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With the issue of economic sanctions threatened by Brussels dogging the press, news that Portugal could be taken to the EU court of justice over its failure to comply with an EU directive has hardly made it into the headlines.

But as

In another “silly summer story”, Portugal’s media is already speculating on what will happen if Brussels decides to impose economic sanctions on Portugal due to its failure to meet 2015’s deficit target, by 0.2%.

Talking to SIC on Friday,

It all began so well. Eleven-year-old Portugal fan Mathis - French, but Portuguese on his mother’s side - shot to internet fame after he was seen consoling a devastated French fan after the Euro 2016 final (

Portugal’s intense heat over the weekend, continuing today and expected only to reduce gradually over the course of the week, saw no less than 222 fires flare up on Sunday alone.

Today (Monday) there are fires at various stages up and down

A 20-year-old man had his tongue bitten off in a horrific fight in the problematic suburb of Cova da Moura, Lisbon, on Sunday.

According to reports, he tried in vain to tell police who had attacked him, and had to resort to gestures to try

Madeira’s international airport is going to be named after Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo. The news came on Friday (July 22) during the official opening of the footballer’s first hotel in Funchal.

“The Madeira people do not

Families looked on in horror as a young Portuguese man was stabbed to death in a London park in the middle of Thursday afternoon last week.

Bradley Quaresma, 20, was knifed in the neck at the packed West Ham Lane recreation ground.

Rosa dos Santos, a 63-year-old woman who allowed her cat to be used in a “cruel and barbaric” cat burning ritual last year, has been formally accused of “animal mistreatment” and will face trial in October.

The story caused a wave of

Cuba wants to attract more Portuguese investment and tourists. To do this, the two countries “need a direct air link” to make the trip “much easier and less costly”.

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