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Doctors assessing when Madeira bus crash survivors can fly home to Germany

Apr 19 2019

CANICO, Portugal Doctors from Germany are working with a Portuguese medical team to evaluate when the German tourists who survived a fatal bus crash on the island of Madeira can be transferred home, the hospital said on Friday.

Officials pay tribute to victims of Madeira tourist bus crash

Apr 18 2019

CANICO, Portugal In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira. | Video

Wildfires blaze across unseasonably hot, dry Portugal

Mar 27 2019

GONDOMIL, Portugal Hundreds of Portuguese firefighters struggled on Wednesday to contain wildfires which erupted far earlier in the season than usual because of unexpectedly hot and windy weather.

Wildfire surges back in Portugal's Algarve, 1,000 firefighters mobilized

Aug 06 2018

MONCHIQUE, Portugal More than 1,150 firefighters battled resurging flames as huge fires swept the forested hills of Portugal's southern Algarve tourist region on Monday, with late winds fanning the blaze and forcing the evacuation of another village. | Video

Divided Catalans prepare to vote in close-run election

Dec 20 2017

VIC/CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES, Spain Catalonia votes on Thursday for a new administration in an election many hope will resolve Spain's worst crisis in decades after the region declared independence leading Madrid to sack local leaders.

At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

Jun 18 2017

PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee, the government said on Sunday,

Lisbon Fashion Week: A frivolous affair?

Oct 13 2011

Photography Rafael Marchante poses the question "Is the fashion world frivolous?" in this multimedia production.

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