Hungarian judge OKs extradition of Portuguese hacker

Soccer 03/05/19, 10:22

A Portuguese man linked to the publication of internal documents that embarrassed top European clubs and soccer officials in the Football Leaks case will be extradited to his home country, a Hungarian court ruled Tuesday.Rui Pinto is wanted in his native Portugal for attempted extortion, illegal access to data and ...

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 ...

Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in US illegally

New York 02/13/19, 16:19

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a year, federal authorities said Wednesday as the victim's loved ones gathered for her funeral. Javier Da Silva Rojas, who ...

Portuguese town opens window to its slave-trade history

Europe 02/06/19, 11:12

To the casual visitor, Lagos is a striking beach town of charming coastlines and sightly sandstone cliffs. A medieval castle sits alongside boutique cafes and outdoor restaurants serving boiled and baked octopus. One can speed along the shore in a watercraft during the day and catch an intimate Fado show ...

Brexit could spell economic peril for parts of the EU

Europe 02/06/19, 04:00

For the more than 120 workers at the Pedrosa & Rodrigues garment factory in northwestern Portugal, events in another country 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) to the north could jeopardize their livelihood.Sales to Britain make up about half of this family business's annual revenue of about 14 million euros ($16 million). ...

Update: Britain recognizes Guaido as Venezuelan leader

America 02/04/19, 04:36

The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local):10:25 p.m.Britain has joined Sweden, Portugal and France in recognizing Juan Guaido as the interim leader in Venezuela.U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says in a tweet that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had not called for a new presidential election within the eight-day ...

Poland exported 5,500 pounds of meat from sick cows to EU

Europe 01/31/19, 16:05

Thousands of pounds of meat from sick cows who were slaughtered illegally in Poland were exported to 10 other European Union countries, the country's top veterinary official said on Thursday.Pawel Niemczuk said about 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of the meat was exported to Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Sweden, France, Spain, ...

PSG chairman Al-Khelaifi to join UEFA executive committee

Soccer 01/30/19, 09:39

Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is set to join the UEFA executive committee.The European Club Association says its board elected the Qatari to be one of its two delegates on the policy-making panel.Al-Khelaifi's position on the UEFA executive committee has to be ratified next week in Rome.Al-Khelaifi is embroiled in ...

Portugal prime minister causes furor with skin color comment

Europe 01/25/19, 09:20

Portugal's parliamentary speaker has appealed for calm during a session debating racial tensions and police conduct after the country's prime minister asked whether his own skin color had prompted a lawmaker's questions.Prime Minister Antonio Costa, whose father's family is from India, said to the lawmaker, "It must be because of ...

Portuguese police intercept cocaine shipment to Spain

Europe 01/22/19, 09:49

Portuguese police say they have discovered 430 kilograms (950 pounds) of cocaine concealed inside a banana shipment from Latin America.Police said Tuesday the highly pure cocaine that was on its way to a gang in Spain had a street value of around 15 million euros ($17 million).Police Inspector Vitor Ananias ...

Ronaldo may be tiring as Juve go on record march

Soccer 12/23/18, 08:45

Cristiano Ronaldo is helping Juventus break records but it could be taking a toll on the Portugal star.Ronaldo has started all but one of Juve's 23 games this season, having missed only the first Champions League match against Young Boys through suspension following his first-ever red card in the competition.The ...

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 ...

China strengthens foothold in EU with Portugal agreements

Europe 12/05/18, 09:03

Portugal is embracing China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative, which offers loans for the building of large-scale infrastructure projects.Despite wariness in other European Union capitals about Beijing's strategy, the Portuguese government has wholeheartedly endorsed the scheme during a 24-hour state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.The two countries signed Wednesday ...

UEFA against Morocco being part of Spain-Portugal WCup bid

Soccer 12/03/18, 10:41

European soccer's leadership is against Spain and Portugal combining with Morocco to bid for the 2030 World Cup.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, who has previously praised plans for a British Isles tournament, said Monday he would not back a nation from another continent being involved in a European bid."I'm not in ...

England to play Netherlands in UEFA Nations League

Sports 12/03/18, 09:09

England will play the Netherlands and host Portugal will face Switzerland in the semifinals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.The Portuguese will play the Swiss on June 5 in the 50,000-seat stadium in Porto. The English will face the Dutch the next night in the 30,000-capacity venue in Guimaraes.The final ...

Porto defeats Schalke 3-1 to win its Champions League group

Soccer 11/28/18, 17:06

Porto extended its winning streak by defeating Schalke 3-1 on Wednesday to secure first place in Group D of the Champions League.The Portuguese champions picked up their ninth straight win with goals by Eder Militao and Jesus Corona three minutes apart early in the second half at Estadio do Dragao. ...

Update: Brexit: Portugal backs Spain on Gibraltar clause

Europe 11/24/18, 08:26

The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):2:20 p.m.Portugal's foreign minister is in support of the Brexit deal including Spain's request to have its say on the future of the disputed British territory of Gibraltar.Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva says that the original Brexit guidelines laid out last year that ...

Rejuvenated Dutch strike late, into Nations League’s Final 4

Sports 11/19/18, 17:26

The Netherlands' revival from one of the lowest ebbs in its national team's history continued with a last-gasp qualification for the Final Four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Monday.Virgil van Dijk volleyed home a 90th-minute equalizer to seal a dramatic Dutch comeback in a 2-2 draw in Germany, ...

Italy coach curious to see what Tonali and Co can do

Soccer 11/19/18, 14:22

Italian teenager Sandro Tonali could become the first player born in the millennium to play for the Azzurri on Tuesday in a friendly against the United States.The hype around Tonal has labeled the 18-year-old midfielder the next Andrea Pirlo.Tonali has never played in the Italian top flight, and made his ...

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