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Victoria Waldersee

Activist Thunberg channels youth fury to U.N. climate summit

Dec 09 2019

LISBON/MADRID Teen activist Greta Thunberg reached Europe on Tuesday after a 21-day catamaran dash across the Atlantic for a United Nations summit where she will invoke the fury of global youth at politicians' foot-dragging over climate change. | Video

Pompeo says U.S. warns partners of risks from 'untrusted' 5G networks

Dec 05 2019

LISBON The United States has spent "the past couple years" working to make sure its partners around the world are aware of the risks of working with companies such as Huawei, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters in Lisbon on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches Lisbon on way to Madrid summit

Dec 03 2019

LISBON, Dec 3 Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic from New York aboard a catamaran ahead of her appearance at a summit in Madrid to demand urgent action on global warming.

Portugal's students march for climate as Greta visit delayed

Nov 29 2019

LISBON Students took to the streets in eight cities across Portugal on Friday to call for action on climate change, but Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was unable to join them because she was held up by bad weather in mid-Atlantic.

New course on Portugal's 'painful' history opens national debate

Nov 28 2019

LISBONA new high school history course has opened up a debate on national identity in Portugal, a country only decades removed from dictatorship, where historians say the public has yet to grapple with the legacy of centuries of colonialism.

Portugal's government under fire over controversial lithium contract

Nov 27 2019

LISBON Portugal's government came under fire from lawmakers on Wednesday for signing a contract giving exploration rights for lithium mining to a three-day old firm, but the environment minister said this won't stop mining of the metal.

UPDATE 1-Portuguese group offered new land to build resort in Brazil - CEO

Nov 22 2019

LISBON/BRASILIA, Nov 22 Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale intends to go ahead with a plan for a beach resort in the Brazilian state of Bahia, but at a new location, its CEO said on Thursday, three days after it dropped a project on disputed indigenous lands.

Portuguese group receives new offers to build luxury resort in Bahia, CEO says

Nov 22 2019

LISBON Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale has received new offers to build a luxury resort in the Brazilian state of Bahia and "will advance" with one of them, its CEO said on Thursday, three days after the company canceled a project in the same region due to public pressure over the disputed nature of the land.

Portuguese police march for better pay

Nov 21 2019

LISBON Thousands of police officers marched to Portugal's parliament on Thursday to demand better pay and conditions, in the biggest police protest since the Socialists came to power in 2015.

Victory for Brazil tribe as hotel group cancels plans for luxury resort

Nov 18 2019

LISBON/BRASILIA A Brazilian tribe that has been fighting for 15 years to preserve land they use to gather food won a victory on Monday when public pressure made Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale cancel plans to build a 500-room luxury resort on the Bahia coast.

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