China's visiting President Xi Jinping and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa signed a raft of accords as Lisbon, hard hit by the post-2008 crisis, looks to Chinese investment amid some reticence among EU neighbours

Portugal Promises China to ‘Push Forward Belt and Road’

The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, told Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday that his country will “push forward the construction of the Belt and Road” in Europe, China’s plan to control all of the world’s most important transportation hubs.

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‘Zombie’ Storm Leslie Smashes Into Portugal, Spain

(AFP) — Storms packing nearly 180 kilometres-per-hour winds hit Portugal early Sunday leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (L) is greeted by his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State House in Beijing on August 27, 2018. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read HOW HWEE YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)

Greece Falls Deeper into China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Trap

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi signed an agreement on Monday for further Greek cooperation with China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure plan, the latest step in the debt-driven courtship between Athens and Beijing.

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German, Portuguese Police Bust Nigerian Fake Marriage Gang

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany and Portugal have raided properties linked to a gang suspected of arranging fake marriages in order to make it easier for Nigerians to come to Europe. Berlin police say they searched 41 homes and

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Israel to Press UN Chief Over ‘Blindness’ on Hezbollah

Israel will press UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on what it says is Hezbollah’s arms buildup in Lebanon during his first visit to the Jewish state since taking office, the deputy foreign minister said Sunday.

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Wildfires Trap 2,000 Villagers in Portugal

LISBON (AFP) – Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.

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Portugal Suspects Terrorists Behind Theft at National Armoury

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities suspect international terrorists and arms traffickers are behind a “very professional” theft last week at the country’s national armory, the attorney general’s office said Tuesday. The suspicions have prompted the attorney general’s office to

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Portugal Tries to Contain Fatal Fires, Debunks Plane Crash

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making good progress in controlling a major wildfire that killed 64 people in the central area of the country, while officials said reports that a water-dropping plane had

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Portugal’s Deadly Forest Fires: the Victims

LISBON (AFP) – A child who died in the flames during his parents’ honeymoon, a family saved by a water tank and a group of friends rescued by a generous neighbour. These are the stories of dozens of Portuguese whose

Portugal's Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva speaks during a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on July 18, 2016. / AFP / Vasily MAXIMOV (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Portugal Wants Close Trade and Defence Links With the UK After Brexit

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union should seek a close trade and defense relationship with Britain after it leaves the bloc, with the scope of any agreement limited only by London’s approach to EU rules on the movement of goods and people, Portugal’s foreign minister says.

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Iraqi Diplomat’s Sons Investigated In Portugal Over Assault

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s foreign minister says the alleged beating of a 15-year-old Portuguese boy by the teenage sons of Iraq’s ambassador to Lisbon is “extremely serious.” Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said in a television interview late Monday

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Portuguese Minister of Education Mugged at Rio Olympics

Portugal’s minister of education was held up at knifepoint after leaving an Olympic venue in Ipanama, Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday. He temporarily lost some valuables before civilians stopped and beat the robbers and retrieved the loot.