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Portugal's new cabinet list approved; Centeno keeps finance job

15 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal's president accepted the line-up of a new minority Socialist government on Tuesday, with Mario Centeno, the mastermind behind the country's first balanced budget in over four decades, keeping his job as Finance Minister.

Portugal's far-left open to working with new minority Socialist government

09 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal's far-left parties said on Wednesday that they were willing to work with a new minority Socialist government, with the Communists open to cooperating on a case-by-case basis and the Left Bloc favouring a long-term deal.

Portugal's ruling Socialists win election but fall short of outright majority

07 Oct 2019

LISBON Portugal's ruling Socialists won Sunday's parliamentary election but fell short of an outright majority, meaning Prime Minister Antonio Costa will need to negotiate a new deal with one or both of his far-left allies in the previous legislature. | Video

Azores escape major damage as hurricane moves away

02 Oct 2019

TERCEIRA ISLAND, Portugal Hurricane Lorenzo was moving rapidly away from the Azores after it struck the mid-Atlantic islands early on Wednesday, causing damage ranging from power outages to a partially destroyed pier. | Video

UPDATE 1-As Hurricane Lorenzo threatens Azores, residents calmly prepare

01 Oct 2019

TERCEIRA ISLAND, Portugal, Oct 1 Inhabitants of Portugal's Azores islands, securing their boats to piers and reinforcing shop doors against flooding, were calmly preparing on Tuesday to face hurricane Lorenzo.

Europe's loneliest far-right party losing election battle in Portugal

30 Sep 2019

LISBON Waving Portuguese flags, leaders of the far-right National Renovation Party (PNR) waited for more people to turn up at a mid-September rally in Lisbon, but their patriotic chants fell on deaf ears.

Former Portuguese minister to face trial over weapons theft cover-up

26 Sep 2019

LISBON Portugal's former Defence Minister Jose Azeredo Lopes will face trial over his alleged role in a suspected army cover-up of a theft of weapons from a military base more than two years ago, the public prosecutor's office said on Thursday.

Portugal court jails British pensioners for cocaine cruise

26 Sep 2019

LISBON A Portuguese court jailed a British pensioner couple for eight years on Thursday for smuggling nine kilos of cocaine into Europe in their luggage on a luxury cruise from the Caribbean.

RPT-Portugal court jails British pensioners for cocaine cruise

26 Sep 2019

LISBON, Sept 26 A Portuguese court jailed a British pensioner couple for eight years on Thursday for smuggling nine kilos of cocaine into Europe in their luggage on a luxury cruise from the Caribbean.

Football Leaks 'whistleblower' faces more than 100 charges

19 Sep 2019

LISBON Portuguese prosecutors on Thursday brought more than 100 charges against a man who allegedly accessed and published confidential documents belonging to leading soccer clubs and officials.

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