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  • Smaller ships will have big presence in 2013

    Smaller ships will have big presence in 2013
    Big, bigger, biggest is not what cruising is all about in 2013. In fact, most of this year's new ships are designed for river cruising, carrying fewer than 200 passengers. Woodland Hills-based Viking River Cruises leads the way, introducing 10 new...
  • Good news in Europe? Portugal passes a bailout test

    Good news in Europe? Portugal passes a bailout test
    As neighboring Spain – with its struggling banks and soaring unemployment – sends waves of worries through Europe, bailout officials say that Portugal seems to be more or less on target. The country was deemed worthy of receiving the next...
  • Wine of the Week: 2010 Trajarinho Vinho Verde

    Wine of the Week: 2010 Trajarinho Vinho Verde
    In Porto, I remember eating sardines grilled outside a little restaurant near the sea accompanied by gulps of chilled vinho verde. It's easier to find the wine here now, and this bottling is well worth seeking out. Look for the characteristic tall slope-...
  • Wine of the Week: 2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tino

    Wine of the Week: 2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tino
      2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tinto Dry red wines from the Douro Valley in Portugal, the traditional source for Port grapes, are the new story in this gorgeous wine region to the north of Lisbon. Top Douro wines command high prices, but here's...
  • What crisis? Partying Portuguese pirates do Carnaval anyway

     
    Portuguese officials tried to stop Carnaval revelers from taking the day off Tuesday, saying it was a time to sacrifice. Many people partied anyway....
  • Moody's: Every European nation now at risk on debt

     
    Throwing more logs on the Eurozone fire, Moody's Investors Service said Europe's debt crisis now is "threatening the credit standing of all European sovereigns."...
  • Portugal won't extradite fugitive killer George Wright to U.S.

     
    Escaped hijacker and killer George Wright wins his bid to remain in Portugal. A court in Portugal has rejected the U.S.' request to extradite him....
  • Italy's debt woes worsen despite Berlusconi pledge to step down

     
    Italy’s debt problems worsened Wednesday as the nation’s borrowing costs soared to a new record. The unexpectedly sharp jump in the Italian 10-year bond yield came despite Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s pledge Tuesday that he would...
  • Portugal refuses to extradite American fugitive George Wright

     
    American fugitive George Wright has been freed by a Portugese court after it refused a U.S. request to extradite the convicted murderer to complete his 15- to 30-year sentence for the shooting death of a gas station employee during a robbery the day after...
  • Spain's center-right party defeats ruling Socialists in election

     
    Spain's ruling Socialists were ousted from power in elections Sunday. With 90% of the votes counted, the Popular Party had won 186 seats, a majority in the 350-member lower chamber of parliament, assuring that the center-right group will return to power...
  • Portugal, Belgium hit by rating cuts; Eurozone yields jump again

     
    With European government bond markets already in severe distress, the credit-rating companies keep delivering their equivalent of a blast of pepper spray. Bond yields surged again across Europe on Friday, one day after Fitch Ratings cut Portugal’s...