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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...

debt amnesty extended

To help everyone caught out by last week’s strike at tax offices, the government has extended its tax-fine amnesty by five more working days. The end of the amnesty is now Monday December 30....

On face value, it’s a bit of good news: despite the fact the private bankruptcies have increased by 4% in Portugal this year, business insolvencies are down 10% - and this is the first fall...

Strike delays flights in and out of Lisbon

Flights in and out of Lisbon are being affected by strike action this morning. Since midnight last night, airport staff have been on a major go-slow, with delays on all incoming and outgoing...

Syrians in escape bids from Portugal

Of the 74 Syrian refugees who arrived on false passports in Portugal two weeks ago, only a few remain in the accommodation originally given to them - and a number have tried to flee the country....

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