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Portugal bets on youngsters to battle future wildfires

16 Nov 2018

OLIVEIRA DO HOSPITAL, Portugal After devastating wildfires swept across Portugal's interior in 2017, killing at least 116 people, authorities are pinning their hopes on youngsters to tackle future catastrophes and protect isolated populations.

Taxify aims for 10-fold Africa growth, to overtake Uber in Europe

09 Nov 2018

LISBON Taxify, a European-based rival to Uber and the leading app-based taxi-hailing platform in Africa, expects to grow its African business ten-fold over the next two years while it works to dethrone Uber in Europe, its chief executive told Reuters.

Protesters denounce gentrification in Lisbon as housing prices soar

22 Sep 2018

LISBON Anti-gentrification groups from across Europe joined hundreds of Portuguese activists on Saturday in a rally against soaring rent prices in Lisbon as the city experiences the biggest tourism boom in its history.

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