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Six killed as fires hit hundreds of forests in Portugal, Spain

October 16, 2017 5:40 am
Six killed as fires hit hundreds of forests in Portugal, Spain

Firefighters and civilians attempt to subdue wildfire flames in Vigo, northwestern Spain, October 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Three people have been killed in Portugal as the country is hit by a record number of forest fires, and three more have died in Spain where blazes sparked by arsonists have […]

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Portugal’s former prime minister Jose Socrates charged in corruption case

October 11, 2017 10:06 pm
Portugal’s former prime minister Jose Socrates charged in corruption case

The photo taken on March 23, 2011 shows Portugal’s then Prime Minister Jose Socrates during a plenary session at the parliament in Lisbon to debate the government’s new austerity measures. (Photo by AFP) Portugal’s prosecutors have indicted former Prime Minister Jose Socrates on graft and money laundering charges in a […]

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‘Historic’ win for Socialists in Portugal municipal vote

October 2, 2017 4:03 pm
‘Historic’ win for Socialists in Portugal municipal vote

Portuguese socialist leader Antonio Costa (L) Portugal’s ruling Socialists made major gains in Sunday’s municipal elections, according to near final results. The Socialist Party (PS) won 158 of a total 308 town halls and 38 percent of the vote across the country with only a few municipalities left to be […]

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Falling tree kills 13 at religious festival in Portugal

August 16, 2017 5:36 am
Falling tree kills 13 at religious festival in Portugal

Thirteen people were crushed to death and 49 injured Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell on them at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira, doctors said. A dozen people, four of them children, were seriously injured, Miguel Reis, the chief surgeon at the hospital in Madeira’s […]

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3,000 firefighters battle wildfire in Portugal

August 15, 2017 10:30 pm
3,000 firefighters battle wildfire in Portugal

Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire following a new rash of forest fires ahead of a weekend of warm temperatures, at Rio de Moinhos village in Abrantes on August 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Around 3,000 firefighters in Portugal were struggling to put out more than 150 wildfires raging across […]

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Portugal asks for help from Europe to fight forest fires

August 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Portugal asks for help from Europe to fight forest fires

Firefighters tackle a wildfire following a new rash of forest fires ahead of a weekend of warm temperatures, at Rio de Moinhos village in Abrantes, Portugal, August 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) More than 3,000 firemen struggled to put out forest fires across Portugal on Sunday, after the country requested […]

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Portuguese firefighters battling raging blazes from forest fire

June 19, 2017 8:38 am
Portuguese firefighters battling raging blazes from forest fire

A picture taken on June 18, 2017 shows a forest in flames during a wildfire near the village of Mega Fundeira, Portugal. (By AFP) Firefighters on Sunday continued battling the raging blazes from a forest fire, which has killed at least 62 and injured 54 others in central Portugal. The […]

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Raging forest fires kill at least 62 in Portugal

June 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Raging forest fires kill at least 62 in Portugal

Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62 people, many of them burnt to death in their cars, the government says, in the country’s worst such disaster in recent history. The fire broke out on Saturday in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande in central Portugal, apparently caused by […]

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo charged with tax fraud

June 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo charged with tax fraud

The photo taken on March 29, 2017 shows Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo standing beside a bust presented during a ceremony where Madeira’s airport in Funchal is to be renamed after Cristiano Ronaldo, Madeira island, Portugal. (Photo by AFP) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Tuesday accused of evading 14.7 […]

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Madeleine McCann detectives search for former Portuguese resort worker who may have information on case

March 14, 2017 4:00 am
Madeleine McCann detectives search for former Portuguese resort worker who may have information on case

Madeleine McCann vanished from her Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007 and has never been seen since. Photo / AP Police are searching for a resort worker they claim “kept secrets” from them during the initial investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. An insider has revealed officers are searching for a […]

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