Fossils push back snake origins by 65 million years

Jan 28, 2015

Fossils push back snake origins by 65 million years

Snakes have been slithering on Earth far longer than anyone ever realized. Scientists on Tuesday described the four oldest-known snake fossils, the most ancient of which was a 10-inch-long (25-cm) reptile called Eophis underwoodi that lived about 167 million years ago and was unearthed ...

Ronaldo scores at last, but too late to help Portugal

Jun 27, 2014

Ronaldo scores at last, but too late to help Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo finally made his mark at the 2014 World Cup — but it came too late to spare Portugal an early exit from Brazil. The world player of the year broke his scoring drought at the tournament with an 80th-minute winner in Portugal’s ...

Mueller's hat trick powers Germany to rout of Portugal

Jun 17, 2014

Mueller's hat trick powers Germany to rout of Portugal

Thomas Mueller scored a hat trick as Germany turned on its style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday. Mueller, who scored five goals in the 2010 World Cup, was ruthless against a weak Portugal ...

Police release new images in McCann case

Oct 15, 2013

Police release new images in McCann case

British detectives investigating the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal published two electronic images Monday of a man they said was seen carrying a child on the night she vanished. Police said the man was of “vital importance” in their quest to discover ...

Tourists once again return to Portugal

Sep 11, 2013

Tourists once again return to Portugal

The famous No. 28 tram, winding its way through the narrow streets of Lisbon, is packed. Foreign tourists are flocking to Lisbon, as well as the southern coastal Algarve region — and that’s just the shot in the arm that the crisis-hit country needs. ...