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Barry Hatton

Barry Hatton

    Football star Eusebio dies at 71
    Football star Eusebio dies at 71
    Mozambican-born football legend Eusebio has died of heart failure aged 71, reports Portuguese media.
    US fugitive claims new identity prevents extradition
    US fugitive claims new identity prevents extradition
    Captured American fugitive George Wright will claim a new identity to prevent the US from extraditing him, his lawyer say.
    Portugal bailout to be $115-billion
    Portugal bailout to be $115-billion
    Hard-up Portugal has negotiated an international bailout worth €78-billion ($115-billion) over a three-year period, officials say.
    Uncertainty hastens Portugal's financial tailspin
    Uncertainty hastens Portugal's financial tailspin
    Portugal's financial tailspin gathered speed despite political efforts to contain the acute debt crisis that is also unnerving the 17-nation eurozone.
    Moody's debt downgrade adds to Portugal's woes
    Moody's debt downgrade adds to Portugal's woes
    Moody's downgraded Portugal's credit rating on Tuesday, saying the debt-stressed country is struggling to generate growth and faces a tough battle.
    Portuguese Parliament blocks gay marriages
    Portuguese Parliament blocks gay marriages
    Portugal's Parliament voted by a large majority against proposals to allow same-sex marriages in the mostly Roman Catholic country.
    Legal team scrutinises Madeleine McCann file
    Legal team scrutinises Madeleine McCann file
    A team of legal experts in Lisbon is sifting through nearly 30 000 pages of police evidence on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
    EU, Africa summit brings little progress
    EU, Africa summit brings little progress
    European and African leaders were seeking to open a new era of closer relations, but their summit closed on Sunday with squabbling over trade and human rights. Old divisions surfaced at the first summit in seven years between the continents as leaders swapped accusations over the crises in Zimbabwe and Darfur.
    Gordon Brown or Robert Mugabe?
    Gordon Brown or Robert Mugabe?
    Gordon Brown or Robert Mugabe? One won't go to a summit between Europe and Africa in December, but the Portuguese hosts say the potential rewards of closer ties between the two continents outweigh the antagonism between the leaders of Britain and Zimbabwe.
    Portugal's president endorses new abortion law
    Portugal's president endorses new abortion law
    Portugal's president on Tuesday ratified a new law permitting abortion up until the 10th week of pregnancy, but recommended a raft of measures that would discourage the procedure in the mostly Roman Catholic country. Parliament voted overwhelmingly last month to legalise abortion, scrapping previous tight restrictions.