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Surf's up!: Riding the world's largest waves in Portugal's Nazaré

Daredevil surfers hurtle down the face of waves as tall as 6-story apartment buildings.

Surf's up!: Riding the world's largest waves in Portugal's Nazaré
Ryanair strikers protest unfair working conditions, Barcelona, Spain.

As summer travel kicks off in Europe, airline strikes could thwart holiday plans

As summer travel kicks off in Europe, airline strikes could thwart holiday plans
World renowned US cellist Yo-Yo Ma, center, plays with viola players Marzia Anwari, left, from Afghanistan and Luis Fernandes, bassist Eduardo Santos and cellist Mohammad Sami, right, from Afghanistan, at the Music School of the National Conservatory in L

Afghan musicians in Portugal reimagine their musical futures

Afghan musicians in Portugal reimagine their musical futures
A young woman takes a picture of Lisbon's Alfama neighborhood from a viewpoint above it at sunset Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.

Portugal’s golden visa program sparked an investment boom. But locals say they’re getting priced out.

Portugal’s golden visa program sparked an investment boom. But locals say they’re getting priced out.
São Sebastião Fort and Museum with statues of conquistadors São Tomé.

'Born in Blackness': A new book centers Africa in the expansive history of slavery

'Born in Blackness': A new book centers Africa in the expansive history of slavery
A man victoriously holds up a piece of paper and smiles as other people around him also smile

Climate activists get more strategic with their use of the courts

There's a growing trend of activists using lawsuits to hold governments and powerful corporations accountable for their roles in climate change.

Climate activists get more strategic with their use of the courts
Environmental activists hold a banner that reads: "Because watching is not an option [anymore]," as they protest outside of a court during a hearing in a case environmentalist and human rights groups have brought against Royal Dutch Shell to force the ene

Climate activists are taking their case to court — at The Hague and beyond

Environmental groups try fresh legal tactics with a new lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands, and also the first-ever climate-related case at the European Court of Human Rights.

Climate activists are taking their case to court — at The Hague and beyond
Musicians sit on a stage in blue lighting

Azoreans long for family abroad with this double-hearted instrument

As emigration changed the make-up of Portugal's Azores islands, musician Rafael Carvalho and his students are reviving nearly-lost traditions.

Azoreans long for family abroad with this double-hearted instrument
Thando Hopa stands on a red carpet.

South African lawyer is first woman with albinism on Vogue cover: ‘The way I look is enough’

Vogue Portugal's most recent cover features a black woman with albinism, Thando Hopa. A lawyer and activist from South Africa, she's the first model with albinism to appear on the cover of the global fashion magazine.

South African lawyer is first woman with albinism on Vogue cover: ‘The way I look is enough’
Ana Silvera singing at the Manchester Jewish Museum

Becoming Portuguese: How Brexit and 500 years of Jewish history changed one British’s singer’s life

The final impact of Brexit is still unclear for people living in the UK, but it is already having an effect on the lives of people like Ana Silvera: British citizens who work or live in EU countries.

Becoming Portuguese: How Brexit and 500 years of Jewish history changed one British’s singer’s life
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is shown surrounded about people on all sides next to a van.

Major European nations recognize Guaido as Venezuela's president

Nine European nations joined the United States in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president on Monday.

Major European nations recognize Guaido as Venezuela's president
a view over Lila's shoulder, looking at the crowd

Fado Bicha is forcing traditional Portuguese fado 'out of the closet'

The world of fado, with its rules and deep traditions, was considered off-limits, until now.

Fado Bicha is forcing traditional Portuguese fado 'out of the closet'
close up of Maya Gabeira surfing

Brazil's Maya Gabeira conquers 68-foot wave and Guinness World Record

This week, Maya Gabeira was awarded the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave surfed by a woman.

Brazil's Maya Gabeira conquers 68-foot wave and Guinness World Record
a man holds a protest sign in Lisbon

With presidential elections looming, Brazilian migrants in Portugal ramp up political activism amid chaotic scenario back home

As political chaos grows across the Atlantic, Brazilian migrants in Portugal are mobilizing in protest.

With presidential elections looming, Brazilian migrants in Portugal ramp up political activism amid chaotic scenario back home
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Portugal uses abundant water to lure investors to the 'new California'

The largest artificial lake in the European Union, the Alqueva irrigates an area the size of Los Angeles, luring foreign investors at a time when climate change is fanning droughts from California to northern Europe.

Portugal uses abundant water to lure investors to the 'new California'