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Joana Vasconcelos brings her subversive sculptures to Manchester art gallery

Joana Vasconcelos brings her subversive sculptures to Manchester art gallery | Adamastor | Scoop.it

After successfully representing portugal at the 55th Venice Biennale, Joana Vasconcelos brings her sculptures to Manchester in her first major UK exhibition.

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In Portugal, ex-chief of bank is arrested

In Portugal, ex-chief of bank is arrested | Adamastor | Scoop.it

The former official was brought to court for a hearing in a major money laundering and tax evasion case aimed at a Swiss asset management company.

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Ex-Banco Espírito Santo head detained for questioning under money laundering investigation

Ex-Banco Espírito Santo head detained for questioning under money laundering investigation | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Ricardo Salgado, former chief executive of troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espírito Santo, has been detained for questioning as part of a three-year money-laundering and tax evasion investigation.

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Banco Espirito Santo: a Portuguese disaster, not a European crisis

Banco Espirito Santo: a Portuguese disaster, not a European crisis | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Sovereign recapitalization of banks can perhaps be justified on the grounds that disorderly failure would have disastrous economic effects, although countries can and do wind up insolvent banks rather than recapitalizing them. But there can be no justification whatsoever for bailing out a sprawling retail conglomerate with a corporate structure of extraordinary complexity and opacity.

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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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Espirito Santo Group: how it all started

Espirito Santo Group: how it all started | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Two linked companies, Espirito Santo Group and RioForte, have applied to Luxembourg courts for protection from their creditors in recent days. The Portuguese family dynasty that owns both companies is at a crossroads.

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The custard tarts are reason enough to visit Lisbon

The custard tarts are reason enough to visit Lisbon | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Rosie Mortimer: Go to the Pasteis de Belem and sample their Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tart), is a friend’s top recommendation for Lisbon. My husband and I follow it to the letter.

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Portugal's PM tries to soothe investors; BES says can cover any losses

Portugal's PM tries to soothe investors; BES says can cover any losses | Adamastor | Scoop.it

Portugal's government and central bank assured investors on Friday that the southern European country's financial system was sound, aiming to quell worry about the spillover effects of trouble at the Espirito Santo business empire.

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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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