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Bank of Portugal sees gloomier 2013 outlook

Bank of Portugal sees gloomier 2013 outlook | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The Bank of Portugal slashed its forecast for gross domestic product in 2013 on Tuesday to a contraction of 1.6 percent and warned that the projection is 'highly uncertain' due to the euro crisis and the impact of bailout austerity measures.

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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

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Un Portugais quitte son pays toutes les 5 minutes

Un Portugais quitte son pays toutes les 5 minutes | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Malgré la timide reprise de l économie portugaise, les candidats à l exil sont toujours plus nombreux parmi les jeunes diplômés, dont des infirmiers, médecins, professeurs et ingénieurs.

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Portugal slashes its budget deficit

Portugal slashes its budget deficit | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal, which has just emerged from a bailout programme, nearly halved its budget deficit in the first quarter of the year relative to national output, official data showed on Friday.

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Germany dominates Portugal, 4-0

Germany dominates Portugal, 4-0 | Adamastor | Scoop.it

This was one of the most anticipated battles of the opening round of matches. Germany, one of the favorites to win the World Cup, taking on Portugal, led by perhaps the best player in the world in Ronaldo.

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Portugal waives its last bailout instalment

Portugal’s government says it is forgoing the final 2.6 billion-euro ($3.5 billion) instalment of its three-year bailout package because it cannot meet creditors’ deadlines for the latest promised austerity measures, which have run into legal challenges.

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Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal a World Cup contender or pretender?

Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal a World Cup contender or pretender? | Adamastor | Scoop.it

In the 2012 European Championships, Portugal came closer to eliminating eventual champion Spain than any other team, going down on penalties in the semifinals. Another semifinal performance would not be surprising (though Ronaldo’s injury woes could have an effect). And with a little bit of luck, perhaps Portugal could shock the world from Brazil.

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President: Portugal to provide 'stable', 'attractive' business atmosphere

President: Portugal to provide 'stable', 'attractive' business atmosphere | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal is determined to provide a 'stable and attractive' business atmosphere for investors in Portugal, Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva said on Friday at a seminar with his visiting Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.

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World Cup 2014: Portugal tactics and key questions

World Cup 2014: Portugal tactics and key questions | Adamastor | Scoop.it

With Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks it sometimes seems anything is possible, but a lack of new talent emerging since Euro 2012 is a worry for Paulo Bento’s side.

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Portugal's Ronaldo looks to avoid Ballon d'Or curse

Portugal's Ronaldo looks to avoid Ballon d'Or curse | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Since the inception of the Ballon d'Or, conceived by France Football magazine in 1956 to recognise Europe, and then latterly, the world's most outstanding player each year, of the 14 players in possession of the prize heading into a World Cup none have achieved ultimate success on the global stage.

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Why some Lisbon residents are scared of the city's famous sidewalks

Why some Lisbon residents are scared of the city's famous sidewalks | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The painstakingly crafted Portuguese pavement that flanks the city's streets instills dread in its aging population, who say it's too slippery and has to go.

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Portugal considering tax hikes after court rules parts of its budget are unconstitutional

Portugal considering tax hikes after court rules parts of its budget are unconstitutional | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal's government is considering raising taxes after the country's highest court rejected austerity measures included in its 2014 budget.

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The Rolling Stones jam with Bruce Springsteen, play for Bill Clinton at Rock in Rio Lisbon

The Rolling Stones jam with Bruce Springsteen, play for Bill Clinton at Rock in Rio Lisbon | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Backstage gossip that Bill Clinton would join the Stones onstage at Rock in Rio's offshoot festival in Portugal turned out to be untrue. But the former U.S. president looked on, smiling, as the iconic band jammed with another American icon.

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FIFA 2014 World Cup: can Cristiano Ronaldo create history?

FIFA 2014 World Cup: can Cristiano Ronaldo create history? | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Cristiano Ronaldo will look to steer Portugal to the unlikeliest of World Cup wins, if only to win the biggest trophy eluding him.

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Novos mercados, bares e restaurantes animam as ruas de Lisboa

Novos mercados, bares e restaurantes animam as ruas de Lisboa | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Um dos destinos preferidos dos viajantes jovens, a capital de Portugal tem noite animada e democrática.

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Despite high unemployment, Portugal looks far afield for workers

Despite high unemployment, Portugal looks far afield for workers | Adamastor | Scoop.it

A low minimum wage and relatively generous unemployment benefits make tough agricultural labor a hard sell, so companies import workers from as far away as Thailand.

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Why Portugal will always wonder what might have been in Brazil

Why Portugal will always wonder what might have been in Brazil | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal will be scratching their heads wondering what could have gone differently after finishing their World Cup campaign level on points with the USA and on a more positive note than when they were trounced by four goals at the hands and feet of Germany.

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Moody's: Portugal court ruling could hamper deficit plans

The rejection by Portugal's constitutional court of a series of austerity measures will make it more difficult for the country to balance its budget by 2018 as planned, credit rating agency Moody's said on Thursday.

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Why Portuguese muffins are seriously underrated

Why Portuguese muffins are seriously underrated | Adamastor | Scoop.it

While English muffins may have cornered the breakfast market, however, they're not the only 'European muffin' out there -- and they may not be the best either. The Portuguese muffin can one-up and out-do its English counterpart any morning of the week.

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Portugal football team: World Cup guide to a side sweating over Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness

Portugal football team: World Cup guide to a side sweating over Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The Real Madrid forward is undoubtedly the star turn in Paulo Bento's side and is nursing an injury on the eve of the tournament.

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Portugal tem uma estrela emergente prestes a estourar

Portugal tem uma estrela emergente prestes a estourar | Adamastor | Scoop.it

William Carvalho nasceu em Luanda, Angola, está com 22 anos de idade e preparado para conquistar o mundo. Ele é, sem dúvida, a próxima grande estrela de Portugal. A confiança que o técnico da seleção, Paulo Bento, deposita em seus 11 titulares pode adiar o aparecimento dessa estrela emergente, mas marque essas palavras: é só uma questão de tempo.

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Ronaldo, Nani and Meireles pose for Portugal selfie before World Cup

Ronaldo, Nani and Meireles pose for Portugal selfie before World Cup | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal find themselves plonked into a genuine Group of Death at the World Cup, but you wouldn't know it. The squad were grinning from ear-to-ear alongside talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Portuguese priests 'quit to marry'

Portuguese priests 'quit to marry' | Adamastor | Scoop.it
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Is the Ronaldo factor enough for Portugal?

Is the Ronaldo factor enough for Portugal? | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The question facing Portugal at the Word Cup is plain: can Cristiano Ronaldo do for his country what Diego Maradona did for Argentina at the 1986 tournament?

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Watch: Bruce Springsteen performs with the Rolling Stones in Lisbon

Watch: Bruce Springsteen performs with the Rolling Stones in Lisbon | Adamastor | Scoop.it

They played 'Tumbling Dice' at the Rock in Rio Lisboa festival.

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Bruce Springsteen joins The Rolling Stones on stage in Portugal

Bruce Springsteen joins The Rolling Stones on stage in Portugal | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The crowd at Bela Vista Park were in for treat after the band was joined by another legendary musician for a special performance.

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Fera d'além mar: Cristiano Ronaldo

Fera d'além mar: Cristiano Ronaldo | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Ao contrair os músculos do tórax, Cristiano repetiu o gesto do brasileiro Adriano. Falta erguer a Copa do Mundo no Brasil para herdar também o título de Imperador português na antiga colônia. Desde a infância pobre na Ilha da Madeira, só resta ao lusitano ganhar o oceano e repetir o movimento dos grandes navegadores.

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