Mar 21, 2013 17:29 EDT
Russia coach Fabio Capello insists he has had no contact with Chelsea after being linked with a move to the Premier League club.
Mar 21, 2013 13:41 EDT
As the EU raised the spectre of a eurozone exit for Cyprus, experts warned on Thursday of the consequences of brinksmanship from Brussels to Moscow in the race to fix new bailout terms.
Mar 20, 2013 13:27 EDT
Most European stock markets rebounded on Wednesday following two days of losses caused by Cyprus' bailout drama.
Mar 20, 2013 07:35 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday after Cypriot lawmakers comprehensively rejected a plan to tax savings as part of a crucial bailout deal.
Mar 19, 2013 11:01 EDT
French authorities Tuesday said they had found 57 tonnes of minced lamb that did not conform to European standards at the factory of Spanghero, the firm at the heart of the horsemeat scandal.
Mar 19, 2013 10:49 EDT
Europe's main stock markets dipped on Tuesday ahead of a key parliamentary vote in Cyprus on a crucial bailout deal that sent global share prices reeling the previous day.
Mar 19, 2013 09:26 EDT
Red Star Belgrade have appointed Portuguese coach Ricardo Sa Pinto in a bid to turn their disappointing season around, the Serbian club announced on Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 09:20 EDT
Russia's forthcoming World Cup qualifier with Northern Ireland in Belfast will probably be their toughest test, according to national squad manager Fabio Capello.
Mar 18, 2013 13:29 EDT
Europe's main stock markets lost ground and the euro fell under $1.30 on Monday on news that Cyprus might tax bank deposits as part of a controversial international bailout.
Mar 18, 2013 11:36 EDT
Europe's main stock markets lost ground on Monday on news that Cyprus might tax bank deposits as part of a controversial international bailout.
Mar 18, 2013 07:16 EDT
Europe's main stock markets sank on Monday as investors reacted to weekend news that Cyprus plans to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout deal.
Mar 18, 2013 06:24 EDT
China has overtaken Britain to become the world's fifth largest arms exporter with five percent of the global trade, its highest position since the Cold War, a Swedish think tank said on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 06:13 EDT
Europe's main stock markets tumbled on Monday by more than 1.0 percent in early deals as investors reacted to weekend news that Cyprus plans to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout deal.
Mar 18, 2013 04:01 EDT
China has overtaken Britain to become the world's fifth-largest arms exporter with five percent of the global trade, its highest position since the Cold War, a Swedish think-tank said.
Mar 16, 2013 15:09 EDT
Eurozone finance ministers approved early Saturday plans to give bailed-out Ireland and Portugal more time to pay back some of their massive rescue loans.
Mar 16, 2013 08:23 EDT
Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund on Saturday agreed on a 10 billion-euro ($13 billion) bailout deal for Cyprus, the fifth eurozone member to be saved from bankruptcy.
Mar 16, 2013 01:05 EDT
Eurozone leaders and the IMF on Saturday announced an unprecedented levy on all deposits in Cypriot banks as the sting in the tail of a 10-billion-euro bailout for the near-bankrupt government in Nicosia.
Mar 15, 2013 23:21 EDT
Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund struck a deal early Saturday to bail out Cyprus with aid of up to 10 billion euros, diplomats said after some 10 hours of talks.
Mar 15, 2013 18:14 EDT
Eurozone finance ministers thrashed out a bailout for Cyprus late on Friday, edging towards a new and reduced framework for a fifth member state in the three-year debt crisis.
Mar 14, 2013 13:43 EDT
More than two-thirds of American motorists use a mobile phone while driving despite recent laws in many jurisdictions banning the practice, a survey showed Thursday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Anthem: "A Portuguesa"|
(and largest city)
|Recognised regional languages||Mirandese1|
|Ethnic groups||96.87% Portuguese and 3.13% legal immigrants (Cape Verdeans, Brazilians, Ukrainians, Angolans, etc.) (2007)|
|-||President||Aníbal Cavaco Silva (PSD)|
|-||Prime Minister||José Sócrates (PS)|
|-||Assembly President||Jaime Gama (PS)|
|Formation||Conventional date for Independence is 1139|
|-||De facto sovereignty||24 June 1128|
|-||Kingdom||25 July 1139|
|-||Recognized||5 October 1143|
|-||Papal Recognition||23 May 1179|
|-||Restoration of independence||1 December 1640|
|-||Restoration of independence recognized||13 February 1668|
|-||Republic||5 October 1910|
|EU accession||1 January 1986|
|-||Total||92,090 km2 (110th)|
35,645 sq mi
|-||July 2009 estimate||10,707,924 (77th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$236.049 billion (46th)|
|-||Per capita||$22,232 (39th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$244.640 billion (37th)|
|-||Per capita||$23,041 (32nd)|
|HDI (2007)||▲ 0.909 (very high) (34th)|
|Currency||Euro (€)² (|
|Time zone||WET³ (UTC0)|
|-||Summer (DST)||WEST (UTC+1)|
|Date formats||dd-mm-yyyy, yyyy-mm-dd, yyyy/mm/dd (CE)|
|Drives on the||right (since 1928)|
|1||Mirandese, spoken in some villages of the municipality of Miranda do Douro, was officially recognized in 1999 (Lei n.° 7/99 de 29 de Janeiro), since then awarding an official right-of-use Mirandese to the linguistic minority it is concerned. The Portuguese Sign Language is also recognized.|
|2||Before 1999: Portuguese escudo.|
|3||Azores: UTC-1; UTC in summer.|
|4||The .eu domain is also used as it is shared with other European Union member states.|