Carriages that carried kings get 21st-century home in Lisbon

Carriages that carried kings get 21st-century home in Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – One of Lisbon’s most popular tourist attractions has a new home for its 110th birthday. But what’s on display inside has been turning heads for centuries.

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Two Latin American bidders vie for TAP Air Portugal

Two Latin American bidders vie for TAP Air Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government says it will hold talks with two Latin American airline operators to decide which of the two will be sold a 61 percent stake in state-owned flag carrier TAP Air Portugal.
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Portuguese opinion poll puts leading parties neck-and-neck

Portuguese opinion poll puts leading parties neck-and-neck

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An opinion poll published in Portugal on Thursday placed the coalition government roughly level with the main opposition Socialist Party five months ahead of a general election, confounding predictions that austerity policies in recent years would … Read Full Story

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Pope Francis pays homage to the statue of St. Mary of Fatima

Pope Francis pays homage to the statue of St. Mary of Fatima

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Fátima, a journey to the altar of the world

Fátima, a journey to the altar of the world
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Portuguese travelers turn into aid agency after Nepal quake

Portuguese travelers turn into aid agency after Nepal quake

ICHANGU NARAYAN, Nepal (AP) – They arrived in Nepal as backpackers a day before a deadly earthquake that flattened large swaths of this impoverished Himalayan nation. In the days since the disaster, they’ve transformed themselves into a two-man amateur aid … Read Full Story

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Text message causes tension in Portugal’s coalition gov’t

Text message causes tension in Portugal’s coalition gov’t

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A cell phone text message is straining relations between the two parties in Portugal’s coalition government, which plan to stand together in a general election later this year.

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Madeleine McCann’s parents win Portuguese libel case

Madeleine McCann’s parents win Portuguese libel case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros ($549,000) in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter’s disappearance, according to … Read Full Story

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Portugal investigates visas awarded to non-EU investors

Portugal investigates visas awarded to non-EU investors

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s Attorney-General’s office says officials are searching government offices and other locations as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation centered on the granting of residence permits to investors from outside the European Union.

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Portugal, U.S. exchange lessons in crisis response

Portugal, U.S. exchange lessons in crisis response

LISBON — Portuguese and U.S. Marines recently exchanged crisis response tactics during an exercise here that could be used to protect other NATO countries.

Approximately 60 U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa joined the Portuguese Marines, … Read Full Story

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Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal director, dead at 106

Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal director, dead at 106

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Manoel de Oliveira, a celebrated Portuguese movie director believed to be the world’s oldest filmmaker, has died, authorities said. He was 106.

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In Portuguese factory, echoes of Europe’s fight for jobs

In Portuguese factory, echoes of Europe’s fight for jobs

VILA NOVA DE GAIA, Portugal (AP) – A rusting yellow production line dangles from the ceiling of the cavernous Valadares factory, the long racks of ceramic sinks and toilets whose manufacture once provided jobs for 1,500 people gathering dust in … Read Full Story

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Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania’s top defense body said Tuesday.

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Spanish bank makes $1.1 billion bid for Portugal’s Banco BPI

Spanish bank makes $1.1 billion bid for Portugal’s Banco BPI

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Spain’s Caixabank has offered 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion) to take full control of Portugal’s Banco BPI, where the Spanish bank already owns 44 percent of the stock.

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Opposition member chosen new East Timor prime minister

Opposition member chosen new East Timor prime minister

DILI, East Timor (AP) – East Timor’s president has chosen opposition party member Rui Maria de Araujo as the new prime minister of the half-island nation, his office announced Wednesday.

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East Timor president accepts prime minister’s resignation

East Timor president accepts prime minister’s resignation

DILI, East Timor (AP) – East Timor’s president on Monday accepted the resignation of independence hero Xanana Gusmao as prime minister ahead of an expected restructuring of the government that would make it more inclusive.

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East Timor independence hero submits resignation as PM

East Timor independence hero submits resignation as PM

DILI, East Timor (AP) – East Timor independence hero Xanana Gusmao resigned as prime minister Friday, stepping down ahead of an expected restructuring of the government next week.

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Portugal approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews

Portugal approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s government on Thursday approved a law granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted 500 years ago, following Spain’s adoption of similar legislation last year.

Cabinet spokesman Luis Marques Guedes said the government … Read Full Story

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