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Portugal vaccinates 85% of its population against Covid
Lisbon, Oct 10 (IANS) Portugal has completed the vaccination of 85 per cent of its population against Covid-19, the country's Director-General of Health Graca Freitas said.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Covid, Afghanistan are NATO Parliamentary Assembly's top agenda
Lisbon, Oct 9 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic and the situation in Afghanistan are the top the agenda of the 67th annual session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the NATO alliance, which is hosted by Portugal.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Nigerian security forces rescue 187 abducted victims
Lagos, Oct 9 (IANS) Nigerian security forces have rescued 187 abducted victims held by armed bandits in an operation in the country's northwest, police confirmed.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal advances to 'state of alert' to end Covid curbs
Lisbon, Sep 24 (IANS) Portugal announced that October 1 it will advance to the "state of alert", which is the third and final phase of the lockdown decreed in the country to control the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Cholera kills 329 people in Nigeria
Lagos, Sep 23 (IANS) A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's Kano state has killed at least 329 people since March, a overnment official said.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
IOM to launch project to assist trafficking victims in Nigeria
Lagos, Sep 3 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is set to launch a new project in Nigeria to protect victims of trafficking as well as smuggled migrants while they are in transit.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Ronaldo slaps defender before taking penalty in FIFA WC qualifier match
Almancil (Portugal), Sep 2 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday became the all-time leading scorer in international men's football. The Portuguese superstar scored twice in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers group match against Ireland.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
35 people killed in Nigeria armed attack
Lagos, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed in an armed attack in Nigeria's state of Plateau, a police source said.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
15 kidnapped Nigerian students freed: Police
Lagos, Aug 23 (IANS) Nigerian police has confirmed that 15 students kidnapped by gunmen from a secondary school in the country's northwestern state of Kaduna have been freed.
2021-08-23
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal to ease Covid lockdown measures
LIsbon, Aug 21 (IANS) The Portuguese government has announced that the country will move from the "state of calamity", its highest response to a national emergency, to the "state of contingency" beginning on August 23.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
70% of Portuguese population fully vaccinated
Lisbon, Aug 20 (IANS) Portugal has reached its target of fully vaccinating 70 per cent of its population against Covid-19, the Minister of Health Marta Temido announced.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Nigerian police arrest 20 over killing of travellers
Lagos, Aug 16 (IANS) Nigerian police has confirmed that 20 suspects were arrested in connection with the killing of 22 travellers in Plateau state over the weekend.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal records biggest population decline in 50 years
Lisbon, July 29 (IANS) In 2021, Portugal registered a resident population of 10,347,892 people, marking the largest population decrease in the last 50 years, according to the census results released by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
2021-07-29
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal's 98% Covid-19 patients not fully vaccinated
Lisbon, July 28 (IANS) People not immunised or having received only one dose of vaccine constitute 98 per cent of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 in Portugal, the Portuguese General Directorate of Health (DGS) reported on Tuesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Portugal's economic recovery must have an eye to future: PM
Lisbon, July 26 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that the country's economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic crisis will be done "with an eye to the future".
2021-07-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Over 300 flights cancelled due to strike at airports in Portugal
Lisbon, July 19 (IANS) The strike of employees of Groundforce, a ground-handling company, caused the cancellation of 327 flights on Sunday in Portugal, according to the official source from ANA, a company which manages the Portugal Airports.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Terrorism
Portugal to continue using Janssen vaccines
Lisbon, July 16 (IANS) Portugal's National Authority for Medicines and Health Products (Infarmed) announced that it has decided to continue using the Covid-19 vaccines from the Janssen Laboratory after a reassessment, saying they met the European Union (EU) specifications.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
11 kidnapped after armed attack in Nigeria
Lagos, July 12 (IANS) Nigerian police said a group of unidentified gunmen attacked a town in Kaduna state and kidnapped 11 people.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cholera outbreak kills 325 in Nigeria this yr
Lagos, July 11 (IANS) A cholera outbreak in Nigeria has killed 325 people in 15 states and the capital Lagos between January and June of this year, according to health authorities.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
35 people killed in gunmen attack in Nigeria
Lagos, July 11 (IANS) At least 35 people have been killed by gunmen who attacked five villages in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, police said on Saturday.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Portugal mandates Digital Covid Certificate, negative test at hotel check-in
Lisbon, July 10 (IANS) Portugal has mandated the use of the European Union's (EU) Digital Covid Certificate or proof of a negative coronavirus test while checking-in in hotels and other holiday accommodations across the country as per the decision of the Council of Ministers.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal fully vaccinates 36% of its population
Lisbon, July 7 (IANS) The Portuguese Directorate-General of Health (DGS) announced on Tuesday that a total of 3,720,680 people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Portugal, equivalent to 36 per cent of the country's resident population.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
27 kidnapped victims rescued in Nigeria
Lagos, July 6 (IANS) Nigerian police has confirmed that 27 people kidnapped by gunmen from a secondary school in the country's northwestern state of Kaduna were rescued.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal to accelerate vaccination
Lisbon, July 4 (IANS) Portugal will accelerate the immunization campaign against Covid-19 to curb the rapid spread of the Delta variant, said vice-admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, the country's vaccination coordinator.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal ends EU Council presidency
Lisbon, July 1 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the country has concluded its presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), honouring the motto of "time to act, for a fair, green and digital recovery".
2021-07-01
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese EU Presidency launches new educational program
Lisbon, June 19 (IANS) The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has launched the new Erasmus+ educational funding program, with a total budget of 28.4 billion euros ($33 billion).
2021-06-19
Category: International, Portugal,Education
Portugal starts to issue Covid-19 passport
Lisbon, June 17 (IANS) The Portuguese health authorities began to issue the EU (European Union) Digital Covid Certificate on Wednesday, which will allow free transit in the bloc's 27 member countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Javelin ace Chopra set for Karlstad Grand Prix on June 22
Lisbon, June 16 (IANS) In his bid to regain form and confidence before the Olympic Games, Indian javelin exponent Neeraj Chopra's next stop will be Karlstad Grand Prix in Sweden on June 22 as part of his preparation.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Athletics
EU ministers agree on agricultural, fisheries policies
Lisbon, June 16 (IANS) Ministers of agriculture and fisheries from the European Union (EU) member states closed an agreement on Tuesday, vowing to maintain and improve the objectives of the current Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
I didn't go all out, will do that next week: Javelin ace Chopra
Lisbon, June 11 (IANS) India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Friday said that he didn't go all out while winning gold at the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa here on Thursday because his aim is to push hard in Sweden next week.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Athletics
Chopra wins javelin gold at Meeting Cidade de Lisboa
Lisbon, June 10 (IANS) India's Neeraj Chopra on Thursday won the javelin gold medal in the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa here on Thursday, with a throw of 83.18 metres recorded with his sixth and last attempt.
2021-06-10
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Athletics
Chopra returns to overseas javelin competition after 18 months
Lisbon, June 9 (IANS) Ace Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will return to competition on foreign soil after nearly 18 months on Thursday when he competes at the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa here.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Athletics
Nigeria Twitter ban is temporary, says Prez
Lagos, June 6 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said that a state-wide ban on Twitter which prompted international condemnation over the weekend was only a temporary measure in response to misinformation.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Technology
88 killed by bandits in Nigeria
Lagos, June 6 (IANS) At least 88 people were killed and several others injured following attacks by bandits in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kebbi, police confirmed.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
After fracturing nose in CL final, De Bruyne out of hospital
Porto, May 30 (IANS) Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is out of hospital after suffering a fractured nose and eye socket during the team's Champions League defeat to Chelsea in the final.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Death toll from Nigeria boat mishap reaches 76
Lagos, May 30 (IANS) The death toll from a boat mishap last week in the River Niger in Nigeria has increased to 76, local authorities said.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guardiola rues Champions League final defeat
Porto, May 30 (IANS) Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola lamented the loss of the UEFA Champions League final to Chelsea on Saturday night.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
I think I have a new contract after Champions League joy: Tuchel
Porto, May 30 (IANS) Thomas Tuchel was delighted to make the best possible first impression with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and suggested Saturday's Champions League final win over Manchester City had already secured him a longer-term stay at Stamford Bridge.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Chelsea outwit Manchester City to win Champions League
Porto, May 30 (IANS) Kai Havertz's goal earned Chelsea a second Champions League crown nine years after their first with a deserved 1-0 final victory over domestic rivals Manchester City in Porto.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Chelsea in the way as Guardiola's City look to corner CL glory
Porto (Portugal), May 28 (IANS) Pep Guardiola has won a host of domestic titles, including three Premier League trophies, with Manchester City and helped to establish the club as one of the top sides in Europe.
2021-05-28
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
26 confirmed dead, 98 missing after boat mishap in Nigeria: Police
Lagos, May 28 (IANS) At least 26 persons have been confirmed dead and 98 others are still missing after a boat capsized on Wednesday in the River Niger in north Nigeria, the police said on Thursday.
2021-05-28
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
53 abducted victims rescued in Nigeria
Lagos, May 27 (IANS) Gunmen in Nigeria released 53 people after several days in captivity, said a local official.
2021-05-27
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portugal donates 5,500 units of Remdesivir to India
Lisbon, May 20 (IANS) The Directorate-General of Health (DGS) of Portugal has announced a donation of 5,500 units of antiviral drug Remdesivir to India, which is currently battling a devastating second wave of the Covid pandemic.
2021-05-20
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy
'Europe has right conditions for safe reopening of tourism'
Lisbon, May 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has already had the right conditions for a "safe reopening" of tourism in summer, European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal to host Champions League final
Lisbon, May 14 (IANS) The Dragao Stadium, in the Portuguese city of Porto, will host on May 29 the final of the Champions League, involving the English teams from Manchester City and Chelsea, European football's governing body UEFA announced.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
European leaders postpone decision on patent waiver of Covid vax
Lisbon, May 9 (IANS) President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday at the end of the social summit of the European Union (EU) held in the Portuguese city of Porto that leaders of the EU countries understand that there are "more pressing issues" than patent waiver on vaccines against Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Over 20 students kidnapped in Nigeria freed: Police
Lagos, May 6 (IANS) Nigerian police have confirmed that more than 20 students abducted from a college in the state of Kaduna have been released.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tough race leaves champion Lewis Hamilton drained
Portimao (Portugal), May 3 (IANS) Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton said that the hard-fought win in the Portuguese Grand Prix had left him physically and mentally drained.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Motorsports
Portugal extends travel curbs with Covid-affected nations
Lisbon, May 3 (IANS) The Portuguese government has extended travel restrictions to and from countries, including India, that are most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic until May 16.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal GP: Bottas denies Hamilton 100th career pole
Portimao (Portugal), May 1 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton missed a 100th career pole position by just seven-thousandths of a second against Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football