BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Thursday that they will examine objects that were found in a search in Portugal last week for clues regarding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, but can't yet say whether they are linked to the British girl who went missing in 2007.
Portugal police end latest search for clues into missing McCann child case, no results releasedMay 25, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Police in Portugal have ended the latest search for clues regarding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British child who went missing in 2007 in southern Portugal.
German prosecutor says clues to McCann child disappearance possible at Portuguese dam siteMay 24, 2023 GMT
ARADE DAM, Portugal (AP) — Police searching for clues regarding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British child who went missing in 2007 in Portugal, were concentrating operations Wednesday in several areas around a dam, including one where media reports say a lead suspect in the case often stayed.
Police in Portugal resume search for Madeleine McCann, British child missing since 2007May 23, 2023 GMT
ARADE DAM, Portugal (AP) — Police on Tuesday renewed the search for Madeleine McCann, the British child who disappeared in 2007 in Portugal, with officers digging and scraping the surface of land near a dam close to where she went missing.
Timeline in the disappearance of Madeleine McCannMay 23, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann in 2007 while her British family was on vacation in the Algarve resort region of Portugal has been a mystery for 16 years.
New search for Madeleine McCann, UK toddler missing since 2007, Portuguese police confirmMay 22, 2023 GMT
LISBON (AP) — Portuguese police have said they will resume searching for Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who disappeared in the country’s Algarve region in 2007, in the next few days.
Vatican confirms August trip by pope to Lisbon for World Youth Day, including Fatima stopMay 22, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Portugal for World Youth Day in the first week of August and include a stop at the popular Marian shrine in Fatima, the Vatican said Monday.
The Aug. 2-6 visit is longer than originally expected and covers almost the entire week of the big Catholic rally that St.
ROME (AP) — The Vatican has recalled a postage stamp promoting this year’s World Youth Day in Portugal following complaints that it celebrated Portugal’s colonial empire and the nationalist dictatorship of Antonio Salazar at a time when the Holy See has been atoning for colonial-era abuses.
US judge in Texas dismisses charges against Swiss banker allegedly tied to Venezuela bribery schemeMay 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Houston has dismissed criminal charges against a Swiss banker accused of helping stash millions in bribes paid to senior Venezuelan oil officials over long delays in bringing the case to trial.
UN migration agency elects American as 1st woman director, replacing her European bossMay 15, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Amy Pope of the United States elbowed aside her European boss Monday to land the top job at the International Organization for Migration, winning her bid to become the first woman to lead the U.N.
Brazil’s Lula kicks off visit to European ally PortugalApril 22, 2023 GMT
LISBON (AP) — Portugal's president welcomed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil on an official visit Saturday, as the Brazilian leader looks to strengthen ties with his country's natural partner in the European Union.
Brazil’s Lula in Portugal amid Ukraine remarks controversyApril 21, 2023 GMT
LISBON (AP) — Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrived in Portugal on Friday amid heightened tensions with the European Union, following statements suggesting that Kyiv and the West share some responsibility for the conflict in Ukraine.
German court says it won’t hear case against McCann suspectApril 20, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A German court said Thursday that it has decided not to hear a sex offenses case against a man who also is a suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann, arguing that the region where it is located isn't the last place he lived in Germany and so it isn't responsible.
In U-turn, UEFA head backs Morocco joining Europe’s WCup bidApril 5, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Once an opponent of bidding for the 2030 World Cup with another continent, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin gave public support Wednesday to Morocco joining the European candidacy.
“I think it’s a good idea,” Ceferin said at a news conference in Lisbon after the UEFA Congress.
Portugal: Muslim center stabbings not seen as terror attackMarch 29, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal said Wednesday that the fatal stabbings of two women at an Ismaili Muslim center in Lisbon was not being treated as a potential act of terrorism.
Lionel Messi surpasses 100 career goals for ArgentinaMarch 29, 2023 GMT
SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and surpassed 100 career goals for Argentina with three in the first half of Tuesday's international friendly against Curacao. The World Cup winners beat the Caribbean side 7-0 in their second match since clinching the trophy in December.
Portugal: Refugee held as suspect in Muslim center stabbingsMarch 28, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A man wielding a large knife killed two Portuguese women and wounded several other people at an Ismaili Muslim center in Lisbon on Tuesday, authorities said. Police said they were investigating the stabbings as a possible terror act.
Ronaldo nets 121st, 122nd goals as Portugal routs LuxembourgMarch 26, 2023 GMT
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to lead a 6-0 rout of Luxembourg in European Championship qualifying as the Portugal star added to his records for international goals and appearances on Sunday.
Ronaldo sets record for most appearances, Portugal winsMarch 23, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — It didn’t take long for Cristiano Ronaldo to put the World Cup disappointment behind him.
Back as a starter with Portugal’s national team, Ronaldo became the most-capped player in men’s international soccer on Thursday, scoring twice in a 4-0 rout of Liechtenstein in 2024 European Championship qualifying.
On eve of record, Ronaldo a ‘better man’ after United ordealMarch 22, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo, on the eve of becoming the player with the most appearances with a national team in men’s soccer, said his difficult second spell with Manchester United made him a better man.
Portugal back with Martínez as coach, Ronaldo in the squadMarch 22, 2023 GMT
It’s a new era for Portugal as it begins European Championship qualifying under a new coach and with Cristiano Ronaldo far away from soccer’s biggest stadiums.
Portugal starts its Euro 2024 qualifying campaign at home against Liechtenstein in Group J on Thursday, with Roberto Martínez debuting as coach and Ronaldo still in the squad.
In low-wage Portugal, Europe’s housing crisis bites deepMarch 16, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Like a growing number of people in Portugal, Georgina Simoes no longer earns enough money to afford a place to live.
Spain and Portugal welcome Morocco to 2030 World Cup bidMarch 15, 2023 GMT
HARIA, Canary Islands (AP) — The leaders of Spain and Portugal welcomed the addition of Morocco to their 2030 World Cup bid, saying on Wednesday that the African nation will boost their chances of hosting the tournament.
Haiti, Portugal qualify for Women’s World Cup for 1st timeFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Haiti and Portugal qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup finals for the first time after winning playoff matches Wednesday in New Zealand.
Carole Costa scored a 94th-minute clincher in Portugal's 2-1 win over the Cameroon “Lionesses” who have reached the round of 16 at the last two World Cups.
Portugal church sex abuse study: Victims may number 4,800February 13, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — More than 4,800 individuals may have been victims of child sex abuse in the Portuguese Catholic Church and 512 alleged victims have already come forward with their stories, an expert panel looking into historic abuse in the church said Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scores 4 goals in Saudi Pro League gameFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals for his new Saudi Arabian team Thursday, bringing his career tally in domestic leagues to 503.
Ronaldo, four days after his 38th birthday, scored twice in each half to help Al Nassr defeat Al Wehda 4-0 in a Saudi Pro League game.
Netflix steps up its effort to get paid for account sharingFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
Netflix has a plan to deal with rampant account sharing: a program that lets subscribers pay extra to share their account with people outside their household.
The streaming giant introduced paid sharing in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain on Wednesday.
Bayern signs João Cancelo on loan from Manchester CityJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich bolstered its struggling team with the loan signing of Portugal left back João Cancelo from Manchester City on Tuesday, the last day of the transfer period.
The 28-year-old Cancelo joined “on an initial deal through to the end of the current season,” Bayern said.
Cancelo could leave Man City amid link with Bayern MunichJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Joao Cancelo might have played his last game for Manchester City.
The Portugal fullback has reportedly traveled to Bayern Munich ahead of a potential loan move to the German champions, who would have an option to buy Cancelo for 70 million euros ($76 million).
Flamengo puts trust in Portuguese coach for Club World CupJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Copa Libertadores champion Flamengo has put its trust in a European coach to bring some European flair to the Club World Cup.
The Brazilian club hired Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira to lead the team at the tournament in Morocco, where Flamengo will try to end an 11-year title drought for South American teams.
Stuttgart signs Genki Haraguchi, Gil Dias to bolster attackJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart signed Japanese attacking midfielder Genki Haraguchi and Portuguese winger Gil Dias on Monday as it tries to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
Haraguchi arrives from German club Union Berlin on a 1 1/2-year deal.
Bayern Munich winless in 2023 and searching for answersJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich hasn’t won a game yet this year.
The Bavarian powerhouse has seen its Bundesliga lead shrink from four points before the World Cup to just one since the league’s return.
Santos appears set to be hired as next Poland coachJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of Poland's soccer association has posted on Twitter a photo of himself with former Portugal coach Fernando Santos — a day before a news conference where the name of the new Poland coach will be announced.
It’s Messi vs. Ronaldo again in unlikely Saudi reunionJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
One of the greatest rivalries in soccer history is set to resume at the unlikely venue of Riyadh's King Fahd International Stadium.
The stage is set Thursday for Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo when Messi's Paris Saint-Germain takes on a combined XI of Saudi Arabian teams Al Nassr and Al Hilal in an exhibition match.
Felix joins Chelsea on loan, but extends Atletico contractJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Portugal forward João Félix joined Chelsea on loan from Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in a deal that will keep him at the Premier League club until the end of the season.
Felix has also extended his contract with Atletico for one more year until June 2027.
New Portugal coach Martínez pledges to talk to RonaldoJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Belgium coach Roberto Martínez was hired to lead Portugal's national team on Monday and pledged to respect Cristiano Ronaldo's history with the squad.
The Spaniard replaces Fernando Santos, who quit in December after Portugal’s elimination against Morocco in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Rampant Man United wins again, not missing departed RonaldoJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
On the day Cristiano Ronaldo was presented at his new Saudi Arabian club, his former team Manchester United again showed it is not missing the Portugal superstar.
Ronaldo rejected offers elsewhere for top salary Saudi dealJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was presented as the superstar new signing of Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on Tuesday, with the team’s president saying the Portugal great deserves to be the highest paid player on the planet.
Portugal govt official quits, is 10th to leave in a yearDecember 29, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government’s chief official in charge of transportation, including the fate of the troubled national airline and a long-postponed plan for high-speed train lines, has resigned.
Portugal coach quits after World Cup exit in quarterfinalsDecember 15, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal coach Fernando Santos has quit, the Portuguese soccer federation announced Thursday, after eight years in the job and five days after Portugal’s exit from the World Cup in the quarterfinals.
Storm batters Iberian peninsula, damages roads, buildingsDecember 13, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An Atlantic storm slammed into the Iberian peninsula Tuesday, dumping heavy rain on Portugal and Spain and drawing a line under the severe drought that gripped the two countries for most of the year.
Portugal prepares for post-Ronaldo era after World Cup exitDecember 11, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The fortunes of Portugal’s national team have been inextricably linked with Cristiano Ronaldo for nearly two decades.
Ronaldo says his dream of winning World Cup has ‘ended’December 11, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo said in a cryptic social media post that his dream of winning the World Cup with Portugal has ended, while stopping short of announcing his retirement from international duty.
Ronaldo fails again in likely last chance to win World CupDecember 10, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo choked up with emotion as the tears ran down his cheeks. He momentarily covered his face with his hand, but couldn't hide his disappointment.
‘Our pride’: Morocco keeps Africa’s hope alive in World CupDecember 9, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — For many in Africa, Morocco's underdog performance is the best story in the World Cup so far, with the hopes of the continent soaring ahead of the match on Saturday against Portugal.
Portugal coach: Ronaldo did not threaten to leave World CupDecember 9, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo did not threaten to leave the World Cup after being dropped from the starting lineup to play Switzerland in the round of 16, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said Friday.
Portuguese lawmakers make 3rd attempt to allow euthanasiaDecember 9, 2022 GMT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted for the third time in almost two years Friday in favor of allowing euthanasia, though as happened in the previous attempts the country’s Constitutional Court or president could stop the bill becoming law.
Ronaldo, Portugal look to end Morocco’s World Cup runDecember 9, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — These really are pinch-yourself times for Morocco: A first-ever spot in the quarterfinals of a World Cup — the first to take place in the Arab world, no less — and now a meeting with Portugal and its superstar striker, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal stepping out of Ronaldo’s long shadow at World CupDecember 8, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — To Bruno Fernandes, World Cup teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous athlete in sports.
Joao Felix has described Ronaldo as “irreplaceable.”
Portugal: Woman dead after overnight rains flood LisbonDecember 8, 2022 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Heavy overnight rains flooded Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, and killed a 55-year-old woman who got trapped by the water in the basement where she lived, the national Civil Protection Agency said Thursday.
Ronaldo loses Portugal spot to sully World Cup journeyDecember 7, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — So, the dream is still alive for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Soccer's most prolific modern-day scorer might yet, at the age of 37 and probably playing in his last World Cup, claim the one major title to elude him in a career like no other.
Dissident artist Weiwei says China unrest won’t alter regimeDecember 7, 2022 GMT
MONTEMOR-O-NOVO, Portugal (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is taking heart from recent public protests in China over the authorities’ strict COVID-19 policy, but he doesn’t see them bringing about any significant political change.
Switzerland falls again to first World Cup knockout punchDecember 7, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Switzerland exited the World Cup at the round of 16 stage, just as it usually does in the modern era.
A 6-1 rout by Portugal on Tuesday left little space for feeling that progress was made, even if the squad was hit by a bout of sickness in Qatar.
Ronaldo a solitary figure after being benched at World CupDecember 7, 2022 GMT
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was a solitary figure as he walked off the field following a World Cup match in which he was not the center of attention.
Little known before World Cup, Ramos goals lift PortugalDecember 7, 2022 GMT
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — In his first start for Portugal's national team, Gonçalo Ramos showed that he has the goods — and the goals — to stand in for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Even at the World Cup.
Ronaldo dropped, Ramos scores 3 for Portugal at World CupDecember 6, 2022 GMT
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — A chant of “RONALDO! RONALDO!” swept around the biggest stadium at the World Cup, followed by loud jeers when the fans realized their idol wasn’t coming onto the field.
World Cup Viewer’s Guide: 2 quarterfinals places leftDecember 6, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The final day of the round of 16 concludes Tuesday at the World Cup when Morocco faces Spain, and Portugal goes head-to-head with Switzerland for the final two spots in the quarterfinals.
Ronaldo looks to shine like Mbappé, Messi at World CupDecember 5, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was the usual hot topic at Portugal’s pregame news conference at the World Cup on Monday — though the issues were hardly positive for his veteran coach to handle.
South Korea advances at World Cup after wild finish to groupDecember 2, 2022 GMT
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — South Korea’s players formed a circle in the center of the field and trained their eyes on several cell phones showing a nearby match that would decide their future at the World Cup.
Hwang gets the message, South Korea advances at World CupDecember 2, 2022 GMT
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The sign said it all. Hwang Hee-chan got the message.
A young South Korea fan held up a sign that read “One More Goal” during halftime of the team’s match against Portugal on Friday at the World Cup. The teams were even at 1-1 at the time, but the South Koreans needed another goal to earn a spot in the round of 16.