Showing posts with label Portugal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Portugal. Show all posts

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Portuguese lawmakers approve use of cannabis for medical purposes

cannabis for medical purposes
The Portuguese parliament on Friday approved the use of cannabis for medical purposes, in the vote of a draft bill from the parliamentary committee on Health, which was based on proposal from the Left Bloc and PAN parties.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Crashing Chinese space station could rain fire on Europe

The European Space Agency (ESA) has already narrowed down the possible crash sites for the Chinese ‘Tiangong-1’ space station, including several European nations, which is due to meet its fiery end early in 2018.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Portugal's interior minister quits amid criticism of gov't wildfire response

Portugal's interior minister quits amid criticism of gov't wildfire response
Portugal's interior minister resigned Wednesday as the government faced mounting criticism of its handling of wildfires that have killed over 100 people since June.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Azores on hurricane alert as Ophelia approaches

Ophelia approaches
The Portuguese Azores archipelago was on weather alert Saturday as Hurricane Ophelia approached, with heavy rainfall forecast in the region.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Health warnings in place as Europe prepares for blistering heat

Health warnings have been issued across Europe
Health warnings have been issued across Europe this week, as the most severe heatwave of an already hot summer is expected.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Firefighters quell wildfires raging across Europe

Firefighters battled to douse wildfires in Croatia and Montenegro today, as blazes also raged in Italy, France and Portugal.

Monday, July 17, 2017


A month after the forest fire the most deadly of the recent history of Portugal, nearly 2,800 firefighters were on the ground on Monday night to fight several outbreaks in the north and centre of the country, including some of the threatened villages.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Portuguese official says cannot confirm plane crash

Portugal's National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) said on Tuesday that they cannot confirm the earlier report that a Canadair plane from Spain crashed in Louriceira, Pedrogao Grande.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Death toll from forest fire rises, search and investigation underway

The death toll from the forest fires raging in central Portugal rose to 62 on Sunday, with 54 others injured, and search for more bodies and investigation into the cause of the disaster were still under way.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Forest fires kill 24 in central Portugal. The death toll may rise further

The death toll in forest fires in central Portugal has risen to 24, says Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
The majority died while trying to flee the Pedrogao Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Portuguese president sends condolences following deadly train crash in Spain

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa sent his condolences to the victims of a train crash in Spain which left four people dead on Friday.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Portugal: plus de 2000 pompiers mobilisés contre les feux de forêt

Plus de 2000 pompiers tentaient lundi soir de venir à bout d'une série de feux de forêt qui faisaient rage à travers le Portugal, favorisés par des températures caniculaires, selon les services de la protection civile.

L'incendie le plus dévastateur, actif sur deux fronts, a été signalé à Soure à une vingtaine de kilomètres de Coimbra (centre), où 315 soldats du feu étaient à pied d'oeuvre, assistés par plusieurs bombardiers d'eau et des hélicoptères.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hundreds forced to leave homes as fires sweep through Portugal

Hundreds of people across mainland Portugal and Madeira were forced to leave their homes due to forest fires which spread rapidly on Tuesday.

Monday, August 08, 2016

After quiet early summer, 10 wildfires now raging across Portugal's forests

Portugal has been hit by 10 large wildfires that have forced the mobilization of 1,200 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft, officials said Monday.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

First Shipment of US Natural Gas Arrives in Portugal

The first shipment of liquefied natural gas from the United States has reached its destination in Portugal, a development that could disrupt Russia's domination of the European gas market.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Asian wasp causes havoc in N. Portugal

The University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) have alerted the public Monday to destroy the Asian wasp which is causing havoc through northern Portugal and poses a health concern.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Hundreds of firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal

Some 500 firefighters as well as eight planes and six helicopters were deployed in Portugal Sunday to battle four forest fires raging in the north of the country, authorities said.

EL News