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Residents evacuated from Algarve villages

People have been evacuated from three villages in the Algarve region in southern Portugal, including a holiday resort, as hundreds of firefighters continued to battle wildfires across the country on…

People have been evacuated from three villages in the Algarve region in southern Portugal, including a holiday resort, as hundreds of firefighters continued to battle wildfires across the country on…

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EU watchdog demands clarification over Barroso's Goldman Sachs job

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has demanded that the European Commission (EC) clarify its position over the recent appointment of former EC president Jose Manuel Barroso as chairman and adviser to Goldma

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has demanded that the European Commission (EC) clarify its position over the recent appointment of former EC president Jose Manuel Barroso as chairman and adviser to Goldma

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Aegean Sea rescue

Portuguese Maritime Police rescued 38 migrants including several babies and infants from a dinghy in the Aegean sea on Sunday (September 4).

Portuguese Maritime Police rescued 38 migrants including several babies and infants from a dinghy in the Aegean sea on Sunday (September 4).

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Portugal braces itself for diplomatic row with Iraq over brutal attack

Portugal’s government is considering asking Iraq to remove its diplomatic immunity from the sons of its ambassador after they allegedly attacked a 15-year-old…

Portugal’s government is considering asking Iraq to remove its diplomatic immunity from the sons of its ambassador after they allegedly attacked a 15-year-old…

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Portugal fires: Wildfires rage on mainland as Madeira counts cost

Flames on the tourist island of Madeira have made headlines worldwide but Portugal’s mainland is also being ravaged by a wave of more than 100 wildfires.

Flames on the tourist island of Madeira have made headlines worldwide but Portugal’s mainland is also being ravaged by a wave of more than 100 wildfires.

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Fierce battle against raging wildfires continues in Portugal

Wildfires continue to rage across Portugal. Thousands of firefighters have been battling at least 300 blazes. Twelve of those have been classified as major or large.

Wildfires continue to rage across Portugal. Thousands of firefighters have been battling at least 300 blazes. Twelve of those have been classified as major or large.

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Three dead and many evacuated in Madeira wildfires

At least three people have been killed and about 1,000 evacuated after wildfires engulfed parts of Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira.

At least three people have been killed and about 1,000 evacuated after wildfires engulfed parts of Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira.

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Wildfires lay waste to mainland Portugal and Madeira

The authorities say around 3,000 firefighters, the majority of them volunteers, are trying to extinguish hundreds of forest fires across the country.

The authorities say around 3,000 firefighters, the majority of them volunteers, are trying to extinguish hundreds of forest fires across the country.

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Northern Portugal declares forest fire emergency

Thousands of firefighters are deployed as forecasters say the risk for the north of the country until Wednesday is "very high" or at its "maximum".

Thousands of firefighters are deployed as forecasters say the risk for the north of the country until Wednesday is "very high" or at its "maximum".

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Portugal's Antonio Guterres 'still in the lead' in UN top spot ballot

A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…

A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…

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Sexual harassment on the streets of Portugal

In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.

In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.

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Portugal coach Santos signs new four-year deal

Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos has penned a new deal to take charge until the next European Championship.

Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos has penned a new deal to take charge until the next European Championship.

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Portugal's Euro 2016 champions return to Lisbon

Tens of thousands of people welcomed back the Portugal football team in Lisbon on Monday after the team won the European Championship, its first major trophy.

Tens of thousands of people welcomed back the Portugal football team in Lisbon on Monday after the team won the European Championship, its first major trophy.