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 Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave: “I love this country as a second home and would never seek to offend the great heroes of Portugal’s past.”

Web Summit organiser Paddy Cosgrave has apologised after Portugal’s prime minister expressed outrage over an “offensive” summit banquet in Lisbon’s Na(...)

This year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, at which “executive” attendee tickets are priced at €4,995, officially sold out on Friday.

It’s that time of the year when the winners and the wannabes gather together for the Web Summit. But after the novelty value of a sparkly new venue a(...)

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave: this year’s event in Lisbon will be “an incredible melting pot of leading minds from every corner of the globe”.

More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, next week. Organisers say the event, taking place at the FIL and A(...)

Burned trees in the aftermath of a forest fire near the Mosteiro village, Pedrogao Grande, Portugal, pictured on June 21st. Photograph: Paulo Cunha/EPA

Firefighters extinguished the deadliest forest fire in Portugal’s recent history on Wednesday, though blazes persisted in nearby central and other are(...)

 A local resident looks on as flames engulf forests and homes in  central Portugal. Photograph: EPA/Paulo Cunha

Portugal is investigating the cause of a devastating forest fire that claimed scores of lives over the weekend, as firefighters continue to battle wil(...)

 Burnt cars and body bags are seen on the on the N236 road between Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera in  Portugal after a forest fire that killed at least 57 people. Photograph: EPA

Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 62 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road. Nearly 60 oth(...)

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem: “And, yes, my style is direct, and again if people take offence in that I am sorry of course”

Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem expressed regret on Wednesday for his German newspaper “booze and women” interview, but said he would not step down(...)

A portrait  of Mário Soares is displayed on a facade of the Portuguese Socialist Party headquarters in Lisbon on Sunday, one day after his death. Soares was widely seen as the father of Portugal’s modern-day democracy. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Portugal is observing three days of official mourning following the death on Saturday of Mário Soares (92), the socialist politician who was hugely i(...)

The MEO Arena in Lisbon  is illuminated by attendees’ phones as     US actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes to the stage during the Web Summit. Photograph:  Miguel A Lopes/EPA

Day two of Web Summit is now underway in Lisbon with keynote speakers today including football legends Luis Figo and Ronaldinho. The former players a(...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave  with Portugal’s prime minister Antonio Costa at the event’s start. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

The Web Summit kicked off its opening ceremony in Lisbon, but the event didn’t go without a hitch. While 3,000 people stood outside the MEO Arena wa(...)

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