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Movement ban in force in Portugal as COVID-19 cases hit record

3:56pm GMT

BENAVENTE, Portugal Checkpoints have been set up across Portugal to stop unauthorised travel during a five-day movement ban which began on Friday to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases reached a record high.

Shipments of asbestos waste to Portugal more than tripled in 2019

19 Oct 2020

LISBON, Oct 19 The amount of asbestos-containing trash shipped to Portuguese landfills from abroad more than tripled last year, alarming environmentalists and locals alike due to the carcinogenic and other health risks from the material.

Portugal imposes tougher COVID-19 measures as virus spreads

14 Oct 2020

LISBON Tougher measures will be imposed in Portugal from Thursday onwards to contain record levels of coronavirus cases, including stricter limits on gatherings and heavier penalties for rule-breaking establishments.

Avocado boom comes at a price in Portugal's parched Algarve

14 Oct 2020

LAGOS, Portugal Like many Britons in Portugal, Richard Alan moved to the sun-drenched southern Algarve region to retire. He bought a farm, married the love of his life and grew a vegetable garden. Then he started running out of water.

REFILE-Praying for a miracle? COVID curbs hit Portuguese shrine's tourist trade

13 Oct 2020

LISBON, Oct 13 For businesses dependent on Portugal's most celebrated place of pilgrimage, Tuesday was supposed to be the busiest day of the year - and then the pandemic intervened.

Three Portuguese immigration officers charged over fatal beating of Ukrainian traveller

30 Sep 2020

LISBON Three Portuguese immigration officers have been charged with murder over the fatal beating of a Ukrainian man detained at Lisbon airport for trying to enter the country without a valid visa, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Portugal's jobless rate rises slightly to 8.1% due to pandemic

30 Sep 2020

LISBON, Sept 30 Portugal's unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.1% in August from a revised 7.9% in July as tens of thousands of jobs were wiped out amid the coronavirus pandemic, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said in its flash estimate on Wednesday.

We make the rules, Portugal tells U.S. after China threats

29 Sep 2020

LISBON Portuguese leaders have criticised U.S. ambassador George Glass after he said they must choose between the United States and China or risk the consequences.

Angry but determined: Portuguese workers protest for better wages amid pandemic

27 Sep 2020

LISBON Thousands of workers gathered in cities and towns across Portugal on Saturday demanding higher wages and more government action to protect jobs threatened by the coronavirus pandemic.

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