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'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 ...

World Mar 25, 2018

Portugal starts clearing forests to prevent deadly fires

Portugal on Saturday launched an unprecedented drive to clear its vast forests in order to prevent a repeat of last year's deadly wildfires, which killed 112 people and sparked a massive backlash against the Socialist government. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ...

Cristiano Ronaldo insists self-belief is key to success

Soccer Mar 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo insists self-belief is key to success

Cristiano Ronaldo says the key to his staggering success is believing nobody is better than he is — and he advised his Portuguese teammates to adopt the same attitude. The Real Madrid star made the comments as he accepted the Portuguese player of the year ...

Soccer Jan 9, 2018

Nakajima goal lifts Portimonense to draw

Midfielder Shoya Nakajima nailed his seventh goal of the season on Monday to salvage a 1-1 draw for his Portuguese first-division side Portimonense away to Pacos Ferreira. The 23-year-old got his chance in the 73rd minute after Ghanaian Lumor Agbenyenu's ball into the box was ...