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A 59-year-old Spanish man died after being found by police strapped to the helm of a boat that was drifting on the Guadiana River, just off the shore of Alcoutim on Thursday (February 6).

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Chinese spend millions on ‘passport to Europe’

The wave of Chinese attracted by Portugal’s ‘Golden Visa’ programme shows no sign of peaking, with deputy PM Paulo Portas radiantly declaring that it is proving a powerful tool for economic...

 West coast Portugal and Algarve on red weather alert

A severe weather depression will be affecting much of Portugal from midday today (Sunday) with conditions, the worst to have hit the country so far this...

Match Algarve to open in 2016

Match Algarve - the €110 million state-of-the-art football village planned for the countryside near Bensafrim, Lagos - is expected to be up and running by 2016.

Dutch investors involved in...

Portugal’s unions almost "soviet-like” says Education Minister

In an extraordinary outburst, beleaguered Education Minister Nuno Crato has now accused teachers' unions of being "almost Soviet-like".

Crato's difficulties with trade unions are well-known...

Major Tavira drug bust

Polícia Judiciária (PJ) police wound-up a year-long investigation in Tavira last week when they arrested three men moving 800kgs of hashish cleverly stashed in the hull of a boat. The million-euro...

Prime Minister confirms green energy support

As the Spanish government announced its plans to cut all price subsidies for renewable energy production, Portugal has stressed its continuing support, with Prime Minister Passos Coelho calling on...

MEP Liem Hoang Ngoc

A Euro think-tank has heavily criticised the Troika for putting “a pistol to the head” of struggling nations in a way that is “totally undemocratic”. Talking to journalists in Strasbourg, MEP Liem...

Ever fallen in love on the bus or train?

Love can hit you anywhere. Any place. Any time. You could even fall hopelessly in love with a total stranger on a bus.

With this in mind, a group of three young men from Braga have created...

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