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In a characteristic huff, the opposition Socialist party has accused Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho of lying in his upbeat Christmas Day speech to the people.

What he said was a “form...

A million euros stolen from homemade vault

A Portuguese worker who had been saving money all his life - and claims to have amassed as much as a million euros - saw the whole lot stolen from a homemade vault in his garage on Christmas Eve...

Renewed calls for Education minister’s resignation

After the unpopularity of the teachers’ test which floundered dismally just before Christmas, Education Minister Nuno Crato is in hot water once again - this time over remarks he made about...

Strike leaves Lisbon heaving under rubbish

It’s not just the mess and filthy piles of plastic bags, it’s the smell. Lisbon is literally heaving under mounds of rubbish as a result of the refuse workers strike which began on Christmas Eve...

On the eve of what will be an explosive debate in parliament over the Constitutional Court’s recent veto of government plans to cut pensions, Prime minister Passos Coelho broadcast an upbeat...

Final Meco body brought to shore

Early Thursday morning, what is thought to be the final body from the Meco tragedy was found on beach in Almada and taken straight to the local Hospital Garcia de Orta for identification. The...

Festas Seguras accidents in christmas

Child’s death brings traffic death toll to 16

Her parents were both killed outright on Christmas night when their car was involved in one of the worst accidents of the holidays, but now the...

Despite all the negativity surrounding the recent Constitutional Court (TC) ruling over pensions, President of the Republic Cavaco Silva is unlikely to challenge the coalition government’s...

Police in Serpa have mounted a manhunt for the 34-year-old man suspected of shooting dead a retired GNR officer on Monday night.

The murder took place outside a café, reports Lusa news...

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