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Americo Amorim, Portugese businessman, the country's richest man.©Reuters/Nacho Doce
Crisis what crisis? Portugal's richest get richer

Portugal may be mired in a debt crisis, but its 25 richest people got 16 percent wealthier in 2013, with fortunes equivalent to nearly 10 percent of the country's GDP, rankings published Thursday showed.

Crisis what crisis? Portugal's richest get richer
Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama
Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama

Many Latin American leaders were no-shows at the opening of the 23rd Ibero-American summit in Panama, revealing the foundering direction of the annual forum.

Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama
Voters reject Portugal austerity policies in local elections
Voters reject Portugal austerity policies in local elections

Portugal's opposition Socialists inflicted a stinging defeat on the Social Democrats in local elections as voters displayed their frustrations at the government's austerity measures.

Voters reject Portugal austerity policies in local elections
Tourism, Portugal's cure for the crisis
Tourism, Portugal's cure for the crisis

The famous number 28 tram, winding its way through the narrow streets of the Portuguese capital.

Tourism, Portugal's cure for the crisis
Firefighters battle wild blazes in Portugal
Firefighters battle wild blazes in Portugal

Firefighters battled wildfires on Friday in Portugal where they have claimed five lives and tamed another major blaze in northern Spain.

Firefighters battle wild blazes in Portugal
Muay Thai: Two Kazakhstan fighters become European championsips
Muay Thai: Two Kazakhstan fighters become European championsips

Kazakhstan's fighters Vadim Loparev and Yelaman Sayasatov have won muay thai champion titles in Europe.

Muay Thai: Two Kazakhstan fighters become European championsips
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Time to train for world's first fleet of marine drones

An odd underwater ballet has been unfolding in the Mediterranean port of Toulon these past few days.

Time to train for world's first fleet of marine drones
Portugal 'should leave euro': best-selling economist
Portugal 'should leave euro': best-selling economist

A Portuguese economist, whose book "Why We Should Leave the Euro" has become a rapid best-seller, says it is only a matter of time until his crisis-wracked country leaves the troubled currency.

Portugal 'should leave euro': best-selling economist
Brussels expected to up pressure for economic reform
Brussels expected to up pressure for economic reform

The European Commission is expected on Wednesday to increase the pressure on several countries, particularly France, to speed up structural reforms seen as the only reliable way to boost growth and job creation.

Brussels expected to up pressure for economic reform
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Spain and Portugal to help Kazakhstan prepare for EXPO-2017

Spain and Portugal will cooperate with Kazakhstan in preparation for the EXPO-2017.

Spain and Portugal to help Kazakhstan prepare for EXPO-2017
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Portugal to take two banks to court over swap deals

Portugal said Friday it will take banking giants JP Morgan and Santander to court to make them renegotiate deals that have left state-run companies paying hefty interest rates.

Portugal to take two banks to court over swap deals
Euro ministers in bid to finalise Cyprus bailout
Euro ministers in bid to finalise Cyprus bailout

Eurozone and EU finance ministers meet in Dublin from Friday to finalise the Cyprus bailout and consider extending debt repayment dates for Portugal and Ireland.

Euro ministers in bid to finalise Cyprus bailout
With back against wall, Portugal pushes on with austerity
With back against wall, Portugal pushes on with austerity

Despite the risk of aggravating the recession and unemployment, Portugal's government is wagering that following the austerity prescribed by its creditors will help it regain market confidence and avoid a second bailout.

With back against wall, Portugal pushes on with austerity
Portugal PM announces severe spending cuts
Portugal PM announces severe spending cuts

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho called for severe cuts in public spending after a court rejected a number of austerity measures.

Portugal PM announces severe spending cuts
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Children born outside marriage in Europe rise to 40 percent of total

The number of children born outside marriage in Europe has doubled over two decades to 40 percent, with Estonia, Slovenia and France registering almost three out of every five births out of wedlock.

Children born outside marriage in Europe rise to 40 percent of total
Eurogroup approves Ireland, Portugal debt extension
Eurogroup approves Ireland, Portugal debt extension

Eurozone finance ministers approved early Saturday plans to give bailed-out Ireland and Portugal more time to pay back some of their massive rescue loans.

Eurogroup approves Ireland, Portugal debt extension
Data confirms recession in weakest eurozone economies
Data confirms recession in weakest eurozone economies

Data published on Monday confirmed recession in the eurozone's weakest economies last year, breathing new life into a heated debate on whether aggressive austerity measures may come at the cost of economic growth.

Data confirms recession in weakest eurozone economies
Portuguese footballer Manuel Curto. Photo courtesy of record.xl.pt
Football: Kazakhstan's Taraz FC signes up ex-champion of Europe

Kazakhstan's Taraz Football Club has signed a one-year contract with Portuguese Manuel Curto.

Football: Kazakhstan's Taraz FC signes up ex-champion of Europe
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Alcohol causes a quarter of Europe road deaths

Alcohol abuse is responsible for around a quarter of the 30,000 people who die in road accidents across the European Union every year.

Alcohol causes a quarter of Europe road deaths
Darezhan Omirbayev's Student film frame.  Photo courtesy of kazakhfilmstudios.kz
Kazakhstan-made Student movie awarded in Portugal

Student, directed by Darezhan Omirbayev, was awarded at the Portugal Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival.

Kazakhstan-made Student movie awarded in Portugal