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Portugal

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  • Greece in last-ditch effort to form a government

     
    Greece's president began a last-ditch effort Sunday to broker a deal for a coalition government after last week's inconclusive elections. The financially ailing nation is without a government at a time when it most needs one....
  • British police press to reopen case of missing Madeleine McCann

     
    British police are pushing Portugal to reopen the case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann almost five years after she vanished while on a family trip to the country....
  • 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....
  • Travel info on world cruises

    Here is some information from Cruise Lines International Assn. members that offer world or "grand cruises." A few lines based in other countries also offer similar voyages. Most 2012 world cruises started in January, but there may be availability on...
  • 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....
  • Cesaria Evora dies at 70; Grammy-winning singer known as the 'Barefoot Diva'

    Cesaria Evora dies at 70; Grammy-winning singer known as the 'Barefoot Diva'
    Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in bayside bars on the West African island nation of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy Award in 2004 after she finally took her music to stages around the world, died Saturday. She was 70. Evora,...
  • 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, 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...