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Good news for hepatitis C sufferers

A pioneering new treatment for people suffering from hepatitis C will be made available in Portugal this month - two years after its use was approved by the EC.

Boceprevir will improve...

Ex-minister runs over pedestrian on zebra crossing

Former government minister João Cravinho admitted to being in shock last week after running over a pedestrian on a zebra crossing on Avenida Gago Coutinho in Estoril.

The pedestrian - a man...

OECD survey very positive about Portugal

Despite ongoing moans and groans from people up and down the country, Portugal seems finally to have shed its 2012 nickname of “Poortugal”. A recent OECD survey has concluded that the country will...

Tears of pride as ‘CR7’ Ronaldo receives Ballon d’Or

“There are no words to describe this moment,” an extremely proud Cristiano Ronaldo said as he tried in vain to hold back tears of emotion on being awarded FIFA’s coveted “Ballon d’Or” at the...

Portuguese Caixa Seguros sold to Chinese in €1 billion deal

Fosun International, China’s largest privately-owned conglomerate, is one of Portugal’s newest investors. In a €1 billion deal, the Chinese group has won the bid for 80% of the share capital of...

End of EU crisis?

Despite holding top-jobs at two of the most important European institutions, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso do not seem to...

Emotional scenes as controversial shipyard deal is signed

As defence minister Aguiar-Branco officially signed the Viana do Castelo shipyards over to industrial multinational Martifer, local mayor José Maria Costa staged a very personal protest, turning...

Schoolboy slips on railway line and is killed by train

Two friends watched in horror as a train ran over their schoolmate killing him outright. The tragedy happened last Friday as the youngsters were crossing tracks 200 metres from the São João do...

An 85-year-old woman died in a newsagents as she queued to pay her ‘Euromilhões’ lottery dues. Maria Teresa Ramos felt ill and collapsed in a shopping centre in Leiria, causing panic among staff...

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