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Angola president fights ‘wasp nest’ of corruption in country

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |  Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Thursday compared the fight against corruption in his country to “touching a wasps nest”, a day after his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos refuted allegations he emptied the state’s finances. Dos Santos, who stepped down in September 2017 following 38 …

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Ronaldo’s last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo hit two goals in stoppage time as European champions Portugal defeated Egypt 2-1 in a friendly international on Friday, winning his personal duel with Mohamed Salah who had put the seven-time African champions ahead. Ronaldo, appearing in his 900th career match, made his mark …

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Portuguese medics clear woman’s bid to bear grandchild

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP | Portugal has approved its first surrogate mother — a 50-year-old grandmother who will bear a child to allow her daughter to start a family, media reports said on Saturday. The Portuguese Council for Assisted Birth late Friday unanimously approved the request of a 30-year-old woman who …

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Eucalyptus gets the chop after deadly Portugal forest fires

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP | Portugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month’s deadly forest fires. Parliament voted for the measure Wednesday as part of ongoing forest law reforms that started in April, before the blaze in the central Pedrogao …

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Bravo is Chile’s hero in Confed Cup shoot-out as Portugal ejected

Kazan, Russia | AFP |  Claudio Bravo was Chile’s hero on Wednesday as they beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out in the Confederations Cup semi-finals. The Manchester City goalkeeper saved all three penalties from Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani, while Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez …

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Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for Confed Cup semi-final berths

Sochi, Russia | AFP |  Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week’s Confederations Cup semi-finals. Ronaldo brushed off allegations of tax evasion in Spain with man-of-the-match performances in the 2-2 draw …

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‘Portugal weeps’ as deadly forest fire rages, 62 dead

Pedrógão Grande, Portugal | AFP |  More than 1,000 firefighters on Monday continued to battle a giant forest fire that swept through central Portugal at the weekend, killing at least 62 people. The country was in mourning after the deadliest such disaster in its recent history, with many victims burnt …

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