Trio advance after drab encounters

Jun 26, 2016

Trio advance after drab encounters

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. The start of the round of 16 saw Poland, Portugal and Wales make it ...

Ronaldo snaps out of slump to help Portugal advance

Jun 23, 2016

Ronaldo snaps out of slump to help Portugal advance

Cristiano Ronaldo came through. Twice. The Portugal winger erupted from his scoring slump on Wednesday, netting his first two goals at the European Championship and putting his team into the round of 16. Ronaldo’s strikes, the first with a spectacular back heel and the ...

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Jun 19, 2016

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland on a day of contrasts at the European Championship on Saturday. There were mixed fortunes too for Iceland, which looked ...

Iceland neutralizes Ronaldo; Hungary beats Austria

Jun 15, 2016

Iceland neutralizes Ronaldo; Hungary beats Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal was upstaged by a team of Icelanders and Hungary beat Austria on a day of surprises at the European Championship on Tuesday. The smallest country ever to play at a European Championship, with its population of 330,000, Iceland made its major ...

Ronaldo ignites Portugal in rout of Estonia

Jun 9, 2016

Ronaldo ignites Portugal in rout of Estonia

Cristiano Ronaldo’s two first-half goals in 10 minutes helped Portugal to a 7-0 demolition of Estonia on Wednesday in the hosts’ last warm-up game before the European Championship. Ronaldo marked his return to the Portugal squad after a two-game absence by scoring with a ...

Jan 10, 2016

Campaigning begins for Portuguese presidential election

Campaigning for Portugal’s presidency officially got underway Sunday, with a record 10 candidates, led by conservative Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, contending the Jan. 24 ballot. De Sousa, a 67-year-old professor of law and veteran TV political commentator, is backed by 52.9 percent of the ...

Nov 27, 2015

Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?

An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye. Sound familiar? This is not Greece, but another eurozone country: Portugal. A nation that just months ...

Carriages that carried kings get new Lisbon home

Jun 13, 2015

Carriages that carried kings get new Lisbon home

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One of Lisbon’s most popular tourist attractions has a new home for its 110th birthday. However, what’s on display inside has been turning heads for centuries. The National Coach Museum, which offers a glimpse of the fabulous wealth Portugal possessed during the days of ...

Researchers find 'super salamander' fossil

Mar 25, 2015

Researchers find 'super salamander' fossil

Researchers have found fossil remains of a previously unknown species of crocodile-like “super salamander” that roamed the Earth more than 200 million years ago. University of Edinburgh researchers say the species discovered in Portugal was among the Earth’s top predators. The team said Tuesday ...