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                                                                                              More than 1,000 new HIV cases
                                                                                                More than 1,000 new cases of the HIV virus were reported last year
                                                                                              in Portugal. According to a new report, people aged 25 to 29 were the
                                                                                              most likely to contract the virus. A total of 264 deaths were reported
                                                                                              last year due to HIV, with the average age at death being 52. Between
                                                                                              1983 and 2017 a total of 58,000 cases of HIV were reported in
                                                                                              Portugal, resulting in 14,500 deaths. Lisbon tops the list of infections,
                    N N N N N                                                                 followed by Porto and Portimão.
                                                                                              Police authority shuts down 80 websites selling
                                                                                              counterfeit products
                                                                                                Portugal’s Economic and Food Safety Authority has shut down
                                                                                              around 80 websites selling counterfeit products as part of an
                                                                                              international operation carried out by Europol. The operation has
                                                                                              closed a total of over 33,000 websites in a number of countries. In
                                                                                              Portugal, health and safety officials have discovered around 170
                                                                                              websites selling counterfeit goods, including clothing, accessories,
                                                                                              software and fishing equipment.
                                                                                              Portugal least concerned about fake news
                                                                                              impact on EU elections
                                                                                                Portugal is one of countries in the European Union that is least
                                                                                              concerned with the impact that fake news on the internet could have
                                                                                              on the European elections. According to a Eurobarometer report,
                                                                                              Portugal is the second country in the EU which is least worried
                                                                                              regarding the spread of disinformation, with only 57 percent of the
                                                                                              country’s citizens interviewed being concerned with how it could
                                                                                              affect the European elections in May 2019.
                                                                                              Ronaldo loses out to Modric
                                                                                                Cristiano Ronaldo has lost out to Luka Modric who lifted the
                                                                                              2018 Ballon d’Or. The 33-year-old Real Madrid and Croatia
  de Portugal, and Host, Ela Clark. (Photo: Suppled/WTA)
  de Portugal, and Host, Ela Clark. (Photo: Suppled/WTA)
  de Portugal, and Host, Ela Clark. (Photo: Suppled/WTA)
  de Portugal, and Host, Ela Clark. (Photo: Suppled/WTA)
  de Portugal, and Host, Ela Clark. (Photo: Suppled/WTA)
                                                                                              midfielder broke the stranglehold placed on France Football’s
                                                                                              prestigious award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the
       WEATHER                                                                                last decade at a ceremony in Paris on Monday evening. Former
       Coming days looking bright and crisp                                                   Real team-mate Ronaldo and Argentinean superstar Messi had
                                                                                              each won the Ballon d’Or on five occasions since Brazilian Kaka
                                                                                              did so in 2007. Ronaldo, who left Real for Italian giants Juventus in
       After a warm and sunny build-up to the weekend it looks as if the bright weather is set to
       After a warm and sunny build-up to the weekend it looks as if the bright weather is set to  July, finished as runner-up ahead of France’s World Cup winner
       After a warm and sunny build-up to the weekend it looks as if the bright weather is set to
       After a warm and sunny build-up to the weekend it looks as if the bright weather is set to
       After a warm and sunny build-up to the weekend it looks as if the bright weather is set to
       continue, with crisp mornings, pleasant daily temperatures, but overnight lows will still
       continue, with crisp mornings, pleasant daily temperatures, but overnight lows will still
       continue, with crisp mornings, pleasant daily temperatures, but overnight lows will still  Antoine Griezmann.
       continue, with crisp mornings, pleasant daily temperatures, but overnight lows will still
       continue, with crisp mornings, pleasant daily temperatures, but overnight lows will still
       be chilly.
       be chilly.                                                                             Sting confirmed in line-up of 2019 Marés Vivas
       be chilly.
       be chilly.
       be chilly.
                                                                                              festival
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:
                                     South:
        Lisbon:                      South:                        North:
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon: Some cloud will cover
                                     South:
                                                                   North:  Northern Portugal will
                                                                   North:
                                                                   North:
                                     South: The spate of mild
                                     South:
                                                                   North:
      Lisbon over the weekend but on the  weather will continue into the  follow the pattern set by the rest of  British musician Sting is the first confirmation for the Marés Vivas
      whole the capital is looking dry and  weekend, with sunshine, a  the country with a pleasant and dry  festival in Vila Nova de Gaia, northern Portugal, which takes place
      mild, with maximum temperatures  smattering of cloud in otherwise  weekend topped off by a  from 19 to 21 July 2019. Sting’s performance at the festival is
      peaking at close to 20 degrees on  blue skies, and highs peaking at 21  particularly nice Sunday – which  scheduled for 21 July, and is part of his “Sting: My Songs” Europe
      Sunday. The start of the coming  degrees. From Monday onwards  will be sunny and warm, with highs  summer tour. The organisation of the Marés Vivas festival also
      week will also see some high cloud  the temperatures will drop a few  of around 18 degrees - followed by  announced the decrease in ticket prices next year after Portugal’s
      cover, before showers return from  degrees and showers will return  a slight drop in temperatures and  approved State Budget saw VAT on performances lowered to six
      Wednesday onwards.            from the middle of next week.  light showers from Wednesday.  percent.
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