LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s president wants something from the Socialist Party before he lets it take power with the support of the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc: a formal commitment to eurozone financial rules and NATO defense agreements.… Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s Parliament has approved laws allowing same-sex couples to legally adopt children and permitting lesbians to obtain medically assisted fertilization.
Left-of-center parties used their outright parliamentary majority to ensure the bills passed Friday. The … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal will elect a new president on Jan. 24, with the current head of state unable to stand again after serving two consecutive five-year terms.
The office of President Anibal Cavaco Silva, who was first elected … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – History has returned to haunt Portugal, with a constitutional amendment adopted after a military coup more than 30 years ago holding the eurozone country in a tense political limbo that threatens to rekindle its financial troubles.… Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa says he is available to take power immediately following the center-right government’s collapse and promises to comply with the fiscal discipline required of countries like Portugal that use Europe’s shared euro … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON (LUSA) — The sale of a 61 percent stake in the Portuguese flagship carrier TAP was approved by the Council of Ministers on Thursday with the acting government deeming the sale an urgent and unavoidable need.
State Secretary for … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal is facing days of political and economic uncertainty as the eurozone nation waits to hear whether the anti-austerity lawmakers who forced the government’s resignation will take power – and how they intend to manage the … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Anti-austerity lawmakers forced Portugal’s center-right government to resign Tuesday by rejecting its policy proposals at the start of what was supposed to be a second consecutive term in office – and four more years … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s new government faced what were likely to be its final hours in power Tuesday as anti-austerity forces in Parliament prepared to force its resignation.
The showdown came less than two weeks after the center-right government … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Die-hard communists are poised to walk the corridors of power in Portugal, and a new generation of leftist radicals is right beside them.
The Portuguese Communist Party and the radical Left Bloc say they are hitching … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – One hundred Portuguese business leaders have signed an open letter expressing concern about the country’s ongoing political uncertainty and warning it could hurt the economy if it goes on much longer.
With Portugal’s new government barely … Read Full Storyread more
ZARAGOZA, Spain (AP) – NATO is putting on its most fearsome display of military might in over a decade, a choreographed large-scale movement of soldiers, ships and planes meant to hone its capabilities as well as transmit an unmistakable signal … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Authorities say a heavy storm has killed one person and caused severe flooding in Portugal’s Algarve region.
Authorities were cleaning up and counting the cost of the damage Monday after the heavy storm hit the seaside … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s center-right coalition government took office Friday, starting the countdown to its likely collapse in 11 days’ time.
The coalition government of the past four years won an Oct. 4 general election with 38 percent … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s prime minister has named his Cabinet for what could be one of the country’s briefest governments ever.
Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho presented his list of senior government officials Tuesday to the Portuguese head of … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s president invited the center-right coalition government of the past four years to return to power Thursday after it won a general election, even though it will be outnumbered in parliament by anti-austerity opponents who vow … Read Full Storyread more
PINHEIRO DA CRUZ, Portugal (AP) – U.S. Marines and other NATO troops have staged a mock amphibious assault on Europe’s coastline as part of the alliance’s biggest exercise in 13 years.
The Trident Juncture training event being held through November … Read Full Storyread more
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) – It is a curious vestige of Portugal’s former rule over Mozambique, a statue of a dictator from the colonial era that faces a wall in downtown Maputo in what some observers joke is a kind of … Read Full Storyread more