LISBON, Portugal (AP) – The Portuguese are getting some relief from strikes that disrupted their lives after the country’s financial bailout forced authorities to cut pay, pensions and other entitlements.
Official statistics show there were 105 walkouts in the first … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s anti-austerity government said Thursday it can substantially reduce the country’s budget deficit in coming years without cutting pay or pensions or increasing income tax.
The government forecasts the deficit will fall from 4.4 percent of GDP last … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON—Portugal ranks 6th in how its domestic policies support worldwide life sciences innovation, according to an analysis released April 7 by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a global technology policy think tank.
The findings come in a new … Read Full Storyread more
Nine out of 10 older residents of nursing homes in Portugal show cognitive alterations that point to dementia, according to a study carried out by the União das Misericórdias Portuguesas (UMP), one of the organisations that runs the most of … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – The Portuguese government’s head of culture quit Friday after causing an outcry by threatening on social media to slap two newspaper critics.
Culture Minister Joao Soares said in a statement he didn’t want to create problems … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s new Socialist government has given a frosty response to an International Monetary Fund report that points out weaknesses and risks in the debt-heavy country’s economic recovery plans.
The IMF says growth remains “modest” despite favorable … Read Full Storyread more
Despite many thinking that Spanish and Portuguese are practically the same language, as we all know, that’s just not the case.
Folks at the Flama — a digital network created by Latinos focusing on comedy and culture — actually took … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The construction cranes poking up from the jumble of terracotta roofs on Lisbon’s skyline can be counted on one hand — a dismal reminder for Ricardo Gomes of how little work there is for his construction company.
The … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Rescuing a bank has proved costly for Portugal’s efforts to balance its books, with the National Statistics Institute estimating the country’s 2015 budget deficit at 4.4 percent – way above the 2.7 percent target.
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police arrested a suspect and carried out searches in Lisbon on Monday in connection with a major corruption investigation in Brazil that’s ensnared senior politicians.
Brazilian police named the suspect as Raul Schmidt Felipe Junior … Read Full Storyread more
U.S. EMBASSY LISBON, PORTUGAL — The U.S. Marines kept their weapons trained on the suspect as they closed in on him in the parking lot of the embassy. One Marine cautiously approached the man to search him for weapons … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been sworn in as Portugal’s new president, making an appeal for prudent government spending after a recent financial crisis as well as a new focus on generating growth and jobs.… Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A Portuguese bank salvaged from the collapse of a major lender has reported losses of 981 million euros ($1 billion) in 2015, casting a cloud over the government’s attempts to sell it.
Novo Banco, a so-called … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s prime minister said Monday his center-left government’s spending plan is scrapping austerity and restoring hope after years of hardship, but his opponents said he is being reckless with the eurozone country’s finances.
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) – An international rights group on Tuesday urged Mozambique’s government to investigate claims of arbitrary executions and sexual assault allegedly perpetrated by the country’s armed forces.
At least 6,000 people have fled to neighboring Malawi trying … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s finance minister says the government’s spending plan for this year marks the beginning of the end of austerity policies adopted after the debt-heavy country needed a bailout during the eurozone’s financial crisis.
Finance Minister Mario … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON (LUSA) — The Portuguese government announced that the Lisbon Airport, or Lisbon Portela Airport, will be renamed on May 15 after Humberto Delgado in memory of the late Portuguese air force general and famous politician.
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday.
Left-of-center parties in the Portuguese parliament used … Read Full Storyread more