- Portuguese government wants better offers in airline sale Updated: Jun-02-15 11:11 am
LISBON, Portugal - A senior Portuguese official on Tuesday gave the two bidders in the privatization of TAP Air Portugal three days to improve their offers, hinting the flag carrier's sale could be called off if they don't.
- Portuguese nurses to stage walkout over pay, conditions Updated: Jun-01-15 11:52 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese nurses have announced a 48-hour strike this week over pay and conditions that is expected to cause widespread disruption to the country's national health service.
- Portugal makes 9 changes from its last Euro 2016 squad Updated: Jun-01-15 7:12 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal coach Fernando Santos has made nine changes to his squad from his last European Championship qualifying match, with five coming in midfield.
- Sporting beats Braga on penalties to win Portuguese Cup Updated: May-31-15 3:29 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Sporting Lisbon overcame an early sending off and a two-goal deficit in the final minutes before beating Braga in a penalty shootout to win the Portuguese Cup on Sunday.
- Tunisia PM: Destroying migrant boats won't stop Europe flow Updated: May-29-15 11:50 am
LISBON, Portugal - Tunisia's prime minister says a European Union proposal to destroy boats used by smugglers to ferry migrants to Europe from Libya probably won't work and is risky because it is similar to military intervention.
- Team Brunel wins transatlantic leg of Volvo Ocean Race Updated: May-27-15 7:43 am
LISBON, Portugal - Team Brunel scored a close win on the transatlantic seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday to move into third place overall.
- Portuguese transport unions hold out against privatization Updated: May-26-15 5:56 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese labor groups are vowing to keep up their fight against the government's privatization plans for public transport, as Lisbon subway staff walked off the job for the 43rd time in four years.
- Benfica replaces Porto on preseason tour Updated: May-23-15 7:51 pm
NEW YORK - Portuguese league champion Benfica will replace Porto for four preseason exhibition games in North America this summer.
- Benfica celebrates title with sons of fan beaten by police Updated: May-23-15 6:06 pm
LISBON, Portugal - The two young sons of a Benfica fan who was beaten by a police officer helped the team celebrate its recently won Portuguese league title on Saturday.
- Benfica celebrates league title with 4-1 win over Maritimo Updated: May-23-15 5:49 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Benfica celebrated its Portuguese league title with a 4-1 home win over Maritimo on Saturday, while Belenenses clinched the last Europa League berth of the final day of the season.
- Latvala leads Ogier at Rally of Portugal with 3 stages left Updated: May-23-15 5:28 pm
FRIDAO, Portugal - Jari-Matti Latvala maintained his lead of the Rally of Portugal on Saturday with one day to go.
- What will get Europe's economy rolling again? Updated: May-23-15 2:46 pm
SINTRA, Portugal - What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?
- Scolari out of a job, without many supporters in Brazil Updated: May-22-15 9:56 am
SAO PAULO - Not long ago, Luiz Felipe Scolari was seen as an indisputable hero in Brazil. Most agreed he was the perfect coach to lead the national team at the home World Cup.
- Carriages that carried kings get 21st-century home in Lisbon Updated: May-22-15 8:57 am
LISBON, Portugal - One of Lisbon's most popular tourist attractions has a new home for its 110th birthday. But what's on display inside has been turning heads for centuries.
- Man hit by Portuguese policeman alleges aggravated assault Updated: May-22-15 7:02 am
LISBON, Portugal - A Portuguese soccer fan who was beaten by a police officer in front of his two young sons outside a stadium has filed a complaint accusing the officer of aggravated physical assault, his lawyer said Friday.
- Figo tells AP he is quitting FIFA presidential race Updated: May-21-15 5:43 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Calling FIFA a dictatorship under Sepp Blatter, presidential candidate Luis Figo dropped out of the election race on Thursday.
- Statement by Luis Figo to The Associated Press Updated: May-21-15 12:03 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Statement sent by Luis Figo to The Associated Press on Thursday:
- Monaco, Marseille and Saint-Etienne fight for 3rd place Updated: May-21-15 8:56 am
MONACO - With the top two places already set, the only thing to be decided in the last round of the French league is which team will finish third and take the final Champions League spot.
- Strike shuts Lisbon subway as workers fight reforms Updated: May-19-15 7:30 am
LISBON, Portugal - The Portuguese government's efforts to reorganize the debt-heavy public transport sector continue to meet resistance, with Lisbon subway workers walking off the job for the fourth time this year.
- Barcelona wins Spanish title, Man United looking at 4th Updated: May-17-15 7:50 pm
Barcelona clinched its 23rd Spanish league title on Sunday thanks to Lionel Messi.
- Barcelona wins Spanish title, Man United looking at 4th Updated: May-17-15 6:32 pm
Barcelona clinched its 23rd Spanish league title on Sunday thanks to - who else - Lionel Messi.
- Get the sunscreen: Spain, Portugal bake in record heat wave Updated: May-15-15 12:04 pm
MADRID - Sunny Spain and Portugal are seeing record high temperatures for May, hitting levels normally only reached in mid-summer.
- Portuguese opinion poll puts leading parties neck-and-neck Updated: May-14-15 8:08 am
LISBON, Portugal - An opinion poll published in Portugal on Thursday placed the coalition government roughly level with the main opposition Socialist Party five months ahead of a general election, confounding predictions that austerity policies in recent years would bring a voter backlash.
- Spain Sephardic citizenship plan hits snags, unlike Portugal Updated: May-11-15 10:23 am
MADRID - For Alfonso Paredes Henriquez, it was the opportunity not only of a lifetime - but of a half-millennium. The Panamanian real estate developer, a descendant of Sephardic Jews kicked out of Spain five centuries ago, was elated when the country announced it would atone for the Inquisition by granting citizenship to people who can prove lineage from exiled Jews.
- Portugal is doing better but problems remain, IMF says Updated: May-08-15 7:16 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's economy is improving on the back of short-term benefits but the country still needs to tackle deep-rooted problems that date from before its 2011 bailout, the International Monetary Fund said in a report published Friday.