Microchip for all Kenya’s rhinos

Rhino chippingGame poaching in Kenya has become so aggravated that the authorities are to microchip every rhino in the country.

French court upholds Scientology conviction

Cour de CassationThe Church of Scientology has had its appeal against a fraud conviction quashed by a top court in France.

British shoppers push out the boat

Money changing hands againConsumer spending is on the up in the UK with retail sales at their highest level since the recession hit in 2008.

Budget analysis - car dealerships now on the critical list

Car sales to slump further"We feel wronged, frustrated and angry,” as yet again the car sector takes the brunt in the budget.

Business boss fears "a social explosion" due to austerity measures

Social unrest predicted "Being without hope is socially dangerous," says the leader of Portugal’s employers' confederation.

Uninspired state budget 2014, with added pain

Maria Luis AlberquerqueFinance Minister, Maria Luis Albuquerque, announced the main points of her proposed 2014 budget this week, saying that there was no plan B if the Constitutional Court found against any of her fundraising or cost-cutting schemes.

Culatra "an island where anything seems to be allowed”

CulatraPortugal’s National Association for Nature Conservation, Quercus, has hit out at the "continuous environmental abuses and illegality” in the Ria Formosa National Park, referring to "the events in September on Culatra with the illegal construction of a helipad."

Portimão in Sweden to promote winter tourism

Portimao, attractive to Swedes?The Tourism Association of Portimão (ATP) has a presence for the second year running at the Senior 2013 fair in the Swedish city of Stockholm this week.