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Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak

A Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September.

Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives

In a move which could lead to continental price wars and reduce Russian market domination, the first shipment of US natural gas to the European Union arrived.

First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal
'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant.

'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal
Maddie McCann parents win 500,000 euros in Portugal libel case
Maddie McCann parents win 500,000 euros in Portugal libel case

A former Portuguese police officer who headed the investigation into the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann was ordered to pay 500,000 euros to her parents in a libel case.

Maddie McCann parents win 500,000 euros in Portugal libel case
King Cristiano hits his devastating peak
King Cristiano hits his devastating peak

Cristiano Ronaldo shut out Lionel Messi for the second straight year in the battle for the Ballon d'Or.

King Cristiano hits his devastating peak
Photo courtesy of independent.co.uk
Kazakhstan among countries with highest police presence per person

Kazakhstan is among the most policed countries in the world along with Italy, Portugal and Russia.

Kazakhstan among countries with highest police presence per person
Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz (L) and his Portugese counterpart Miguel de Macedo. ©REUTERS
Portugal interior minister resigns over 'golden visas' probe

Portugal's Interior Minister resigned, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption probe linked to "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors.

Portugal interior minister resigns over 'golden visas' probe
Photo courtesy of abali.ru
Gold shines as investors seek shelter; oil drops again

Gold prices zoomed this week to a four-month peak as investors sought shelter from weak eurozone data and fears of contagion from a bank's problems in Portugal, dealers said.

Gold shines as investors seek shelter; oil drops again
Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting opponent
Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting opponent

Uruguay star Luis Suarez exited the World Cup in shame after being hit with the heaviest suspension in the tournament's history for biting an Italian opponent.

Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting opponent
After eurozone crisis, IMF rethinks rescues
After eurozone crisis, IMF rethinks rescues

The International Monetary Fund is rethinking bailouts in the wake of the eurozone crisis, with an eye to giving governments near default better options to stabilize their finances.

After eurozone crisis, IMF rethinks rescues
Zarina Diyas. Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz
Tennis: Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas reaches ITF finals in Nottingham

Zarian Diyas, a professional tennis player from Kazakhstan, has made it into the finals of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) tournament.

Tennis: Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas reaches ITF finals in Nottingham
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eBay courts Latin America with Spanish, Portuguese websites

US online giant eBay announced Thursday the launch of Spanish and Portuguese versions of its popular auction and shopping website, hoping to boost its presence in growing Latin American markets.

eBay courts Latin America with Spanish, Portuguese websites
Portugal to end EU-IMF bailout with clean break
Portugal to end EU-IMF bailout with clean break

Portugal decided to make a clean break from its EU-IMF bailout on Sunday, following in the footsteps of Ireland by forgoing a credit line as it prepares a full return to the credit markets.

Portugal to end EU-IMF bailout with clean break
Three students killed by wall collapse in Portugal
Three students killed by wall collapse in Portugal

Three students, aged between 18 and 20, were killed and another four injured after a wall collapsed at the University of Minho in Braga, northern Portugal, emergency services announced.

Three students killed by wall collapse in Portugal
Emir Baigazin. ©kazakhfilmstudios.kz
Harmony Lessons by Emir Baigazin released in Portugal

Kazakhstan feature film Harmony Lessons by Kazakhstan film director Emir Baigazin has been released in Portugal.

Harmony Lessons by Emir Baigazin released in Portugal
Portugal's Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas. ©Reuters/Rafael Marchante
Warning bells as Portugal urged to exit bailout without buffer

With Portugal's 78-billion-euro IMF-EU aid programme about to come to an end, its creditors are not only expecting the country to exit its massive bailout on May 17, but urging it to do so without a safety net.

Warning bells as Portugal urged to exit bailout without buffer
©Reuters/Eric Gaillard
Scorcher summers predicted for Europe: study

Europe is headed for scorching summers with temperatures well over 40 degrees Celsius (104 deg Fahrenheit) and droughts in the south within the next 40 years, climate scientists said Friday.

Scorcher summers predicted for Europe: study
©Reuters/Nacho Doce
Huge new dinosaur in Portugal was predator king: study

A new dinosaur species discovered in Portugal dominated the food chain 150 million years ago -- the Tyrannosaurus Rex of its time.

Huge new dinosaur in Portugal was predator king: study
Photo a courtesy of Astana Motorsports
4 Kazakhstan crews start Dakar Rally 2014

Four Astana Motorsports crews from Astana Presidential Sports Club have started the Dakar Rally 2014, the annual off-road race.

4 Kazakhstan crews start Dakar Rally 2014
Europe's 'crisis after the crisis' poses uncertainty in 2014
Europe's 'crisis after the crisis' poses uncertainty in 2014

Is Europe on the verge of a popular uprising? The question was asked by one of Greece's most respected newspapers as another year of painful austerity drew to a close.

Europe's 'crisis after the crisis' poses uncertainty in 2014