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From space, Italian astronaut urges U.N. summit to save 'beautiful' Earth

11 Dec 2019

MADRID Awed by the blue-green hues swirling across the marble-like surface of the Earth below, an Italian astronaut made an emotional appeal from space on Wednesday for world leaders to pull their "heads out of the sand" over climate change.

From space, Italian astronaut urges U.N. summit to save 'beautiful' Earth

11 Dec 2019

MADRID Awed by the blue-green hues swirling across the marble-like surface of the Earth below, an Italian astronaut made an emotional appeal from space on Wednesday for world leaders to pull their "heads out of the sand" over climate change.

From space, Italian astronaut urges U.N. summit to save 'beautiful' Earth

11 Dec 2019

MADRID Awed by the blue-green hues swirling across the marble-like surface of the Earth below, an Italian astronaut made an emotional appeal from space on Wednesday for world leaders to pull their "heads out of the sand" over climate change.

From space, Italian astronaut urges U.N. summit to save 'beautiful' Earth

11 Dec 2019

MADRID, Dec 11 Awed by the blue-green hues swirling across the marble-like surface of the Earth below, an Italian astronaut made an emotional appeal from space on Wednesday for world leaders to pull their "heads out of the sand" over climate change.

France to forge partnership with Brazil states on Amazon, bypassing Bolsonaro

09 Dec 2019

MADRID France and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, the group's leader said on Monday, bypassing Brazil's federal government after a spat between the presidents of the two countries.

Israelis look to Inquisition roots to get Portuguese passports

09 Dec 2019

JERUSALEM/LISBON Danny Roup, Israel's celebrity weatherman, does not necessarily see clouds on the geopolitical horizon. But he thought it worth digging into his centuries-old family roots in order to get a second, Portuguese passport.

Portugal's government under fire over controversial lithium contract

27 Nov 2019

LISBON Portugal's government came under fire from lawmakers on Wednesday for signing a contract giving exploration rights for lithium mining to a three-day old firm, but the environment minister said this won't stop mining of the metal.

Portuguese foundation launches world's largest annual cancer award

27 Nov 2019

(This Nov. 18 story corrects headline to make clear prize is world's largest annual award, not world's largest overall)

Portuguese police march for better pay

21 Nov 2019

LISBON Thousands of police officers marched to Portugal's parliament on Thursday to demand better pay and conditions, in the biggest police protest since the Socialists came to power in 2015.

Portugal to raise minimum wage to 635 euros, still lowest in western Europe

13 Nov 2019

LISBON Portugal's minority Socialist government presented on Wednesday a proposal to raise the monthly minimum wage by nearly 6% to 635 euros (£547) next year, remaining the lowest in western Europe.

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