Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: Portugal

Portugal tourism growth slowed sharply as fewer Brits visit

LISBON : The number of foreign tourists who travelled to Portugal rose 7.5% to 22.8 million visitors in 2018, a sharp slowdown from a nearly 17 percent jump the previous year due to a decline in visitors from Britain, its biggest market. Portugal’s tourist numbers have risen uninterruptedly for eight ...

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1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

LISBON: Some 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured eight firefighters and 12 civilians, authorities said. Portugal’s Civil Protection Agency said the fires broke out Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 200 kilometres (124 miles) northeast of Lisbon, the ...

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At least 29 dead after tourist bus crashes in Portugal

MADEIRA: According to the Lusa news agency, a tourist bus crashed on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The agency reported that many people have been injured and there’s a number of fatalities, while several ambulances are currently on the scene. “There are fatalities but information on the number of victims is still not certain,” Lusa ...

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Police station attacked, cars torched in Portugal protests

SEIXAL: Unidentified attackers threw petrol bombs at a police station in the Portuguese city of Setubal and torched cars in the capital Lisbon on Tuesday, hours after a protest against alleged racially-motivated police violence ended in clashes. Police said in a statement that three petrol bombs caused damage to the ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Thought Pakistan Was All About Cricket: Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs

LAHORE: A cricket-crazed nation went ballistic over football this weekend, thanks to Brazilian football superstar, Ronaldinho’s three-day visit to Pakistan. He and several other renowned international footballers including England’s David James, Holland’s Geroge Boateng, Manchester United former player, Ryan Giggs, former French midfielder, Robert Pires and Portugal’s Luis Boa Morte, ...

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