portugal has gone through years of austerity and Greece too must abide by its commitments to its single currency partners and creditors, says a minister.

Portugal invokes measures to stop airline strike

2014-12-19 10:30

The Portuguese government has moved to halt a four-day strike at the TAP national airline, invoking special powers that allow dismissal.

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.


Girl who braved 10m swells for hours, dies

2015-05-07 21:17

A 6-year-old girl who braved 10m waves for hours after a yacht sinking in the mid-Atlantic has died.

Portugal's investors feel cost of bank collapse

2015-03-23 11:00

The collapse of one of Portugal's biggest banks has left 5 000 small investors unprotected by European rules with at least €500m of investments high and dry.

2 Portuguese nationals kidnapped in Mozambique

2015-02-06 08:25

Two Portuguese nationals have been kidnapped in Mozambique's capital Maputo, their embassy says.

Maddie: UK police back in Portugal

2014-12-09 22:22

Portuguese police, observed by their British counterparts, are to begin questioning 11 people over the disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann in 2007.

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.

Portugal in €4.9bn rescue of troubled bank

2014-08-04 08:59

Portugal will spend €4.9bn to rescue its largest listed bank Banco Espirito Santo, testing the eurozone's resilience to another banking crisis.

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