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Portugal: Republic 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.


Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism - and hard currency

Portuguese architect Tania Monteiro and her husband are almost alone as they tour Sudan's pyramids, a world-class attraction long neglected by the world.
Reuters - Published

New Lisbon airport gets green light from environment watchdog

Portugal's environmental agency has given the green light for a new airport in Lisbon, but only if the project meets certain conditions, including measures to reduce noise and protect wildlife.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Portugal

Ronaldo, Messi, van Dijk, Bronze, Rapinoe amongst Ballon d'Or nominees [Video]Ronaldo, Messi, van Dijk, Bronze, Rapinoe amongst Ballon d'Or nominees

Ballon d'Or nominees announced as reigning champion Luka Modric fails to make shortlist dominated by Premier League players.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:56Published

American surfer Kolohe Andino qualifies for Tokyo Olympics [Video]American surfer Kolohe Andino qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Surfers Kolohe Andino and Kanoa Igarashi qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:14Published

Spain accused of stealing Portugal's water by environmental group [Video]Spain accused of stealing Portugal's water by environmental group

Spanish accused of violating a decades-old agreement with Portugal.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:55Published

Portugal election results: 5 key points [Video]Portugal election results: 5 key points

Socialist Antonio Costa wins another term. But what else did we learn from Portugal's parliamentary election?

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published

Portugal votes in parliamentary elections: latest updates [Video]Portugal votes in parliamentary elections: latest updates

Across the EU, radical new parties and far-right populists are reshaping the political landscape. But that’s not the case in Portugal.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:28Published

Socialists set to keep power as Portugal votes [Video]Socialists set to keep power as Portugal votes

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa looks set for victory in the country's election, though will likely need the support of other parties. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Portugal parliamentary election 2019: Who are the main parties? [Video]Portugal parliamentary election 2019: Who are the main parties?

Portugal is holding its general election on October 6, with more than 20 political forces in the running. But who's who?

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

António Costa: Portugal's Prime Minister in profile [Video]António Costa: Portugal's Prime Minister in profile

Antonio Costa

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:21Published

'Less computer, more football' - Ceferin's advice for children [Video]'Less computer, more football' - Ceferin's advice for children

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin encourages children to play more football and spend less time on computers at an event in Slovenia.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:36Published

Britons march in southern Spain ahead of Brexit [Video]Britons march in southern Spain ahead of Brexit

Dozens of Britons marched through the southern Spanish city of Malaga on Sunday (September 22) to register their concerns about their uncertain status as Britain prepares to leave the European Union...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published


Portuguese parliament passes government legislative program

Portugal's parliament passed a four-year legislative program proposed by the government, giving Prime Minister Antonio Costa authority to govern in his second term.
Reuters - Published

Riding the waves of Nazaré with Garrett McNamara

A place in Portugal offers chances to surf record-breaking waves. One world-class surfer tells Anderson Cooper what those waves are like.
CBS News - Published

Too far to the right, Portugal lawmaker gets own parliament door

Portugal's parliament has agreed to open a dedicated entrance to the benches for its only far-right lawmaker after rival politicians complained letting him through was too bothersome.
Reuters - Published

Portugal's new cabinet list approved; Centeno keeps finance job

Portugal's president accepted the line-up of a new minority Socialist government on Tuesday, with Mario Centeno, the mastermind behind the country's first balanced budget in over four decades, keeping..
Reuters - Published

Portugal amends returnee program in bid to attract more citizens home

Portugal's government on Tuesday eased some requirements in its program that aims to draw home at least 1,500 Portuguese emigrants, after only 71 people took up the offer in the first two months since..
Reuters - Published

Britons return as Portugal's booming tourism sector shakes off slowdown fears

Portugal's booming tourism sector shook off fears of a slowdown this year, data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) showed on Monday, with the number of British visitors on the rise after a..
Reuters - Published

Portugal's far-left open to working with new minority Socialist government

Portugal's far-left parties said on Wednesday that they were willing to work with a new minority Socialist government, with the Communists open to cooperating on a case-by-case basis and the Left Bloc..
Reuters - Published

Portugal president asks Socialist Costa to form government

Portugal's president on Tuesday invited caretaker Prime Minister Antonio Costa to form a new government after his center-left Socialists won Sunday's election, expanding their parliamentary..
Reuters - Published

Portugal president seeks swift talks on premier after Socialist win

Portugal's president will consult the main political parties on Tuesday so as to have a prime minister-designate in place without delay to tackle issues such as Brexit following the Socialists' victory..
Reuters - Published

Portugal's ruling Socialists win election but fall short of outright majority

Portugal's ruling Socialists won Sunday's parliamentary election but fell short of an outright majority, meaning Prime Minister Antonio Costa will need to negotiate a new deal with one or both of his..
Reuters - Published

Portugal's PM Costa says won election, to stick to pact with far-left

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa said his Socialist party had won Sunday's parliamentary election and that Portuguese voters had shown they wanted to stick to the past four years' pact with..
Reuters - Published

Portugal's Socialists claim election victory

Portugal's ruling Socialists had "a great victory" in Sunday's parliamentary election and will seek to form a stable government for four years of the legislature, senior Socialist lawmaker Ana Catarina..
Reuters - Published

Portugal PM set for election win without majority: exit polls

The ruling Socialists won Sunday's parliamentary election with more votes than four years ago but will still likely fall short of having an outright majority, exit polls showed.
Reuters - Published

Ruling Socialists likely to come out on top in Portuguese election

Portugal voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to hand victory to Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists but without an outright majority, leaving the fate of potential allies as the main..
Reuters - Published

Ruling Socialists seen as favorites as Portugal votes

Portugal began voting on Sunday in an election that Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists are expected to win without an outright majority, leaving the fate of potential allies as the main..
Reuters - Published

Portugal heads to polls, Socialists set to remain in power

Portugal's center-left Socialists are expected to retain power and win more parliament seats in general elections on Sunday, after four years of economic growth, but still fall short of an outright..
Reuters - Published

Portugal PM's party holds strong lead before Sunday's election

Portugal's ruling Socialists remained strong favorites to win Sunday's election, gaining more parliament seats than four years ago but falling short of an outright majority, the last batch of opinion..
Reuters - Published

Portugal votes on Sunday. What comes next?

Portugal is heading to a parliamentary election on Sunday with Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists set to win, according to opinion polls, but without an outright majority, after four years of..
Reuters - Published

In austerity-scarred Portugal, fiscal discipline is a vote winner

Portugal's Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to retain power at Sunday's parliamentary election with a pledge that looks like an unlikely vote-winner for western Europe's poorest country - no..
Reuters - Published

Portugal PM's party leads for Sunday election, but race heats up

Portugal's ruling Socialists maintained their lead position ahead of Sunday's election in an opinion poll published on Wednesday, but remained short of a majority, while support for the main opposition..
Reuters - Published

Europe's loneliest far-right party losing election battle in Portugal

Waving Portuguese flags, leaders of the far-right National Renovation Party (PNR) waited for more people to turn up at a mid-September rally in Lisbon, but their patriotic chants fell on deaf ears.
Reuters - Published

Portugal's Azores brace for impact of category 4 hurricane Lorenzo

As hurricane Lorenzo moves closer, Portugal's Azores archipelago is bracing for strong winds, heavy rain and towering waves and the country's meteorology agency IPMA said there was more than an 80%..
Reuters - Published

Portugal sets aside 150 million euros to offer credit to firms hit by Thomas Cook collapse

The Portuguese government has earmarked 150 million euros ($164 million) worth of credit to help local companies affected by the collapse of British travel firm Thomas Cook, the cabinet said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Former Portuguese minister to face trial over weapons theft cover-up

Portugal's former Defence Minister Jose Azeredo Lopes will face trial over his alleged role in a suspected army cover-up of a theft of weapons from a military base more than two years ago, the public..
Reuters - Published

Portugal court jails British pensioners for cocaine cruise

A Portuguese court jailed a British pensioner couple for eight years on Thursday for smuggling nine kilos of cocaine into Europe in their luggage on a luxury cruise from the Caribbean.
Reuters - Published

Soccer player gunned down in latest Amsterdam violence

A former Dutch professional footballer who played for clubs in Portugal, Hungary and England has been shot dead in the latest violence to afflict Amsterdam, police said.
Reuters - Published

Portugal Socialists' hefty lead narrows in new poll for Oct.6 election

Portugal's ruling Socialists lost some ground in an opinion poll released on Monday, cutting short their months-long surge three weeks before a parliamentary election, but maintained a strong lead over..
Reuters - Published

Portugal's Socialists extend lead for October 6 election: survey

Portugal's ruling Socialists extended their lead in a new opinion poll ahead of an Oct. 6 parliamentary election, and were also well ahead of the opposition in another survey published on Friday,..
Reuters - Published

Portugal parliament condemns plan for dictatorship museum

Portugal's parliament voted on Wednesday to condemn a plan by a the hometown of the late dictator Antonio Oliveira Salazar to open a museum dedicated to his New State regime after complaints from..
Reuters - Published

Portuguese police bust darknet-based counterfeit cash network

Portugal has broken up a counterfeit money ring that used dark websites to sell fake banknotes in exchange for virtual currency, arresting five people including the suspected kingpin who was extradited..
Reuters - Published

Firefighting helicopter crashes in Portugal, pilot killed

A light helicopter crashed on Thursday while combating a wildfire in northern Portugal, killing its pilot who had earlier dropped off a crew of firefighters near the blaze, emergency services officials..
Reuters - Published

What's it like to surf a 78-foot wave?

This week on 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper visits Nazare, Portugal, home to some of the largest waves in the world. That's where surfer Garrett McNamara rode a 78-foot swell, a world record at the time...
CBS News - Published

Portugal poll suggests PM would win majority in October 6 election

Portugal's ruling Socialists have extended their big lead in an opinion poll five weeks before an Oct. 6 parliamentary election, the latest edition of the survey showed on Saturday, suggesting Prime..
Reuters - Published

Anderson Cooper hits 30-foot waves (sort of)

Correspondent Anderson Cooper wanted to get a feel for the water as he and his producer profiled surfer Garrett McNamara for this week's 60 Minutes. The record-breaking waves in Nazare, Portugal aren't..
CBS News - Published

Portugal PM rules out coalition government after October election

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has ruled out a coalition government with the hard left if, as expected, his governing Socialist Party wins an Oct. 6 election but falls shy of a parliamentary..
Reuters - Published

Watch a Portuguese soccer team score a goal 13 seconds into match ... without touching ball

Sporting Clube de Portugal's U-17 team managed to score a goal 13 seconds into its match against União Almeirim without touching the ball.
USATODAY.com - Published

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers call off strike to negotiate

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers voted on Sunday to call off an indefinite strike, with their union agreeing to negotiate with employers in government-brokered talks due on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Portugal's striking fuel-tanker drivers ready to talk to employers

Portugal's striking fuel-tanker drivers said on Wednesday they were ready to sit down with employers, in what appeared to be the first conciliatory gesture in an industrial stoppage that has led to..
Reuters - Published

Portugal government orders striking fuel drivers back to work

Portugal's government ordered striking fuel-tanker workers back to work in some parts of the country on Monday after fuel supplies ran low at locations including Lisbon airport despite measures to..
Reuters - Published

Portugal's fuel drivers strike, government calls in police

The Portuguese government imposed fuel rationing at petrol stations and called in police drivers to deliver fuel on Monday to prevent a strike by hauliers from paralyzing the country at the height of..
Reuters - Published

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers vote to go ahead with strike

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers voted on Saturday to strike from Monday for an indefinite period, raising fears about the impact on the country's tourism-dependent economy during the busy summer season.
Reuters - Published

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