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Now Norway’s decriminalised drugs, it’s high time the UK chose legalisation

The government must realise it's hopelessly out of step with sensible drug policy. Legalisation would take the market out of the hands of criminals A man smoking cannabis. Photograph: Brandon Marshall/Rex In 2001 Portugal decriminalised all drugs. Last month the Norwegian parliament voted to fol

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 09:00:10

Portugal community centre blaze death toll rises to nine

The death toll following a fire at a community centre in northern Portugal rose to nine on Wednesday after a 67-year-old man died in hospital, a government spokesman said. The blaze which on Saturday ripped through the village centre near Tondela, which lies between the northern towns of Coimbra and

FRANCE 24 - 2018-01-17 17:32:13

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in shipped pineapples

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped from Latin America. The Iberian police forces announced the big drug bust on Wednesday. They sai

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-17 17:38:16

Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.13%

Reuters. Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.13% Investing.com - Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms, Consumer Services and Technology sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 declined 0.13%. The best performers of

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-16 17:50:17

Portugal PPI Inflation Eases In December

(RTTNews) - Portugal's producer price inflation eased in December after accelerating in the previous month, figures from Statistics Portugal revealed Tuesday. Producer prices climbed 2.4 percent year-on-year in December, slower than the 3.2 percent increase seen in the previous month. Excluding ener

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-16 12:57:25

Best road trips for families including Star Wars sights in Ireland

The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland Despite its proximity and shared history, Ireland remains a misunderstood and neglected destination for most UK tourists. However, with several airports, an excellent road network and stunning coastal scenery, the 1,553 mile Wild Atlantic Way is a perfect way to intro


Portugal's struggling opposition party elects new leader

LISBON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Portugal's main opposition Social Democrats have elected Rui Rio, former mayor of the country's second-largest city of Porto, as their new leader who will face the daunting task of boosting the centre-right party's lowly ratings ahead of a 2019 election. Rio, 60, replaces


Portugal fire: At least eight dead, 50 injured in Tondela after heater explodes in building; rescue ops on

Lisbon: At least eight people died and dozens were injured, some seriously, after a heater exploded and started a fire at the packed premises of a local residents' association in the north of Portugal, officials said. Representational image. Reuters A wood-burning stove exploded in the two-story bui


At least eight killed, dozens hurt in fire, stampede in Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire and stampede in a local leisure association in the town of Vila Nova da Rainha in northern Portugal on Saturday night, officials said. Mayor Jose Antonio de Jesus said in televised remarks that over 60 people had


Eurovision winner Sobral has successful heart transplant

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant. The Santa Cruz Hospital near Lisbon says the 28-year-old Portuguese singer made a "very satisfactory" recovery from the transplant he underwent in December. But


New eurozone chief Centeno wants closer unity, fewer crises

PARIS (AP) - The eurozone's new leader says he hopes to use his term to bring the 19 countries that use the currency closer together and make them more resistant to crises. Outgoing leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem of the Netherlands formally handed over power Friday of the eurogroup - in the form of a sy


Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home. Although Portugal boasts one of the wo


The World's Best Places to Retire 2018

International Living For 38 years, International Living has been researching and reporting about retirement and lifestyle opportunities overseas...the places where money goes the farthest, climate is best, culture and food is most interesting, healthcare is high-quality and affordable, and life just


Portugal's Montepio says solvency ratios above new requirements

LISBON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Portugal's recently delisted small bank Caixa Economica Montepio Geral said on Wednesday its capital ratio was higher than new regulatory requirements to be applied from July 2018. The bank, whose bad loans made it a cause for market concerns after the collapse of two big


Fund managers buy 38 pct of Portugal bond issue

January 10, 2018 / 6:37 PM / a few seconds ago LISBON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Fund managers and banks bought an almost equal share of Portugal's 4 billion euro 10-year syndicated bond issue on Wednesday, with between 37 and 38 percent picked up by each, state debt agency IGCP said. UK-based investors r


AP Photos: Kids encouraged to smoke in Portugal at Epiphany

VALE DE SALGUEIRO, Portugal - The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: Parents encouraging their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes. Locals say the practice is centuries-old, but nobod


Where to go in 2018: Portugal, Malta and the Faroe Islands

January 6, 2018, 8:22 AM|With the frigid weather in much of the country this week, you may be longing for an escape. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss some of the offbeat places you should head in 2018 from the Faroe Islands to America's own Detroit


Retiring in Europe? 9 destinations to consider

Many of us dream of retirement. We may imagine ourselves golfing more, or gardening more, or just reading and puttering more. Much of the time, we envision doing such things in or from our current home, but many people end up relocating in retirement -- and many others should consider doing so. Stay


Norway's Parliament Votes To Decriminalize All Drug Use

"This is the start of a big rush reform. Now a big effort is being done to switch the system from punishment to help." The Norwegian Parliament, also known as the Storting, has started the process to decriminalize drug use and emphasize treatment options. 5.5k Norway's Parliament is set to decrimi


Winter sun destinations: 10 top trips

Whether it's yoga in Morocco, fine food in South Africa or getting off the beaten track in Brazil, here are 10 holidays to escape the winter blues And relax... white sand, palm trees and sunshine at Phu Quoc in Vietnam. Photograph: Alamy Whether it's yoga in Morocco, fine food in South Africa or g