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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".

20 new Unesco biosphere reserves

2016-03-20 17:42

The United Nation's cultural body Unesco has added 20 new sites to its network of protected biosphere nature reserves, including two in Canada and two in Portugal.

Angola VP implicated in Portugal graft probe

2016-02-25 21:56

Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente has been directly implicated in a corruption probe in Portugal which triggered the arrest of a magistrate this week.

Portugal's outgoing president vetoes gay adoption rights

2016-01-25 20:47

Outgoing Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva has vetoed the introduction of adoption rights for homosexual parents, saying children's welfare had to take absolute priority.

Portuguese government collapses

2015-11-10 22:03

The government of Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho is on its way out - just six weeks after re-election - after losing a no-confidence vote.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top countries to have a second home

2015-07-17 00:41

Out of the 19 residence programmes reviewed, Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Programme has emerged as the world’s best residence-by-investment programme.

 

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.

Angolan vice-president denies Portugal graft claims

2016-03-03 12:30

Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente has denied any involvement in a corruption case that triggered the arrest of a Portuguese magistrate last month.

Weather causes havoc in Spain, Portugal

2016-02-14 21:02

Rescue services are searching for two missing people after heavy rainfall and strong winds damaged buildings and blocked roads in northern Spain and Portugal.

Portugal starts voting in key presidential ballot

2016-01-24 12:30

Portuguese voters have begun voting to choose their president, in an election being closely watched in Brussels as the country recovers from a $85bn bailout.

UK police scale back hunt for missing Maddie

2015-10-28 21:40

Scotland Yard is dramatically scaling back its investigation into the 2007 disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann while on a family holiday in Portugal.

‘Golden visa’ freeze in Portugal won’t last - expert

2015-07-16 23:31

Portugal’s freeze on “golden visas” this week will likely thaw out swiftly, according to a leader in the foreign residency and citizenship sector.

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