Portugal firefighters evacuate more towns as forest blaze spreads

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 02:26

Lisbon, June 21 (IANS) Emergency workers were forced to evacuate several settlements in central Portugal on Tuesday as a deadly wildfire that has already gutted swathes of forested landscape began to spread northwards, officials said.


Forest fire continues in Portugal, toll reaches 64

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:22

Lisbon, June 20 (IANS) The death toll in a catastrophic forest fire that has raged for days in central Portugal has increased to 64. The fire continues to pose a threat despite firefighters bringing around 70 per cent of the blaze under control, disaster management officials said on Tuesday.


Portugal's PM Antonio Costa backs India's berth in Security Council

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 20:54

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Saturday called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan and said that his country supports the inclusion of countries like India in the UN Security Council.


Portugal beat Poland on penalties to enter Euro semis

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:16

Marseille, July 1 (IANS) Portugal beat Poland 5-3 via a penalty shoot-out to reach the semi-finals of the European football championships after the two sides were deadlocked at 1-1 after the extra time here.


Can Cristiano Ronaldo fulfill Portugal's dream of Euro cup?

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 03:40

Marseille (France), July 1 (IANS) Despite first half goals from Robert Lewandowski and Renato Sanches, it took a penalty shootout to separate the sides, with the Seleccao coming out on top in the first quarter final match of the Euro 2016 here on Thusrday