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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Hurricane Lorenzo batters mid-Atlantic Azores Islands

Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves and significantly damaging one island’s main port.


U.S. women’s soccer to play Portugal in pair of exhibitions

The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. …


Scientists on Madeira see new ‘plasticrust’ sea pollution

Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they’re calling it “plasticrust.”


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo, Virgil Van Dijk face off in UEFA Nations League final

The final of UEFA’s newest competition features another clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk. The inaugural Nations League ends on Sunday in Porto with Ronaldo’s Portugal taking on …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick sends Portugal into UEFA Nations League final

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Portugal defeated Switzerland 3-1 to reach the final of the inaugural UEFA’s Nations League. Ronaldo converted a first-half free kick then netted two …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Hurricane Leslie churns toward Portugal, Spain

Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday heading toward Portugal and Spain, with forecasters saying the storm will bring heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western …


Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or flocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018

Edinson Cavani scores twice, Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal 2-1 at World Cup

Edinson Cavani scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo none. That gave Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal at the World Cup. Ronaldo’s exit came on the same day that Lionel Messi …


Lionel Messi vs. France with Maradona watching; Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Uruguay

No matter what Lionel Messi does at the World Cup, Diego Maradona will be watching. Messi was already facing outsize pressure in what could be his last World Cup, and …


Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran

Portugal survived a late surge from Iran to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite Cristiano Ronaldo having a penalty kick saved. Spain and Portugal tied on …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated from World Cup

Off the top of his head, Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another goal, set a European record and eliminated Morocco from the World Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain in World Cup opener

Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat trick with a perfectly taken free kick in the 88th minute to give Portugal a 3-3 draw against Spain at the World Cup. Ronaldo had …


Brazilian surfs record-breaking 80-foot wave in Portugal

A Brazilian surfer rode a monster wave off Portugal to set a world record.


Portugal’s finance chief tipped to lead eurozone group

The finance ministers from the 19 countries that use the euro are deciding who should lead their regular meetings, with Portugal’s Mario Centeno widely tipped to take the helm of …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain

Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, …


Major science prize goes to institutions fighting blindness

Two international institutions with long records of fighting blindness are sharing a $1.2 million eyesight prize from a Portuguese foundation.


Madonna’s headed overseas – to a new home in Portugal

Madonna is heading overseas to a new home in Portugal.


Portugal braces for wildfire calamity as temperatures rise

Portugal’s government is taking the rare step of decreeing a state of public calamity before a forecast rise in temperatures that authorities fear will worsen a spate of wildfires.


Portugal to limit eucalyptus groves to reduce wildfires

Portuguese lawmakers have agreed on new measures to help contain the fires that race through the country’s forests each summer, after one wildfire last month that killed 64 people.


Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, debunks plane crash

Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making good progress in controlling a major wildfire that killed 64 people in the central area of the country, while officials said …


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017

Death toll from wildfire in Portugal rises to 63

The death toll for the massive fire in central Portugal climbed to 63 on Monday after an injured firefighter died in hospital, the league of Portuguese firefighters said in their …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

Forest fire kills 62 in Portugal; search on for more bodies

A raging forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 62 people as they desperately tried to flee, charring cars and trucks as it swept over roads. The disaster – …


Christiano Ronaldo nets four for Portugal in Euro qualifying

It didn’t take long for Cristiano Ronaldo to give Portugal the boost it needed in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Ronaldo scored twice in the first four minutes, …


Portugal stuns host France to win cup despite Ronaldo injury

SAINT-DENIS, France – Portugal overcame the loss of injured captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat France 1-0 in the European Championship final on Sunday, with a goal in extra time from …


Portugal’s Pepe fit for final against France

Portugal defender Pepe is fit and ready for another duel with France’s top forward Antoine Griezmann on the European Championship final on Sunday.


Portugal rallies late again to beat Poland on penalties

Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not.


Portugal, Poland, Wales advance in soccer’s European Championship

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory.


Disgruntled soldier suspected in Cape Verde military barracks shootings

Media reports in the Cape Verde islands off West Africa say police there have found eight dead soldiers and three dead civilians at a military barracks.


USA-Portugal match sets viewing record

The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-viewed soccer match ever in the United States. The Nielsen company said Monday that the gripping game …


Portugal’s late goal ties U.S. at World Cup

Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross on the game’s last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie with the United States on Sunday on an exhausting night …