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Boys from Seixal help Benfica to another Portuguese title

18 May 2019

LISBON A group of young and ambitious players who came through Benfica's famous youth academy in Seixal, south of Lisbon, helped the team secure Portugal's Primeira Liga title on Saturday, a victory celebrated by fans across the country.

Portugal declares day of mourning for domestic violence victims

28 Feb 2019

LISBON Portugal has declared a day of mourning for victims of domestic violence after data showed attackers had murdered 11 women so far this year - the highest number in a decade.

Exclusive: Crews to abandon 2 Venezuelan tankers stuck in Portugal - operator

21 Feb 2019

LISBON The crew of Venezuelan oil tanker, the Rio Arauca, that has been stuck in the middle of the river Tagus in Lisbon for nearly two years due to unpaid debt, is set to be dismissed, managers Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) said on Thursday.

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower' - lawyers

23 Jan 2019

(Corrects January 19 story to remove reference to Doyen Sports after company says individual quoted was not authorised to speak on its behalf)

CORRECTED-Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

23 Jan 2019

LISBON, Jan 19 A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies' documents - which later appeared on the Football Leaks website - because he was "outraged" by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said.

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.

World News

China virus toll rises to nine as pandemic fears grow

The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.