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European leaders postpone decision on patent waiver of Covid vax
Lisbon, May 9 (IANS) President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday at the end of the social summit of the European Union (EU) held in the Portuguese city of Porto that leaders of the EU countries understand that there are "more pressing issues" than patent waiver on vaccines against Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Over 20 students kidnapped in Nigeria freed: Police
Lagos, May 6 (IANS) Nigerian police have confirmed that more than 20 students abducted from a college in the state of Kaduna have been released.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tough race leaves champion Lewis Hamilton drained
Portimao (Portugal), May 3 (IANS) Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton said that the hard-fought win in the Portuguese Grand Prix had left him physically and mentally drained.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Motorsports
Portugal extends travel curbs with Covid-affected nations
Lisbon, May 3 (IANS) The Portuguese government has extended travel restrictions to and from countries, including India, that are most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic until May 16.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal GP: Bottas denies Hamilton 100th career pole
Portimao (Portugal), May 1 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton missed a 100th career pole position by just seven-thousandths of a second against Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Hamilton tops second practice session in Portugal
Portimao (Portugal), April 30 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes improved his time from the first practice session to top the time sheets in the second session on Friday, ahead of the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimao.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Motorsports
Portuguese EU Presidency calls for concrete actions to mitigate Covid impacts
Lisbon, April 30 (IANS) The Portuguese Presidency of the European Union (EU) called on member states to present "concrete actions" for "strong commitment to well-being in Social Europe" in a bid to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hamilton chases 100th pole in Portuguese GP qualifying
Portimao, April 29 (IANS) World champion Lewis Hamilton eyes the Formula One milestone of 100 pole positions on the weekend at the Portuguese Grand Prix when he renews his duel with Max Verstappen.
2021-04-29
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Other Sports
Gunmen kill 2 more kidnapped students in Nigeria
Lagos, April 27 (IANS) Gunmen killed two more students abducted from a university in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna, local authorities said.
2021-04-27
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 policemen killed after gunmen attack Nigerian police station
Lagos, April 27 (IANS) At least five policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a police station in southern Nigeria's Imo state, local police said.
2021-04-27
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portugal resumes flights to Brazil, UK
Lisbon, April 17 (IANS) The Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration has announced the resumption of flights from or to Brazil and the UK, reaffirming that only essential trips are authorised.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Lisbon, April 16 (IANS) Portugal announced its intention to withdraw its troops deployed in Afghanistan under the command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as of May 1.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Ex-Portuguese PM to stand trial for money laundering
Lisbon, April 10 (IANS) Portugal's former Prime Minister Jose Socrates will be the country's first head of government to stand trial, having been indicted for money laundering and forgery of documents, according to a decision by Judge Ivo Rosa.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
April to be decisive against Covid: Portugal Prez
Lisbon, April 4 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said that respecting restrictions during Easter and throughout April will be "crucial" so that "there is not a fourth wave of Covid-19 in the country".
2021-04-04
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
15 kidnapped victims rescued in Nigeria
Lagos, April 4 (IANS) At least 15 people kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna have been rescued, according to an official.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Portugal extends flight ban till April 15
Lisbon, March 30 (IANS) The Portuguese government has announced that all flights to and from Brazil and the UK will remain suspended till April 15, in a bid to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Temporary blackout hits Portuguese tourist island
Lisbon, March 28 (IANS) A lightning strike during a heavy thunderstorm triggered a complete power blackout on the Portuguese island of Madeira, local media reported on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Portugal,Human Interest/Society
Portugal extends state of emergency
Lisbon, March 26 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has extended the state of emergency introduced to combat the spread of Covid-19, until April 15 asking for people's "prudence" during the Easter holiday so that the de-confinement is "successful".
2021-03-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal extends state of emergency
Lisbon, March 26 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has extended the state of emergency introduced to combat the spread of Covid-19, until April 15 asking for people's "prudence" during the Easter holiday so that the de-confinement is "successful".
2021-03-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
EU to invest $5.9bn in health program
Lisbon, March 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will invest over five billion euros ($5.9 billion) in the EU Health Program, the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
EU to invest $5.9bn in health program
Lisbon, March 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will invest over five billion euros ($5.9 billion) in the EU Health Program, the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal announces investment in forest preservation
Lisbon, March 21 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced a 7 billion euro ($8.33 billion) investment in forest preservation until the year 2030.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Portugal,Environment/Wildlife
Portugal registers fewest hospitalised COVID-19 patients since Oct
Lisbon, March 21 (IANS) The Portuguese Directorate-General for Health (DGS) reported that the number of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 dropped to 789, the lowest figure since October 7, 2020.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portugal President begins 2nd term
Lisbon, March 10 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has started his second term as head of state, promising "good use of European funds, with good management" of financial resources to help the country's post-pandemic recovery.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Unicef to support released Nigerian schoolgirls
Lagos, March 3 (IANS) The Unicef has said that it will provide psychosocial support to the 279 released schoolgirls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria's Zamfara state last week.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Unicef hails release of abducted hostages in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 28 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has welcomed the release of abducted hostages from a boarding school in north-central Nigeria.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Portugal,Human Interest/Society
'All school kidnapping captives freed in Nigeria'
Lagos, Feb 27 (IANS) Scores of students and staff abducted about a week ago from a boarding school in Niger state have been freed, said a Spokesperson of the state Governor on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
Nigeria trains healthcare workers in Covid-19 vaccination
Lagos, Feb 27 (IANS) Health authorities in Nigeria have rolled out a national training program for healthcare workers who will be involved in the Covid-19 vaccination at national and state levels in preparation for the arrival of coronavirus vaccines into the country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Gunmen abduct school students in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 26 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Friday abducted scores of students after storming an all-girl school in Nigeria, an official said.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
53 abducted passengers released in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 22 (IANS) Governor of Nigeria's central-north Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello has said that the state government managed to secure the release of all the 53 passengers abducted by gunmen on February 14 at Kundu village.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
7 killed in military plane crash in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 22 (IANS) Seven persons were killed after a military plane crashed in Abuja, Nigeria's capital on Sunday, an official said.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Portugal,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portugal authorises states to hire foreign nurses
Lisbon, Feb 19 (IANS) The Portuguese government approved on Thursday a program to hire foreign nurses to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted children in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 18 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of the kids believed to be abducted by gunmen in north-central Nigeria.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Portugal,Human Interest/Society
Gunmen attack school in Nigeria, abduct students
Lagos, Feb 17 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen stormed a secondary school in north-central Nigeria on Wednesday and abducted some students, security sources said.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
Nigeria to vaccinate 109 mn citizens against Covid-19 in 2 yrs
Lagos, Feb 17 (IANS) Nigerian government planned to vaccinate approximately 109 million citizens that will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination in two years, a senior health official has said.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Nigeria to vaccinate 109mn citizens against Covid in 2 years
Lagos, Feb 16 (IANS) The Nigerian government planned to vaccinate approximately 109 million Nigerians that will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination in two years, a senior health official has said.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portuguese PM Antonio Costa gets Covid-19 vaccine
Lisbon, Feb 16 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, the media reported.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portugal extends lockdown to March 1
Lisbon, Feb 12 (IANS) Portugal's Parliament has approved the renewal of the state of emergency in the country until March 1, allowing the government to keep all lockdown and anti-Covid9 measures in place.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal restaurants launch initiative for health workers
Lisbon, Feb 12 (IANS) Portugal's national association of restaurants has launched an initiative to prepare and deliver meals to the frontline health workers currently battling the Covid-19 pandemic in six of the country's major hospitals.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Portugal,Human Interest/Society
Portugal's unemployment rate up 6.8% in 2020
Lisbon, Feb 11 (IANS) Portugal's annual unemployment rate was 6.8 per cent in 2020, an increase of 0.3 percentage point compared to 2019, according to official data.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese Parliament approves euthanasia
Lisbon, Jan 30 (IANS) The Portuguese Parliament has approved the legalisation of euthanasia "practiced or helped by health professionals" in the country with 136 votes of deputies in favour and 78 against, in addition to four abstentions.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese Prez wins re-election in landslide victory
Lisbon, Jan 25 (IANS) Incumbent Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been re-elected after securing a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, partial results have revealed.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal's Covid-19 deaths top 10,000
Lisbon, Jan 24 (IANS) Covid-19 deaths in Portugal passed the 10,000 mark Saturday after a record 274 fatalities were counted in the past 24 hours, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
2021-01-24
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portugal polls on Jan 24 despite lockdown: Prez
Lisbon, Jan 21 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has confirmed the holding of presidential elections on January 24, despite the ongoing lockdown imposed in the country in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Record participation in early voting for Portugal prez polls
Lisbon, Jan 18 (IANS) Almost 250,000 people have taken part in the early voting for Portugal's presidential election scheduled to be held on January 24, according to the Ministry of Internal Administration.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese Finance Minister tests Covid-19 positive
Lisbon, Jan 17 (IANS) Portuguese Minister of State for Finance Joao Leao has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his Ministry announced in a statement.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portugal's EU Presidency to focus on economic recovery: PM
Lisbon, Jan 16 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa met the College of European Commissioners led by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to discuss the program and priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
2021-01-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese President says indebtedness 'inevitable'
Lisbon, Jan 15 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said here that an increase in his country's indebtedness was "inevitable" as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures to reactivate the economy.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal announces new nationwide lockdown
Lisbon, Jan 14 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced a new nationwide lockdown as a measure to stem the exponential growth in new Covid-19 cases.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal Prez tests positive for Covid-19
Lisbon, Jan 12 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, joining a long list of world leaders to be infected with the disease.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine