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Italy under fire over charges against migrant rescue volunteer

Jun 28 2019

LISBON Portugal's parliament has protested an Italian decision to charge a Portuguese student with aiding illegal immigration, a move condemned by officials, who argue he was saving lives of migrants stranded in the Mediterranean.

E.Timor, Australia to ratify maritime, gas deal this year

Jun 25 2019

LISBON, June 25 East Timor and Australia are set to ratify a maritime border treaty, which regulates how the two countries will share revenue from the offshore Greater Sunrise natural gas field, later this year, East Timor's foreign minister said.

U.N. chief says essential to avoid escalation in the Gulf

Jun 23 2019

LISBON United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that it is essential to avoid "any form of escalation" in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by Iran.

U.N. chief says essential to avoid escalation in the Gulf

Jun 23 2019

LISBON United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that it is essential to avoid "any form of escalation" in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by Iran.

U.N. chief says essential to avoid escalation in the Gulf

Jun 23 2019

LISBON United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that it is essential to avoid "any form of escalation" in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by Iran.

Tunisia boosts renewables with 'game-changing' solar tender

Jun 12 2019

LISBON Tunisia is set to select the winners of its "game-changing" 500 megawatt (MW) solar energy concessions tender by September as it seeks to attract more foreign investment in renewable energy, industry and energy minister Slim Feriani said on Wednesday.

Portugal seizes tonne of cocaine in Brazilian boat on high seas

Jun 04 2019

LISBON Police seized over a tonne of cocaine worth some $49 million and arrested seven people aboard a Brazilian fishing boat in a drug bust on the high seas off Portugal backed up by international crime agencies, officials said on Tuesday.

Brazil to send gang leaders to federal prisons after massacre: minister

May 28 2019

LISBON Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will be moved to maximum-security federal jails.

In Portugal, a man braves dangerous cliffs to clean-up the coast

May 24 2019

CASCAIS, Portugal Every week, carrying a large bag to collect marine litter, sea-lover Miguel Lacerda climbs up and down dangerous 140-metre-high cliffs, dedicating himself to cleaning up Portugal's rocky coast.

Portugal PM threatens to resign if parliament passes teachers' pay hike

May 03 2019

LISBON Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa threatened to resign on Friday after his leftist allies abandoned the government in a preliminary parliamentary vote that could undermine efforts to balance the budget by raising teachers' salaries retroactively.

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