Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit company has tried unsuccessfully to launch a rocket over the Pacific Ocean.   The booster was released from under the wing of one of the UK entrepreneur's old jumbos which had been specially converted for the task. The rocket ignited its engine

Shopping centres and their stores are preparing to reopen from next month.   The malls will reopen on 1 June with social distancing and Covid-19 protection measures in place as part of Phase Three of the deconfinement plan.   Speaking on behalf of the sector, the APCC [Portuguese Association

New rules for Portugal’s beaches come into force today (May 26), even though official beach season only starts on June 6.   The diploma, now published in the Government Gazette, states that the physical safety distance of one and a half meters must be maintained between each

Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July. The government said the measure had been finalised in a cabinet meeting on Monday (May 25).   The news comes as the UK government prepares to bring in its own 14-day

National flag carrier TAP will resume some of its international operations to Italy, Spain and various other destinations from the beginning of July.   A plan published on TAP’s website showed around 240 weekly fights will operate between July 1 and 31, including flights to Milan and

The number of Portuguese young people requesting jobless benefits spiked 52% last month from a year earlier, way above the increase for other age groups, amid the coronavirus lockdown.   Social security numbers showed nearly 200,000 people received unemployment benefits last month, a 17% jump from the