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French tourist dies in Madeira fall

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

An 81-year-old French tourist died Saturday after falling into a ravine on the Portuguese island of Madeira, emergency service officials said."The tourist was walking with a group and when he stopped...

Portugal keeps investment grade rating and access to EU help

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Portugal kept its much-needed access to EU financial help Friday after an European Central Bank-approved credit agency maintained its rating of Portuguese debt at investment grade level.Toronto-based...

Traffic chaos in Portugal as taxi drivers stage Uber protest

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Thousands of taxi drivers disrupted traffic across Portugal on Friday as they protested against US cab giant Uber, which they accuse of illegally undercutting their business.In the capital Lisbon, between...

First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives

27 April 2016 | 0 comments

In a move which could lead to continental price wars and reduce Russian market domination, the first shipment of US natural gas to the European Union arrived overnight Tuesday in the Portuguese port of...

Expat currency news: pound gains despite poor UK data, euro trends higher a...

26 April 2016 | 0 comments

If you’ve got a foreign currency transfer coming up, securing a competitive exchange rate can make a big difference to how much you receive. [Contributed by TorFX]

Portuguese court paves way for ex-CIA agent's extradition to Italy

23 April 2016 | 0 comments

Portugal's highest court has approved the extradition to Italy of a former CIA agent convicted over the kidnapping of an Egyptian imam as part of the agency's secret renditions programme, a judicial source...

Portugal ex-cop wins appeal in Maddie McCann libel case

19 April 2016 | 0 comments

A Portuguese ex-policeman who headed the probe into the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann has won his appeal in a libel battle with her parents, overturning a verdict that saw him ordered...

Expat currency news: No change from BoE softens GBP, weaker inflation promp...

19 April 2016 | 0 comments

If you’ve got a foreign currency transfer coming up, securing a competitive exchange rate can make a big difference to how much you receive. [Contributed by TorFX]

Spain's CaixaBank launches full takeover of Portugal's BPI

18 April 2016 | 0 comments

Spain's CaixaBank on Monday announced its second takeover bid in just over a year for the 56 percent of Portugal's fourth-biggest bank BPI that it does not already control.Barcelona-based CaixaBank said...

Spain's CaixaBank launches full takeover of Portugal's BPI

18 April 2016 | 0 comments

Spain's third-biggest lender CaixaBank on Monday announced plans to launch a takeover bid for the 56 percent of Portugal's fourth-biggest bank BPI that it does not already control.Barcelona-based CaixaBank...

Ex-CIA agent in last ditch bid to avoid extradition to Italy

12 April 2016 | 0 comments

A former CIA agent convicted in Italy for kidnapping an Egyptian imam under the agency's secret renditions programme has made a last-ditch appeal against her extradition from Portugal, the country's Constitutional...

Expat currency news: Commodity currencies climb on Fed dovishness, pound hurt by steel industry uncertainty

Expat currency news: Commodity currencies climb on Fed dovishness, pound hu...

11 April 2016 | 0 comments

If you’ve got a foreign currency transfer coming up, securing a competitive exchange rate can make a big difference to how much you receive. [Contributed by TorFX]

Greece, Portugal make common cause against austerity, refugee crisis

11 April 2016 | 0 comments

Left-leaning Greece and Portugal on Monday said they were determined to push for "alternatives" to European austerity and join forces to tackle the refugee crisis."The neoliberal right-wing in Europe...

Portugal minister quits over Facebook 'slap' threat

8 April 2016 | 0 comments

Portugal's culture minister resigned on Friday after triggering a social media storm by threatening to give two journalists a "good slap" on his Facebook page.Joao Soares, the son of a former Portuguese...

Portugal military chief resigns

8 April 2016 | 0 comments

Portugal's armed forces chief General Carlos Jeronimo resigned late Thursday, the presidency said, days after being summoned to explain comments about gay soldiers made by the deputy head of the military...

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