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 ...

From Poland to Portugal, election highlights across Europe

World 05/27/19, 10:56

Here's a brief look at the results of the European elections, country by country, arranged according to the number of seats they hold in the European Parliament:GERMANY: Chancellor Angela Merkel's middle-of-the-road governing coalition lost significant ground , while the Greens ...

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 ...

Casillas released from hospital, uncertain about future

Soccer 05/06/19, 10:10

A cheerful Iker Casillas was released from the hospital on Monday, five days after having a heart attack.The veteran Porto goalkeeper said he was thrilled with his recovery but didn't give any hints about whether he would keep playing professionally.The ...

Portugal’s government warns of quitting over teacher pay

Europe 05/03/19, 12:27

Portugal's prime minister is warning opposition parties his minority government will resign if parliament approves a bill giving teachers retroactive pay to replace income they lost due to national austerity measures. Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the move would increase ...

UEFA rejects Portugal protest over Brazil-born Ukrainian

Sports 05/03/19, 04:39

UEFA has dismissed protests by defending champion Portugal and Luxembourg about Ukraine fielding Brazil-born forward Junior Moraes in European Championship qualifying games.UEFA said Friday its disciplinary panel rejected cases from both national federations who played Ukraine in Euro 2020 qualifiers ...

Update: EU congratulates Sánchez on Spanish victory

Europe 04/29/19, 05:41

The Latest on the results of the Spanish general election (all times local):11:35 a.m.The European Union executive says that it is confident that outgoing prime minister Pedro Sánchez "will be able to form a stable pro-European government that will allow ...

Socialists set to reign in Spain, but not without support

Europe 04/29/19, 01:56

Spain's third parliamentary election in less than four years has done little to dispel uncertainty over the political future of the eurozone's fourth largest economy.The center-left Socialist party won re-election in Sunday's ballot, collecting nearly 29% of votes, and will ...

German plane evacuated Madeira bus crash survivors

Europe 04/20/19, 06:55

Portuguese media says that a German army plane is evacuating 12 German tourists who survived this week's bus accident on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives.Portuguese state broadcaster RTP says Saturday that one German survivor will remain in ...

German survivors of Madeira bus crash to be flown home

Europe 04/19/19, 05:11

A German plane is expected to arrive on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Friday to take home survivors from a bus crash that killed 29 tourists.Germany's foreign minister announced late on Thursday that the plane and medical crew were ...

Update: Merkel: “Sadness and shock” over Madeira deaths

Europe 04/18/19, 03:05

The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):10 a.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing "sadness and shock" over the bus crash that killed many of her compatriots on Portugal's Madeira island.In this image ...

Liverpool beats Porto to return to Champions League semis

Soccer 04/17/19, 16:01

Liverpool returned to the semifinals of the Champions League after comfortably beating Porto 4-1 on Wednesday, with attacking trio Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each.Virgil van Dijk also scored for Liverpool, which advanced 6-1 on ...

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 ...

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