Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

Iran victorious over Portugal at IHF Beach Handball Championship

TEHRAN – Iran defeated Portugal 2-1 (22–24, 19–18, 8–6) at the 2022 International Handball Federation (IHF) Men’s Beach Handball Championship on Thursday. Iran has lost to Denmark, Norway and Brazil and defeated Egypt and Portugal so far.  The Persians are scheduled to play Qatar on Friday in Group II.  The top four in each main […]

Portugal investigates alleged misuse of Ukrainian refugees’ personal data

Two pro-Russian members of an association had reportedly photocopied the documents of Ukrainian refugees.

African Remains Discovered in Prehistoric Shell Heap in Portugal

In an intriguing discovery, the remains of an African man who died just 350 years ago have been found buried in a prehistoric shell midden in Amoreira in Portugal. The middens in Amoreira and other sites in the Muge region are known to archaeologists as cemeteries of the last hunter-gatherers who lived there 8,000 years […]

Portugal heads to the polls in decisive parliamentary elections, analysts predict a tie

Portugal’s socialist prime minister Antonio Costa is facing a high-stakes snap parliamentary election in which the far-right could make a breakthrough. Polling stations opened at 8 am on Sunday, and exit poll projections will be released by 8 pm. “We have defeated austerity and stagnation, we were defeating the pandemic and on Sunday we will […]

Youngsters shine in second day of the 2022 Portugal Grand Prix

The second day of the inaugural Grand Prix in Portugal continued the incredible momentum of Day 1, with many firsts for a host of judo’s young competitors Dutch youngster Joanne Van Lieshout had an incredible day. The 19-year-old ‘s lightning-fast footwork earned Lieshout her first-ever Grand Prix Gold. Inês de Medeiros, Mayor of the Almada […]

Over 90,000 Descendants Of Jews Kicked Out Of Spain And Portugal In 1492 Given Citizenship

(Israel National News) At least 90,000 alleged descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled during and after the Inquisition have been granted citizenship of Portugal or Spain since 2015, when those countries passed laws offering a naturalization process for such applicants as a form of “reparations” for past wrongs: The laws were meant to atone […]

Portugal’s president vetoes law legalising euthanasia

Portugal’s president has refused to sign a second draft bill legalising euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said the wording of the proposed law was too imprecise and vetoed the law. President Rebelo de Sousa – a staunch Catholic – had previously expressed reservations about the first draft bill to legalise euthanasia. […]

Portugal’s Home Working Laws Are A Model For The Post-Pandemic World

Above Photo: The Portuguese government has just passed new labour laws which it hopes will be a ‘game changer’ for the way remote working operates. Getty Images. In Portugal, new legislation is offering workers additional rights in the ‘work from home’ world – banning out-of-hours contact, outlawing surveillance and forcing employers to pick up the […]

Serbia Shocks Portugal to Join Spain, Croatia at World Cup

Spain, Serbia, and Croatia are heading to next year’s World Cup. Sweden, Portugal, and Russia aren’t—not yet, anyway. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 90th-minute header left Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal stunned in a 2–1 win for Serbia in Lisbon, which gave Serbia an automatic qualifying spot at the World Cup in Qatar. Portugal still has a chance to […]

Portugal Bans Arrivals From ‘Super-Vaxxed’ Israel

Portugal has imposed a travel ban on people arriving from Israel…the country that was recently hailed as one the most highly-vaccinated in the world. Sweden has also adopted a ban . Though vaccination rates in Israel are among the world’s highest, both Portugal and Sweden have been watching the elevated case numbers and are not […]

Portugal and Now Sweden Banned Travellers from Israel, the Most Vaccinated Nation on Earth

After Portugal, now Sweden has become the second European nation to ban travellers from the most vaccinated nation Israel. Sweden also banned the entry of citizens from the United States, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. Sweden became the second European Union country to ban Israeli residents from entry due to a rise in COVID-19 […]

Spain and Portugal brace for wildfires amid forecasts for a scorching heatwave

Spain and Portugal are bracing for wildfires in the coming days with temperatures forecast to exceed 40°C on the Iberian peninsula. Portugal’s prime minister warned on Wednesday that the hot weather increases the threat of blazes, which in 2017 killed more than 100 people in his country. Spain’s weather service forecast a heatwave until Monday […]

Portugal’s Children Are ‘Suddenly Becoming Ill All at Once’

“The feeling we have is that, suddenly, the children are all becoming sick at the same time”. These are the words of pediatrician Joana Martins, one of the child-health experts interviewed by Expresso for an article about how ‘confinement and measures of prevention of the pandemic have weakened the immune system, making us (all) more […]

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, who led the 1974 revolution in Portugal, has died

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, who led Portugal’s ‘Carnation’ Revolution in 1974 against the authoritarian Estado Novo, has died at the age of 84, at the Military Hospital in Lisbon. Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa highlighted what he called “the capital importance” of Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, evoking him as “the top protagonist at a […]

Oldest Roman Camp of Northern Hispania Found in Portugal

A vast 10,000-man Roman camp has been discovered in northern Portugal. Not only is it one of the biggest ever discovered, but it’s also the oldest ever discovered in northern Hispania (the name of Spain when it was under Roman rule), dating back to 137 BC. Until recently, the oldest known Roman camp in Galicia […]

Portugal acknowledges it could have prevented spread of Delta COVID-19 variant

Portugal could have “acted differently” to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the country’s health minister has acknowledged. Marta Temido said Portugal may have made a mistake by opening its borders to tourists for three weeks as the coronavirus variant was spreading. Her comments came one day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel […]

Euro 2020: Two own goals secure Germany’s 4-2 win over Portugal

Portugal has become the first team to score two own goals in one game at the European Championship, handing a 4-2 victory to Germany. Cristiano Ronaldo initially gave Portugal the lead in Munich but then Rúben Dias and Raphaël Guerreiro both scored own goals, put the Germans ahead 2-1 at half time. Germany’s Kai Havertz […]

CHAOS at Portugal’s Faro Airport as Brits rush to get home ahead of new mandatory Quarantine rules

    Mega queues formed at Portugal’s Faro Airport over the weekend, as Brits made a mad dash home from their Algarve holidays before the UK government’s new mandatory quarantine rules set in for those returning from the country. The government announced on Thursday that Portugal had been added to its ‘amber list’, which requires […]

Portugal Accuses British Gov’t of Lying About ‘Super Indian Variant’

Portugal has accused the British government of lying about the cases of Nepal mutation and creating panic of what the authorities tried to portray as a ‘Super Indian Variant’. A leading microbiologist João Paulo Gomes says the British government is ‘lying’ about the number of cases of the Nepal mutation of the variant found in […]

EU states continue easing Covid-19 travel curbs as Portugal & Italy welcome back some foreign visitors

As of Sunday, travelers from Israel, the UK and the EU will no longer have to quarantine when they visit Italy as long as they test negative for Covid-19, the Italian government said, as Europe prepares for the return of tourism. Italy will also extend its list of routes for so-called ‘Covid-free’ flights to include […]

Portugal to reopen border with Spain as coronavirus measures ease

Portugal will reopen its border with Spain on Saturday as it eases its coronavirus measures two days ahead of schedule. Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the country would be moving onto the “next phase of decontamination” on 1 May, after a council of ministers met to discuss the state of the pandemic. As well as […]

Portugal opens the doors to Oporto Holocaust museum

The Holocaust museum in Oporto, Portugal opened its doors to the pubic this April, after coronavirus lockdown measures lightened. The museum is the first of its kind in the country, despite there already being a Jewish museum and and a community of over 500 Jews in the city alone. The first day of its opening […]

Portugal doesn’t have a big tradition of winter sports but there are some chasing the Olympic dream

Portugal doesn’t have a big tradition of winter sports, but the country has at least two athletes aiming to reach the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, even if their preparation is on wheels. 25-year-old José Cabeça’s has achieved what no one had ever done before: a performance at a world championship that allows him to […]

Living Extraterrestrial Organism Allegedly Captured and Studied in Portugal 62 Years Ago

On November 2, 1959 in the Portuguese city of Evora was witnessed one of the strangest paranormal events. After the sighting of an alleged UFO, strange gelatinous filaments of white began to fall all over the city, completely covering it in a dense white layer. Schools and jobs had been intervened, evacuating people completely. The […]

Portugal’s top court rejects bill to legalize euthanasia as unconstitutional

The constitutional court of Portugal has turned down a bill approved by parliament earlier this year to decriminalize the euthanasia of terminally-ill patients, saying that it threatened the principle of “inviolability of life”. Seven out of the top court’s panel of 12 judges, including the head of the Constitutional Court Joao Caupers, voted against approving […]

Why Coca-Cola was banned in Portugal for decades

    Despite the beverage being almost as half as old as the country it originated from, America, Coca-cola has a much more tumultuous history in it’s front Atlantic neighbour, Portugal. A symbol of American market capitalism, Coca-cola was created in the late 19th century, actually as a medicinal drink, from coca leaves and kola […]

‘Europe is NOT White!’ African Woman Who Ran for European Elections in Portugal

    The European Parliament elections are less than 2 months away but all sorts of regressive leftist candidates are already making their biggest efforts in order to monopolise the vote of the electorate with white guilt and to get their share of attention. Joacine Katar-Moreira, an African woman from Guinea-Bissau, a highly unstable African […]

Portugal hero of 1974 revolution shares antisemitic theories on Twitter

Rodrigo Sousa Castro, captain of the 1974 Portuguese Revolution, wrote on his personal Twitter account on Friday that “the Jews, as they dominate global finance […] bought and have the vaccines they wanted. It’s a kind of historical revenge.” He added, “And I won’t say more until the Zionist bulldogs jump.” This statement began a […]

Portugal extends lockdown and restricts foreign travel amid surge in COVID-19 cases

On a day Portugal reported another dramatic record of daily deaths and infections from COVID-19 the Portuguese president made a resounding appeal to the nation as the state of emergency was renewed for another two weeks. “If it’s the case that this time the wave began in the west and Portugal is one of the […]

Portugal ramps up lockdown rules amid surging coronavirus cases

Stricter lockdown rules have been introduced in Portugal amid surging coronavirus cases, with the pandemic setting grim records there and across Europe. Prime Minister António Costa said the country was “going through the most serious phase of the pandemic” so far, claiming too many people were taking advantage of exceptions included in the lockdown that […]

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