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Portugal: Country in southwestern Europe
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.


Neanderthals hunted marine life [Video]

Neanderthals hunted marine life

Research published in the journal Science has found that Neanderthals living on the coast of Portugal ate a variety of seafood.

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Euro 2020 postponement receives 100% backing by nations - UEFA [Video]

Euro 2020 postponement receives 100% backing by nations - UEFA

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirms that Euro 2020 will be postponed for one year.

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Euro 2020 postponed over coronavirus - UEFA [Video]

Euro 2020 postponed over coronavirus - UEFA

Ceferin confirms that Euro 2020 will be postponed

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Euro 2020 soccer tournament postponed until 2021 [Video]

Euro 2020 soccer tournament postponed until 2021

Soccer's 2020 European Championship has been postponed for a year as the world fights to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. The news was first broken by the Norwegian FA who tweeted after..

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Flamengo coach tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

Flamengo coach tests positive for coronavirus

Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus tests positive for coronavirus, but will take a second test to confirm the first.

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Portugal's economic resurgence leaves its citizens behind [Video]

Portugal's economic resurgence leaves its citizens behind

Having left austerity behind, Portugal is now a shining example of economic recovery - a demand stimulus policy based on the real estate market and tourism. However, good results hide a darker..

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Afghan refugee dreams of boxing in Olympics [Video]

Afghan refugee dreams of boxing in Olympics

A young Afghan refugee living in Portugal is attempting to achieve in 10 months what normally takes years of preparation - qualifying to box in the Olympics. Libby Hogan reports.

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Portugal is a step closer to legalising euthanasia [Video]

Portugal is a step closer to legalising euthanasia

Portugal is a step closer to legalising euthanasia

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'This EU budget proposal is bad,' Portugal's PM António Costa tells Euronews [Video]

'This EU budget proposal is bad,' Portugal's PM António Costa tells Euronews

'This EU budget proposal is bad,' Portugal's PM António Costa tells Euronews

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 07:50Published
Moussa Marega wants to leave recent racism incident behind - Porto coach [Video]

Moussa Marega wants to leave recent racism incident behind - Porto coach

Sergio Conceicao says striker Moussa Marega wants to move on after being the subject of racial abuse.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:23Published
Big wave surfing event marred by serious accident [Video]

Big wave surfing event marred by serious accident

Surfer Alex Botelho is taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious during a big wave event in Nazare.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:22Published
Terrifying accident overshadows surfing tournament [Video]

Terrifying accident overshadows surfing tournament

Big wave surfer Alex Botelho of Portugal was rushed to hospital on Tuesday (February 11) after being involved in a serious accident during the Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge. Clip courtesy of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

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Lisbon court seizes NOS shares held by Angola's dos Santos

Sonaecom, sub-holding of Portugal's Sonae, said on Saturday evening a Lisbon court seized shares in telecommunications firm NOS of a holding company it co-owned with former first-daughter and Angolan..
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Portugal's coronavirus cases grow, half a million workers at risk of lay off

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Portugal pushed past the 10,000 mark on Saturday, while government data showed more than half a million Portuguese workers were at risk of being temporarily laid off due..
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EU approves coronavirus state support for Portugal, Poland, Greece

The European Commission has approved a series of multi-billion-euro state support packages for Greece, Poland and Portugal to help soften the economic impact of the coronavirus through grants and loan..
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Portugal tightens Easter travel restrictions due to coronavirus

Portugal's government tightened restrictions on movement to stop the spread of the coronavirus during the normally busy Easter holiday period, closing all airports to commercial flights and banning..
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Portugal suspends rents, worries surface over post-pandemic housing crisis

Portugal's parliament approved on Thursday the suspension of rents for vulnerable households and cash-strapped small firms during the coronavirus outbreak, but rights groups warned that the measure..
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Portugal extends state of emergency to halt spread of coronavirus

Portugal's parliament approved the extension of a state of emergency by another 15 days on Thursday to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as the number of deaths from the disease rose over 200.
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Portugal prepares to extend state of emergency as deaths rise to 187

Portugal's government cleared the way on Wednesday for extending the state of emergency by 15 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus as the number of deaths from the disease nears 200.
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Portugal PM says virus restrictions could last months, deaths rise to 187

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Wednesday that the country may be facing "one, two, three months" of restrictions on movement of people, as the number those who have died from the..
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Portuguese immigration officers arrested on suspicion of killing Ukrainian

Portuguese police said on Monday they had detained three immigration officers on suspicion of killing a 40-year-old Ukrainian man who attempted to enter Portugal illegally through Lisbon's airport..
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Madeira to limit passengers allowed to disembark on islands to 100 per week

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, said it would limit the number of people allowed to enter its islands to 100 per week from Tuesday onwards, with freed up hotel space used to quarantine..
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Portugal to treat migrants as residents during coronavirus crisis

All foreigners in Portugal with pending applications will be treated as permanent residents from Monday until at least July 1, authorities said on Saturday, to ensure migrants have access to public..
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Care homes in Portugal fear they will be ravaged by coronavirus

The plight of elderly residents in a care home in northern Portugal has prompted the government to send in the army to avert what desperate staff fear could be a disaster in the making.
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Portugal announces new measures to help firms, families through coronavirus crisis

Portugal's government announced on Thursday a set new measures to help families and companies cope with the coronavirus outbreak, including a six-month suspension of the payment of loan installments.
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An online lifeline in Portugal for old ventilators amid coronavirus crisis

As hospitals struggle to cope with a shortage of life-saving ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, a group of volunteers from Portugal launched on Tuesday evening a unique platform hoping to bring..
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Portugal's death toll from coronavirus doubles to 12

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Portugal doubled overnight to 12, the country's national health authority DGS said on Saturday.
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Portugal restricts movement to stem coronavirus, rules out rationing

Portugal's government told people to stay indoors but assured them there would be enough food on the shelves as a nationwide state of emergency to combat the coronavirus outbreak began on Thursday.
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Spain turns back cars from land borders as coronavirus death toll nears 500

Spain set up police checks at its land borders with France and Portugal on Tuesday and turned back foreigners attempting to enter, part of strict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in..
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Holidaymakers isolated at Portuguese hotel after guest tests positive for coronavirus

Holidaymakers at a hotel on the Portuguese island of Madeira were being isolated after a Dutch guest tested positive for the coronavirus, the regional government said on Tuesday.
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Portugal confirms first coronavirus death, says more to come

Portugal on Monday reported its first coronavirus death and said more were expected, as it stepped up efforts to curb the infection by suspending passenger air and rail traffic with neighboring Spain.
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Portugal confirms country's first death from coronavirus

Portugal's Health Minister Marta Temido said an 80-year-old man died of the coronavirus on Monday - the country's first fatality since the epidemic began.
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Portugal, Spain suspend passenger air, rail traffic due to coronavirus

Portugal's Interior Minister Eduardo Cabrita said on Monday that all passenger air and rail traffic with neighbouring Spain will be suspended until April 15 from 2300 GMT on Monday due to the..
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Tourism between Spain, Portugal to be suspended due to coronavirus: Portuguese government

Spain and Portugal will agree to place restrictions on tourism between the two countries from Monday to curb the spread of coronavirus, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Sunday.
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Morocco halts flights with Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Portugal

Morocco suspended flights to and from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said on Saturday.
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Parents want more child care cash as coronavirus shuts schools in Portugal

A few hours after Portugal ordered schools to close next week due to the coronavirus outbreak, parents taking their kids to the last day of classes on Friday said they were relieved on health grounds..
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Portugal orders schools, night clubs shut due to coronavirus

Portugal's government ordered on Thursday to shut down all schools nation-wide starting on Monday to contain the coronavirus epidemic until further evaluation on April 9, Prime Minister Antonio Costa..
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Brazil's Azul cuts flights to Portugal, Florida due to coronavirus: CEO

Brazil's third-largest carrier Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras SA will reduce the number of its flights to Portugal and to Florida due to the risks of the coronavirus outbreak, its chief executive..
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Portugal suspends Italy flights due to coronavirus

Portugal on Tuesday suspended all passenger flights to and from Italy for 14 days starting on Wednesday as a preventative measure to stem the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus fears pressure Portugal's tourism-dependent economy

Portugal's tourism industry is already feeling the impact of coronavirus even though it still has few local cases, with 60% of hotels in the southern Algarve region reporting cancellations and..
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Portugal's president in 'exemplary' self-isolation, tests negative for coronavirus

Shouting down to reporters from his first-floor balcony, Portugal's president declared on Monday that he would remain in voluntary quarantine for two weeks despite testing negative for coronavirus, as..
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes Madeira Islands in Portugal, no injuries: EMSC

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck the Madeira Islands, an autonomous region of Portugal and popular holiday spot, on Saturday evening, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
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Portugal registers first two cases of coronavirus: health minister

Portugal registered its first two cases of the new coronavirus on Monday, both in people who had recently returned from abroad, Health Minister Marta Temido told a news conference.
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Pro-euthanasia bills get green light in Portugal, negotiations ahead

The decriminalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide is a step closer to becoming a reality in Portugal after lawmakers approved a set of bills on Thursday, a move applauded by many but opposed by..
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Venezuela suspends flights from Portugal's TAP after Guaido flight

Venezuela said on Monday it would suspend TAP Air Portugal flights into and out of the country for 90 days, accusing the carrier of allowing opposition leader Juan Guaido's uncle to bring explosives..
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Cyprus, Portugal among states rebuked by EU over delays in money-laundering reforms

The European Commission has sent legal warnings to Cyprus, Portugal, the Netherlands and five other EU states over their delays in applying new anti-money laundering rules adopted at European Union..
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Portugal prosecutor orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos accounts

Portugal's public prosecutor said on Tuesday it had ordered the seizure of Portuguese bank accounts belonging to Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation in Angola.
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Portugal government tackles foreign trash issue amid wave of indignation

Reacting to people who spoke out against trash from other countries being dumped in Portuguese landfills, the Socialist government announced on Monday it would adopt urgent measures to tackle the..
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Portugal minister condemns far-right MP's attack on black colleague

Portugal's justice minister condemned parliament's sole far-right lawmaker on Wednesday for a social media post in which he called for a black fellow MP with dual Portuguese-Guinean citizenship to be..
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ECB's Enria blames legislative 'mess' for dos Santos fiasco

The euro zone's top bank supervisor blamed a "mess" of diverging laws across the bloc on Tuesday for the European Central Bank's failure to stop Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, who is suspected..
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Spain, Portugal work to repatriate nationals from coronavirus-hit Wuhan

The governments of Spain and Portugal are working with China and the European Union to repatriate their nationals from the Wuhan area struck by the coronavirus, the two countries' foreign ministers..
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Angola may ask Portugal to seize dos Santos' assets, says prosecutor

Angola may ask Portuguese authorities to seize assets belonging to billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation at home, Angola's attorney general..
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Angola's beleaguered Isabel dos Santos to offload stake in Portugal's Efacec

Portugal's engineering firm Efacec Power Solutions said on Friday Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who owns a controlling stake, had decided to withdraw from the..
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Portugal investigates firms co-owned by dos Santos; Angola may seek arrest warrant

Portugal's market watchdog has launched inquiries into various firms where Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos holds stakes, after Angola's chief prosecutor said she could face an international..
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Portugal's market regulator launches inquiries following Luanda Leaks

Portugal's market regulator has launched inquiries into auditors and companies including oil group Galp and telecoms firm NOS following the release of files on Angola's former first daughter Isabel dos..
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Madonna apologizes to fans after canceling another stop on her Madame X tour

Madonna apologized to fans after canceling another scheduled tour stop on her Madame X tour, this time in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Portugal probes Angola leaks as Eurobic bank distances itself from dos Santos

Portuguese authorities said on Monday they had started looking into media leaks concerning Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, while a small bank said it had decided to put an end to commercial..
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Brazilian surfer Felipe Cesarano rides monster 60-foot wave in Portugal

Brazilian surfer Felipe "Gordo" Cesarano was unharmed after being flattened by a giant wave at Nazare in Portugal.
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Eight killed in days of storms buffeting Spain and Portugal

Two powerful storms that struck Spain and Portugal in quick succession over the past three days have killed at least eight people and caused widespread flooding and damage.
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