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Lisbon: Capital of Portugal
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, which represents approximately 27% of the country's population. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is known as Cabo da Roca, located in the Sintra Mountains.

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Climate change: UN talks in dire need of 'Greta effect'

climate change: un talks in dire need of 'greta effect'
When Greta Thunberg landed in Lisbon on her way to COP25, she told reporters that she, along with other young people, was...
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Greta Thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight

greta thunberg says voyage ‘energized’ her climate fight
LISBON, Portugal — Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Portugal on Tuesday after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, telling cheering supporters that the journey had “energized”..
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Videos for Lisbon


'Let others speak': Teen activist Greta Thunberg shines light on other climate stories [Video]'Let others speak': Teen activist Greta Thunberg shines light on other climate stories

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday arrived at the United Nations climate talks in Madrid where she addressed the media alongside young activists and indigenous groups.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Teen activist Greta Thunberg uses platform at climate talks to shine light on other people's stories [Video]Teen activist Greta Thunberg uses platform at climate talks to shine light on other people's stories

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday arrived at the United Nations climate talks in Madrid where she addressed the media alongside young activists and indigenous groups.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Greta Thunberg arrives in Madrid for climate summit after 4-week journey [Video]Greta Thunberg arrives in Madrid for climate summit after 4-week journey

After a four-week journey involving crossing the Atlantic on a catamaran and an overnight train from Lisbon, Greta Thunberg has arrived in Madrid on Friday for the UN Climate Summit (COP25). View on..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:03Published

Iran's aggression growing 'but its empire is tottering' -Netanyahu [Video]Iran's aggression growing 'but its empire is tottering' -Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Lisbon on Wednesday where they spoke about the threat of Iran.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Iran's aggression growing 'but it's empire is tottering' -Netanyahu [Video]Iran's aggression growing 'but it's empire is tottering' -Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Lisbon on Wednesday where they spoke about the threat of Iran.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Greta Thunberg heading to COP25 in Madrid after crossing Atlantic on catamaran [Video]Greta Thunberg heading to COP25 in Madrid after crossing Atlantic on catamaran

Thunberg missed last Friday's climate strike as heavy winds delayed her arrival in Lisbon but she is due to join thousands of activists marching in Madrid on Friday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Greta Thunberg arrives in Europe for climate talks [Video]Greta Thunberg arrives in Europe for climate talks

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrives by yacht in the port of Lisbon after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the US. The Swedish teenager will travel from the Portuguese capital..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

Cities across world finding unique ways to celebrate Christmas [Video]Cities across world finding unique ways to celebrate Christmas

Christmas festivities officially started in Portugal's capital, Lisbon. The season to be jolly is upon us and cities across the world have turned on their festive lights. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Web Summit 2019: ‘Not even Farage can explain the benefits of Brexit to me,’ says Barnier [Video]Web Summit 2019: ‘Not even Farage can explain the benefits of Brexit to me,’ says Barnier

“No-one has ever managed to explain the added value of Brexit to me, not even Nigel Farage,” the EU's chief Brexit negotiator told Web Summit in Lisbon.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:35Published

Ronaldo, Messi, van Dijk, Bronze, Rapinoe amongst Ballon d'Or nominees [Video]Ronaldo, Messi, van Dijk, Bronze, Rapinoe amongst Ballon d'Or nominees

Ballon d'Or nominees announced as reigning champion Luka Modric fails to make shortlist dominated by Premier League players.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:56Published

 

Thunberg urges action at COP25 summit

Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon, Portugal on her way to the upcoming COP25 UN climate change conference in Madrid, Spain. The Swedish teen said she plans to keep pressing political leaders to make..
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Israel’s Netanyahu, Pompeo to meet in Lisbon this week

israel’s netanyahu, pompeo to meet in lisbon this week
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday in Lisbon, the US State Department said on Tuesday. Advertising Pompeo, accompanying President..
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Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon after 3-week trip across Atlantic

"I think people are underestimating the force of angry kids," Thunberg said shortly after her arrival. "If they want us to stop being angry, then maybe they should stop making us angry."
CBS News - Published

World View: Typhoon slams Philippines, smoke smothers Sydney, Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes after a powerful typhoon hit the Philippines. Also, smoke from fires smothered Sydney on Tuesday, and teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg..
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches Lisbon on way to Madrid summit

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic from New York aboard a catamaran ahead of her appearance at a summit in Madrid to demand urgent action on global..
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg docks in Lisbon after Atlantic crossing

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after making a 20-day crossing from New York aboard the catamaran La Vagabonde, Reuters Television footage showed.
Reuters - Published

Big Tech business model based on ’abuse’, Snowden tells Web Summit

big tech business model based on ’abuse’, snowden tells web summit
Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence official who in 2013 blew the whistle on mass state surveillance through consumer technology platforms, has told the opening night of the Web Summit in Lisbon..
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New Lisbon airport gets green light from environment watchdog

Portugal's environmental agency has given the green light for a new airport in Lisbon, but only if the project meets certain conditions, including measures to reduce noise and protect wildlife.
Reuters - Published

Benfica beats Lyon 2-1 after goalkeeper error for 1st win

benfica beats lyon 2-1 after goalkeeper error for 1st win
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese champion Benfica’s hopes of making it out of the group stage in the Champions League were boosted Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Lyon after an...
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Ronaldo a step away from 700 career goals

ronaldo a step away from 700 career goals
Lisbon, Oct 12 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo is all set to add another feather to his cap as he is just a goal away from becoming only...
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Portugal’s Socialists prepare 4 more years in government

portugal’s socialists prepare 4 more years in government
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The center-left Socialist Party got the most votes in Portugal’s general election Sunday, leaving it poised to continue leading the government for another four years. With..
WorldNews - Published

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

Fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak next month by video at Web Summit in Lisbon, billed by the organizers as the world's largest annual tech conference.
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Lorzeno batters mid-Atlantic Azores Islands

hurricane lorzeno batters mid-atlantic azores islands
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves but causing only minor damage,..
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Europe's loneliest far-right party losing election battle in Portugal

Waving Portuguese flags, leaders of the far-right National Renovation Party (PNR) waited for more people to turn up at a mid-September rally in Lisbon, but their patriotic chants fell on deaf ears.
Reuters - Published

Cristiano Ronaldo after rape case: 2018 was probably my worst year ever

cristiano ronaldo after rape case: 2018 was probably my worst year ever
LISBON, Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honour, and led to one of the worst years of his life. Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in Las..
WorldNews - Published

Far-right conference in Lisbon draws hundreds on to streets in protest

Hundreds of activists marched through some of Lisbon's main streets on Saturday in protest at a conference of far-right groups organized by Portugal's Nova Ordem Social which attracted around 65 people..
Reuters - Published

At Least 33 Injured By Portugal Wildfires

at least 33 injured by portugal wildfires
Officials in Portugal said 33 people were injured as wildfires continued to burn across the country on Monday, according to BBC News. Authorities requested two water-bombing planes as winds from the..
WorldNews - Published

Firefighters battle wildfire in Portugal, 31 people hurt

firefighters battle wildfire in portugal, 31 people hurt
LISBON, PORTUGAL — More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a major wildfire in central Portugal for a third day that has already injured 31 people. The country's Civil Protection Agency...
WorldNews - Published

Portugal charges 89 Hells Angels after Lisbon attack last year

Portuguese prosecutors have charged 89 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club with involvement in organized crime, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking, the public prosecutor's office..
Reuters - Published

Portugal jails Moroccan for recruiting Syria fighters

portugal jails moroccan for recruiting syria fighters
LISBON - A 65-year-old Moroccan citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted by a Portuguese court of recruiting young people to fight in Syria. Abdesselam Tazi was...
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10 best cities for day trips: Get out of town and explore these close-by destinations

If you're going to be in London, Paris, Lisbon, Boston, Dublin, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Reykjavik or Cape Town, we've got day trip ideas.
USATODAY.com - Published

Portugal is the new hot travel destination. Here's why

Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has been popping up lately as a hot travel destination – and with good reason.
USATODAY.com - Published

Seizures of cocaine in Europe hit record amount: EU drugs agency

seizures of cocaine in europe hit record amount: eu drugs agency
By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - The amount of cocaine seized by authorities in Europe doubled in 2017 to reach a record 140 tonnes in a strong indication of soaring mass supply of the drug coming from..
WorldNews - Published

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