Shoya Nakajima, FC Porto finalize five-year deal

Soccer Jul 6, 2019

Shoya Nakajima, FC Porto finalize five-year deal

Japan playmaker Shoya Nakajima is headed back to Portugal's top flight after agreeing to a five-year contract with FC Porto, the club announced Friday. The 24-year-old winger played for Portuguese side Portimonense from 2017 until February, when he moved to Qatari first-division club Al-Duhail for ...

Lisbon going after rented electric scooters left on sidewalks

Business Jul 2, 2019

Lisbon going after rented electric scooters left on sidewalks

Authorities in Lisbon's old town are cracking down on what locals increasingly describe as a scourge — shared electric scooters abandoned on sidewalks. The parish council, which oversees the neighborhoods around the medieval St. George's castle and the 18th-century downtown business district, introduced fines of ...

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

World Oct 14, 2018

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Storms packing nearly winds of 180 kilometers per hour (110 mph) winds hit Portugal early Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said. The region around capital Lisbon and the center of the country at ...

400-year-old spice-laden shipwreck 'discovery of decade' for Portugal

World Sep 25, 2018

400-year-old spice-laden shipwreck 'discovery of decade' for Portugal

Archaeologists searching Portugal's coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices, specialists said on Monday. "From a heritage perspective, this is the discovery of the decade," project director Jorge Freire said. "In Portugal, this ...

Ronaldo scores hat trick as Portugal draws with Spain

Soccer / World Cup Jun 16, 2018

Ronaldo scores hat trick as Portugal draws with Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal's opener against Spain, implying he is the Greatest of All Time. Then he scored two more goals, including a perfectly placed 88th-minute free kick that gave his team a 3-3 draw Friday. Spain, the 2010 ...

Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest

Entertainment News May 13, 2018

Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest

LISBON Reuters Israel's Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on Saturday, bringing Israel its fourth victory in the glitzy pageant, watched by over 200 million people around the world, and the right to host the event next year. "Next time in Jerusalem!" Barzilai, a ...