Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song ''Amar pelos dois''. While the country debuted in the 1964 edition of the contest, this marks the first win by a Portuguese entrant.
‘Yes, Eurovision is silly but if you dislike it you’re basically a monster’
Disasters in A tree falls over at a religious ceremony in Funchal, Madeira, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 50 others. Context: Portugal
A Canadair firefighting plane reportedly crashes in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, while tackling raging wildfires. However, this claim has been denied by Portuguese authorities. Context: Portugal
The death toll from forest fires in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, rises to at least 62. Many victims were trapped on the road between the towns of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera. Context: Portugal
Wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 24 people and several firefighters are among 20 injured. The death toll so far is the largest due to a wildfire in Portugal since 1966. Context: Portugal
Catholics in Portugal converge in a shrine in Fatima for a visit by Pope Francis. Context: Portugal
A small Swiss-owned plane crashes in the Portuguese village of Tires, west of Lisbon, killing at least five people. Context: Portugal
The Security Service of Ukraine bans Yuliya Samoylova, Russia's entrant in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, from entering the country. This follows allegations that she had toured in Crimea following its annexation by Russia. Context: Eurovision Song Contest
Twenty-one organizers for the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine, resign en masse after claiming they were completely blocked from making decisions about the show. Despite the setback, the European Broadcasting Union insists that the event must go on. Context: Eurovision Song Contest
Portugal's Antonio Guterres begins his term as United Nations Secretary-General, replacing South Korea's Ban Ki-moon. Context: Portugal
Former Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Guterres is sworn in as the new United Nations Secretary General. Context: Portugal
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