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Portugal, Ireland Win Bailout Concessions

EU finance ministers agreed to allow Portugal and Ireland to repay their bailout loans later than initially agreed, in a bid to help the two governments wean themselves off bailout money in the coming year.


Pain bites into Portuguese life as crisis deepens

Serving a frugal lunch in their kitchen not much bigger than a bathroom, Pedro and Elena Baptista spoon stewed chicken feet onto their boiled potatoes and leave the slightly meatier wings for their 12-year-old daughter, Vania, and 7-year-old son, Joao.


Merkel lauds crisis-hit Portugal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praises Portugal's resolve in tackling its debt crisis, but faces angry anti-austerity protesters in Lisbon.


Thousands protest austerity cuts in Spain, Portugal

Tens of thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese rallied in the streets of their countries' capitals Saturday to protest enduring deep economic pain from austerity cuts.


China’s rise isn’t squeezing Europe as much as you’d think

Some countries are hard-hit, like Portugal, Greece, and Italy in the case of textiles, but most countries actually come out ahead. So is rising Chinese productivity good? To quote Sam Shakusky, who’s to say? Portuguese workers certainly don’t seem to win from an increase in textile productivity. But most European workers actually come out ahead. What’s more, productivity growth will also almost certainly lead to rising wages in China, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and raising the standard of living considerably in the world’s largest country. That may be the most important factor here.


Spain 0 (4), Portugal 0 (2), Penalty Kicks: Euro 2012: Spain Defeats Portugal in a Shootout

Spain and Portugal were locked in a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, but when it came down to penalty kicks La Furia Roja prevailed.


Insight: Portugal toughs it out as austerity bites

To every Portuguese, the town of Grandola is a cradle of the 1974 revolution that ended decades of dictatorship, but nowadays it is hard to find even a spark of revolt here against the worst economic hardship in the country's recent history.


Surfer sets Guinness record riding 78-foot wave

Guinness World Records says Hawaii's Garrett McNamara, 44, rode the biggest wave ever with a 78-footer off the coast of Portugal.


Missing girl Madeleine McCann may be 'still alive'

Madeleine McCann

Missing British girl Madeleine McCann, who vanished during a 2007 family vacation in Portugal, may still be alive, police said Wednesday.


Fitch cuts Portugal rating to junk status

Fitch cuts Portugal rating to junk status

Rating agency Fitch downgraded Portugal's rating to junk status on Thursday, citing large fiscal imbalances, high debts and large fiscal imbalances.


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