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June 18, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the victims of what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest blaze in Portugal. The forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday. The pope, conducting his weekly Angelus prayer at the Va...
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November 27, 2016 4:26 am gmt |
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Hosts Russia were drawn on Saturday (November 26) in Group A at next year’s Confederations Cup along with Portugal, Mexico and New Zealand. In Group B, world champions Germany meet Chile, Australia and the winners of the African Nations Cup which will be decided in Gabon next February. Speaking...
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October 3, 2016 5:43 am gmt |
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Back in Portugal for the first time in a while, Cristiano Ronaldo looked up for a moment and broke into a wide grin. Perhaps he had heard Barcelona were 3-0 down, or maybe it was the response to the roar of a home crowd back in Lisbon. Before opening his new hotel in Portugal, the […]...
In Europe
August 15, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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The forest fire on Portugal’s Madeira Island has been brought under control after causing three deaths and forcing thousands of islanders to evacuate. The continuous drought last week led to the fire which spread quickly from the hills to the seaside and the capital Funchal. Steep hill slopes and den...
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August 10, 2016 9:39 am gmt |
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Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes on Portugal’s Madeira Island after wildfires ravaged Funchal on Tuesday (9th Aug) evening, destroying dozens of homes. Thick smoke from the fires disrupted flights at the local airport as fire-fighters battled the blaze that spread through dens...
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July 11, 2016 4:56 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1- 0 in yesterday’s Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo cried twice in the Euro 2016 final, once when he was stretchered off injured and again when he ...
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May 31, 2016 11:07 am gmt |
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Striker Marcus Rashford trained with other England players north of London on Monday (May 30) as the squad prepared for their final international friendly match before the Euro 2016 tournament. On Thursday (June 2) England play Portugal at Wembley stadium as the teams warm up for the European champio...
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February 12, 2016 11:03 am gmt |
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Euro zone finance ministers gathered in Brussels on Thursday (Feb 11) to discuss the status of Greece’s economic reforms and the latest draft Portuguese budget. The Eurogroup, headed by Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, was expected to discuss the moderate economic recovery in the eur...
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January 24, 2016 10:20 am gmt |
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Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Italy, demanding legal recognition for same-sex couples. The rallies were held as lawmakers are due to debate the deeply divisive issue next week. Opponents of the bill in the mainly Catholic nation are planning to hold their own demonstration...
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January 24, 2016 10:07 am gmt |
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A record 10 candidates are competing in Portuguese presidential elections with centre right politician and TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa tipped to win. While the post of president is mainly ceremonial, the head of state can dissolve parliament in a crisis. A fragile coalition of left-wing parties...
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November 7, 2015 6:00 am gmt |
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Three left-of-centre parties in Portugal deal to form a government after last month’s inconclusive general election. Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa fought the election promising to ease back on austerity. He has the support of two smaller far-left parties, including the Communists. Mr Pas...
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October 4, 2015 4:27 am gmt |
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People in Portugal are due to vote in a parliamentary election that is widely seen as a referendum on four years of spending cuts and market reforms. The centre-right governing coalition has vowed to continue austerity policies in place since 2011, after it was forced to seek a eurozone bailout. The ...