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'Evil Back Upon Itself Recoils'

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

The euro zone is playing a dangerous game with Greece. Officials are treating the Greek crisis of payments as a liquidity problem. And that's true as far as it goes. But Milton's famous line from Paradise Lost in the title of this post may still be true for the European Union.

197,000 Fans View 'Bad Boy' Nick Kyrgios's #VolleyingChallenge - He Nominates Andy Murray & Serena Williams to "Go to the Wall Against Cancer"

Paul Sanderson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

New 20-year-old Aussie tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has come perilously close to being defaulted for language and/or racquet and ball abuse at the US Open, the Australian Open, where John McEnroe was famously defaulted in 1990, and the Estoril Open in Portugal.

The Madeira Film Festival: Cinema Paraíso

Ari Ratner | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Ari Ratner

The international film scene is dotted with a series of spectacular events -- from the glitz of Cannes to the slopes of Sundance to Toronto and Tribeca -- to more intimate festivals everywhere from Sarajevo to Missoula, Montana.

The Perfect European City For Older Independent Travelers

Jon Weisberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

Like others our age and with years of travel under our belts, my wife and I avoid group travel. We prefer to curate our own itinerary, pack light, explore at our own pace, and avoid the necessity of small talk with fellow travelers we'll never see again.

Portugal Media Outraged Over Proposed Election Coverage Law

AP | Posted 04.24.2015 | Media

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's leading media companies are in uproar over proposals by political parties that would require journalists to submi...

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Oyster | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a destination that's cheap once you're there.

Iberian Holy Days: Celebrations Both Saintly And Wild

Associated Press | Giovanna Dell'Orto | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion

PORTO, Portugal (AP) - Smoke hung heavily over this hilly city, broken by flickering flames, when I mustered my courage, plunged into the crowd and br...

Hiking in SW Portugal

Don Mankin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

What comes to mind when you think of Portugal? Cathedrals? Historic sites? Sixteenth Century explorers? Former colonies in Asia? Lethal jellyfish? How about some of the best hiking in the world.

This Adorable Portuguese Town Looks Straight Out Of The Flintstones

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel

Living under a rock isn't necessarily a good thing, but living within a rock? That's totally normal, if you live in an ancient town in Portugal. W...

In Her Shoes: Portuguese Men Heel for Women's Rights

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 05.09.2015 | Style
Misha Pinkhasov

It is to celebrate women to be sure - one mustn't be too dour about these things - and there are many ways of doing so. But there are certainly options more in keeping with the spirit of the day than pushing cliches and gift-giving while ignoring the plight of women the rest of the year.

A Sense of Nature and History in Portugal

Jeanine Barone | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

All of this history is set in Portugal's Centro region that's barely a one-hour drive from the airport in Lisbon. And yet, it couldn't be more distinct from the capital.

8 Family Getaways for Spring Break

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The eight North American and European properties herein all have suites and extras to accommodate kids, but offer starkly different settings and experiences. Poll the clan and make your choice.

Angry Greeks Threaten to Halt European Juggernaut

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

A breakdown of the European bailout program might make a Greek exit from the euro ("Grexit") the only feasible option. And the popular revolt against outsiders dictating economic policy creates a huge new roadblock to attempts to expand Brussels' power over EU members.

What The U.S. Can Learn From Portugal About Decriminalizing Drugs

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Here in the U.S., we have heard the phrase "War on Drugs" for more than 40 years. It started in 1971, with Richard Nixon labeling drugs as "public ene...

Portugal Approves Citizenship Plan For Sephardic Jews

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Port...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/30/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.01.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

There's more to this week than preparing for a big football game, as our latest Week to Week news quiz shows. Here are some random but real hints: In...

The Open Road: Driving From Portugal to Spain

Findery | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Findery

Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is one the fastest and most efficient ways to travel the continent, my preference is keeping it old school with a nice, laid-back road trip.

The Future of Europe

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Think about it. One hundred years back Europe started The Great War. No need to repeat what everyone can read today on Wikipedia.

Electoral Systems and the Democracy Gap in Southern Europe

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The discrepancy between the U.S. and Europe in what concerns direct democracy is shocking and absurd in this day and age. Current electoral systems in Southern Europe are an assault on the ideal of a modern democracy.

Understanding Port: The Perfect Post-Dinner Drink

Ali Rosen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

But what are the characteristics and differences in this fortified wine? Adrian Bridge of The Fladgate Partnership explains how to properly choose and understand your port.

Teen Surfer Escapes Monster Wave, Proves She's A Total Badass

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.19.2014 | Teen

Nazaré, Portugal, is home to some of the biggest waves in the world and attracts only the most experienced, fearless surfers -- we're talking world r...

How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Viator | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Viator

With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

Kelly Slater Lands Surfing's First 540, Confirms He's A God

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports

Kelly Slater just proved -- yet again -- why he is the best surfer the world has ever seen. On Friday, a lay day during the Moche Rip Curl Pro Port...

My Lust for the Little Frenchie!

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

The Francesinha is a sandwich concoction of epic proportions, packed with almost every type of meat that Portugal produces.

Glamping In Portugal

Melissa Henderson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Style
Melissa Henderson

During the summer months of Portugal, the weather is sunny and warm and the cool nights are made for jean shorts and cashmere sweaters. I arrived in the early afternoon, taking a cab into a city that is located only fifteen minutes away from the airport.