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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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Portugal anti-racism rally: Anger at shooting of Black actor [Video]

Portugal anti-racism rally: Anger at shooting of Black actor

A white man in his 80s has been charged with his murder.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published
Scientists in Portugal create reusable mask that disables coronavirus upon contact with fabric [Video]

Scientists in Portugal create reusable mask that disables coronavirus upon contact with fabric

The mask has a coating that virtually annihilates the infectious load of the virus in less than an hour, is washable, and certified free of harmful chemicals.View on euronews

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Scientists in Portugal create reusable mask that ‘inactivates’ coronavirus [Video]

Scientists in Portugal create reusable mask that ‘inactivates’ coronavirus

Scientists in Portugal create reusable mask that ‘inactivates’ coronavirus

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:49Published
COVID-19: Portuguese club CD Aves in crisis as coronavirus wreaks financial havoc [Video]

COVID-19: Portuguese club CD Aves in crisis as coronavirus wreaks financial havoc

Even mighty FC Barcelona has had to implement a 70 percent wage cut during the suspension of La Liga as clubs across Europe battle with an economic downturn in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cash-strapped Algarve fights for survival [Video]

Cash-strapped Algarve fights for survival

Usually packed with tourists at this time of the year, Portugal's Algarve is quiet, leaving businesses brooding over Britain's decision to leave Portugal off a list of more than 50 countries safe..

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Porto celebrates their 29th Portuguese league [Video]

Porto celebrates their 29th Portuguese league

2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon give them championship as fans take to streets to celebrate

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Case Of Missing Toddler Madeleine McCann Springs To Life Once More [Video]

Case Of Missing Toddler Madeleine McCann Springs To Life Once More

13 years ago, British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared from her family's holiday villa in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Despite intensive searches and numerous investigations, the case went cold. But..

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Portugal: UK COVID-19 quarantine restriction hits tourism in the Algarve [Video]

Portugal: UK COVID-19 quarantine restriction hits tourism in the Algarve

Industry analysts say only about a third of the usual number of tourists will visit Portugal's Algarve region this summer.View on euronews

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Dolphins return to Lisbon's Tagus river [Video]

Dolphins return to Lisbon's Tagus river

Amid hard times brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, one sight is putting a smile on people’s faces in Portugal - dolphins splashing around near Lisbon’s shores.

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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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:34Published
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

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published
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.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:32Published
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

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Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann case

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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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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

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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

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Factbox: The 13-year hunt for missing British girl, Madeleine McCann

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German public prosecutors think Madeleine McCann is dead

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Madeleine McCann's parents say German suspect could be very significant

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Spain to open land borders with Portugal, France 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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The show may go on as Portugal's theatres, cinemas reopen warily

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Portugal approves third phase of lockdown exit, Lisbon takes it slow

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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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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

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With little state aid, zombie shops in Portugal fear short-lived reopening

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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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Custard tarts and classes: Portuguese enjoy some normality again

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