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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. The official and national language is Portuguese.

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Stroll tested positive for COVID-19 after Eifel GP, now negative [Video]

Stroll tested positive for COVID-19 after Eifel GP, now negative

Lance Stroll says he tested positive for COVID-19 after ifel Grand Prix but is now clear ahead of the next race in Portugal.

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Ronaldo self isolates at 'Football City' in Portugal [Video]

Ronaldo self isolates at 'Football City' in Portugal

Portugal and Juventus forward is self isolating away from his international team-mates after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

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Covid-19: Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive, ‘no symptoms’ says Portuguese FA [Video]

Covid-19: Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive, ‘no symptoms’ says Portuguese FA

confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19. The federation added that Ronaldo is showing no symptoms of novel coronavirus. It said that Ronaldo is doing well and is currently in..

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19, Portugal's Football Federation said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive forcoronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation has confirmed. The 35-year-oldis said to be “doing well, without symptoms, and..

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What a Catholic pilgrimage looks like in COVID [Video]

What a Catholic pilgrimage looks like in COVID

Standing in circles marked to keep social distance, thousands of faithful gathered and held candles at a famous Catholic holy site: Portugal's Fatima Sanctuary. Emer McCarthy reports.

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'A nice clash', says Deschamps ahead of Portugal match [Video]

'A nice clash', says Deschamps ahead of Portugal match

France coach Didier Deschamps describes UEFA Nations League group match against Portugal as a 'nice clash' between 'two of the best European' teams.

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Portugal finalise preps for French battle [Video]

Portugal finalise preps for French battle

Portugal train ahead of UEFA Nations League group match against world champions France

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Portugal finalise prep for French battle [Video]

Portugal finalise prep for French battle

Portugal train ahead of UEFA Nations League group match against world champions France

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Von der Leyen tests negative for COVID-19 after exposure to case in Portugal [Video]

Von der Leyen tests negative for COVID-19 after exposure to case in Portugal

Von der Leyen said she had been in a meeting with an unnamed individual who had tested positive for the virus.

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Bicycle production riding high as sales soar [Video]

Bicycle production riding high as sales soar

Portugal's bicycle makers feared for their future when factories were forced to shut for two months earlier this year, but 2020 now looks set to be a bumper year for the industry. Adam Reed reports.

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Manchester City sign Portugal defender Dias from Benfica [Video]

Manchester City sign Portugal defender Dias from Benfica

Pep Guardiola's new defender will strengthen back line and he says he loves to win

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World Press Cartoon awards face down censorship - and COVID-19 [Video]

World Press Cartoon awards face down censorship - and COVID-19

Resistance to censorship was a central theme of the World Press Cartoon awards in Portugal and the subsequent ongoing exhibition. The ceremony also managed to sucessfully navigate COVID-imposed..

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Mourinho excited to have Bale - 'one of the best in Europe' [Video]

Mourinho excited to have Bale - 'one of the best in Europe'

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is very happy with the signings of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon but the Portuguese says he wants more players before the transfer window closes.

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Liverpool sign Portugal forward Jota from Wolves [Video]

Liverpool sign Portugal forward Jota from Wolves

Liverpool complete the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a long-term contract.

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Gabeira breaks women's big wave record with Nazare giant [Video]

Gabeira breaks women's big wave record with Nazare giant

VIDEO SHOWS: FILE OF WORLD SURF LEAGUE'S XXL BIGGEST WAVE WINNER MAYA GABEIRA IN ACTION RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: NAZARE, PORTUGAL (FILE - FEBRUARY 11, 2020) (WORLD SURF LEAGUE - SEE

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Air bridges: Portugal and Hungary added to England's quarantine list [Video]

Air bridges: Portugal and Hungary added to England's quarantine list

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, as it's announced that arrivals fromPortugal and Hungary will have to quarantine for 14..

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UK tourists angered by changes to nations' exemption lists [Video]

UK tourists angered by changes to nations' exemption lists

Holidaymakers flying back to Britain from Portugal have been left frustrated by the changes to quarantine rules within the UK. From early tomorrow morning, Scotland will join Wales in imposing a 14-day..

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Trial of Football Leaks creator kicks off in Portugal [Video]

Trial of Football Leaks creator kicks off in Portugal

Rui Pinto's trial begins in Lisbon with the creater of Football Leaks facing 90 charges including unauthorised access to data, violation of correspondence and attempted extortion.

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Grant Shapps explains why Portugal has not been added to England's quarantine list [Video]

Grant Shapps explains why Portugal has not been added to England's quarantine list

Credit BBC Breakfast. No pre-roll ads. Max 60 secs Transport secretary GrantShapps explains why Portugal has not been added the coronavirus travelquarantine list - “We don’t want to penalise a..

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Therese Coffey: I have "no insight" into travel restrictions [Video]

Therese Coffey: I have "no insight" into travel restrictions

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey says she has "no insight" into decisions which may be made this week on quarantine restrictions for Portugal and Greece, after the devolved administrations of..

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Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, two days after Portugal's 0-0 tie with France in the UEFA Nations League.
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Hurricane season runs out of names, moves on to Greek alphabet

Forecasters are forced to use the Greek alphabet for subtropical storm Alpha, which is bearing down on Portugal.
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Portugal’s sensational ceramic tiles

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Denmark will reopen to most European nations except Portugal, much of Sweden

Denmark said on Thursday it would allow entry to citizens from most European nations with a low number of COVID-19 infections from June 27 - two months earlier than originally planned, including some..
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Portugal parliament approves amended budget for coronavirus crisis

Portugal's parliament approved in the first reading on Wednesday a supplementary budget that increases spending by 4.3 billion euros ($4.8 billion) to help the coronavirus-battered economy.
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Portugal-Britain tourism 'air bridge' talks going well, says PM Costa

Negotiations between Portugal and Britain on an "air bridge" that would allow British tourists to dodge a mandatory COVID-19 quarantine upon returning home are still in progress and going well, Prime..
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Spain brings forward border opening for Schengen countries to June 21

Spain will open its borders to countries in the European Union's Schengen area on June 21, ten days before previously announced, except for Portugal where the border will open on July 1, Spain's Prime..
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Spain to open borders to EU Schengen countries on June 21: reports

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Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann case

Portugal's prosecutor's office said on Saturday it would pore over its files to see if a German man suspected of murdering British girl Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in the southern Algarve region..
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Lawyer for German suspect in Madeleine McCann case has no comment

A lawyer representing the German man suspected of murdering Madeleine McCann, a British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged 3, said on Saturday he had no comment on the case.
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Portugal beach town which gained unwanted fame from McCann case also seeks closure

The disappearance of the little British girl Madeleine McCann has hung over the quiet beach town of Praia da Luz in Portugal's southern Algarve like a dark cloud for 13 years.
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Spanish minister says land borders to open, prompts confusion

Spain played down the possibility of reopening its land borders on June 22 after a government minister announced earlier on Thursday it would do so, prompting confusion in neighbouring Portugal, which..
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Spain's June 22 reopening of land borders still 'under study', source says

A Spanish government source said on Thursday that a plan to reopen the country's land borders on June 22 is still being studied and will be discussed with France and Portugal.
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Madeleine McCann is assumed dead, German prosecutor says

Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged just three, is assumed to be dead and an imprisoned German child abuser is the murder suspect, a German prosecutor said on..
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Spain maps route for late June tourism opening

Spain will open up land borders with France and Portugal on June 22 and also aims to start welcoming tourists to some islands and other areas that have the coronavirus under control around the same..
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Factbox: The 13-year hunt for missing British girl, Madeleine McCann

British and German police say a German child sex offender, currently in prison in Germany, is a prime suspect in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann who vanished in Portugal 13 years ago while her..
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German public prosecutors think Madeleine McCann is dead

German public prosecutors said on Thursday they are investigating a 43-year-old German man on suspicion of murder and believe that Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007..
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Madeleine McCann's parents say German suspect could be very significant

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged just three, said the identification of an imprisoned German child abuser as a murder suspect was a potentially..
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Spain to open land borders with Portugal, France from June 22

Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Thursday that all restrictions to border crossings with France and Portugal will be lifted from June 22.
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UK, German police have new suspect in 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann

British and German police said on Wednesday they had a new suspect in the 2007 disappearance in Portugal of three-year-old Madeleine McCann and appealed for information about a German man currently..
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The show may go on as Portugal's theatres, cinemas reopen warily

Portugal's theatres, cinemas and other cultural venues got the go-ahead to reopen on Monday as the country entered the third phase of its exit from lockdown - but many stayed shut, fearing audiences..
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Portugal approves third phase of lockdown exit, Lisbon takes it slow

Portugal gave the green light on Friday to the third phase of its lockdown exit, but some restrictions will remain in Lisbon due to localised outbreaks in industrial hubs and outskirts.
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Portugal talking to Britain to secure 'air bridge' for tourism: sources

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Jobless benefit requests by Portugal's young spike 52% during pandemic

The number of Portuguese young people requesting jobless benefits spiked 52% last month from a year earlier, way above the increase for other age groups, amid the coronavirus lockdown, data showed on..
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Kidnapped captain of Portugal-flagged ship freed-Bulgaria

The Bulgarian captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship who was kidnapped along with seven other sailors by pirates off the coast of Benin last month, has been freed, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said..
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With little state aid, zombie shops in Portugal fear short-lived reopening

Leaning over the golden-plated counter of the "Fantastic World of Sardines" in Portugal's capital, cashier Andre Moureira waited for just a single customer to break the boredom of the morning.
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Portugal ready to welcome back tourists, says government

Portugal's doors are open to tourists, the country's Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said on Friday, one of the first European countries to welcome back visitors from elsewhere in the continent.
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Portuguese resort to test all residents ahead of summer season

A popular beach town near Lisbon plans to be the first in Portugal to test all of its 200,000 residents for coronavirus antibodies to try and help them enjoy as normal a summer season as possible..
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Custard tarts and classes: Portuguese enjoy some normality again

Masked waiters served a trickle of customers sitting safely apart at newly-opened cafes while some pupils returned to school at staggered times during Portugal's start of a second phase of exit from..
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Portugal suspends foreign trash imports to cope with own increased waste

Portugal, which usually attracts huge mounds of rubbish from other European states because of its low waste management fees, has suspended imports of trash until the end of 2020 to protect domestic..
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Portugal to reopen beaches next month as part of gradual unlocking

Portugal will reopen its beaches on June 6, prime minister Antonio Costa said on Friday, and he encouraged the public to download an app that will tell them if their beach of choice is full or still..
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Portugal to take in 500 unaccompanied migrant children from Greek camps

Portugal is to take in 500 children from Greek refugee camps as soon as restrictions on movement imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak are lifted, the country's Foreign Minister..
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Portugal counts on drones to bolster defences against wildfires during pandemic

Portugal will use long-range drones and other surveillance means to reinforce the monitoring of summer wildfires, officials said on Monday, responding to concerns over the country's readiness to tackle..
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Portugal's low-income households struggle to survive pandemic

One in four Portuguese with a monthly household income of 650 euros ($705) or less have lost all their income because of the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a study by the National School..
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Portugal widens social security support, simplifies some benefits

Portugal widened social security support for informal workers, those at risk of extreme poverty and managers of small enterprises on Thursday, the first measures announced since the end of a state of..
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Seasonal and undocumented workers in Portugal fall through safety net

Fatima, 57, was midway through a course for the long-term unemployed at her local job centre in Lisbon, earning about 10 euros a day selling jewellery and knick-knacks at street stalls and community..
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As Portugal slowly reopens economy, business owners fear uncertain future

As Portugal slowly started to ease its lockdown measures imposed to fight the coronavirus on Monday, hairdresser Cleonice Caldeira reopened her tiny beauty salon in the heart of Lisbon but her business..
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'Freed from prison': Portuguese enjoy easing lockdown

Portugal downgraded its state of emergency to a category of "calamity" on Sunday, as spring sunshine drew people outdoors and the rate of new coronavirus cases reached its lowest since the beginning of..
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Portuguese workers leave home to celebrate coronavirus-style Labour Day

Hundreds gathered in Portugal's capital Lisbon on Friday to celebrate Labour Day, observing strict social distancing rules in a smaller-than-usual event to show solidarity with those left jobless due..
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Portugal relaxes coronavirus lockdown with 'sector-by-sector' plan

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