Recent News Headlines : Portugal - Portugal

PORTUGAL FREED FROM DEBT MECHANISM, AS SPAIN THREATENS GREECE


EU finance ministers have taken Portugal out of its Excessive Debt Procedure... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 104

PORTUGAL AWAITS FOREIGN HELP TO FIGHT DEADLY WILDFIRES


More than 1,500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 142

FOREST FIRE KILLS 62 IN PORTUGAL; SEARCH ON FOR MORE BODIES[1]


At least four other significant wildfires were burning Sunday elsewhere in Portugal but the one in Pedrogao Grande was responsible for all the deaths... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

A MASSIVE FOREST FIRE IN PORTUGAL HAS KILLED AT LEAST 62 PEOPLE


The Portuguese government has sent 700 firefighters along with 260 soldiers to fight the fire... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 966

THREE DAYS OF MOURNING FOR 61 VICTIMS


Portugal has declared three days of mourning for the 61 victims of one of the country's deadliest forest fires... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 5934

FOREST FIRE IN PORTUGAL TRAPS DRIVERS KILLING AT LEAST 62 PEOPLE


European Union officials in Brussels said on Sunday that they had activated the blocs civil protection mechanism to send reinforcements to Portugal... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 22879

DEATH TOLL HITS 57; MANY KILLED IN CARS


Raging forest fires trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road in central Portugal lightning strike believed to have caused the blaze... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 3411

DEADLY WILDFIRES IN PORTUGAL HAVE DESTROYED AREA THE SIZE OF 100,000 SOCCER FIELDS


Thousands of firefighters are dealing with the ongoing wildfires, which have burned across Portugal since Aug 9... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 124

43 DEAD IN CENTRAL PORTUGAL FOREST FIRES


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted that he is overwhelmed by the tragedy at Pedrogao Grande... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 26714

FOREST FIRE KILLS AT LEAST 25 IN CENTRAL PORTUGAL


At least 25 people have been killed and 20 more injured in central Portugal in a forest fire that has yet to be controlled, according to the government... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 4005

MADONNA HOUSE HUNTING IN LISBON ADDS TO RISING PRICE FEARS


Madonna also visited a few estates in the lush-green hills of Sintra, near Lisbon, he said... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 782

EUROVISION WINNER GREETED BY ECSTATIC PORTUGUESE NATION


Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has been greeted as a national hero upon his return home to Portugal... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 4

POPE PROCLAIMS 2 FATIMA CHILDREN SAINTS 100 YEARS AFTER VISIONS OF VIRGIN MARY


The Marto siblings died two years after the visions during Europe's Spanish flu pandemic... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 200

PORTUGAL BREAKS RANKS AS STAR EURO ZONE BOND PERFORMER


The European Commission has expressed optimism that Portugal can soon exit an EU excessive deficit procedure imposed after it breached the bloc's budget rules... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 25

PARENTS OF MISSING UK GIRL STILL HOPEFUL


Despite an investigation costing more than 11 million pounds ($14 million) so far, police said there was no "definitive evidence" on whether Madeleine who would be almost 14 now is alive or dead... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 0

DETECTIVES ARE STILL PURSUING LEADS 10 YEARS SINCE MADELEINE MCCANN WENT MISSING


Madeleine vanished from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3 2007 when she was three years old... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 0

'YOU'RE MESSING WITH THE KINAHANS HERE!'


An off-duty English policeman was on the plane and he helped staff to try and control the situation... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 874

MADEIRA AIRPORT RENAMED AFTER ISLAND SON RONALDO


"To see this airport bear my name is a very special thing," said Ronaldo, who skippered Portugal to victory in the European championships last year... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : Portugal

MA?RIO SOARES DIES AT 92; GUIDED PORTUGALS SHIFT TO DEMOCRACY


Mario Soares, the pugnacious Socialist leader who guided Portugal's rocky transition to democracy in the 1970s after decades of dictatorship, died on Saturday in Lisbon... READ MORE

8th January, 2017 4704

ELEVEN COUNTRIES STUDIED, ONE INESCAPABLE CONCLUSION THE DRUG LAWS DONT WORK


The key finding of the report, written by Home Office civil servants, lies in a comparison of Portugal and the Czech Republic, both countries where personal use is decriminalised... READ MORE

30th October, 2014 2999

PORTUGAL TO LEVY SUGAR TAX ON SOFT DRINKS IN 2017


World health organisation urges all countries to tax sugary drinks... READ MORE

15th October, 2016 2076

HOW A LISBON STARTUP HELPS SPEED YOU THROUGH JFK AND HEATHROW


--As told to Joao Lima One of our pilot systems was in Faro, in southern Portugal... READ MORE

16th October, 2016 1078

PORTUGAL EX-PM JOSE SOCRATES TO BE HELD AMID CORRUPTION PROBE


Mr Socrates resigned in 2011 in the midst of Portugal's mounting debt crisis... READ MORE

25th November, 2014 900

GERMANY HAS SOME OF THE WORLD'S STRICTEST GUN LAWS, BUT ILLEGAL WEAPONS REMAIN A THREAT


Most mass shootings in Europe that are not associated with international terror groups have been carried out with legally obtained weapons... READ MORE

23rd July, 2016 654

SPAIN TRAIN CRASH CAUSES 'DEATHS AND INJURIES'


Spain train crash leads to deaths in Galicia... READ MORE

9th September, 2016 557

BRITISH HOLIDAYMAKER 'TRIED TO SWIM TO CRUISE LINER WHEN IT LEFT PORT' IN PORTUGAL


Mrs Brown, a popular figure at her local church in Dorset, was being treated for severe hypothermia yesterday... READ MORE

29th March, 2016 498

SPENCER STONE: TRAIN HERO HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO JOIN THE MILITARY


Mr Stone is currently assigned to the 65th Air Base Group at Lajes Air Base in the Azores, and his commanding officers praised his actions... READ MORE

23rd August, 2015 401

INDIA TRAIN 'SELFIE' KILLS THREE STUDENTS


They were moving on one track taking photographs, they saw the train on the Delhi-Mathura line and shifted to the other line... READ MORE

27th January, 2015 400

SPAIN MULLS END OF DUBBED ACTORS ON TV TO BOOST NATION'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS


Dubbing has a long tradition in Spanish entertainment, playing a role in effective censorship of foreign films during Francisco Franco's dictatorial regime, between 1939 and 1975... READ MORE

6th December, 2015 382

CRISTIANO RONALDO BEATS MESSI TO WIN FOURTH BALLON D'OR


Ronaldo, the highest-paid sportsman in the world, first won the Ballon d'Or in 2008 after Premier League and Champions League triumphs with Manchester United... READ MORE

13th December, 2016 356

DEADLY FIRES WREAK CHAOS ON PORTUGUESE ISLAND OF MADEIRA


The police have arrested two people in an inquiry into whether the Madeira fires were started deliberately... READ MORE

12th August, 2016 334

PORTUGAL ON COLLISION COURSE WITH EU AS CENTRE-RIGHT GOVERNMENT FALLS AFTER 11 DAYS


Leftist anti-austerity forces wait in the wings after bringing down shortest government in portugal's history... READ MORE

10th November, 2015 305

PORTUGAL TIGHTENS ABORTION LAWS, FORCING WOMEN TO PAY TO END PREGNANCIES


Portugal tightens abortion laws, forcing women to pay to end pregnancies... READ MORE

22nd July, 2015 297

MARIO SOARES, PORTUGUESE LEADER WHO RESTORED DEMOCRATIC IDEALS, DIES AT 92


Mario Soares, right, with U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Lisbon in 1985... READ MORE

8th January, 2017 290

FORMER HEAD OF COLLAPSED PORTUGUESE BANK BES PUT UNDER HOUSE ARREST


The authorities have also seized property belonging to the Espirito Santo family, Portugal's last banking dynasty, and its financiers... READ MORE

25th July, 2015 243

THE STORY OF MANUEL COLAA?O DIAS, SOLE VICTIM OF THE STADE DE FRANCE BLASTS


He did not want to work that night, but nonetheless agreed to the job, said his son, Michael Dias... READ MORE

23rd November, 2015 203

MISSING HER HUSBAND, WOMAN TRIES TO SWIM AFTER CRUISE SHIP LEAVING PORTUGAL


A 65-year-old British tourist has been rescued after swimming about 500 metres in the Atlantic Ocean, following the cruise ship she believed was carrying her husband... READ MORE

30th March, 2016 174

THREE PENSIONERS KILLED AS MAJOR FOREST FIRES SWEEP ACROSS MADEIRA


Forest fires are not unusual in Portugal during the hot summer months... READ MORE

15th August, 2016 160

ASSECO POLAND TO BUY PORTUGAL'S EXICTOS FOR $24 MILLION


Asseco Poland, Eastern Europe's largest software maker, has agreed to buy 61.4 percent of Portugal-based rival Exictos for 21.5 million euros 24 million, strengthening its position in Africa,... READ MORE

3rd September, 2015 134

GIANT JELLYFISH ARE TAKING OVER OUR BEACHES AGAIN


Due to the sheer number of giant translucent creatures taking over beaches may need to shutdown... READ MORE

19th June, 2015 116

PORTUGAL HOLDS STATE FUNERAL FOR FORMER PRESIDENT MARIO SOARES


Portugal has paid its final respects to former President Mario Soares, following his death on Saturday at the age of 92... READ MORE

10th January, 2017 98

WORLD'S OLDEST CROCODILE EGGS DISCOVERED FROM 152 MILLION YEARS AGO


The world's oldest crocodilian eggs laid 152 million years ago have been discovered in cliffs in Portugal... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 97

BELGIUM'S PM MICHEL CALLS FOR A EUROPEAN CIA


The Belgian prime minister has suggested Europe needs a central intelligence agency to reinforce and coordinate its anti-terrorist operations... READ MORE

1st December, 2015 80

PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT IS OUSTED BY LEFT-WING ALLIANCE


Portugal's budget deficit in 2010 was more than 10 percent but the European Union estimates it will be around 3 percent by the end of this year... READ MORE

11th November, 2015 73

PARIS POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS IN EURO CUP FAN ZONE


Paris police report there were clashes with young troublemakers underneath the Eiffel Tower and that police used tear gas to disperse them... READ MORE

10th July, 2016 73

PORTUGAL FACES A POLITICAL CRISIS, BUT IT'S THE SAME ONE FACING GOVERNMENTS EVERYWHERE


Paulo Portas C, leader of the Popular party PP, arrives for a meeting with Portugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva not pictured in Lisbon, Oct... READ MORE

28th October, 2015 71

10 UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD


8 Ukraine Ukrainian Christmas trees are traditionally decorated with a fake spider and web... READ MORE

9th December, 2015 64

EURO 2016: PORTUGAL BEAT FRANCE TO LIFT EUROPEAN TITLE


Portugal secured their first major international title despite losing captain Cristiano Ronaldo to injury in the first half... READ MORE

11th July, 2016 64


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