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                                                                                              Portugal elected W
                                                                                              Portugal elected World’orld’s Leadings Leading
                                                                                              Portugal elected World’s Leading
                                                                                              Portugal elected W
                                                                                              Portugal elected World’orld’s Leadings Leading
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                                                                                              Destination
                                                                                              Destination
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                                                                                              Portugal has been elected the World’s Leading Destination for the
                                                                                              third year running. The award was handed out in Muscat, Oman, at
                                                                                              the World Travel Awards, commonly referred to as the Oscars of
                                                                                              tourism. In total, Portugal collected 12 awards, including Lisbon
                                                                                              being named World’s Leading City Break Destination, while TAP
                                                                                              was voted World’s Leading Airline to Africa and South America.
                                                                                                en reservoirs with water levels above
                                                                                                en reservoirs with water levels above
                                                                                              T T T T Ten reservoirs with water levels aboveen reservoirs with water levels above
                                                                                                en reservoirs with water levels above
                                                                                              80%
                                                                                              80%
                                                                                              80%
                                                                                              80%
                                                                                              80%
                                                                                              Ten of the 59 reservoirs monitored in Portugal had, at the end of
                                                                                              November, water levels above 80 percent of the total volume, while
                                                                                              25 had levels below 40 percent, according to data from the
                                                                                              National Water Resources Information Service (SNIRH).  At the
                                                                                              end of October, of the 59 reservoirs monitored, three had levels
                                                                                              over 80 percent of the total volume and 30 above 40 percent.  On
                                                                                              the last day of November and compared to the last day of the
                                                                                              previous month, there was an increase in the volume stored in
                                                                                              eight river basins and a decrease in four.
                                                                                              Government wants to bolster flights to
                                                                                              Government wants to bolster flights to
                                                                                              Government wants to bolster flights to
                                                                                              Government wants to bolster flights to
                                                                                              Government wants to bolster flights to
                                                                                              China
                                                                                              China
                                                                                              China
                                                                                              China
                                                                                              China
                                                                                              Portugal’s government intends to strengthen air links with Beijing
                                                                                              and extend them to other Chinese cities, the secretary of state for
                                                                                              internationalisation, Eurico Brilhante Dias, said at a business
                                                                                              seminar.  Classifying the re-establishment of air links between
 e ee her as an angry child, Greta Thunberg replied that “people underestimate the strength of angry children”.e her as an angry child, Greta Thunberg replied that “people underestimate the strength of angry children”.  Lisbon and Beijing in 2019 as “an important moment” and “of
 e ee her as an angry child, Greta Thunberg replied that “people underestimate the strength of angry children”.
 ee her as an angry child, Greta Thunberg replied that “people underestimate the strength of angry children”.e her as an angry child, Greta Thunberg replied that “people underestimate the strength of angry children”.
                                                                                              great political and diplomatic significance”, he expressed the
      WEATHER                                                                                 desire to strengthen the links during a Seminar on Communication
                                                                                              and International Financial Cooperation, organised by the Bank of
       Mostly dry weekend in Portugal                                                         China in a hotel in Lisbon, as part of the Chinese Belt and Road
                                                                                              initiative.
       It is to be dry and mild in most of Portugal over the weekend, except for in the north
       It is to be dry and mild in most of Portugal over the weekend, except for in the north
       It is to be dry and mild in most of Portugal over the weekend, except for in the north
       It is to be dry and mild in most of Portugal over the weekend, except for in the north
       It is to be dry and mild in most of Portugal over the weekend, except for in the north
                                                                                              Illegal gambling network dismantled
                                                                                              Illegal gambling network dismantled
                                                                                              Illegal gambling network dismantled
                                                                                              Illegal gambling network dismantled
       when the weather is to break on Sunday.                                                Illegal gambling network dismantled
       when the weather is to break on Sunday.
       when the weather is to break on Sunday.
       when the weather is to break on Sunday.
       when the weather is to break on Sunday.
        Lisbon:                      The South:                    The North:                 Police have detained two 41 and 42-year-old men for illegal
                                     The South:
                                                                   The North: The dry weather in
                                                                   The North:
                                                                   The North:
                                     The South:
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:  Over the weekend it
                                     The South: It is set to be a
                                                                   The North:
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:
                                     The South:
       is to feel mild in the capital with  dry and mild weekend in the  the North is set to break on  gambling in the municipalities of Felgueiras and Amarante.
       average highs of 17 degrees  south with average daily highs  Sunday when rain is to return for  Following an investigation that lasted about two years, it was found
       and lows of 10.  As the week  of 20 degrees and lows in the  the rest of the week.     that the suspects were part of an illegal gambling network and
       progresses temperatures are  evening of 11 degrees.       Temperatures are to remain   used an online platform to attract customers who would then place
       set to fall to highs of 13 degrees  Intermittent cloud is predicted  steady with average highs of 15  their bets on it, giving a percentage from betting to network heads.
       and there will be a high chance  throughout the week until  degrees and nightly lows of 8  The money won in these bets was disguised through car dealers
       of rain from Tuesday for the rest  Thursday when the rain clouds  degrees although northerly  and real estate agencies, so as to obscure the source of the goods
       of the week.                 are set to roll in.          winds will make it feel cooler.  obtained through illegal gambling.
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