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.

Wildfires in Spain, more than 1 000 evacuated

2015-07-05 17:22

More than 1 000 residents have been evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon where a wildfire is spreading through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave.

Scorching temperatures prompt Portugal to issue health alert

2015-06-29 15:21

Portuguese health authorities have issued a weather alert, advising the public to take extra care as temperatures are forecast to exceed 40°C in some southern parts of the country.

3 Dutch tourists killed in Portugal bus crash

2015-06-18 12:41

Three Dutch tourists have been killed and at least 29 people injured after their bus crashed in southern Portugal, officials say.

Sustainable fishing could produce more fish

2015-06-10 19:00

Research shows global sustainable fishery policies could raise profits in the sector, boost the number of fish in the oceans and provide more food.

Portugal, like Europe, loses hunger for reform

2015-05-25 19:24

Celebrated among Europe's elite as a model of how to reform an economy after a debt binge, Portugal's enthusiasm for change has waned as Europe loses its appetite for further belt-tightening.

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.


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.

Spain, Portugal bake in heatwave

2015-06-29 16:55

Temperatures have soared above 40°C across Spain and Portugal prompting heat alerts, raising the risk of wildfires and drawing crowds to beaches and fountains.

Portugal pilots warned of 70 000 homing pigeons

2015-06-20 16:21

Pilots in Portugal have been advised to fly with special care after 70 000 homing pigeons were released in Spain to participate in a race back to their homes in Portugal.

Portuguese town will give parents €5 000 for every new baby

2015-06-11 10:44

Rather than turn into a ghost town, one Portuguese village facing an exodus of young adults and dwindling birth rates came up with an answer: pay parents €5 000 for every new baby.

Portugal makes record cocaine seizure off Azores

2015-05-29 20:18

Portuguese police have seized 1.15 tons of cocaine hidden on a boat near Faial island in the Azores, in the biggest seizure of its kind in the archipelago, authorities say.

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.

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