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Andrei Khalip

Portugal seduces parched investors with water: plenty of it

Aug 31 2018

ALQUEVA, Portugal As wildfires scorched California yet again this summer, Jose Dariush Leal da Costa, a Bay Area native with Portuguese roots, was harvesting his first almonds in a sun-drenched, watery oasis in southern Portugal. | Video

Heatwave eases in Europe's hotspot Portugal, wildfire rages

Aug 05 2018

LISBON Temperatures in Portugal, at the crest of a European heatwave, began to ease from near record levels on Sunday, but a forest fire raged for a third day in the south, battled by 800 firefighters and 12 aircraft. | Video

At peak of European heatwave, Portugal battles wildfire, power outage

Aug 04 2018

LISBON More than 740 firefighters battled a forest fire in southern Portugal on Saturday as temperatures climbed to near record highs in the Iberian Peninsula amid a Europe-wide heatwave that has brought drought and wildfires from Greece to Sweden. | Video

Sporting give Fernandes new 5-year contract to halt exodus

Jul 10 2018

LISBON, July 10 Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, one of nine players who quit Sporting Lisbon last month after an attack by angry supporters, rejoined the club on Tuesday, saying he believed it had a more stable future.

Portuguese tech firm uncorks a smartphone made using cork

Jun 29 2018

CORUCHE, Portugal A Portuguese tech firm is uncorking an Android smartphone whose case is made from cork, a natural and renewable material native to the Iberian country. | Video

Lisbon's Sporting votes out president to halt player exodus

Jun 24 2018

LISBON, June 24 Sporting have overwhelmingly voted to eject president Bruno de Carvalho in a bid to save the Portuguese club after nine players quit in protest at an attack in May by angry fans who had allegedly been spurred by his public rebuke of the team.

EDP sees merits in Chinese suitor's plans, but offer too low

Jun 09 2018

LISBON, June 9 EDP-Energias de Portugal sees merits in the plans of suitor China Three Gorges (CTG), it said on Saturday, signalling it may be open to an improved offer after rejecting a 9 billion euro ($10.6 billion) takeover proposal as too low.

Sporting goalie quits, blames club president for inciting violence

Jun 01 2018

LISBON Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio quit his club Sporting on Friday, blaming its president for "psychological violence" against players and inciting anger among the fans, who attacked a number of players and coaches at their training ground last month.

Portugal parliament rejects legal euthanasia in divisive vote

May 29 2018

LISBON Portugal's parliament rejected on Tuesday a bill that would have legalized voluntary euthanasia for terminal patients in the Catholic-majority country by a narrow margin, but it secured enough support to ensure continued debate on the issue.

Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest

May 13 2018

LISBON Israel's Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on Saturday, bringing Israel its fourth victory in the glitzy pageant, watched by over 200 million people around the world, and the right to host the event next year. | Video

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