A couple embrace during a protest in Trafalgar Square, London, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. They are demanding the release of all hostages allegedly taken by the militant group Hamas.

‘A link with my ancestors’: Britons reconnect with Jewish roots for EU passports

Sacred Nation

Since the Brexit vote of 2016, hundreds of thousands of Britons have applied for citizenship of European countries, allowing them to continue to work and travel freely while holding onto their British passport. Thousands have been able to acquire passports of other European nations through sometimes distant Jewish roots.

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa during welcome ceremonies outside the 16th century Jeronimos monastery in Lisbon, Saturday, April 22, 2023. 

Portugal’s president says country should apologize, ‘assume responsibility’ for slave trade

Conflict & Justice
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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

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

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.

Over the last decade, Portugal has issued more than 10,000 golden visas to foreign investors in exchange for $6 billion in investments. But some say the visa program prices out locals and that Lisbon’s historic neighborhoods are “losing the magic.”

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


Major aspects of the trans-Atlantic slave trade from an African perspective have gotten erased throughout time. Howard French set out to illuminate a more expansive understanding in a new book called, “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War.”

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

The Big Fix

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

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.

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.