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Spain ignores Portugal in approving a uranium mine near the border
nuclearfuelrodsSpain has licensed a uranium mine in Retortillo, about 40 kilometres from the Portuguese border, without consulting the Portuguese State or carrying out the necessary, cross-border environmental impact study.
In a move similar to the Almaraz nuclear power plant fuel dump project, where Spain ignored the cross-border rules and pressed ahead while ignoring its neighbour, the authorisation of a uranium mine is causing another diplomatic melt-down.
Messines crash leaves mother dead and baby badly injured
INEM125A 39-year-old woman driver died after her car had a head-on collision with a lorry on the road between Silves and Messines.
The accident happened this afternoon at Corte, on the EN124.  
Bank charges row continues with Caixa Geral in the firing line
caixageral2Missing the point completely, the Ministry of Finance says that Caixa Geral's account fees are "in line" with competitors and that “price convergence is important to ensure the viability of the public bank.”
The public contend that all the banks have put their charges up in tandem to fill the profit gap left by operating inefficient and overstaffed operations that have failed to adjust to a new reality.
Gutteres criticises Portugal for "lack of ambition" in CO2 reduction race
guterresUN Secretary-General António Guterres warned in Lisbon today that the world "runs the risk of losing the race," in the face of  accelerating climate change and that there is a "lack of sufficient ambition" to achieve international CO2 reduction goals.
"Climate change is the greatest collective threat on the planet and continues to move faster than we do," said António Guterres, speaking at the University of Lisbon and addressing Portugal's pro-oil Prime Minister, António Costa, sat in the audience


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