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2011-04-27 05:17:00

LONDON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MINDS International, the global association of digital news agencies, has expanded its reach with the addition of four news agencies to its network. At a recent General Meeting in London, MINDS announced its newest members as Australian Associated Press (AAP), Danish Ritzaus Bureau, Swedish Tidningarnas Telegrambyra (TT) and the South Korean Yonhap News Agency. In addition, MINDS has also announced the appointment of Clive Marshall, CEO of the...

2006-06-22 05:20:44

LISBON (Reuters) - East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao has announced he could step down, Portugal's Lusa news agency reported on Thursday. Gusmao would resign if Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri does not step down as Gusmao has demanded, Lusa said. The agency reported that Gusmao would state his intentions in a message to the country. "I am asking comrade Alkatiri to take responsibilities for the crisis that we are going through in terms of the survival of the state of democratic law,"...

2005-11-23 13:31:32

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's left-wing opposition asked the government on Wednesday to explain a news report suggesting that CIA airplanes had used airports in Portugal to transport Islamic militant suspects. Portuguese weekly magazine Focus published pictures on Wednesday of several airplanes at Portuguese airports this year. It said they were planes used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and could have been carrying militant suspects. "No aircraft from the CIA has...

2005-08-21 11:07:37

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France, Germany, Italy and Spain offered Portugal help to battle forest fires raging across the country on Sunday after Lisbon made a request to the EU's executive Commission, officials and local media said. France said it had sent two specially equipped aircraft to Portugal. A spokesman for the French Civil Safety unit said the two Canadair aircraft would be lent to the Portuguese for at least two days, with an extension depending on need in France which is...

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