Francisco could have gotten a well-paying job in the city. But the the young Portuguese academic decided to use his agricultural expertise to rejuvenate a local town suffering from economic decay.
A moderate left party in Portugal is campaigning for seats in the upcoming European elections. Top candidate Rui Tavares has an ambitious goal: to reconcile the Portuguese with the European project.
Southern eurozone member Portugal has said its return to capital markets after a three-year pause has been successful. The government's auction of a long-term bond issue was met with strong demand from investors.
50 years ago on Monday Germany started recruiting workers from Portugal to come and fill some of the country's jobs. Originally labelled "guest workers", many found a permanent home here. A lot of them went to the northern shipping hub of Bremen. Their children have grown up here. Now some run their own businesses in the fishing industry.
Homeless people are among the most marginalized in society. A Paris high school student wanted to change that, so he created a way for the less fortunate to share their stories online.
Simon in Nigeria built a library at a local school to give the kids from rural farming families a brighter future. Now he's making sure the library is put to good use - which isn't as easy as it sounds.
Having clean water in our homes is a luxury almost 800 million people around the world don't have. Anna Vikky, a German medical student, is changing that for Ugandans by building wells and water tanks with a local NGO.
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