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400,000 yr-old half-skull points to mystery people

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalizing hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said Monday.The fossil was unearthed from the Aroeira...

Portugal formally scraps sale of its Miro collection

6 March 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal's Socialist government has formally put an end to an unpopular scheme to auction off 85 state-owned works by famed Spanish artist Joan Miro, the finance ministry said Monday.It announced a final...

Portugal frees ex-CIA agent over imam kidnapping

1 March 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal on Wednesday freed a former CIA agent found guilty in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian imam in Italy, a day after Italy's president granted her a partial pardon. Sabrina de Sousa, 60, was to...

Italy eases sentence for ex-CIA agent over imam kidnap

28 February 2017 | 0 comments

Italy on Tuesday granted a partial pardon to a former CIA agent found guilty over the kidnap of an Egyptian imam in 2003, in a case that has sparked a long legal tussle.Sabrina de Sousa, 60, was set to...

Unexploded WWII bomb made safe at Portuguese surf mecca

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

Demining experts on Monday detonated an unexploded World War II bomb caught in the fishing nets of a trawler off Portugal's surfing mecca of Nazare, navy sources said.The bomb, weighing "around 200 kilograms...

Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italy 'within days'

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal will extradite to Italy within days a former CIA agent convicted over the 2003 abduction of a radical Egyptian imam, ending a long legal tussle, her lawyer said Tuesday.Sabrina de Sousa, 60,...

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...

OECD urges Portugal to keep up pace of reforms

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 its reforms, the OECD warned Monday."The main...

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