Victoria Waldersee

Portugal imposes tougher COVID-19 measures as virus spreads

14 Oct 2020

LISBON Tougher measures will be imposed in Portugal from Thursday onwards to contain record levels of coronavirus cases, including stricter limits on gatherings and heavier penalties for rule-breaking establishments.

Fear and frustration: Europe's wealthy keep wallets closed

11 Sep 2020

LISBON By this time of year, Ilene Steele, 63, would usually have several trips behind her: one to visit family in the United States, a holiday in Italy, and a few day excursions in London, where she lives with her retired therapist husband Mike.

Yelp joins 15 Percent Pledge to increase representation of Black-owned businesses

31 Aug 2020

Crowdsourced business review website Yelp said on Monday it has committed to the Fifteen Percent Pledge, a U.S. campaign for retailers and companies to increase representation of Black-owned businesses to 15.

In wake of shootings, retailers respond to consumer interest in Black-owned businesses

28 Aug 2020

LISBON/NEW YORK A day after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, searches for the term "Black-owned businesses" began to surge on Google Trends, as social media users called out for suggestions on where to spend their money in a way that supported the Black community.

Pandemic turns Europe's retail sector on its head as shoppers stay close to home

27 Jul 2020

LISBON City centre shops and malls may have lost their lustre during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as lockdowns ease across Europe many stores in and around residential areas stand to benefit as consumers remain reluctant to venture far from home. | Video

Portugal keeps parts of Lisbon under coronavirus lockdown

13 Jul 2020

LISBON Portugal's government said on Monday five areas on the outskirts of Lisbon will remain under a partial lockdown put in place two weeks ago to tackle a worrying wave of coronavirus cases.

Portugal fumes at exclusion from UK safe travel list

04 Jul 2020

LISBON Portugal's tourism sector reacted with fury and disbelief at Britain's decision to maintain a quarantine regime for travellers coming from Portugal despite having a higher number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

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