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More travel hotspots are opening to people who work from home

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People working from home have more options for making their living abroad than ever before. In addition to the countries that initially opened to remote workers last year, new destinations have launched programs to tempt workers to ditch their home......

EU Commission proposes lower wholesale roaming price caps

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission on Wednesday proposed further cuts to wholesale roaming tariffs paid by telecoms operators to their counterparts, plus a 10-year extension to rules which ended retail mobile roaming charges across the bloc four years ago. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission......

Portugal extends suspension of Brazil, UK flights

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LISBON, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Portugal on Saturday extended a suspension of flights to and from Brazil and the UK to March 1, with only humanitarian and repatriation flights allowed, the interior ministry said in a statement. Portugal had suspended flights to and from Brazil for a two-week period at......

Portugal’s restaurants face long-term pain as the country struggles with Covid surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In downtown Lisbon, many cafes and restaurants are closed due to the mandatory confinement. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images “It’s a dramatic situation,” a restaurant owner in Lisbon told CNBC having closed two of his four locations......

Portugal’s Millennium bcp wants longer loan repayments freeze for tourism sector

Reuters
LISBON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Portugal’s largest listed bank Millennium bcp wants the government to extend the loan repayments freeze for pandemic-hit tourism companies beyond September if the health crisis has not been overcome by then, Chief Executive Officer Miguel Maya said. He told a webinar on saving Portugal’s vital......

Portugal says AstraZeneca vaccine preferably only for under-65s

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FILE PHOTO: A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s health ministry said on Monday the AstraZeneca vaccine should preferably be used on under-65s, the latest European country to express reservations about......

Portugal close to running out of ICU beds for COVID patients

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FILE PHOTO: A patient is carried to the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Cascais Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Cascais, Portugal, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal said on Saturday it only had seven vacant beds left in intensive care units (ICUs)......

Euro zone bonds await German inflation, ignore rate- cut comments

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* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr AMSTERDAM, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Euro zone bonds were little changed on Thursday as focus turned to inflation data, while debt markets continued to brush aside rhetoric from the European Central Bank drawing attention to interest rate cuts. January’s preliminary inflation in......

Is Ronaldo the all-time top scorer? Or Pele? Or Bican? We may never know

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Cristiano Ronaldo has grown accustomed to breaking one goal-scoring record after another, but the latest milestone might just be the most important of his career. By scoring against Napoli in a 2-0 win in the Italian Supercup on Wednesday, Ronaldo scored the 760th goal of his professional career and, therefore,......

How 10 weeks in Portugal changed Conor McGregor

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Conor McGregor laid on the mat of the UFC Octagon looking toward the ceiling, his hands clasped behind his head. It was March 5, 2016, and McGregor’s chest was heaving with deep breath after deep breath. The mixed martial arts superstar had just suffered his first UFC loss, a second-round......

Schools open, businesses closed as Portugal enters new lockdown

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal began the first day of a new lockdown on Friday with businesses closed and most people confined to their homes, although parents were able to take their children to school. Schools will remain open this time around, but some parents were nervous about the decision, which......

Scientists think vaccines will work on Brazil COVID variant: UK minister

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps walks outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said scientists think that COVID-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in Brazil and a decision to ban flights......

The U.K. bans travel from Latin America and Portugal, citing concern about a Brazilian variant.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Britain said on Thursday that it would ban arrivals from Latin American countries and Portugal over fears of a coronavirus variant discovered in Brazil. In recent weeks, British authorities have already struggled to contain the spread of a......

Portugal’s president tests positive for COVID-19, has no symptoms

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FILE PHOTO: Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa arrives to attend a visit and a dinner at the Orsay Museum on the eve of the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, in Paris, France, November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo LISBON......

Portugal considers new lockdown as COVID infections surge

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FILE PHOTO: A man runs near Tagus river during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Lisbon, Portugal, December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal will decide next week on potential tougher restrictions that could amount to a new lockdown if a worrying surge in coronavirus infections continues, Prime......

Carlos do Carmo, the ‘Sinatra’ of Portugal’s fado, dies aged 81

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portuguese singer Carlos do Carmo, one of the country’s most beloved artists who was known as the “Sinatra” of the soulful, melancholic fado music, died on Friday at the age of 81. FILE PHOTO: Portuguese fado singers Marisa and Carlos do Carmo perform at the show of......

Portugal outrage after Spanish hunters massacre 500 wild animals

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EU-UK on verge of Brexit trade deal announcement UK and EU negotiating teams are finalising the details of a deal amid expectations it will be unveiled later. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin –......

Ronaldo wins Golden Foot, one of the few awards Messi has yet to claim

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Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with the Golden Foot award at the weekend to mark his outstanding achievements and performances in international football over the course of 2020. Ronaldo beat longtime rival Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski to land the prestigious honour, for which only active players over......

Portugal’s main telcos sign up for 5G auction amid legal dispute

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal´s three biggest telecoms companies said they had submitted applications to take part in the country’s 5G licence auction amid a legal dispute with the Portuguese telecoms regulator over the rules. FILE PHOTO: A branded sign is displayed on a Vodafone store in London, Britain May 16,......

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