Only 0.9% of ‘verified cases’ died from COVID, Lisbon court rules

Europe 06/28/21, 18:04

In May 2020, a court ruling in Lisbon, Portugal, ruled that only 0.9% of "verified cases" of COVID deaths actually died from the CCP Virus, the media Greatgameindia reported. The ruling shows that in the period between January 2020 and April 2021, there were 152 verified deaths from the CCP Virus ...

Hurricane Lorzeno batters mid-Atlantic Azores Islands

Europe 10/02/19, 04:12

Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves but causing only minor damage, according to authorities. The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the Category 2 hurricane felled trees and power lines as it passed just west of the ...

Benfica wins 5th Portuguese league title in 6 seasons

Sports 05/18/19, 15:07

Benfica has won its fifth Portuguese league title in six seasons after routing Santa Clara 4-1 on Saturday.Benfica lifted its 37th league trophy by finishing two points ahead of defending champion Porto, which defeated Sporting Lisbon 2-1.Benfica trailed Porto by seven points in January. It won four straight titles before ...

European Cup-winning Celtic captain Billy McNeill dies at 79

Soccer 04/23/19, 06:22

Billy McNeill, the captain of Glasgow soccer club Celtic when it became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, has died. He was 79.McNeill died Monday, according to a family statement released Tuesday by the Scottish club."He suffered from dementia for a number of years and ...

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal’s Madeira

Europe 04/17/19, 16:12

A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.The bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one ...

Portuguese gas stations run dry amid truckers’ strike

Europe 04/17/19, 10:43

Gas stations across Portugal began to run dry Wednesday as a truckers' strike over pay and working conditions entered its second day.The ongoing walkout by some 800 truckers who transport hazardous materials prompted a rush to fill tanks has left hundreds of gas stations closed.Authorities have ordered the truckers to ...

Ronaldo injured in Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Serbia

Europe 03/25/19, 16:58

Portugal drew with Serbia 1-1 in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday, with Cristiano Ronaldo playing only half an hour before being substituted with a right leg injury.In his second game with the national team since the World Cup, Ronaldo had to leave before halftime after pulling a ...

Ronaldo leaves Portugal match with muscle injury

Soccer 03/25/19, 15:40

Cristiano Ronaldo injured his right leg and had to be substituted before halftime of Portugal's match against Serbia in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.Ronaldo was hurt while sprinting to try to reach a long pass in the 30th minute of the match at the Stadium of Light ...

Ronaldo returns to Portugal for European qualifiers

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:49

Cristiano Ronaldo is back on Portugal's national soccer team for the first time since the World Cup.Ronaldo was included in coach Fernando Santos' list Friday for upcoming matches against Ukraine and Serbia, its first qualifiers for the European Championship.They will be the 34-year-old Ronaldo's first games for his country since ...

Ex-Man United winger Nani joins Orlando City of MLS

Sports 02/18/19, 12:52

Former Manchester United winger Nani has become the latest 30-plus star to join Major League Soccer after a career in Europe, agreeing to a three-year contract with Orlando City.The team said Monday that Nani was given a free transfer from Portugal's Sporting Lisbon and will be a designated player who ...

Portuguese yellow vest protest flops, fails to block traffic

Europe 12/21/18, 06:46

A nationwide protest in Portugal that seeks to emulate France's yellow vest movement has fallen flat, with few people turning out.Portuguese protesters are attempting to disrupt morning rush-hour traffic at various locations across the country Friday, but they are far outnumbered by police.The protest grew out of a Facebook page ...

Benfica ends Champions League campaign with 1-0 win over AEK

Soccer 12/12/18, 17:00

Benfica finished its Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over AEK Athens on Wednesday.Both teams were out of contention for the knockout stage, and Benfica had already secured third place and a spot in the round of 32 of the Europa League.AEK's Lucas Boye, right, vies the ball past ...

Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

Europe 10/14/18, 01:30

A weakened hurricane Leslie slammed into the coast of Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees, brought down power lines and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain.Over 60 people were forced to leave their homes by the storm and over 300,000 people suffered power outages ...

Hurricane Leslie approaching Portugal, Spain

Europe 10/12/18, 22:04

Forecasters expect Hurricane Leslie to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of Portugal and Spain. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday night that the Category 1 storm was about 795 miles (1,280 kilometers) southwest of Lisbon, Portugal. Leslie is moving northeast at 35 mph (55 kph) ...

Firefighters battle wildfire in national park west of Lisbon

Europe 10/07/18, 04:10

Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital.Portugal's civil protection agency says Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured two firefighters. It says the firefighters on the ...

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