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Pokemon Go players risk all for their monsters

25 July 2016 | 0 comments

Walk into a minefield, enter a military base or simply cross the road without looking: fans of Pokemon Go are prepared to do whatever it takes to capture the likes of Pikachu and its friends.

EU should suspend funds for Spain, Portugal: letter

24 July 2016 | 0 comments

The EU should suspend structural funds to Spain and Portugal after they failed to rein in their debt, according to a letter from the European Commission seen by AFP on Saturday.Eurozone finance ministers...

British Jews seek Portuguese citizenship after Brexit vote

22 July 2016 | 0 comments

Hundreds of British Jews whose ancestors were forced to flee Portugal five centuries ago have applied for citizenship in the southern European country since Britain voted to leave the EU, a Jewish community...

Portugal's Guterres leads first-round vote for UN chief

21 July 2016 | 0 comments

Antonio Guterres, Portugal's ex-prime minister who was UN refugee chief for 10 years, led the closely watched first straw poll vote Thursday to pick the next UN secretary-general, diplomats said.Slovenia's...

Portugal's Guterres leads first-round vote for UN chief

21 July 2016 | 0 comments

Antonio Guterres, Portugal's ex-prime minister who was the UN refugee chief for 10 years, lead the closely watched first straw poll vote Thursday to pick the next UN secretary-general, diplomats said.Slovenia's...

Portugal's Guterres takes lead in first-round vote for UN chief

21 July 2016 | 0 comments

Antonio Guterres, Portugal's former prime minister who was the UN's refugee chief for 10 years, took the lead in the first straw poll vote on Thursday to pick the next UN secretary-general, diplomats...

Don't hunt Pokemons while driving, warn Portuguese police

20 July 2016 | 0 comments

Portuguese police have issued a list of commonsense rules for using the smash hit Pokemon Go augmented-reality game, warning users not to play it while driving and not to wander off with it alone."Don't...

Hollande urges Europe to tighten security after attacks

19 July 2016 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande urged Europe to beef up security as he arrived in Portugal on Tuesday for talks on the European Union's future."It is up to Europeans to ensure their security," Hollande...

Portugal says it can avoid fiscal slippage this year

18 July 2016 | 0 comments

Portugal said Monday it can take extra steps if needed to meet its deficit limit this year as it seeks to avoid sanctions from Brussels for violating its fiscal commitments."The Portuguese government...

EU's Moscovici urges 'zero sanctions' for Portugal, Spain

13 July 2016 | 0 comments

European Commission economy chief Pierre Moscovici on Wednesday indicated he wants to see eurozone deficit miscreants Spain and Portugal escape sanctions.The EU on Tuesday threatened both countries with...

Portuguese submarine caught in French trawler's nets

12 July 2016 | 0 comments

A Portuguese submarine taking part in exercises off the British coast became caught up in the nets of a French trawler on Tuesday, maritime authorities said.The submarine, "Tridente", was taking part...

EU threatens Spain, Portugal with deficit fines

12 July 2016 | 0 comments

The EU threatened Spain and Portugal Tuesday with huge fines for failing to fix years of high deficits, in the first time Brussels has wielded its disciplinary powers over member states' budgets.Madrid...

EU deficit fine would be counterproductive: Portugal

12 July 2016 | 0 comments

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Tuesday said it would be "unjustified and counterproductive" to punish his country for overstepping the eurozone's deficit limits."This entire process is a contradiction,"...

Spain, Portugal face EU sanctions on deficits

12 July 2016 | 0 comments

Eurozone finance ministers agreed Tuesday to officially begin a sanctions procedure against Spain and Portugal for doing too little to fix their rule-breaking deficits.The ministers "found that Portugal...

EU launches sanctions procedure against Spain, Portugal on deficits

12 July 2016 | 0 comments

Eurozone finance ministers agreed Tuesday to officially begin a sanctions procedure against Spain and Portugal for doing too little to fix their rule-breaking deficits.The ministers "found that Portugal...

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