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Tunisia boosts renewables with 'game-changing' solar tender

12 Jun 2019

LISBON Tunisia is set to select the winners of its "game-changing" 500 megawatt (MW) solar energy concessions tender by September as it seeks to attract more foreign investment in renewable energy, industry and energy minister Slim Feriani said on Wednesday.

Portugal seizes tonne of cocaine in Brazilian boat on high seas

04 Jun 2019

LISBON Police seized over a tonne of cocaine worth some $49 million and arrested seven people aboard a Brazilian fishing boat in a drug bust on the high seas off Portugal backed up by international crime agencies, officials said on Tuesday.

Brazil to send gang leaders to federal prisons after massacre - minister

29 May 2019

LISBON Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will be moved to maximum-security federal jails.

In Portugal, a man braves dangerous cliffs to clean-up the coast

24 May 2019

CASCAIS, Portugal Every week, carrying a large bag to collect marine litter, sea-lover Miguel Lacerda climbs up and down dangerous 140-metre-high cliffs, dedicating himself to cleaning up Portugal's rocky coast.

Portugal PM threatens to resign if parliament passes teachers' pay hike

04 May 2019

LISBON Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa threatened to resign on Friday after his leftist allies abandoned the government in a preliminary parliamentary vote that could undermine efforts to balance the budget by raising teachers' salaries retroactively.

Sunny Portugal: A gateway to Europe's medical pot market

25 Apr 2019

CANTANHEDE, Portugal Famous for its roasted suckling pig and wines, the Portuguese city of Cantanhede now hosts the country's first medical cannabis production farm - a budding European hub of efforts to meet growing demand for the flowering herb.

Officials pay tribute to victims of Madeira tourist bus crash

19 Apr 2019

CANICO, Portugal In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Portugal's fuel-tanker truckers call off damaging strike

18 Apr 2019

LISBON Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers have ended a national strike after agreeing to return to negotiations over demands for better pay and conditions, the government said on Thursday, ending the country's worst outbreak of industrial unrest in years.

UPDATE 2-Portugal's fuel-tanker truckers call off damaging strike

18 Apr 2019

LISBON, April 18 Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers have ended a national strike after agreeing to return to negotiations over demands for better pay and conditions, the government said on Thursday, ending the country's worst outbreak of industrial unrest in years.

At least 29 killed in Madeira when tourist bus veers off the road

18 Apr 2019

LISBON At least 29 people, most of them German tourists, were killed and 27 others injured on Wednesday when their bus veered off a steep narrow road on the Portuguese island of Madeira, authorities said. | Video

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