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In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

These Lisbon Buildings Are Really Beautiful

Posted 12.29.2013 | Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, is famous for its Gothic cathedrals, winding streets, imposing monasteries and stunning museums. But did you know Lisbon is also hom...

What We Can Learn From The Basque

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.23.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

This blog explains what Portugal and Spain can learn from the Basque. The Basque Country is one of Spain's 17 Autonomous Communities in the current te...

The Republic's King

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Portugal is one of Europe's oldest nations. It became a Kingdom when it split from the Kingdom of León in 1143. It has been a Republic since 1910. As...

3 Charming and Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

Budget Travel | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Anybody visiting a city from which both J.R.R. Tolkien and Ozzy Osbourne sprang should be prepared for a dose of cognitive dissonance, and Birmingham (or "Brum," as it's affectionately known in the U.K.) delivers.

20 Coziest Countryside Getaways in North America and Europe

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

A drop in temperature isn't all bad though, because it means cuddling up to a fire and sipping hot cocoa (or something stiffer).

To Spy in Lisbon

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

Stays in the city inspired authors such as Graham Greene and Ian Fleming to write some of the best espionage tales of the last century, from Our Man in Havana to the first of the 007 series, Casino Royale.

The Plural of German is "Germen"

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The Germen are perfectly able to disseminate their euphoria and enthusiasm on top of their rigor and discipline. A New Europe shall then be born. Perhaps the "Pigs" can contribute with their creativity and improvisation which the Germen lack.

5 Bone Palaces In Europe That Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

All those dusty skulls staring at you were the people who built the incredible places where we like to get drunk and stumble around as we travel through this amazing continent. That's a pretty cool connection, make no bones about it.

Street Artist Adorns Cities Across The Globe With Massive, Intricate Animals

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Work from ROA in Austria, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the US. Today we visit with street artist, urban n...

Why José Saramago Was Right

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

José Saramago, one of Portugal's best writers ever, and the only one who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998, anticipated in an in...

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

minube | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.

Carlos Burle Surfs World Record Wave and Saves Maya Gabeira's Life, America Doesn't Care

Reid Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Reid Levin

How is this not celebrated in the streets, exclaimed from rooftops or, more appropriately, given adequate real-time coverage? If someone surfs the world's biggest wave in Portugal, and no one reports on it, did it ever really happen?

Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

minube | Posted 10.18.2013 | Travel

While the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to political, religious or simple human greatness. Here's our list of the most staggering structures hatched from the human imagination.

David Lohr

New Images Released Of Man Sought In Madeleine McCann's Disappearance | David Lohr | Posted 10.14.2013 | Crime

UK police released new sketches Monday of a man they are seeking in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine...

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

Andrew W. Wyckoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Andrew W. Wyckoff

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation - whi...

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

Some Like it Hot!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to people with warm blood, so I must be very hot-blooded, because mosquitoes LOVE me.

WATCH: Do You Live In One Of The World's Most Honest Cities?

Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Looking for the world's most honest city? You may need to go outside the U.S. Reader’s Digest recently conducted a "Lost Wallet" Test to find whi...

Global Markets Are Not Prepared for the German Election

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?

Making Sense of Legacy and Legend: The Immigrant Daughter Experience

Bethany Sales | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Bethany Sales

The before of my mother's story isn't always clear, but I can vouch for the after. There was my mother, who begins a story about a man without shoes or a little girl bound for another life, and I listen because somewhere in these legends is my legacy.

Lisbon Like You've Never Seen It

Jeanine Barone | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

In Lisbon, for one week this September, you can become an explorer, seeing the city with its iconic sights in a completely different light. Lisbon Week offers seven themed routes. Here are some of the expected highlights

Award Spurs Debate in 'Desert of Silence' in Muslim World

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Taufiq Rahim

There was something truly captivating about sitting in the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon, Portugal, waiting for the announcement of the 2013 winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Neymar Scores Sensational Solo Goal as Brazil Defeat Portugal 3-1 in Boston

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Posterboy Neymar scored a sensational solo goal in the 34th minute by picking up the ball outside of the box and running at the heart of the Portuguese defense despite being surrounded by five players.

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

minube | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor.