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Portugal's Azores breached constitution by imposing quarantine on visitors

7:47pm IST

LISBON Portugal's Azores Islands, some 1,400 km from the Portuguese coast, breached the national constitution by forcing air passengers to the popular tourist destination to quarantine for 14 days, the country's Constitutional Court has ruled.

'Racism kills': hundreds protest after Black actor shot dead in Lisbon

01 Aug 2020

LISBON Hundreds of anti-racism protesters took over one of Lisbon's main squares on Friday to demand justice for Bruno Cande, a Black actor shot dead in a busy street last weekend.

High-speed train crash in Portugal kills two, injures 37

31 Jul 2020

LISBON A crash between a high-speed train and a maintenance machine in central Portugal killed two people and injured at least 37 on Friday, the national relief operations authority CNOS said.

Portugal's GDP slumps 14.1% in second quarter, biggest contraction ever recorded

31 Jul 2020

LISBON Portugal's gross domestic product shrank 14.1% in the second quarter of 2020, the biggest contraction ever, as lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus hit key sectors of the economy.

Portugal's nightclubs and bars allowed to reopen, but without dancefloors

31 Jul 2020

LISBON Clubbers in Portugal eager to shake off the coronavirus blues will have to wait a little longer to dance the night away, as nightclubs were given the green light to reopen from Saturday but with early closing and no dancefloors allowed.

Portugal's nightclubs and bars allowed to reopen, but without dancefloors

30 Jul 2020

LISBON, July 30 Clubbers in Portugal eager to shake off the coronavirus blues will have to wait a little longer to dance the night away, as nightclubs were given the green light to reopen from Saturday but with early closing and no dancefloors allowed.

Portugal's Jeronimo warns of tough times ahead after net profit drops 36% in the first-half

29 Jul 2020

LISBON Portuguese retailer Jeronimo Martins said on Wednesday its net profit slid by more than a third in the first half, and warned of tough times ahead as the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic became apparent.

UPDATE 1-Portugal's Jeronimo warns of tough times ahead after net profit drops 36% in H1

29 Jul 2020

LISBON, July 29 Portuguese retailer Jeronimo Martins said on Wednesday its net profit slid by more than a third in the first half, and warned of tough times ahead as the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic became apparent.

Coronavirus pushes Portugal jobless rate to 7% in June

29 Jul 2020

LISBON Portugal's unemployment rate rose to 7% in June from a revised 5.9% in May as tens of thousands of jobs were wiped out amid the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Coronavirus pushes Portugal jobless rate to 7% in June

29 Jul 2020

LISBON, July 29 Portugal's unemployment rate rose to 7% in June from a revised 5.9% in May as tens of thousands of jobs were wiped out amid the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed on Wednesday.

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