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Lisbon suburbs brace for return of lockdown

26 Jun 2020

LISBON Several suburbs of Lisbon are going into lockdown again as coronavirus cases surge, but residents fear the measures will not suffice to slow the infection rate in areas where many live in overcrowded homes and use congested public transport.

As lockdown eases, illegal raves take off across Europe

26 Jun 2020

LONDON/LISBON From the housing blocks of London to the beaches of Portugal, thousands of young people are holding illegal raves and parties across Europe, yearning for contact and bursting with energy after the solitude of the coronavirus lockdown.

Localised coronavirus outbreaks in Lisbon worry authorities

09 Jun 2020

LISBON Portugal has been hailed as a success story in its fight against the coronavirus, but localised outbreaks in poorer neighbourhoods and industrial hubs on Lisbon's outskirts have kept cases at a worrying plateau for the past month.

Localised coronavirus outbreaks in Lisbon worry authorities

09 Jun 2020

LISBON, June 9 Portugal has been hailed as a success story in its fight against the coronavirus, but localised outbreaks in poorer neighbourhoods and industrial hubs on Lisbon's outskirts have kept cases at a worrying plateau for the past month.

Portugal's finance minister Centeno to step down

09 Jun 2020

LISBON Portugal's Finance Minister Mario Centeno, credited with reversing long-standing austerity policies while also achieving the country's first budget surplus in 45 years, will resign on June 15, it was announced on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Portugal's finance minister Centeno to step down

09 Jun 2020

LISBON, June 9 Portugal's Finance Minister Mario Centeno, credited with reversing long-standing austerity policies while also achieving the country's first budget surplus in 45 years, will resign on June 15, it was announced on Tuesday.

Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann case

07 Jun 2020

LISBON/BERLIN Portugal's prosecutor's office said on Saturday it would pore over its files to see if a German man suspected of murdering British girl Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in the southern Algarve region in 2007, has a criminal record there.

The show may go on as Portugal's theatres, cinemas reopen warily

01 Jun 2020

LISBON Portugal's theatres, cinemas and other cultural venues got the go-ahead to reopen on Monday as the country entered the third phase of its exit from lockdown - but many stayed shut, fearing audiences would not show up.

Portugal approves third phase of lockdown exit, Lisbon takes it slow

29 May 2020

LISBON Portugal gave the green light on Friday to the third phase of its lockdown exit, but some restrictions will remain in Lisbon due to localised outbreaks in industrial hubs and outskirts.

Portugal approves third phase of lockdown exit, Lisbon takes it slow

29 May 2020

LISBON, May 29 Portugal gave the green light on Friday to the third phase of its lockdown exit, but some restrictions will remain in Lisbon due to localised outbreaks in industrial hubs and outskirts.

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