Portuguese lawmakers make 3rd attempt to allow euthanasiaDecember 9, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted for the third time in almost two years Friday in favor of allowing euthanasia, though as happened in the previous attempts the country’s Constitutional Court or president could stop the bill becoming law.
Brazil’s Lula looks to revive neglected ties with PortugalNovember 18, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met Friday with the president of Portugal in an effort to rekindle ties between the two Portuguese-speaking countries after four years of cool relations.
Portugal’s president feels heat from church sex abuse remarkOctober 12, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president is scrambling to quell an outcry over his comments appearing to make light of revelations that more than 400 people were victims of child sex abuse by members of the Portuguese Catholic Church.
Portugal’s lawmakers approve 3rd attempt to allow euthanasiaJune 9, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted for the third time in just over a year Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia, though like the previous two attempts, the country's Constitutional Court or president could lawmakers' support from becoming law.
Portugal’s new govt sees EU aid as firing up economic growthMarch 30, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Members of Portugal’s center-left Socialist Party were sworn into office Wednesday for the party's third straight term in government as the country prepares to start spending some 45 billion euros ($50 billion) in European Union aid to help fire up one of the bloc’s weakest economies.
After election win, Portugal’s PM tests positive for virusFebruary 1, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Socialist Party leader António Costa announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19, two days after his landslide election victory and just as he starts forming his new government.
Portugal’s election campaign begins under pandemic limitsJanuary 16, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The official two-week campaigning period for Portugal’s Jan. 30 general election kicked off Sunday, but there will be none of the large flag-waving rallies usually associated with the buildup to the ballot because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Portugal’s president vetoes 2nd version of euthanasia billNovember 30, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's president has refused to sign for the second time a parliament-sanctioned bill allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, arguing the wording is imprecise and effectively shelving the piece of legislation until a new parliament and government are chosen early next year.
Portugal’s parliament backs revised bill allowing euthanasiaNovember 5, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament approved a reworded bill Friday to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill and seriously injured people, after a court blocked the initial version because of what it said was unclear terminology.
Portugal’s president calls a snap election on Jan. 30November 4, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president announced Thursday that he is dissolving parliament and calling a snap election for Jan. 30, following the minority Socialist government’s defeat in a key vote on post-pandemic plans to spend billions of euros in European Union funding.
Portugal’s political fate uncertain after govt budget defeatOctober 28, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president says the ballot box is the best way of breaking a political stalemate after the country's parliament threw out the minority Socialist government’s proposed state budget for next year.
Portugal: Brewing political storm could bring snap electionOctober 25, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A political storm is brewing in Portugal, where the minority Socialist government is finding it hard to win support for its state budget from other left-of-center parties.
The Portuguese Communist Party announced Monday it won’t vote in favor of the government’s spending plan.
Jorge Sampaio, former president of Portugal, dies at 81September 10, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Jorge Sampaio, a former two-term president of Portugal and one of the most prominent political figures of his generation, has died. He was 81.
The current Portuguese president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, announced Sampaio’s death on Friday.
Top Portugal court nixes euthanasia law, says it’s impreciseMarch 15, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s Constitutional Court on Monday blocked a law passed by parliament introducing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill and gravely injured people...
Center-right incumbent wins Portugal’s presidential electionJanuary 25, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term with a resounding victory Sunday in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths...
Portugal’s president awaits virus advice in self-isolationJanuary 12, 2021 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested negative for the coronavirus in results of two consecutive tests disclosed Tuesday, a day after a single positive result...
Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer playerFebruary 17, 2020 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants...
White House announces visit by president of PortugalJune 13, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Portugal will be visiting the White House later this month to meet with President Donald Trump.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will visit on June 27.