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Portugal under extreme risk of wildfires as country braces third heatwave of summer

Every mobile phone in Portugal has been sent a text warning of the extreme risk of wildfires as the country braces for its third heatwave of the summer. The country has entered a state of alert, with temperatures expected to reach 38C and strong winds predicted in the coming days. The messages warned those in […]

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62-year-old French man survives 16 hours in Atlantic Ocean after his vessel capsized

A 62-year-old French man survived for 16 hours at sea by using an air bubble inside his boat after it capsized. The 12-metre vessel, which had set sail from Portugal’s capital Lisbon, sent out a distress signal late on Monday evening from the Atlantic Ocean. Spanish coastguards found the upturned boat, but the sea was […]

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Portugal bans bosses from text messaging and emailing staff out of working hours

Portugal banned bosses from text messaging and emailing staff out of working hours as part of new laws dubbed “right to rest”. The move is part of changes being introduced to improve work-life balance in response to an expansion of working from home in the country. Companies with more than 10 staff could face fines […]