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Rebelo de Sousa not likely for president

Former PSD chief Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has announced that he is an unlikely candidate for the upcoming presidential elections in 2016 - mainly due to the “lack of support” from Portuguese PSD...

Police warn of “blood-bath” as government investigates November riot

As the Public Prosecutor opens an inquiry into last November’s police riot on the steps of parliament, union boss Paulo Rodrigues dubs it a “witch hunt” that could well lead to a “blood bath”....

Bank wins landmark mortgage ruling

An appeals court in Évora has overruled a landmark case in Portimão that gave hope to all householders in danger of defaulting on mortgage payments.

The Tribunal de Relação (TRE) decided...

Civil servants feel the pinch

Today's the day (January 20) public sector workers feel the pinch of the government's controversial wage cuts.

Civil servants receive their January salaries today with all the reductions...

Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by Portuguese President Cavaco Silva at a ceremony at Belém Palace this...

An 18-month-old baby has 'vanished' in Madeira Island. Blonde, green-eyed Daniel Freitas Abreu was with his parents at the house of relatives in Estreito da Calheta yesterday afternoon (January 19...

Angry teachers set sights on Brussels

Education minister Nuno Crato’s latest manoeuvres around EC directives have infuriated teachers who are now setting their sights on Brussels. They hope EU bosses will finally force Portugal to toe...

Four arrested over UK murder of Portuguese man

Three men and a woman have been arrested over the brutal murder of a Portuguese man in Crawley, West Sussex, over the weekend.

The men, aged 33, 48 and 23, and the woman, 22, were all...

Former Portuguese minister takes job at OECD

Former Portuguese Economy Minister Álvaro Santos Pereira has clinched a top job in the economics department of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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