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'All school kidnapping captives freed in Nigeria'
Lagos, Feb 27 (IANS) Scores of students and staff abducted about a week ago from a boarding school in Niger state have been freed, said a Spokesperson of the state Governor on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
Nigeria trains healthcare workers in Covid-19 vaccination
Lagos, Feb 27 (IANS) Health authorities in Nigeria have rolled out a national training program for healthcare workers who will be involved in the Covid-19 vaccination at national and state levels in preparation for the arrival of coronavirus vaccines into the country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Gunmen abduct school students in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 26 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Friday abducted scores of students after storming an all-girl school in Nigeria, an official said.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
53 abducted passengers released in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 22 (IANS) Governor of Nigeria's central-north Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello has said that the state government managed to secure the release of all the 53 passengers abducted by gunmen on February 14 at Kundu village.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
7 killed in military plane crash in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 22 (IANS) Seven persons were killed after a military plane crashed in Abuja, Nigeria's capital on Sunday, an official said.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Portugal,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portugal authorises states to hire foreign nurses
Lisbon, Feb 19 (IANS) The Portuguese government approved on Thursday a program to hire foreign nurses to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted children in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 18 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of the kids believed to be abducted by gunmen in north-central Nigeria.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Portugal,Human Interest/Society
Gunmen attack school in Nigeria, abduct students
Lagos, Feb 17 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen stormed a secondary school in north-central Nigeria on Wednesday and abducted some students, security sources said.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
Nigeria to vaccinate 109 mn citizens against Covid-19 in 2 yrs
Lagos, Feb 17 (IANS) Nigerian government planned to vaccinate approximately 109 million citizens that will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination in two years, a senior health official has said.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Nigeria to vaccinate 109mn citizens against Covid in 2 years
Lagos, Feb 16 (IANS) The Nigerian government planned to vaccinate approximately 109 million Nigerians that will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination in two years, a senior health official has said.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portuguese PM Antonio Costa gets Covid-19 vaccine
Lisbon, Feb 16 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, the media reported.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portugal extends lockdown to March 1
Lisbon, Feb 12 (IANS) Portugal's Parliament has approved the renewal of the state of emergency in the country until March 1, allowing the government to keep all lockdown and anti-Covid9 measures in place.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal restaurants launch initiative for health workers
Lisbon, Feb 12 (IANS) Portugal's national association of restaurants has launched an initiative to prepare and deliver meals to the frontline health workers currently battling the Covid-19 pandemic in six of the country's major hospitals.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Portugal,Human Interest/Society
Portugal's unemployment rate up 6.8% in 2020
Lisbon, Feb 11 (IANS) Portugal's annual unemployment rate was 6.8 per cent in 2020, an increase of 0.3 percentage point compared to 2019, according to official data.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese Parliament approves euthanasia
Lisbon, Jan 30 (IANS) The Portuguese Parliament has approved the legalisation of euthanasia "practiced or helped by health professionals" in the country with 136 votes of deputies in favour and 78 against, in addition to four abstentions.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese Prez wins re-election in landslide victory
Lisbon, Jan 25 (IANS) Incumbent Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been re-elected after securing a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, partial results have revealed.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal's Covid-19 deaths top 10,000
Lisbon, Jan 24 (IANS) Covid-19 deaths in Portugal passed the 10,000 mark Saturday after a record 274 fatalities were counted in the past 24 hours, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
2021-01-24
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portugal polls on Jan 24 despite lockdown: Prez
Lisbon, Jan 21 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has confirmed the holding of presidential elections on January 24, despite the ongoing lockdown imposed in the country in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Record participation in early voting for Portugal prez polls
Lisbon, Jan 18 (IANS) Almost 250,000 people have taken part in the early voting for Portugal's presidential election scheduled to be held on January 24, according to the Ministry of Internal Administration.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese Finance Minister tests Covid-19 positive
Lisbon, Jan 17 (IANS) Portuguese Minister of State for Finance Joao Leao has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his Ministry announced in a statement.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portugal's EU Presidency to focus on economic recovery: PM
Lisbon, Jan 16 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa met the College of European Commissioners led by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to discuss the program and priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
2021-01-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese President says indebtedness 'inevitable'
Lisbon, Jan 15 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said here that an increase in his country's indebtedness was "inevitable" as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures to reactivate the economy.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal announces new nationwide lockdown
Lisbon, Jan 14 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced a new nationwide lockdown as a measure to stem the exponential growth in new Covid-19 cases.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal Prez tests positive for Covid-19
Lisbon, Jan 12 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, joining a long list of world leaders to be infected with the disease.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portuguese Prez in self-isolation after Covid-19 contact
Lisbon, Jan 7 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is in self-isolation after coming into contact with a civil servant who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, an official statement said.
2021-01-07
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portuguese PM lays out main goals for EU Presidency
Lisbon, Jan 5 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that global understanding, economic recovery and social support are the main goals during his country's presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
2021-01-05
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal to prioritise vaccination, economic recovery during EU Presidency
Lisbon, Jan 2 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that priorities during his country's presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) would be the "success of the vaccination" against the novel coronavirus and the "economic and social recovery of Europe".
2021-01-02
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal set to take over EU Presidency from Germany
Lisbon, Dec 31 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that his country will continue the "excellent work" done by Germany as it takes over the six-month rotating European Union (EU) Presidency.
2020-12-31
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Spanish hunters slaughter 540 deer, wild boar in Portugal
Lisbon, Dec 25 (IANS) Spanish hunters have slaughtered a total of 540 deer and wild boar in Portugal after which they posed for photos with the carcasses, leading to authorities in Lisbon to launch a probe into the hunt, the media reported.
2020-12-25
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Portugal's Covid-19 deaths exceed 6,000
Lisbon, Dec 20 (IANS) Portuguese health authorities reported another 86 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, and the country has registered 6,063 fatalities since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-20
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Exercise may protect bone health after weight loss surgery: Study
Lisbon, Dec 9 (IANS) Although weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for obesity, it can be detrimental to bone health, say researchers, adding that exercise may help address this shortcoming.
2020-12-09
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portuguese President to run for re-election
Lisbon, Dec 8 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announced his decision to run for re-election, less than two months before the presidential election.
2020-12-08
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal to ease Covid-19 restrictions during Xmas, but not New Year
Lisbon, Dec 6 (IANS) Portugal will ease travel restrictions between the country's municipalities during the Christmas holidays with certain limitations, but not during the New Year festivities, Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced.
2020-12-06
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Oliveira wins home race at season-ending Portugues GP
Portimao (Portugal), Nov 22 (IANS) Tech3 KTM's Miguel Oliveira won his home race at MotoGP's season-ending Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Other Sports
Portugal bans free movement between municipalities
Lisbon, Nov 22 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced a ban on free movement between municipalities ahead of the two upcoming public holidays amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese MotoGP: Home favourite Oliveira takes pole
Lisbon, Nov 21 (IANS) Tech3 KTM's Miguel Oliveira took his maiden MotoGP pole by out lapping Petronas Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli by 0.044 seconds at the season-ending Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday. World champion Joan Mir, meanwhile, struggled to P20.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Motorsports
Portuguese Prez announces renewal of 'state of emergency'
Lisbon, Nov 21 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announced the renewal of the "state of emergency" in the country until December 8 to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
France beat Portugal in Nations League
Lisbon, Nov 15 (IANS) N'Golo Kante's 53rd minute goal helped world champions France beat Portugal 1-0 at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon in the UEFA Nations League. The win helped them enter the finals.
2020-11-15
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Nigeria's southern state launches yellow fever vaccination drive
Lagos, Nov 12 (IANS) Southern Nigeria's Enugu state has embarked on vaccination and fumigation following a recent breakout of yellow fever in some communities of the state.
2020-11-12
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Portugal bracing for second wave of COVID-19: PM
Lisbon, Nov 11 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that the country was preparing for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that there are now more means of care and more health professionals.
2020-11-11
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal to return to 'state of emergency'
Lisbon, Nov 7 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa declared the return of the country to a "state of emergency" for 15 days from November 9 to November 23 to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-07
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese GP: Hamilton goes past Schumacher's record with 92nd win
Algarve (Portugal), Oct 25 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton on Sunday surpassed Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher for most race wins in the sport by taking the top spot at the Portuguese Grand Prix and taking his 92nd victory. Hamilton, who started at the 97th pole of his career, fought back after losing his lead in the early part of the race at the Algarve International Circuit before putting his Mercedes well clear on front to take his record win.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Portugal,Sports,Motorsports
Portuguese GP: Hamilton pips Bottas to take 97th career pole
Lisbon, Oct 24 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton on Saturday beat his Mercedes team mate Valterri Bottas by 0.1 seconds to take his 97th pole position in the qualifiers ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit. Hamilton was second best to Bottas in all three practice sessions and the first two segments of qualifying.
2020-10-24
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Motorsports
Men produce more Covid antibodies than women: Study
Lisbon, Oct 24 (IANS) On average, men produce more Covid-19 antibodies than women, say Portuguese researchers, adding that, 90 per cent of the patients have detectable antibodies up to seven months post contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
2020-10-24
Category: International, Portugal,National,Health/Medicine
Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19, withdraws from Portugal squad
Lisbon, Oct 13 (IANS) Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19 and has withdrawn from the national team, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said on Tuesday.
2020-10-13
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Portugal, Spain agree on common strategy for transboundary development
Lisbon, Oct 11 (IANS) The Prime Ministers of Portugal and Spain have agreed on a common strategy for transboundary development.
2020-10-11
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal extends 'contingency situation' until Oct 14
Lisbon, Sep 25 (IANS) The Portuguese government has decided to extend the "contingency situation", a civil protection measure to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, until October 14, according to an official statement.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Messi is Mr Barcelona, says PSG boss
Lisbon, Aug 24 (IANS) Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) head coach Thomas Tuchel has said that Lionel Messi is "very welcome" at the club, however adding that he expects the talismanic striker to remain at Barcelona.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
It's a pity for PSG & I feel for them, says Coman
Lisbon, Aug 24 (IANS) Bayern Munich striker Kingsley Coman, scorer of the goal that gave his team their sixth UEFA Champions League title, has revealed that he wanted to give his 100 per cent in the game but he feels for Paris Saint-Germain.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Bayern Munich beat PSG to win 6th Champions League title
Lisbon, Aug 24 (IANS) After a historic season, Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the Estadio da Luz and crowned its impressive trajectory with the sixth UEFA Champions League title.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football