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Italian couples delaying marriage plans until 2021 in wake of virus outbreak

Ilaria Cappuccioni was so enthusiastic about marrying her boyfriend, Sonny Casimirri, that she was the one to pop the question. The couple was originally scheduled to be married next week, but as Italy emerges from the coronavirus pandemic they decided to delay the ceremony until next year.
FILE PHOTO- Soccer Football - Primeira Liga - Benfica v Vitoria de Setubal - Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal - September 28, 2019 Benfica fans hold scarves in the air inside the stadium before the match. REUTERS-Rafael Marchante

Portuguese league could resume on May 30 – premier

The final 10 rounds of Portugal’s top-flight Primeira Liga soccer season could be played from May 30, Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced on Thursday as the country begins to ease its COVID-19 lockdown to kick-start an ailing economy.
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Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
Incumbent Portuguese Prime Minister and leader of the Socialist Party Antonio Costa (C) waves a Portuguese flag onstage at the end of his last campaign rally in Porto on October 4, 2019, two days ahead of general election. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Voting begins in Portugal general election

Voting got underway in Portugal’s general election on Sunday, with outgoing Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s Socialists tipped to win the most votes but without the necessary majority to govern alone.

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.
A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Madeira in mourning after 29 German tourists die in bus crash

The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house.
CarS queue at a gas station on April 17, 2019 in Seixal, in the outskirts of Lisbon. – Many Portuguese were queuing at the few gas stations where it was still possible to refuel despite the shortages caused by a strike of the fuel carriers. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA / AFP)

Petrol lines in Portugal as strike bites

Lines stretched out at petrol stations in Portugal on Wednesday as supplies were hit by a fuel haulers strike days before a long holiday weekend.
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Spain FA chief thanks country’s premier for World Cup plan backing

The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has thanked the country's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, for his backing of a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
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Portugal PM: Cristiano Ronaldo entitled to ‘presumption of innocence’

Portugal's Prime Minister has defended Cristiano Ronaldo following an accusation that he raped a woman in Las Vegas nine years ago.
Two boys ride their bikes past taxis parked roadside during a strike against the online ride-hailing services in downtown Lisbon on September 26, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Francisco LEONG

Portuguese taxis stiffen anti-Uber strike with protests

Striking taxi drivers blocked traffic in major Portuguese cities Wednesday and converged on parliament to protest a law that sets working conditions for rival app-based ride-sharing companies such as Uber.
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Portuguese premier arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.
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Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties

After years of tensions, Portugal and its one-time African colony Angola are seeking to put relations back on track, with high-level visits planned to push economic ties and repair their troubled past.

30 killed as wildfires rage in Portugal and Spain

At least 27 people have died in fires which have ravaged forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said Monday, as three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.

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Lagos Assembly proposes N20 million licence fee for lottery, betting operators

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Facebook accuses the ‘Apple tax’ of stifling its plan to help struggling small businesses

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The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority has been suspended from office by the board of the agency.

PDP reconstitutes Kaduna caretaker committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), has reconstituted the Kaduna State Caretaker Committee.
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Miley Cyrus: How I lost my virginity to Liam Hemsworth at 16

American singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus, says she lost her virginity to her ex-husband, actor Liam Hemsworth at the age of 16.