Rio Olympics closing ceremony is hit hard by a rainstorm

Athletes and spectators from around the world gathered for the Olympics closing ceremony in Rio on Sunday to watch the city pass the baton...


Rio’s favela entrepreneurs turn to tech in time for Rio 2016

If you venture up a quiet side street off the heaving Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro and brave the narrow, cobbled inclines to...


Massive yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Congo

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A massive emergency vaccination campaign began Wednesday in Congo against the largest yellow fever outbreak in decades, trying to sto...


Portugal can’t live without these pastries

The pastelarias where Portugal gets its daily fix of custard tarts and other pastries Read More


Feast your eyes on the most detailed 3D map of the...

An international team of astronomers, co-led by Dr Rita Tojeiro from the University of St Andrews, produced the map using data from the Sloan...

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Júlio Pereira and James Hill | New Jersey Performing Arts Center

NJPAC is a world-class and community-based cultural venue, showcasing the best artists of national and international acclaim as well as top artists from the...


Portugal braces itself for diplomatic row with Iraq over brutal attack

Portugal’s government is considering asking Iraq to remove its diplomatic immunity from the sons of its ambassador after they allegedly attacked a 15-year-old… Read...


Portugal: Turismo de Portugal Announces 16 Startups in International Exhibitions |...

Turismo de Portugal (Tourism of Portugal) has just announced the 16 startups that will be in international exhibitions. Here’s the list. Read More


Pope Francis Says Panel Will Study Whether Women May Serve as...

His comments, revealing an openness to re-examine the church’s insistence on an all-male clergy, were hailed as a breakthrough by women who have clamored...


The 12 best books about Portugal

Recommended reading for visitors to Portugal, compiled by Michael Kerr Read More