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Portugal faces at least another two weeks in lockdown after the government decided Wednesday (April 1) to extend confinement measures as deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic climbed to 187.   The government has ordered people to stay at home unless they have to work and to go...

Portugal’s Prime Minister has announced today that the Government is in favour of renewing the State of Emergency for another 15 days, in a bid to contain the covid-19 pandemic.   António Costa announced this decision at the end of an extraordinary Council of Ministers, at the...

Stock markets around the world suffered historic losses in the first three months of the year amid a massive sell-off tied to the coronavirus.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average and London's FTSE 100 saw their biggest quarterly drops since 1987, plunging 23% and 25% respectively. The...

Taxpayers in Portugal have from today (April 1) and until June 30 to submit their income tax return for 2019. Some three million people are expected to use the automated service.   As has been the case since 2018, submission of the annual IRS declaration is to...

Photo: Zoom Video Communications Facebook The videoconferencing app Zoom has come under fresh high-level scrutiny as its popularity soars during the coronavirus pandemic.   New York's attorney general has written to the firm raising concerns over its ability to cope with the rise in users. Zoom is now...

The current coronavirus outbreak is the biggest challenge for the world since World War Two. UN Secretary General António Guterres warned that it could bring a recession "that probably has no parallel in the recent past".   The former Portuguese prime minister was speaking at the launch...