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                                                                 Portuguese Prime Minister
                                                                 Portuguese Prime Minister
                                                                 Portuguese Prime Minister
                                                                 Portuguese Prime Minister
                                                                 Portuguese Prime Minister    Fuel prices rise again
                                                                 António Costa (left) pictured
                                                                 António Costa (left) pictured
                                                                 António Costa (left) pictured
                                                                 António Costa (left) pictured
                                                                 António Costa (left) pictured
                                                                 here during a visit to
                                                                 here during a visit to
                                                                 here during a visit to
                                                                 here during a visit to
                                                                 here during a visit to         Fuel prices have gone up once again this week at the country’s
                                                                 agricultural company
                                                                 agricultural company
                                                                 agricultural company
                                                                 agricultural company
                                                                 agricultural company         forecourts. Diesel is hardest hit, with a litre rising by three cents, while
                                                                 Vitacress in Odemira.
                                                                 Vitacress in Odemira.
                                                                 Vitacress in Odemira.
                                                                 Vitacress in Odemira.
                                                                 Vitacress in Odemira.        unleaded petrol will now cost 1.5 cents a litre more than it did last
                                                                 (Photo: Luís Forra/Lusa)     week. This is the second consecutive week of fuel price increases,
                                                                 (Photo: Luís Forra/Lusa)
                                                                 (Photo: Luís Forra/Lusa)
                                                                 (Photo: Luís Forra/Lusa)
                                                                 (Photo: Luís Forra/Lusa)
                                                                                              and follows on 2018, when prices dropped for the first time in four
                                                                                              years, while the year ended with 12 consecutive price reductions.
                                                                                              Parliament changes rape defintion
                                                                                                Portugal’s parliament unanimously changed the law to expand the
                                                                                              definition of rape to cover all sex without consent, joining just seven
                                                                                              EU countries with such a wide definition. Lawmakers and
                                                                                              campaigners in Portugal argued the law, which previously required
                                                                                              prosecutors to show that an attack involved “violence”, had failed to
                                                                                              protect people attacked while they were unconscious or coerced into
                                                                                              having sex against their will.
                                                                                              More Portuguese using take-away home
                                                                                              delivery services
                                                                                                The number of Portuguese using take-away home delivery services
                                                                                              is on the rise. With consumer confidence on the up and a leap forward
                                                                                              in the development of the electronic commerce ecosystem in
                                                                                              Portugal, 94 percent of Portuguese with access to the internet have
                                                                                              made an online purchase. One particular field that is thriving is home
                                                                                              food deliveries, which has rise by nine percent in recent times,
                                                                                              according to the Nielsen Connected Commerce Report 2018.
                                                                                              LA police issue warrant for Ronaldo’s DNA
                                                                                                Police in Las Vegas have issued a warrant for a DNA sample from
                                                                                              Cristiano Ronaldo as part of their investigation into the rape
                                                                                              allegations made against the Juventus forward. The 33-year-old’s
                                                                                              lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, told BBC Sport it was a “very standard
                                                                                              request”. The Wall Street Journal says the warrant was recently sent
                                                                                              to the court system in Italy. Ronaldo denies assaulting Kathryn
                                                                                              Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
                                                                                              New project designed to boost tourism in
                                                                                              Monchique unveiled next week
                                                                                                A new project designed to boost tourism in Monchique was unveiled
                                                                                              on Tuesday. Spearheaded by the Algarve Regional Tourism Board and
                                                                                              funded by the National Tourism Board, the project aims to boost Nature
                                                                                              Tourism in Monchique following last year’s devastating fires. Around
                                                                                              €500,000 is to be invested in regenerating the region for tourism.
                                                                                              Pestana tourism warning
                                                                                                The chairman of Portugal’s biggest hotel group, Pestana, has told
                                                                                              Reuters that he has already noticed a dip in British guests and
       the fact that the SEF        criminal complaints outside of  investment”, says Transparency  predicted lower revenues from British tourists this year in key resort
       Immigration and Borders      Portugal.                    International, and added that  destinations like the Algarve and Madeira as competition from
       Service does not check whether  “There also seem to be no  “enhanced checks should be  eastern Mediterranean markets heats up. Britons are the leading
       applicants are subject to    checks on applicants’ source of  extended to all family   tourist visitors to Portuguese hotels, representing about 15 percent of
       ongoing investigations or open  wealth and funds used for  members.”                   the total 13 million.
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