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BlackRock, Pimco shun Portuguese bank bond.

The asset managers are in a legal fight with Portugal over losses stemming from Novo Banco

- Financial Times - US

Movies on base through March 29.

Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands and Spain and Turkey.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Eurozone chief called on to quit over offensive quip.

Portugal led calls Wednesday for the head of the eurozone to resign for what many considered derogatory comments about southern debt-ridden nations spending foolishly before seeking outside help to emerge from the financial crisis.

- The Daily Star - LB

Eurogroup chairman Dijsselbloem refuses to quit over 'xenophobic' remarks.

LISBON - Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem rejected calls for his resignation led by Portugal's prime minister on Wednesday, but said he regretted comments suggesting southern European countries had squandered their money on "booze and women."

- Reuters - US

Dijsselbloem in hot water after eurozone nations 'booze and women' charges.

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem has come under increasing pressure over comments he made about debt-ridden nations playing fast and loose with their money. Italy and Portugal have called for his resignation.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Fado, sardines and the Age of Exploration: A visit to Lisbon.

LISBON, Portugal " Have you ever heard a song so tender and soulful it brought you to tears, even though you couldn't understand a word?That's how I feel about fado, a Portuguese folk music tradition that blends the drama and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UEFA considers transfer market changes to reduce dominance of elite clubs.

UEFA will consider introducing squad limits and changes to the transfer system to prevent European teams hoarding players and stem the growing gap between rich and poor clubs, its president Aleksander Ceferin said today. The Slovenian lawyer, elected as the head of European soccer's governing body last September, told a ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Dijsselbloem pressured to quit eurogroup following 'xenophobic' remarks.

Portugal's prime minister has led calls for the head of the eurozone's finance ministers to resign after he refused to apologise for suggesting that southern European countries had squandered their money "on booze and women". Prime Minister Antonio Costa described Jeroen Dijsselbloem's remarks as "racist, xenophobic and ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Resignation call after 'drinks and women' remark.

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem faced mounting calls to resign yesterday as a row escalated over his “racist” comments that southern European countries blew their money on “drinks and women.” Portugal’s prime minister and former Italian premier Matteo Renzi led pressure on Netherlands ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Eurogroup head expresses regret over remarks, won't step down.

BRUSSELS - Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem expressed regret on Wednesday for a German newspaper interview but said he would not step down after Portuguese prime minister called for his resignation over what he called "xenophobic" remarks.

- Reuters - US

Fury at eurozone chief Dijsselbloem's 'racist' remarks.

The head of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, faces calls to resign in Portugal and Spain.

- BBC - UK

Uefa considers squad limits, transfer market changes

LISBON, March 22 — Uefa will consider introducing squad limits and changes to the transfer system to prevent European teams hoarding players and stem the growing gap between rich and poor clubs, its president Aleksander Ceferin said today. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

GDPR and insurance - a training course

Inęs Antas de Barros e Nádia Crujeira da Costa, managing associate and senior associate, represent VdA on a a training course organised with the Portuguese Insurance Association on changes that the General Regulation on Data Protection has brought to the insurance sector. Each session is dedicated to a subject relevant to ...

- The Lawyer - US

Prominent MEP provides insight into Rome Declaration

As the Rome Declaration is finalised, Portuguese Partido Socialista MEP Maria JoĂŁo Rodrigues provided insight yesterday , about what ideally should be in it, in anticipation of its unveiling.

- EurActive - UK

Venezuela's socialist leaders seize bakeries in 'bread war'

For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has personally taken care of the clients at Mansion's Bakery.

- The Daily Star - LB

Portuguese forest overhaul looks to douse annual wildfires

Portugal's government has adopted a long-term plan to improve forest management and help prevent wildfires that scorch thousands of hectares every summer.

- FOX News - US

Iberia and Morocco: Encountering a sensory overload

For a blind traveller, I suggest venturing to Spain, Portugal and Morocco - lands of contrasting pleasures and unique curiosities. A few Iberian and North African pleasures come immediately to mind. The musical exotica of flamenco,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Vinicius Coimbra on Globo's Big New Play, Post-Colonial Telenovela 'Novo Mundo'

As TV continues to catch up, and in some cases surpass, cinema in terms of production values, action sequences and story lines, the race has not stayed confined to Hollywood. Brazilian broadcasters Globo represent perhaps the best positioned company to do just that in Latin America. With an overwhelming free-to-air market ...

- Variety - US

Belgian Spadel Is New Owner of Devin

Belgian company Spadel is the new owner of Devin as of March 10 in a deal for EUR 120 M. The new owner bought the majority share from US fund Advent at an estimate of the bottling company to the amount of 11 times the gross profit. There was a total management overhaul after the deal – there is no longer a Supervisory ...

- Novinite - BG

Brexit summit for EU-27 will be on 29 April

European Council president Donald Tusk has called for a Brexit summit for the EU-27 members on 29 April, one month after the UK officially invokes Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon to withdraw from the EU. The 27 EU leaders are expected to adopt the negotiating guidelines during the summit, paving the way for the European ...

- EU Observer - EU

Pope Francis' schedule for Fatima visit released

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2017 / 09:48 am .- On Monday, the Vatican released the official program for Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Portugal in May, where he’ll celebrate the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions and make a brief stop at an air base to meet the country’s president. Francis will likely ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Venezuela's socialist leaders seize bakeries in 'bread war'

CARACAS, Venezuela " For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has personally taken care of the loyal clients at Mansion's Bakery.But now the downtown Caracas corner...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Venezuela's socialist leaders seize bakeries in 'bread war'

For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has personally taken care of the loyal clients at Mansion's Bakery.

- FOX News - US

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Portuguese player of the year award

LISBON, March 21 — Cristiano Ronaldo won Portugal's player of the year award yesterday in a ceremony at Estoril. Ronaldo first accepted an award on behalf of the Euro 2016-winning national team, and coach Fernando Santos received an award...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hungary Head Coach Names 23-Man Squad To Travel To Portugal

Hungary head coach Bernd Storck has named his 23-man squad to travel to Lisbon for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier with Portugal next Saturday. Making the step from provisional squad to the final group for the first time are potential debutants Márton Eppel, Dávid Holman and Paulo Vinicius who have impressed Storck ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Who's Who recommends two VdA lawyers in Energy

Vanda Cascăo and Rui Amendoeira are two of the lawyers recommended by Who's Who Legal in Energy this year, in a total of eight Portuguese lawyers in this field. Who's Who Legal distinguishes lawyers in 32 practices from 180 countries, with lawyers being recommended on the basis of the opinion of peers and clients. The post ...

- The Lawyer - US

Portugal to acquire five light helicopters

The Portuguese Ministry of National Defence has authorised the Portuguese Air Force to acquire a number of single-engine, lightweight multi-purpose helicopters. The procurement, worth a maximum of EUR20.5 million in line with the Portuguese Military Programming Law 2015-26, comes

- Jane’s - US

Kelley Blue Book expands abroad

Kelley Blue Book is taking its online vehicle valuation and pricing tools overseas, starting with Portugal.

- Automotive News - US

UK PM May to trigger Brexit on March 29: spokesman

By William James and Gabriela Baczynska LONDON/BRUSSELS - Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon...

- Townhall.com - US

United accused after tunnel row

The Portuguese headed down the tunnel at the final whistle without acknowledging his opposite number, though Agnew confirmed the pair had shaken hands in the tunnel afterwards.

- Daily Monitor - UG

New sound panels for MPO concerts

Patrons to concerts organised by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra can expect an improved sound quality from now on, thanks to the orchestra's latest investment in acoustic technology. Through an investment of €70,000, the orchestra is acquiring acoustic diffuser shells manufactured by Portuguese acoustic panel specialists ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United cannot expect to dominate the Premier League like they used to

Portuguese coach feels TV money has levelled the playing field in England's top flight.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon

A look at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon.

- The Malay Mail - MY

Lisbon's MAAT opens its doors with building-wide shows

LISBON, March 19 — After an initial opening in October, MAAT — the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology — in Lisbon reopens to the public on March 22 with two exhibitions that will show off the entirety of the new museum building....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vivian Cheruiyot eyes Lisbon Half Marathon course record

Cheruiyot is also the Olympic 10,000m silver medallist.

- Daily Nation - KE

Morocco and Portugal Strengthen Their Ties on Energy

Morocco and Portugal Strengthen Their Ties on Energy...


News24.com | Angola considers up to 10 years in prison for abortions

Angola's parliament votes next week on a proposal to imprison for up to 10 years women who have abortions and people who perform them, angering the president's daughter and others in the former Portuguese colony.

- News24.com - ZA

Why is Lisbon being called 'the California of Europe'?

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities is also now one of its most vibrant and dynamic. For decades Lisbon’s development and historic architecture was neglected, but things are looking better for the city, tourism is up, unemployment down, and foreign money is bringing in new investment. One of the drivers of ...

- City AM - UK

Prosecutors get more time for probe into ex-Portuguese PM

LISBON, Portugal " Portugal's attorney general has granted investigators another extension to conclude their 2 1/2-year investigation into a former prime minister who is suspected of corruption, money laundering and tax fraud.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lukas Graham, Budapest Aréna, 19 March 2017

Lukas Graham, whose hit single 7 Years' just went multi platinum all over the world, will embark on an expansive headlining tour early next year. The tour kicks off in February 2017 in the UK, where the band have just finished a small run of sold out shows, and crisscrosses the globe through mid-April, making stops in ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Meridional wind on Venus was detected for the first time in both hemispheres

Lisboa, Portugal Mar 17, 2017 The first scientific evidence on Venus of a wind circulation between the equator and the poles, also named meridional wind, was gathered by an international team led by Pedro Machado, of the Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciencias do Espaco and Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa . This ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Why South Africa should follow Portugal and decriminalise drug use

Young people using the infamous 'nyaope' drug in Johannesburg. Moeletsi Mabe/ The TimesIn 2015 I started joining police in the South African port city of Durban on their drug operations'. Most of my journeys were at night. They focused mainly on the policing of street level drug users. The brief of the police was to ...

- The Conversation - UK

Lepidico raises cash for DFS

Takeover target Lepidico is hoping to raise up to A$5.6-million to start definitive feasibility studies for the Phase 1 L-Max plant. Lepidico earlier this month signed a binding term sheet with Grupo Mota to spend a minimum of €250 000 on exploration and drilling at Alvarrões mine, in Portugal, over an 18-month ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

United fans have big part to play says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United's supporters can help them overcome a difficult build-up to their Europa League last-16 second leg against Rostov. United exited the FA Cup on Monday night as N'Golo Kante's strike condemned Mourinho's men to a 1-0 defeat against the Portuguese's former club Chelsea, but the ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Celebrating 10 years of European research excellence

When European government representatives met in Lisbon in the year 2000, and expressed an aspiration that Europe should become the world's leading knowledge economy by 2010, they agreed on the need to create a body to “fund and co-ordinate basic research at European level”. This was the impetus underlying the ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

Portugal envisages acquisition of KC-390 aircraft

The Portuguese Ministry of National Defence currently considers the Embraer KC-390 multipurpose transport aircraft as an adequate solution to progressively replace the country's Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules aircraft, it told Jane's on 9 March. No contract has yet been placed, but up to

- Jane’s - US

Portugal calls on EU to note its economic turnround

Finance minister Mário Centeno wants Brussels to remove country from penalty mechanism

- Financial Times - US

Fufa polls: Master versus apprentice battle beckons

A newly refurbished stadium and Portuguese coach to go along with have served as a symbol for Vipers SC's resilience as much as an explosive kind of action

- Daily Monitor - UG

FAP receives its first Litening G4 targeting pods

The Portuguese Air Force has taken delivery of an initial four AN/AAQ-28 Litening AT Block II airborne navigation and targeting pods upgraded to the Litening G4 standard by original equipment manufacturer Northrop Grumman, the Portuguese Ministry of

- Jane’s - US