Vasco Da Gama

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Senhora da Rocha, near Armação de Pêra in the Algarve, Portugal. Photograph: iStock

Jane Shortall was born in Ireland then lived in south west France for years, where she wrote about her life for various Irish, English and US publicat(...)

 Torre de Belem tower overlooks the  river Tagus in Lisbon. Photograph:  Stock image

Hurtling around Portugal’s capital city on a tuk tuk tour gives you a real sense of the grand colonial history of the place and the stark contrast tha(...)

Liverpool target  Alex Teixeira has opted to join Chinese club Jiangsu Suning. Photograph: Afp

Jiangsu Suning have agreed a deal to sign Liverpool target Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk for €50 million, the Ukrainian club have announced on t(...)

Brothers Cameron (left) and Tyler Winklevoss talk to each other as they attend a New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) virtual currency hearing in New York in January. In a blog post, the Winklevoss brothers said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

You can’t spend bitcoins at Amazon. com or to pay your mortgage but, as the Winklevoss twins showed, you can use the digital currency to book a(...)

The path a nation will take – its destiny, some might say – can be strongly suggested, if not entirely dictated, by its geography. Thus Portuga(...)