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Portugal: Country in southwestern Europe
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. The official and national language is Portuguese.

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Nicole Scherzinger feels truly blessed after spending birthday with boyfriend Thom Evans [Video]

Nicole Scherzinger feels truly blessed after spending birthday with boyfriend Thom Evans

The Pussycat Dolls star turned 42 on Monday and she took to Instagram to share a touching tribute to her boyfriend Thom, after they celebrated her birthday during a trip to Portugal.

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Spain lifts coronavirus state of emergency and reopens borders [Video]

Spain lifts coronavirus state of emergency and reopens borders

Spain's borders now open to EU countries except Portugal, as well as Schengen Area members outside the bloc and the UK.

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Mourinho hits back at criticism of Harry Kane's record [Video]

Mourinho hits back at criticism of Harry Kane's record

Tottenham Hotspur's manager Jose Mourinho defends striker Harry Kane against a pundit's suggestion he could struggle under the Portuguese manager's system.

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Coronavirus live: Spain and Portugal see new clusters raising second wave fears [Video]

Coronavirus live: Spain and Portugal see new clusters raising second wave fears

Coronavirus live: Spain and Portugal see new clusters raising second wave fears

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Lisbon welcomes UEFA decision to bring Champions League to Portugal [Video]

Lisbon welcomes UEFA decision to bring Champions League to Portugal

Soccer fans in Lisbon thrilled to learn their city will host a summer knockout Champions League event.

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How climate change is causing 'mega-fires' and forcing people to migrate in Portugal [Video]

How climate change is causing 'mega-fires' and forcing people to migrate in Portugal

How climate change is causing 'mega-fires' and forcing people to migrate in Portugal

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 06:09Published
EasyJet resumes flying with safeguards in place [Video]

EasyJet resumes flying with safeguards in place

EasyJet aircraft took to the skies for the first time since March 30 on Monday, as the British carrier resumed a small number of mainly domestic flights after weeks of lockdown. Ciara Lee reports

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Benfica soccer team bus hit by rocks, injuring two players, according to club statement [Video]

Benfica soccer team bus hit by rocks, injuring two players, according to club statement

Bus carrying the Benfica soccer team hit rocks, breaking the glass and injuring two players, after they had played their first game since the novel coronavirus halted the season, Benfica football club..

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German prosecutors think missing British girl Madeleine McCann is dead [Video]

German prosecutors think missing British girl Madeleine McCann is dead

McCann, then three, went missing on May 3, 2007, in and around the resort in Praia da Luz, on Portugal's Algarve coast.View on euronews

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Local bar owner describes Maddie McCann suspect [Video]

Local bar owner describes Maddie McCann suspect

The owner of a bar in the Algarve, Portugal, has described the German suspect in the Madeleine McCann disappearance as a "tall, skinny" man with "light coloured eyes". Report by Connerv. Like us on..

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Local bar owner describes McCann suspect [Video]

Local bar owner describes McCann suspect

The owner of a bar in the Algarve, Portugal, has described the German suspect in the Madeleine McCann disappearance as a "tall, skinny" man with "light coloured eyes". Report by Connerv. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:10Published
German prosecutors believe Madeleine McCann is dead [Video]

German prosecutors believe Madeleine McCann is dead

German prosecutors believe Madeleine McCann is dead and are investigating a child sex predator on suspicion of her murder. The suspect โ€“ a 43-year-old German national partially identified as..

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Madeleine McCann is dead, German prosecutor says [Video]

Madeleine McCann is dead, German prosecutor says

Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged just three, is dead, Germany's prosecutor said on Thursday after identifying an imprisoned German child abuser as a murder..

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German police investigate new Madeleine McCann suspect [Video]

German police investigate new Madeleine McCann suspect

A German national, currently in prison for unrelated offences, is being investigated in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz,..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:25Published
Cold Case Of Missing British Toddler Maddie McCann Gets Biggest Break Since 2007 [Video]

Cold Case Of Missing British Toddler Maddie McCann Gets Biggest Break Since 2007

Thirteen years ago, 3-year-old British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parents' resort villa in Portugal without a trace. Now, Newser reports her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, may..

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The magazine drops the cover, which has been criticised as "outdated" and in "bad taste".
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'Absurd': Portugal angered at being left off England's safe travel list

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Coronavirus: Quarantine rules for some countries set to be relaxed

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Denmark will reopen to most European nations except Portugal, much of Sweden

Denmark said on Thursday it would allow entry to citizens from most European nations with a low number of COVID-19 infections from June 27 - two months earlier than originally planned, including some..
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Portugal parliament approves amended budget for coronavirus crisis

Portugal's parliament approved in the first reading on Wednesday a supplementary budget that increases spending by 4.3 billion euros ($4.8 billion) to help the coronavirus-battered economy.
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Portugal finally recognises consul who saved thousands from Holocaust

Eighty years ago a Portuguese consul gave visas to thousands fleeing the invading Nazis in France.
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Portugal-Britain tourism 'air bridge' talks going well, says PM Costa

Negotiations between Portugal and Britain on an "air bridge" that would allow British tourists to dodge a mandatory COVID-19 quarantine upon returning home are still in progress and going well, Prime..
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Spain brings forward border opening for Schengen countries to June 21

Spain will open its borders to countries in the European Union's Schengen area on June 21, ten days before previously announced, except for Portugal where the border will open on July 1, Spain's Prime..
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Spain to open borders to EU Schengen countries on June 21: reports

Spain will open its borders to countries in the European Union's Schengen area on June 21, except for Portugal where the border will open on July 1 as previously announced, Spanish media including El..
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Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann case

Portugal's prosecutor's office said on Saturday it would pore over its files to see if a German man suspected of murdering British girl Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in the southern Algarve region..
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Lawyer for German suspect in Madeleine McCann case has no comment

A lawyer representing the German man suspected of murdering Madeleine McCann, a British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged 3, said on Saturday he had no comment on the case.
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Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner 'had moved to Portugal to flee prison sentence' in Germany

Race to find new evidence as suspect to be considered for release from prison term for drug offences
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Portugal beach town which gained unwanted fame from McCann case also seeks closure

The disappearance of the little British girl Madeleine McCann has hung over the quiet beach town of Praia da Luz in Portugal's southern Algarve like a dark cloud for 13 years.
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Spanish minister says land borders to open, prompts confusion

Spain played down the possibility of reopening its land borders on June 22 after a government minister announced earlier on Thursday it would do so, prompting confusion in neighbouring Portugal, which..
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Spain's June 22 reopening of land borders still 'under study', source says

A Spanish government source said on Thursday that a plan to reopen the country's land borders on June 22 is still being studied and will be discussed with France and Portugal.
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Madeleine McCann is assumed dead, German prosecutor says

Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged just three, is assumed to be dead and an imprisoned German child abuser is the murder suspect, a German prosecutor said on..
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Spain maps route for late June tourism opening

Spain will open up land borders with France and Portugal on June 22 and also aims to start welcoming tourists to some islands and other areas that have the coronavirus under control around the same..
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Factbox: The 13-year hunt for missing British girl, Madeleine McCann

British and German police say a German child sex offender, currently in prison in Germany, is a prime suspect in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann who vanished in Portugal 13 years ago while her..
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German public prosecutors think Madeleine McCann is dead

German public prosecutors said on Thursday they are investigating a 43-year-old German man on suspicion of murder and believe that Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007..
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Madeleine McCann's parents say German suspect could be very significant

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged just three, said the identification of an imprisoned German child abuser as a murder suspect was a potentially..
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Madeleine McCann: Suspect first reported to German investigators in 2013 and raped US woman

Suspect believed to be man who was jailed in December for raping 72-year-old American woman in 2005 in Portugal
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Spain to open land borders with Portugal, France from June 22

Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Thursday that all restrictions to border crossings with France and Portugal will be lifted from June 22.
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UK, German police have new suspect in 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann

British and German police said on Wednesday they had a new suspect in the 2007 disappearance in Portugal of three-year-old Madeleine McCann and appealed for information about a German man currently..
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Portugal's theatres, cinemas and other cultural venues got the go-ahead to reopen on Monday as the country entered the third phase of its exit from lockdown - but many stayed shut, fearing audiences..
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Portugal approves third phase of lockdown exit, Lisbon takes it slow

Portugal gave the green light on Friday to the third phase of its lockdown exit, but some restrictions will remain in Lisbon due to localised outbreaks in industrial hubs and outskirts.
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Portugal and Britain are in talks to try and secure an air corridor for tourists that would allow British visitors to avoid a COVID-19 quarantine upon returning home, two Portuguese sources familiar..
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Jobless benefit requests by Portugal's young spike 52% during pandemic

The number of Portuguese young people requesting jobless benefits spiked 52% last month from a year earlier, way above the increase for other age groups, amid the coronavirus lockdown, data showed on..
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Kidnapped captain of Portugal-flagged ship freed-Bulgaria

The Bulgarian captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship who was kidnapped along with seven other sailors by pirates off the coast of Benin last month, has been freed, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said..
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With little state aid, zombie shops in Portugal fear short-lived reopening

Leaning over the golden-plated counter of the "Fantastic World of Sardines" in Portugal's capital, cashier Andre Moureira waited for just a single customer to break the boredom of the morning.
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Portugal ready to welcome back tourists, says government

Portugal's doors are open to tourists, the country's Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said on Friday, one of the first European countries to welcome back visitors from elsewhere in the continent.
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Portuguese resort to test all residents ahead of summer season

A popular beach town near Lisbon plans to be the first in Portugal to test all of its 200,000 residents for coronavirus antibodies to try and help them enjoy as normal a summer season as possible..
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Custard tarts and classes: Portuguese enjoy some normality again

Masked waiters served a trickle of customers sitting safely apart at newly-opened cafes while some pupils returned to school at staggered times during Portugal's start of a second phase of exit from..
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Coronavirus: European countries set to further ease lockdowns

Italy, Spain and Portugal are among the countries that will relax their restrictions from Monday.
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Portugal suspends foreign trash imports to cope with own increased waste

Portugal, which usually attracts huge mounds of rubbish from other European states because of its low waste management fees, has suspended imports of trash until the end of 2020 to protect domestic..
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Portugal to reopen beaches next month as part of gradual unlocking

Portugal will reopen its beaches on June 6, prime minister Antonio Costa said on Friday, and he encouraged the public to download an app that will tell them if their beach of choice is full or still..
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Portugal to take in 500 unaccompanied migrant children from Greek camps

Portugal is to take in 500 children from Greek refugee camps as soon as restrictions on movement imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak are lifted, the country's Foreign Minister..
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Portugal counts on drones to bolster defences against wildfires during pandemic

Portugal will use long-range drones and other surveillance means to reinforce the monitoring of summer wildfires, officials said on Monday, responding to concerns over the country's readiness to tackle..
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Portugal's low-income households struggle to survive pandemic

One in four Portuguese with a monthly household income of 650 euros ($705) or less have lost all their income because of the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a study by the National School..
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Portugal widens social security support, simplifies some benefits

Portugal widened social security support for informal workers, those at risk of extreme poverty and managers of small enterprises on Thursday, the first measures announced since the end of a state of..
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Seasonal and undocumented workers in Portugal fall through safety net

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Hundreds gathered in Portugal's capital Lisbon on Friday to celebrate Labour Day, observing strict social distancing rules in a smaller-than-usual event to show solidarity with those left jobless due..
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Portugal relaxes coronavirus lockdown with 'sector-by-sector' plan

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Thursday announced a sector-by-sector plan to gradually lift lockdown measures imposed six weeks ago to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
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Portugal to lift coronavirus state of emergency from May 3

Portugal's lockdown, which shut most non-essential services last month to contain the spread of the coronavirus, will be lifted gradually from May 3, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on Tuesday.
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