Evora sizzles as extreme heatwave hits Portugal
17 August 2021 | 6:38 am
Residents of the southern Portuguese city of Evora seek shade and other ways to cool down as temperatures hit 40 degrees.
25 Mar 2021
As the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, more and more Portuguese with African roots are calling for a critical reappraisal of this dark chapter in history.
5 May 2021
After a six-month state of emergency due to a wave of Covid-19 infections that caused 300 deaths a day, Portugal has begun the fourth and last stage of its deconfinement plan with a test concert attended by 400 spectators in the northwestern city of Braga. People attending the socially-distanced open-air concert underwent rapid antigen tests upon arrival and were asked to wear masks.
9 May 2021
Portugal opens the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in the world in Arouca. The bridge hangs on heavy steel cables strung between V-shaped concrete towers and runs 516 metres (1700 feet) across a canyon, at a height of 175 metres.
11 Jun 2021
"Everything will be fine," says a confident Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portugal's first match against Hungary as Italy coach Mancini also oozes self-assurance: "I was confident three years ago, I'm even more confident now," on the eve of the opening match of Euro 2020 against Turkey.
24 Jun 2021
Otters at Oregon Zoo enjoy an ice bath as the temperature in Portland reached 35°C on Monday. The mercury is expected to rise as high as 42°C during the week. "Set the A/C to ottermatic," the zoo cheekily posted on its Facebook page.
28 Jun 2021
Belgium fans celebrate their side's last-16 win against Portugal, knocking them out of Euro 2020.
28 Jun 2021
Bitter Portugal fans in Coimbra can't hide their disappointment after being knocked out of Euro 2020 by Belgium. "Portugal could have played better, but it's too late now," says one supporter, while another adds, "it's like we were scared... even though it's our team that everyone should fear."
4 Jul 2021
Oregon Zoo releases a video showing Asian elephants Samudra, Rose-Tu and Chendra splash around Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Lands pool while enjoying some tasty treats. A record-breaking heatwave has swept across parts of western US and Canada since the weekend, prompting authorities to issue heat warnings and advisories.
19 Jul 2021
56,000 Germans planned vacations in Algarve for this July. That was before the warning. Now, no one knows how many of those holidaymakers will even show up.
3 Aug 2021
Tourist attractions close in Athens as temperatures soar during one of the worst heatwaves the country has seen in decades. The intense heat has led to deadly wildfires in the region, with nearby Turkey suffering its worst fires in at least a decade.
22 Aug 2021
Spain is on alert for wildfires as a heatwave that has enveloped southeastern Europe in recent days shifts west. Temperatures are forecast to reach highs of around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in much of the Iberian peninsula in the coming days. As firefighters try to extinguish a fire in Tarragona, forestry agents try to prevent a new fire from breaking out near Barcelona amid the worst heat wave in nearly 20 years.
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