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Portuguese naval frigate Bartolomeu Dias is taking part in a multinational exercise in the Gulf of Guinea this week designed to help combat piracy and the illegal trafficking of drugs and weapons...

A study has shown that pensions will suffer a “steep fall” in real value over the next few years - and that’s before government cuts are taken into account. The news, coming in a report...

“Home-alone” police fear for their safety

It is not meant to happen, but police stations up and down the country are being left vulnerable at nights, with only one officer on duty while two others patrol in a police car.

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Hospital under investigation after teenager dies

A hospital in Castelo Branco is under investigation after a teenager sent home complaining of strong stomach pains returned six hours later in a state of cardiac arrest. Eighteen-year-old André...

Hackers attack Public Ministry in National Blackout

In a typically sinister protest against “the establishment”, hackers working under the banner of “Anonymous Portugal” managed to create cyber chaos over the weekend, blacking out numerous sites,...

Food and drinks sector set to fight new tax on ‘unhealthy’ products

The announcement of a new tax on 'unhealthy products' has brought condemnation from all sides and seems to have set the cat among the pigeons in the government.

Finance minister Maria Luís...

Hugo Ernano

At least 85,000 people signed a petition calling for his pardon, but the appeal of GNR officer Hugo Ernano - jailed for nine years for shooting dead a young teenager in a police chase - is an...

Casa Pia defendants walk free

After one of the longest and most confusing legal cases in Portugal, two defendants in the Casa Pia pedophile scandal today walked free.

Lisbon’s court of appeal confirmed a previous...

Offering sex “in lieu of rent” - a phenomenon on the rise in Portugal, according to Correio da Manhã - cannot be considered a crime. University professor Rui Pereira told the paper that it cannot be taken as a form of prostitution, as sex is exchanged not for money, but for services. Only if it involves minors or victims of trafficking could the new trend be considered unlawful, he added.

Offering sex “in lieu of rent” - a phenomenon on the rise in Portugal, according to Correio da Manhã - cannot be considered a crime. University professor Rui Pereira told the paper that it cannot...

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