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Portuguese police escort fuel tankers as drivers strike

Portuguese police escort fuel tankers as drivers strike

Portuguese police escorted fuel trucks on Monday to supply petrol stations at the start of a tanker drivers' strike, an AFP reporter said.

More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

More than a thousand firefighters battled Sunday to control wildfires in central Portugal that have forced village evacuations

Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for first time

Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for first time

Qatar Airways announced that its first-ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on Monday, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network.

Soaring temperatures spark early wildfires in Portugal

Soaring temperatures spark early wildfires in Portugal

Hundreds of firefighters were battling two major blazes in northern Portugal on Tuesday, forcing authorities to shut schools and close roads.

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal's Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday.

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies' documents - which later appeared on the Football Leaks website - because he was "outraged" by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said.

Storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Storms packing nearly 180 kilometre-per-hour winds hit Portugal early Sunday leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

Portugal puts out Algarve fire, firefighters keep vigil

Portugal puts out Algarve fire, firefighters keep vigil

Europe's biggest wildfire this year forced nearly 300 people to leave their homes but nobody died.

Portugal wildfires rage along smouldering stretch of Algarve

Portugal wildfires rage along smouldering stretch of Algarve

Wildfires blazed along a smouldering stretch of Portugal's Algarve Thursday, as hundreds of firefighters battled to control flames that have menaced the popular tourist region for a week.

Portugal's wildfire moves south towards tourist spots

Portugal's wildfire moves south towards tourist spots

Portugal's government moved command of the emergency services battling a huge fire in the southern Algarve region to the national level.

Cavani fires Uruguay into last eight as Ronaldo dream ends

Cavani fires Uruguay into last eight as Ronaldo dream ends

Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay shattered Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup dream with a 2-1 victory over Portugal here Saturday.

Messi and Ronaldo take centre stage as World Cup enters knockouts

Messi and Ronaldo take centre stage as World Cup enters knockouts

The world's two greatest players roar into the knockout stage of the World Cup on Saturday, with Lionel Messi's Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal targeting a place in the quarter-finals.