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Airbnb stays double in Portugal in a year

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

Use of Airbnb nearly doubled in Portugal in 2016, the home rentals website said Thursday, as record tourist numbers flocked to the country -- some driven away from other sun spots by security fears.A...

Portuguese prosecutors charge Angolan VP with corruption

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

Portuguese prosecutors on Thursday charged Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente with corruption over allegations he bribed a magistrate with roughly 760,000 euros ($800,000) in 2012 to drop two investigations...

Sun sets on Angolan dream for Portuguese expats

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

When Portugal was suffering in the depths of the global financial crisis, Marina Pereira followed thousands of her compatriots and took a job in Angola as it rode the wave of an oil boom.

Lisbon to get second airport, as tourism soars

15 February 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal unveiled plans Wednesday for a second international airport for Lisbon to cope with record numbers of visitors, some driven away from other Mediterranean sun spots by security fears.Infrastructure...

Portugal books tourism record

15 February 2017 | 0 comments

A record number of foreign tourists stayed in Portuguese hotels last year, official data showed Wednesday, boosting the economy after a punishing international bailout.Tourist arrivals and all travel-related...

Portugal says beating deficit forecast

15 February 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal said on Wednesday its 2016 public deficit will come in at less than 2.1 percent of its economic output, a lower ratio than it previously forecast."The 2016 deficit will be the lowest in our democratic...

Fire at landmark Lisbon hotel injures three

14 February 2017 | 0 comments

Three people were treated for smoke inhalation on Tuesday after a fire broke out at the 25-story Lisbon Sheraton hotel, one of Portugal's tallest buildings, officials said.The fire started at about 1...

Spain's CaixaBank gains control of Portuguese rival BPI in takover

8 February 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's third-biggest lender CaixaBank has gained control of 84.5 percent of its Portuguese rival BPI, stock market regulator CMVN said Wednesday, putting an end to a two-year long takeover bid for the...

Portugal has little room to slow fiscal consolidation, OECD warns

6 February 2017 | 0 comments

Slow-growing Portugal faces mounting economic challenges and its financial system remains fragile, leaving little room for Lisbon to slow down the pace of balancing its budget, the OECD warned Monday.A...

Europe vies to woo Trump in spoof videos

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Dutch TV show's comic message introducing the Netherlands to Donald Trump has spawned a series of copycat spoofs around Europe all clamouring "to be second" after the US president's vow to make America...

Portugal woman swept out to sea in religious ceremony

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

Portuguese authorities searched Friday for a woman swept out to the Atlantic, reportedly during a religious ceremony honouring a goddess of the sea in the middle of a storm.The 34-year-old was one of...

Europe needs to do better to boost its economy

2 February 2017 | 0 comments

Removing threats and creating security must be a priority in 2017, says the European Economic and Social Committee, as well as putting people's welfare at the core of policies.

Portugal court upholds ex-cop's acquittal in Maddie McCann case

31 January 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal's supreme court on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of an ex-policeman sued for libel by the parents of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who disappeared during a family vacation in 2007.Goncalo...

Europe must have 'firm' response to Trump: Hollande

28 January 2017 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday urged Europe to form a united front and provide a "firm" response to his US counterpart Donald Trump's controversial policies."When there are statements...

Hollande urges "firm" European response to Trump

28 January 2017 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande urged Europe to form a united front and provide a "firm" response to US President Donald Trump, at a gathering Saturday of southern European Union leaders."We must conduct...

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