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In a statement shared on his official website, Rebelo de Sousa’s office said the contact was with a member of Casa Civil, a body of specialists who provide consultation services to the president.(Reuters file photo)

Portugal’s president self-isolating after contact with Covid-19 case

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Lisbon
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:36 PM IST
The 72-year-old is campaigning to win a second term as the country’s president in an election on Jan. 24. He has several presidential debates scheduled before then.
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The Juan Sebastian de Elcano training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy in Havana Bay, Cuba.(File photo / AP)
The Juan Sebastian de Elcano training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy in Havana Bay, Cuba.(File photo / AP)

Covid-19 pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Mexico City
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition for Spanish trade and imperialism opened a westward route from Europe to the Spice Islands, the Maluku archipelago in today’s Indonesia.
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts.(REUTERS)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts.(REUTERS)

Ronaldo plans ‘many years’ playing as 36th birthday looms

By Associated Press | Turin
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The forward still has another full season on his contract at Juventus, expiring in 2022 when retirement won’t be considered.
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Long-term care facilities have proven vulnerable worldwide during the pandemic(AP)
Long-term care facilities have proven vulnerable worldwide during the pandemic(AP)

Portugal’s armed forces help nursing homes battle the virus

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Lisbon
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:56 PM IST
As a resurgence of the pandemic in the fall looked set to overwhelm Portuguese nursing homes, and the country’s public health service struggled to cope, the government mobilized all the resources it could. That included deploying military units.
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People protest against a law to legalise euthanasia as Spanish Parliament prepares to vote on it.(REUTERS)
People protest against a law to legalise euthanasia as Spanish Parliament prepares to vote on it.(REUTERS)

Spain’s parliament votes to legalise euthanasia

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Madrid
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Spain is following the footsteps of Iberian Peninsula neighbor Portugal, whose parliament approved similar bills to legalize physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in February.
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Most hotels plan to remain shut for around four months, with the vast majority saying they would reopen in March next year.(Unsplash)
Most hotels plan to remain shut for around four months, with the vast majority saying they would reopen in March next year.(Unsplash)

Almost half of Portuguese hotels temporarily shut due to Covid-19

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale | Lisbon, Portugal
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Around 45% of Portuguese hotels have temporarily closed or are planning to do so due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which kept most visitors away from the tourism-dependent country for over nine months.
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint press conference in Berlin.(AP)
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint press conference in Berlin.(AP)

Europe hopes for reset, end to ‘damage control’ under Biden

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Berlin
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump has been greeted with relief in Europe, where differences with the outgoing administration ranged from trade tensions to defense spending, relations with China and how to handle Iran’s nuclear program.
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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with France’s N’Golo Kante.(Reuters)
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with France’s N’Golo Kante.(Reuters)

France beats Portugal, clinch Nations League finals spot

By Associated Press | Lisbon, Portugal
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Midfielder N’Golo Kanté, whose prowess is tackling, not scoring, notched the only goal of a 1-0 win that ended Portugal’s bid to defend its Nations League title and sent the French into the final-of-four.
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Portugal’s shoemakers switch from fancy to comfy to survive pandemic(Twitter/ModaExhibitions/JuliaElliottB)
Portugal’s shoemakers switch from fancy to comfy to survive pandemic(Twitter/ModaExhibitions/JuliaElliottB)

Portugal’s luxury shoe designers adapt to Covid-19 pandemic, turn to comfort footwear and masks instead of fancy

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Felgueiras
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:39 AM IST
As Portuguese shoe exports drop by 17% between January and August and with social events cancelled amid Covid-19, Portugal’s footwear industry struggles to stay afloat by switching to more comfortable shoes for use around the house or in the supermarket instead of making high-end leather ones
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The election of the new president of the IPU for the period 2020-23 was done through remote electronic secret ballot.(ANI)
The election of the new president of the IPU for the period 2020-23 was done through remote electronic secret ballot.(ANI)

Portugal wins Inter-Parliamentary Union polls, Pak candidate bags least votes

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 11:54 PM IST
A total of 394 votes were cast in the election and the candidate from Portugal won with a commanding lead of 222 votes.
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Costa said the new measures will be applied from November 4 in 121 municipalities where there are more than 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days.(Unsplash)
Costa said the new measures will be applied from November 4 in 121 municipalities where there are more than 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days.(Unsplash)

Portugal announces new measures to contain second wave of pandemic

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Lisbon [Portugal]
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, announced new restrictive measures to contain the increase of Covid-19 cases in the country, where the “state of calamity” will remain until November 15.
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Formula One F1 - Portuguese Grand Prix - Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal - October 24, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Jose Sena Goulao(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Portuguese Grand Prix - Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal - October 24, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Jose Sena Goulao(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton seizes pole in Portugal with last lap blast

By Reuters | Lisbon
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Hamilton’s ninth pole of the year leaves him perfectly placed to win an all-time record 92nd victory on Sunday at the Algarve circuit near Portimao.
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts.(REUTERS)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts.(REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly returning to Italy to finish confinement

By Press Trust of India | Lisbon
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Portuguese and Italian media said the Juventus forward was traveling on an “ambulance plane” from Lisbon to Turin to finish his isolation period. The Portuguese daily Record showed images of the plane it said was used by Ronaldo.
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva held a virtual meeting to discuss cooperation in the post-Covid-19 world.(TWITTER/ @DrSJaishankar.)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva held a virtual meeting to discuss cooperation in the post-Covid-19 world.(TWITTER/ @DrSJaishankar.)

India, Portugal explore possibilities for post-Covid-19 cooperation

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 08:54 PM IST
India has focussed on working with European countries in recent years to work out better arrangements for the mobility of its skilled professionals.
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts.(REUTERS)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts.(REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 11:36 PM IST
It has been said by the federation that Ronaldo is currently showing no symptoms of Covid-19 and is doing well. As a result of the test, Ronaldo has been dropped from Portugal’s squad for their Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday.
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France's Presnel Kimpembe, right, and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo eye the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France.(AP)
France's Presnel Kimpembe, right, and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo eye the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France.(AP)

Portugal, France lose perfect records; England beats Belgium

By Press Trust of India | Milan
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:37 AM IST
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo had a good chance in the second minute of injury time, but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris palmed away his angled shot from the left. France’s Kylian Mbappe was substituted near the end after having failed to make an impression against the Nations League champion’s resolute defense.
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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Spain vs Portugal friendly.(Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Spain vs Portugal friendly.(Getty Images)

With fans in stands, Portugal draw with Spain in friendly

By Press Trust of India | Lisbon, Portugal
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Some 2,500 fans attended the match that served as a test for Portuguese authorities and soccer officials to evaluate the possibility of getting supporters back into stadiums.
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A man wearing a face mask crosses a street in Lisbon on September 22, 2020.(AFP photo)
A man wearing a face mask crosses a street in Lisbon on September 22, 2020.(AFP photo)

Portugal second-quarter budget deficit spikes to 10.5% due to pandemic

By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh | Lisbon
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Portugal’s budget deficit soared to 10.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2020 from 2.2% a year earlier due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed on Wednesday.
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Hygiene is essential for travel during Covid-19. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
Hygiene is essential for travel during Covid-19. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)

English tourists rush back home from Portugal to avoid being stuck in the Covid-19 quarantine

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Lisbon
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Frustrated travellers rushed home to England cutting short summer holidays in Portugal on Friday to dodge a mandatory quarantine reimposed by London as coronavirus cases in the southern European nation continued to rise.
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring second goal.(via REUTERS)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring second goal.(via REUTERS)

‘Circus without clowns’: Cristiano Ronaldo says players don’t like empty stadiums

By Associated Press | STOCKHOLM, Sweden
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 05:00 PM IST
“It’s like going to a circus without clowns, going to a garden without flowers,” Ronaldo said. “We don’t like that as players, but I’m already used to it. I do my pre-match meditation already knowing that the stadium will be empty.”
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Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 3 - Sweden v Portugal - Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden September 8, 2020 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring second goal.(via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 3 - Sweden v Portugal - Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden September 8, 2020 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring second goal.(via REUTERS)

Ronaldo reaches century of goals for Portugal; Griezmann stars in France’s 4-2 win

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 07:32 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo, only the second male player to reach a century of goals for a national team, scored twice in Portugal’s 2-0 away win against Sweden.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time leading scorer and most capped player.(Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time leading scorer and most capped player.(Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo, stuck on 99 goals, doubtful for Croatia match

By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Ronaldo has been stuck on 99 goals for 10 months since scoring in the 2-0 win away to Luxembourg in its last international.
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As coronavirus cases in Portugal go up and down, fears are growing that Britain will reimpose a quarantine for people travelling from the country. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
As coronavirus cases in Portugal go up and down, fears are growing that Britain will reimpose a quarantine for people travelling from the country. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Portugal’s coronavirus cases raise UK quarantine fears

By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Lisbon
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 08:06 AM IST
The number of passengers arriving from Britain has grown by a whopping 190% since Portugal was removed from Britain’s quarantine list. But a steady count of several hundred new cases per day over the last week raised fears Britain would put Portugal back on the list.
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A bus carrying the Atalanta soccer team arrives at the Pina Manique stadium in Lisbon for a training session.(AP Photo)
A bus carrying the Atalanta soccer team arrives at the Pina Manique stadium in Lisbon for a training session.(AP Photo)

Portugal ready for Champions League after subduing virus

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Portugal will take the center stage from Wednesday when eight of Europe’s best teams start fighting for the coveted Champions League title amid strict health protocols.
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A long shot of the Portimao Circuit in Portugal.(Getty Images)
A long shot of the Portimao Circuit in Portugal.(Getty Images)

Portugal’s Portimao to host MotoGP season finale

By Reuters | Reuterss
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The original 2020 season was set to be the longest in MotoGP’s history, with 20 rounds beginning in Qatar and ending in Valencia, but several races have been axed since the Qatar opener due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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“The terms of the deal are confidential, we are simply a contract manufacturer for Gilead - they order products from us as they expect the sales to be,” CEO Siggi Olafsson told Reuters on Friday.(REUTERS)
“The terms of the deal are confidential, we are simply a contract manufacturer for Gilead - they order products from us as they expect the sales to be,” CEO Siggi Olafsson told Reuters on Friday.(REUTERS)

UK’s Hikma starts manufacturing Covid-19 treatment remdesivir for Gilead

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 02:00 PM IST
The company will supply the first batches of the antiviral drug “soon,” and Gilead is expected to distribute the treatment, which was the first to be greenlit for the illness caused by the new coronavirus.
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Even needing a mask indoors would put off two-thirds of Danes and Swedes, the survey showed, compared to just over 40% of British travellers and half from Germany. Sweden has no rules on mask use. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Even needing a mask indoors would put off two-thirds of Danes and Swedes, the survey showed, compared to just over 40% of British travellers and half from Germany. Sweden has no rules on mask use. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Brits, French, Germans would mostly skip holiday if tests, masks involved: Survey

By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Lisbon
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 07:02 PM IST
Mask-wearing in public spaces was made mandatory in most places across Europe’s tourism hotspot Spain over the course of July. The Portuguese island of Madeira implemented the policy over the weekend.
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A protester holds a sign reading "Say no to racism" during an anti-racism protest in honour of Bruno Cande in Lisbon, Portugal, July 31, 2020.(REUTERS)
A protester holds a sign reading "Say no to racism" during an anti-racism protest in honour of Bruno Cande in Lisbon, Portugal, July 31, 2020.(REUTERS)

‘Racism kills’: Hundreds protest after Black actor shot dead in Lisbon

By HT Correspondent | Lisbon
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 07:19 AM IST
A Black actor of Guinean origin was shot several times by a white man in his eighties at Avenida de Moscavide, around 10 km from Lisbon’s city centre.
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Representational Image(Pixabay)
Representational Image(Pixabay)

Not this year: Great British summer getaway takes a pause due to coronavirus pandemic

By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | London
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The first Friday after schools in Britain close for the summer is always one of the busiest for the country’s airports as families escape for the warmer climes. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has ended all that.
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A couple is seen next to empty hammocks during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in downtown Albufeira, Portugal July 20, 2020.(REUTERS)
A couple is seen next to empty hammocks during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in downtown Albufeira, Portugal July 20, 2020.(REUTERS)

With no British tourists, cash-strapped Portugal fights for survival amid pandemic

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Vilamoura, Portugal
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 07:01 PM IST
Usually packed with tourists at this time of the year, Vilamoura in Portugal is quiet on account of Britain’s decision to leave Portugal off a list of more than 50 countries safe enough for travel without restrictions.
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