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Moody’s ratings agency has made a surprise upgrade on Portugal’s sovereign rating - bringing it one step from exiting its long-held “rubbish” status.

The move suggests fears that the ongoing BES scandal will have a serious impact on the

Three prison guards caught up in the angry police protest that stormed the steps of parliament back in March have each been ordered to pay 200 euros to a charitable institution. It is the Public Ministry’s condition for making any further charges

It may not sound much, but two new species of ants have been identified for the first time in Portugal in the Lower Alentejo.

The discovery that could so easily pass unnoticed on the sole of someone’s shoe now brings the country’s list of

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Portugal emigration figures up 53,000

It’s bleak reading. Of the 128.000 Portuguese who left their home country in search of a better life and conditions last year, more than half were under 30 - and surprisingly there were even some over 75s who felt ‘enough...

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Gonçalo Amaral insists that the lawfulness of his book Maddie: A Verdade da Mentira is “indisputable” and has reiterated that he may file a counter

Portugal’s disgraced BES bank chief and Deputy PM Paulo Portas travel to Angola in separate bids for financial support
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Angola is the chosen destination this week of Deputy PM Paulo Portas, days after the disgraced former BES banking boss Ricardo Salgado allegedly tr

TAP airline in crisis as Portuguese entrepreneur announces multi-million euro purchase bid
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The crisis within TAP Portugal went into overdrive this weekend after pilots voted for a one-day strike on August 9.

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It has been hailed as the end of one of the “most influential centres of power” in Portugal’s political, social and financial world.

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Moody’s ratings agency has made a surprise upgrade on Portugal’s sovereign rating - bringing it...

Prison guards in Portugal fined for taking part in anti-government protest
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Three prison guards caught up in the angry police protest that stormed the steps of parliament...

Two new bug species discovered in Portugal
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It may not sound much, but two new species of ants have been identified for the first time in...

Portugal emigration figures up 53,000
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It’s bleak reading. Of the 128.000 Portuguese who left their home country in search of a better...