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                                                                                              Duarte Lima to stand trial in Portugal
                                                                                                The Brazilian Supreme Court has ruled that the decision to send to
                                                                                              trial in Portugal the case in which former Portuguese deputy Duarte
                                                                                              Lima was accused of the murder of his client Rosalina Ribeiro has
                                                                                              become definitive.  The Brazilian court accused the former
                                                                                              parliamentary leader of the PSD of being involved in the murder of
                                                                                              Rosalina Ribeiro, murdered in Brazil in 2009.  In recent years, the
                                                                                              former PSD parliamentary leader has filed several appeals not to be
                                                                                              tried in Portugal for aggravated murder, but these have been denied
                                                                                              by various Brazilian courts.  Rosalina Ribeiro was a client of Duarte
                                                                                              Lima and the lawyer is accused of having appropriated around €5
                                                                                              million from her.
                                                                                              Enough dam water for Algarve until end of year
                                                                                                Water stored in the Algarve dams is sufficient for human
                                                                                              consumption in the region until the end of the year and there are no
                                                                                              “critical zones” in the Algarve in terms of supply, a spokeswoman
                                                                                              from Águas do Algarve told Lusa.  According to Teresa Fernandes, it
                                                                                              takes 72 million cubic metres to supply the Algarve region with water
                                                                                              for a year and this is what is currently in the Odeleite, Beliche and
                                                                                              Odelouca dams, the latter serving only for human supply.  However, it
                                                                                              is necessary to take into account the water used by agriculture, which
                                                                                              also uses two of the three Algarve dams.
                                                                                              Transforming historic buildings into 5-star hotels

                                                                                                Quartel do Carmo, on the island of Faial, in the Azores, and
                                                                                              Convento do Carmo, in Moura, in the Alentejo, have been granted a
                                                                                              50-year concession to operate as five-star hotels under the Revive
                                                                                              programme.  “The signing of these contracts, which will allow the
                                                                                              recovery of the Convento do Carmo and the Quartel do Carmo, is a
                                                                                              remarkable moment,” says Portugal’s secretary of state for tourism,
                                                                                              Ana Mendes Godinho.  The concession contracts were signed with
 onstitutional Government: (L) Prime Minister, António Costa, (Top L-R) Minister of State, Economy and Digitalnstitutional Government: (L) Prime Minister, António Costa, (Top L-R) Minister of State, Economy and Digital
 o onstitutional Government: (L) Prime Minister, António Costa, (Top L-R) Minister of State, Economy and Digital  the company Lux Mundi, winner of the tender for the Quartel do
 o onstitutional Government: (L) Prime Minister, António Costa, (Top L-R) Minister of State, Economy and Digitalnstitutional Government: (L) Prime Minister, António Costa, (Top L-R) Minister of State, Economy and Digital
 f f Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State  Carmo, and with the SPPTH group (which operates the Convento do
 f f Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State
 f Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State
 f National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, (Centre L-R) National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, (Centre L-R)  Espinheiro), winner of the tender for the Convento do Carmo.
 f f National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, (Centre L-R) National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, (Centre L-R)
 f f National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, (Centre L-R)
 m m , Minister of State Modernisation and Public Administration, Alexandra Leitão, Minister of Planning, Nelson , Minister of State Modernisation and Public Administration, Alexandra Leitão, Minister of Planning, Nelson
 m , Minister of State Modernisation and Public Administration, Alexandra Leitão, Minister of Planning, Nelson , Minister of State Modernisation and Public Administration, Alexandra Leitão, Minister of Planning, Nelson
 m m , Minister of State Modernisation and Public Administration, Alexandra Leitão, Minister of Planning, Nelson
 a a, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão
 a, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão
 a a, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão  Lisbon airport serves 30M passengers
  ronment and Climate Action, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana
  ronment and Climate Action, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana
  ronment and Climate Action, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana
  ronment and Climate Action, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana  Lisbon’s international airport in the year ending in September, for the
  ronment and Climate Action, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana
 arta Feared, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Anarta Feared, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana
 a arta Feared, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Anarta Feared, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana
 a arta Feared, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana
 r ria do Céu Albuquerque and Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos. (Photo: Lusa)
 r ria do Céu Albuquerque and Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos. (Photo: Lusa)ia do Céu Albuquerque and Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos. (Photo: Lusa)
 ria do Céu Albuquerque and Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos. (Photo: Lusa)ia do Céu Albuquerque and Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos. (Photo: Lusa)  first time served over 30 million passengers in a 12-month period,
                                                                                              according to France’s Vinci, which owns ANA, the company that
                                                                                              operates.  According to the figures released by Vinci, the group’s facilities
      the elections - but argued that it  before seen in the history of the  was still reflecting.  worldwide served more than 72 million passengers in the third quarter
      was not “a great defeat”,     PSD and exclusively motivated by  “I’m not going to talk about it here.  alone, up 6.9 percent on the same period of 2018. ANA accounted for the
      explaining the result by the  personal ambitions”.         (...) Regardless of what I think and  largest single slice, at 18.425 million passengers in the quarter.
      international economic situation  Asked about his political future,  what I decide, there is also a  CR7 Arena?
      favorable to the government, the  Rio said it was not a taboo: “Rui  moment that is precisely this
      emergence of new parties on the  Rio ponders, there are no taboos  moment, the appointment of the  Cristiano Ronaldo could have the 50,000-seater home of former
      right, but also by polls that will  just because he doesn’t answer  prime minister, which is a solemn  club Sporting renamed in his honour.  Ronaldo began his career in the
      have “discouraged” the social  after a minute or two. Calm down,  act, so to speak. It would not be  Sporting youth ranks and made 31 appearances for the club’s first
      democratic voters and by the  calm down,” he appealed.     logical for the PSD to be in great  team before leaving for Manchester United. Sporting president,
      action of internal critics.   Two days later, at the end of an  turmoil before this happens (...) In  Frederico Varandas, said they were not ruling out changing the name
      He considered that he had faced  audience with Marcelo Rebelo de  due course I will talk about the  of the Estádio José Alvalade.  The stadium is currently named after the
      “instability of a dimension never  Sousa, Rui Rio reiterated that he  matter, not here”, he assured.  club’s founder, and has carried its title since being constructed in 1956.
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