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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.

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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.
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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..
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Videos for Portugal

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

Ronaldo trains with Portugal for key Euro 2020 qualifiers [Video]Ronaldo trains with Portugal for key Euro 2020 qualifiers

Cristiano Ronaldo trains with Portugal's squad for two Euro 2020 qualifiers as the defending champions look to improve on their slow start in Group B.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:52Published

Cristiano Ronaldo named player of the year at Quinas Awards [Video]Cristiano Ronaldo named player of the year at Quinas Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo is named player of the year at Portugal’s Quinas Awards

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Jorge Fonseca wins gold and becomes Portugal's first Judo World Champion [Video]Jorge Fonseca wins gold and becomes Portugal's first Judo World Champion

The gold medal match in the -100kg category was between the 2018 world bronze medallist Niyaz Ilyasov and world tour veteran Jorge Fonseca with Fonseca coming out on top.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:00Published

Ronaldo and Felix named in Portugal squad for Euro qualifiers [Video]Ronaldo and Felix named in Portugal squad for Euro qualifiers

Portugal manager Fernando Santos on Thursday (August 29) named his squad for crucial upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Serbia on September 7 and Lithuania three days later.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:46Published

Court grants Ryanair injunction to stop Irish pilot strike [Video]Court grants Ryanair injunction to stop Irish pilot strike

The Irish High Court on Wednesday granted Ryanair an injunction to prevent its Dublin-based pilots from going on strike later this week. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Ryanair strikes: Cabin crew walk out in Portugal, Spain but Ireland pilot dispute halted [Video]Ryanair strikes: Cabin crew walk out in Portugal, Spain but Ireland pilot dispute halted

Cabin crew are to strike at 13 bases across Spain for 10 days in September in a dispute over job cuts. A walkout in Portugal began on Wednesday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:46Published

Watch: Russia takes first place at International Fireworks Festival [Video]Watch: Russia takes first place at International Fireworks Festival

The winning 10-minute performance was inspired by theatre, with elements of ballet and opera. With eight countries competing, Portugal and Italy came second and third.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Portugal Is Using Goats To Prevent Wildfires, But There's A Catch [Video]Portugal Is Using Goats To Prevent Wildfires, But There's A Catch

In the era of climate change, Portugal has been ravaged by wildfires of increasing severity and duration. According to Gizmodo Earther, they're turning to goats in the hopes of limiting potential fuel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores [Video]Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, remained stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Truck drivers in Portugal strike over pay conditions [Video]Truck drivers in Portugal strike over pay conditions

Truck drivers in Portugal are striking over pay conditions and authorities in the country are predicting food shortages and the possibility of petrol stations running out of fuel.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:18Published

Anti-fascist protests in Portugal as European far-right groups attend a conference [Video]Anti-fascist protests in Portugal as European far-right groups attend a conference

As a meeting of far-right groups from across Europe took place in Lisbon protesters outside said the conference should not have been allowed to take place

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

Why Millennials Are Going Absolutely Gaga Over Lisbon [Video]Why Millennials Are Going Absolutely Gaga Over Lisbon

Business Insider reports Lisbon, Portugal, is the most popular travel destination for millennials. Millennials love Lisbon for its architecture and neighborhoods that charm by day and buzz at night...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Angry fans to sue after Ronaldo sits out Juventus friendly in Seoul [Video]Angry fans to sue after Ronaldo sits out Juventus friendly in Seoul

South Korean soccer fans take legal action against the organisers of a Juventus pre-season friendly following the non-appearance of Cristiano Ronaldo despite him being contracted to play at least 45..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

Ryanair profit slumps 21% as overcapacity drives fares down [Video]Ryanair profit slumps 21% as overcapacity drives fares down

Ryanair reported a 21% drop in quarterly profit on Monday as overcapacity and a price war in Germany drove ticket prices lower, but the airline kept its profit target for the year unchanged. Ciara Lee..

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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..
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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..
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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..
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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

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..
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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.
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Far-right conference in Lisbon draws hundreds on to streets in protest

Hundreds of activists marched through some of Lisbon's main streets on Saturday in protest at a conference of far-right groups organized by Portugal's Nova Ordem Social which attracted around 65 people..
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Portugal's Socialists lead election poll, but would not win majority

Portugal's ruling Socialists remain favorites to win a parliamentary election in October but will fail to grab an absolute majority, according to a new poll.
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Portugal will listen to new UK government, priority is to avoid hard Brexit

Portugal will listen carefully to Britain's new government under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but the priority is to avoid a no deal Brexit, Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Portugal wildfire under control, firefighters remain on the ground

More than 1,000 firefighters managed to bring a major wildfire in central Portugal under control on Tuesday, and the operation will carry on to avoid reignitions, officials said.
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Strong winds reignite wildfires in central Portugal

More than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires in central Portugal on Monday, forcing the evacuation of several villages as the authorities hoped to limit the number of residents at risk.
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Portuguese fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday, but adverse weather conditions are raising concern they will flare up again.
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Villagers, firefighters battle huge blazes in central Portugal

As flames closed in on villages in central Portugal on Sunday afternoon, locals were forced to take matters into their own hands, protecting their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and..
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Police launch investigation as wildfire sweeps central Portugal

More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday, after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 people injured and prompted authorities to..
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One wildfire remains active in central Portugal, 800 firefighters mobilized

More than 800 firefighters battled on Sunday one wildfire sweeping across central Portugal after being able to control two other blazes that prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village and..
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Portugal says Iranian visas suspended for consulate upgrade

Portugal stopped issuing entry visas for Iranian nationals while it upgrades security at its consulate in Tehran, not because of political issues or any security threats, the Portuguese foreign..
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Portugal suspends visas for Iranians, cites security reasons

Portugal has suspended the issuance of entry visas for Iranian nationals for unspecified security reasons, Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva told a parliamentary committee on Thursday.
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Ex-Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris leaves country amid fraud allegations, lawsuits

Morris and his wife say they plan to fight lawsuits from abroad. He has moved with his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Portugal charges 89 Hells Angels after Lisbon attack last year

Portuguese prosecutors have charged 89 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club with involvement in organized crime, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking, the public prosecutor's office..
Reuters - Published

Portugal PM says open to new alliance with far left

Portugal's prime minister said on Wednesday he is ready to renew his Socialist party's alliance with two far-left parties following a general election in October.
Reuters - Published

Orca gets up close and personal with diver

An orca whale swam close to a diver near the island of Pico, Portugal.
USATODAY.com - Published

Moroccan jailed by Portugal for recruiting for Syrian war

A 65-year-old Moroccan citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted by a Portuguese court of recruiting young people to fight in Syria.
Reuters - Published

Italy under fire over charges against migrant rescue volunteer

Portugal's parliament has protested an Italian decision to charge a Portuguese student with aiding illegal immigration, a move condemned by officials, who argue he was saving lives of migrants stranded..
Reuters - Published

Portugal is the new hot travel destination. Here's why

Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has been popping up lately as a hot travel destination – and with good reason.
USATODAY.com - Published

Photo tour: Beautiful Portugal

Portugal is a hot travel destination. See some of the most beautiful views.
USATODAY.com - Published

England soccer team embarrassed by fan disorder in Portugal

The English Football Association says fans of the country's national soccer team have again become an 'embarrassment' after a night of disorder at the UEFA Nations League tournament in Portugal
USATODAY.com - Published

Portugal seizes tonne of cocaine in Brazilian boat on high seas

Police seized over a tonne of cocaine worth some $49 million and arrested seven people aboard a Brazilian fishing boat in a drug bust on the high seas off Portugal backed up by international crime..
Reuters - Published

Mother says she was 'angry and embarrassed' when Ryanair crew told her to stop breastfeeding

A mother was on a Ryanair flight from Portugal to England when she says a flight attendant told her to stop breastfeeding her 7-month-old son.
USATODAY.com - Published

Portugal's Socialists prepare run for majority rule after EU vote

Portugal's ruling Socialists are prepared to ditch their far-left allies and go it alone at a general election in October, emboldened by their sound economic management and a weak opposition to seek..
Reuters - Published

Portugal arrests 17 Hells Angels biker gang members in raids across country

Portuguese police arrested 17 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club on Tuesday on suspicion of organized crime activity, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Benfica wins 5th Portuguese league title in 6 seasons

Benfica has won its fifth Portuguese league title in six seasons with a 4-1 rout of Santa Clara
USATODAY.com - Published

Portugal parliament rejects teacher pay rises, avoids PM resignation

Portugal's parliament rejected on Friday proposed retroactive pay hikes for teachers, quelling the prospects of a political crisis following last week's threat by the government to resign if the..
Reuters - Published

Portuguese teachers' pay row defused by opposition parties

Portugal's main conservative opposition parties would approve retroactive pay rises for teachers only if public finances can sustain them, they said on Sunday, reducing the chances of the Socialist..
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Portugal PM threatens to resign if parliament passes teachers pay hike

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa threatened to resign on Friday after his leftist allies abandoned the government in a parliamentary vote that could undermine efforts to balance the budget by..
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