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Cossack songs and Ugandan dance on UNESCO's heritage list

30 November 2016 | 0 comments

Ugandan traditional music, which is dying out partly because it requires materials from endangered species, has been placed on UNESCO's protected "Intangible Cultural Heritage" list, along with Portuguese...

Portugal's CGD bank boss quits after weeks of pressure

27 November 2016 | 0 comments

The board chairman of Portugal's troubled state-owned Caixa Geral de Depositos bank has resigned after weeks of pressure as he refused to declare his assets, the government announced late Sunday.Portugal's...

Catch quota to protect Mediterranean swordfish

21 November 2016 | 0 comments

A world body of fishing and shipping nations approved a catch quota Monday to protect the overharvested Mediterranean swordfish, its population slashed by more than two-thirds in 30 years.The limit was...

China's Fosun to become biggest shareholder in Portuguese bank BCP

20 November 2016 | 0 comments

Chinese conglomerate Fosun will become the biggest shareholder in the ailing BCP, Portugal's biggest private bank, by agreeing to buy a 16.7 percent stake, the two sides said Sunday.Fosun is paying nearly...

Portuguese army officers arrested over trainee deaths

17 November 2016 | 0 comments

Seven Portuguese military officers were arrested Thursday as an investigation was under way into the deaths of two recruits during an army exercise in September, the prosecutor's office said.The seven...

Tinder world swiped for Clinton -- except Russia

9 November 2016 | 0 comments

Tinder users worldwide looking for their perfect political match swooned by and large for Hillary Clinton -- all except for the Russians.Sean Rad, chief executive of the mobile dating app, said Wednesday...

Nissan aims for China launch of cheap electric car in 2 years

8 November 2016 | 0 comments

The Nissan-Renault alliance aims to offer Chinese drivers a new electric car costing just $8,000 within two years, chief executive Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday as he touted an "explosion" in demand amid...

Nissan CEO vows UK plant to stay competitive despite Brexit

8 November 2016 | 0 comments

Nissan has every confidence in the future competitiveness of its flagship UK plant despite Brexit fears, chief executive Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday after "quality" discussions with the British government.Interviewed...

Nissan aims for China launch of cheap electric car in 2 years

8 November 2016 | 0 comments

The Nissan-Renault alliance aims to launch a new electric car in the "booming" China market costing just $8,000 within two years, chief executive Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday. The electric auto market as...

Barroso says job controversy shows EU must change mentality

8 November 2016 | 0 comments

Former European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso on Tuesday said controversy over his appointment to a job at Goldman Sachs revealed anti-US hostility in Europe.Barroso headed the Commission, the...

Low-cost air carriers spreading wings over the Atlantic

8 November 2016 | 0 comments

Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares.

AFP Europe News Agenda

7 November 2016 | 0 comments

AFP EUROPE NEWS AGENDAWhat's happening in Europe on MondayMONT PELERIN, Switzerland: Rival Cypriot leaders meet for UN-backed talks focused on the divided island's territorial disputes, seen as a rare...

AFP Europe News Agenda

6 November 2016 | 0 comments

AFP EUROPE NEWS AGENDAWhat's happening in Europe on MondayMONT PELERIN, Switzerland: Rival Cypriot leaders meet for UN-backed talks focused on the divided island's territorial disputes, seen as a rare...

Portugal backtracks on early IMF loan repayment

5 November 2016 | 0 comments

Portugal's Socialist government said Saturday it will not make early payments of 6.6 billion euros in IMF loans this year in order to maintain financial reserves."The early paybacks of the IMF loan will...

Six Portuguese airmen held in graft probe

3 November 2016 | 0 comments

Six Portuguese air force personnel were arrested Thursday as part of a vast graft and falsified documents inquiry, police said.The suspects -- a major, three captains and two sergeants -- are suspected...

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