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Ex-CIA Agent Loses Appeal Against Extradition in Kidnapping Case.

A former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officer living in Portugal lost her final appeal there to avoid going to prison in Italy for her part in a U.S. program that involved kidnapping suspected terrorists and flying them to other countries for interrogation.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Does more homework make for a smarter kid? In Spain, many have doubts.

The fourth-graders in Miren Artetxe's classroom have sat through an intensive morning of math tables, reading comprehension, and videos about bullying. They've worked hard enough,' says Ms. Artetxe, surveying her empty classroom at a public elementary school in this tiny Basque town in northern Spain. Recommended: Test your ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Madeleine McCann's parents launch complaint against Portugal Supreme Court.

Missing Madeleine McCann's parents have accused the Supreme Court judges who ruled against them in their court fight with ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral of nonsensical 'contradictions.'Furious Gerry and Kate made it clear through...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lawyer: Portugal to Extradite Ex-CIA Agent to Italian Jail.

A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she will serve a prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, her lawyer said Tuesday.

- Newsmax - US

Portugal Detains Ex-C.I.A. Officer Sought by Italy.

Sabrina De Sousa, 60, faces a prison sentence relating to the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric under a secret U.S. program.

- New York Times - US

Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italy 'within days'.

Portugal will extradite to Italy within days a former CIA agent convicted over the 2003 abduction of a radical Egyptian imam, ending a long legal tussle, her lawyer said Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Monaco look to Bernardo Silva in City clash.

Monaco lose some of their best players every season but they keep attracting top youngsters like Bernardo Silva who they will be relying on when they visit Manchester City in their Champions League last 16, first leg clash tonight. The Portugal offensive midfielder, 22, has been nicknamed Messizinho' by team-mate Joao ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail.

Police took Sabrina de Sousa to a Portuguese jail where she is awaiting extradition, her lawyer told the AP.         

- USA TODAY - US

Lawyer says former CIA agent arrested in Portugal is to be extradited to Italy within days to serve prison sentence.

LISBON, Portugal " Lawyer says former CIA agent arrested in Portugal is to be extradited to Italy within days to serve prison sentence.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail.

LISBON, Portugal " A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail.

LISBON, Portugal — A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year...

- Townhall.com - US

Portugal to extradite former CIA agent to Italy within days

A Portuguese court has instructed police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she has to serve a prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped terror suspects for interrogation.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Portugal Has Plenty of Tourists But Needs Locals to Spend More

Saddled with debt and high unemployment, Portugal's economy needs more than tourists alone can provide. Still, an influx of visitors is helping to fuel slow growth. -Hannah Sampson

- Skift - US

Extradition under way for ex-CIA officer, despite appeals to Trump administration for help

A former CIA agent says Portuguese police detained her Monday as they prepare to extradite her to an Italian prison for a counter-terrorism operation conducted 14 years ago as part of the agency's "extraordinary rendition" program.

- FOX News - US

Basking sharks follow the sun south during the winter

Brooks HaysFeb. 20 -- New tracking data shows basking sharks in the northeast Atlantic head south to Spain and Portugal during the winter.

- UPI - US

Portugal repays half of IMF loan, calls it sign of health

LISBON, Portugal " Portugal's government says it has paid back to the International Monetary Fund half the money it received from the institution as part of a bailout in 2011, and says the early repayment is evidence the country...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Basking sharks seek out winter sun

The winter habits of Britain's basking sharks have been revealed for the first time. Scientists have discovered some spend their winters off Portugal and North Africa, some head to the Bay of Biscay and others choose a staycation around the UK and Ireland.

- ScienceDaily - US

US equity firm closes in on purchase of Portuguese bank

LISBON, Portugal " Portugal's central bank says it has picked U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for exclusive final negotiations on its bid to buy Novo Banco, the so-called good bank salvaged by the Portuguese government from...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US equity firm closes in on purchase of Portuguese bank

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal's central bank says it has picked U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for exclusive final negotiations on its bid...

- Townhall.com - US

Giant basking sharks swim south in the winter

A number of the gentle fish spend their winter months off the coasts of Spain, Portugal and North Africa.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Madeleine McCann's parents will fight claims she 'died', they 'staged' her abduction to cover it up

Missing Madeleine McCann's parents have confirmed they are fighting a Portuguese court decision to side with former police chief Goncalo Amaral over his hurtful claims about her disappearance.The country's Supreme Court last month...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Portuguese tumbling gymnast: Happy to win silver at Baku World Cup

Portuguese gymnast Raquel Pinto says she is very happy for winning a silver medal at the World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku.

- AzerNews - AZ

Portuguese tumbling gymnast: Happy to win silver at Baku World Cup

- Today.Az - AZ

Possible move to family's historic Portuguese stamping ground for Infanta Cristina

KING Felipe's sister, the Infanta Cristina and her children may move to Portugal from their current home in Geneva, Switzerland, ...

- thinkSPAIN - ES

Emotions run high as Coast Guard concludes final hearing into El Faro sinking

The final Coast Guard hearing into the El Faro sinking concluded Friday with emotional statements and vows from investigators to find answers to the tragedy that claimed 33 lives and disrupted the maritime industry.

- Stars and Stripes - US

The Fantasy of Connecting Two Spinal Cords

A peculiar new paper proposes the idea of "connecting two spinal cords as a way of sharing information between two brains". The author is Portuguese psychiatrist Amílcar Silva-dos-Santos and the paper appears in Frontiers in Psychology. Frontiers are a publisher with a troubled history of publishing dubious science. But ...

- Discover - US

Nobody does it better than Lotus

LONDON, Feb 18 — Built as an homage to the original Lotus Esprit S1 made famous thanks to the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, the Evora Sport 410 boasts a host of hand-finished period details both inside and out. Just don't drive it off a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

U.S. probe into El Faro disaster concludes public hearings | Reuters

By Letitia Stein | TAMPA, Fla. TAMPA, Fla. The post U.S. probe into El Faro disaster concludes public hearings | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

U.S. probe into El Faro disaster concludes public hearings

U.S. investigators stood in silence for 33 seconds on Friday as they concluded the public phase of a probe into the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship during a 2015 hurricane, recognizing each crew member aboard who died. The Coast Guard's Marine Board of Investigation, convened for the most serious accidents, heard two ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Far-right populism marches across Europe – but not in Iberia. Why not?

Right-wing extremist parties have seen increasing support across the continent, from France to Finland. But Spain and Portugal have bucked the trend.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Kamal cruises into India Open quarters

New Delhi, Feb 17 Indian star Achanta Sharath Kamal thrashed Yuto Muramatsu of Japan to cruise into the quarter-finals of the India Open table tennis tournament here on Friday. It was a cakewalk for top seed Dimitrij Ovtcharov as well as the world No. 5 from Germany eased into the men's singles quarter-finals with a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Far-right populism marches across Europe – but not in Iberia. Why not?

It's a good time to be a far-right populist in Europe. In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders' Freedom Party looks set to win the most seats in March elections. Recommended: Test your Iberia IQ: How much do you know about Spain and Portugal?

- Yahoo! News - US

This Lotus Evora 410 is a custom tribute to the original Esprit

Filed under: Design/Style,TV/Movies,Lotus,Coupe,Performance You may remember the Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me.Continue reading This Lotus Evora 410 is a custom tribute to the original Esprit This Lotus Evora 410 is a custom tribute to the original Esprit originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:45:00 EST. ...

- Autoblog - US

Portuguese prosecutors charge Angolan VP with corruption

Vicente, who was the president of Angolan national oil company Sonangol at the time of the alleged crimes, is charged with bribery, money laundering and document falsification, the public prosecutors' office said in a statement

- Daily Monitor - UG

Cologne Bonn Airport welcomes new airline partner

Cologne Bonn Airport welcomes yet another new airline partner today and confirms that Portuguese flag carrier TAP Portugal will join the German airport later this summer.

- eTurboNews - US

Angola VP Manuel Vicente 'to face Portugal corruption charges'

Angolan Vice-President Manuel Vicente is accused of corruption by Portuguese state prosecutors.

- BBC - UK

Portuguese prosecutors charge Angolan VP with corruption

Manuel Vicente is accused of bribing a magistrate with $800,000 to drop a case.

- Daily Nation - KE

Airbnb stays double in Portugal in a year

Airbnb stays double in Portugal in a year...

- MENAFN - JO

News24.com | Angolan vice president faces corruption charges in Portugal

Portugal's attorney general's office says prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon.

- News24.com - ZA

Semi-finalists named in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize

The Shell Oil-sponsored Ocean Discovery XPrize moves to the semi-finalist stage this week with 21 teams from 25 countries, including Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Aimed at exploring and detecting chemical and ...

- TechCrunch - US

2 buses collide in Brazil, killing at least 9

SAO PAULO " Police say two passenger buses have collided head-on in southeastern Brazil, killing at least nine people and injuring 46.The accident occurred shortly after midnight near the city of Teodoro Sampaio west of Sao...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Angolan vice president faces corruption charges in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon, Portugal's attorney general's office said Thursday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Angolan vice president faces corruption charges in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal " Portugal's attorney general's office says prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon.A...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Portuguese prosecutors brings charges against US serviceman

LISBON, Portugal " Portuguese prosecutors have brought charges of attempted murder, rape, abduction and assault against an American serviceman stationed at the Lajes Field U.S. Air Force base in Portugal's mid-Atlantic Azores...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Portugal books tourism record

Brits again topped the list of foreign visitors to the country, followed by Germans, Spaniards and French. Portugal unveiled plans for a second international airport for Lisbon to cope with record numbers of visitors,

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Portuguese prosecutors brings charges against US serviceman

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese prosecutors have brought charges of attempted murder, rape, abduction and assault against an American serviceman stationed at the Lajes Field U.S. Air Force base in Portugal's mid-Atlantic Azores Islands.

- Yahoo! News - US

Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Portugal has committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

- eTurboNews - US

Teresa Villaverde – Portuguese Filmmakers Are Experts in Making Omelettes without Eggs

50-year old female helmer Teresa Villaverde is one of Portugal's best-known directors, whose recent films,  produced at four-to-five year intervals, have premiered in either Berlin or Cannes. Colo'– her first feature since 2011's Swan' – plays in Berlin competition. A total of nine Portuguese shorts and feature films, ...

- Variety - US

A Portuguese Hotel Group Is Charging Below-Market Rates, Angering Rivals

That's capitalism. Private equity firms swooped in to buy hotels when the market was weak and now they are positioned to undercut the competition. No one ever accused private equity of playing fair. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Unemployment in Portuguese movie 'Colo' is one reason for populism, director says

BERLIN - The unemployment portrayed in a movie competing at the Berlin Film Festival is a factor behind growing support for populists such as U.S. President Donald Trump and French right-winger Marine Le Pen, the film's director said.

- Reuters - US

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