And how long before such extreme heatwaves become the 'new norm' across the region?
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Migrants leave poor countries for a better life in richer ones. But the migration of Portuguese to Angola after Europe's 2008 financial crisis shows how roles can be reversed.
Italy, Portugal and Spain have all gone up in flames in recent weeks, highlighting the need to rethink how Mediterranean countries protect people and save ecosystems.
From hospital waiting lists to suicide rates, here's how cuts affected health in Ireland and Greece.
Portugal's wildfire has killed 64 people. Yet, as with Grenfell Tower in London, the risk of such a blaze was foreseeable.
A new art exhibition in Johannesburg mines the rich intersections between Mozambique, South Africa and Portugal.
Portugal won the war on drugs by giving up. What lessons can South Africa learn from their approach?
Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
The people who voted for the new American president may not be as hard for the Left to reach as it may appear.
Athens can celebrate two consecutive quarters of growth. Berlin must stomach some weakness. Everyone should remember cheap money isn't free money.
There were seven highly regarded and qualified women who could have been selected as the next UN secretary-general. So why did the job go to another man?
It costs multiple millions to sponsor a global sports event. Why bother when non-sponsors cleverly associate themselves for next to nothing?
Perverse mental processes take over when the chips are down. And there's something you can do about it.
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions' unique culture and heritage is lost, too.
The UK may have signed the UN drugs convention – with its emphasis on prohibition – but that doesn't mean it can't legalise the drug.
Spain's most controversial sport has been in strife lately. But anthropologist Robin Irvine explains why a year working on a bull-breeding estate made him optimistic for its future.
Portugal's return to growth has many calling it the star pupil of the eurozone crisis. A look beyond the headline figures puts this into question, however.
Like Greece and Spain, Portugal endured a bailout and austerity. But it has not seen the rise of a Syriza or Podemos equivalent.
Our drugs policy expert sheds some light on the Liberal Democrats' radical new proposals.