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RTP to promote China, and vice-versa

Television || RTP, Portugal’s national broadcasting channel, has signed a collaboration deal with Chinese television (CCTV) to produce two documentaries, to be screened in both countries.

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“Mad cow” brought to heel by brave pensioner

A rampant cow that had been terrorising the rural community of São Pedro do Sul in Moldes has finally been brought to heel by a brave lady farmer.

Maria de Jesus Neri, 65, did what no one...

A redevelopment plan that could see the transformation into an urban park of a stretch of land near one of Lisbon’s most popular beaches is once again shrouded in controversy – 50 years after the...

"Golden Visa" Chinese man wanted by Interpol escapes extradition

Lisbon’s Court of Appeal has rejected the extradition of Xiaodong Wang, the Chinese man wanted by Interpol for a series of frauds committed in China before moving to Portugal as a holder of a ‘...

Drivers in Lisbon can now parking via their smartphones

Drivers in Lisbon can now install a free App that will allow them to pay parking charges via their smartphones. ePark was launched this week over an area offering 10,000 parking spots. The Android...

Former PM José Sócrates has complained he is being persecuted by the country’s tabloid Correio da Manhã which this week revealed the serious crimes squad is investigating credit card payments made...

Government clampdown on illegal holiday rentals

The government’s council of ministers approved new regulations last week ostensibly designed to “simplify” the process of registering properties for ‘alojamento local’ (holiday tourism).

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Tax fraud under €15,000 “escapes law”

In an extraordinary interpretation of fiscal law, Porto Appeal Court judges are reported to have opened the doors to a viper’s nest of tax fraud. The Public Prosecutor is naturally contesting...

Child’s rights campaigner, Dr Luís Villas Boas, has spoken out against the lack of support being given to Portuguese families caught up in the ongoing ‘forced adoptions’ scandal in Britain.

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