Portugal to repay IMF bailout loans early

Portugal will be able to repay IMF bailout loans early after regaining access to financial markets, Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque announced on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Portugal`s player of the century
Cristiano Ronaldo named Portugal`s player of the century

Triple Ballon d`Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed as Portugal`s player of the century at a gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their football federation on Wednesday.

Five missing after fishing boat capsizes off Portugal

 Rescuers were searching on Wednesday for five fishermen missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off Portugal`s Atlantic coast, rescue services said.

UK airport witness chaos after unusual plane error

Thousands of passengers faced delays of over an hour at UK's Stansted Airport after an unusual security blunder caused chaos in the departure lounge.

Portuguese ex-PM Socrates held in fraud inquiry: Official

Portugal`s former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates was arrested on Friday as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the public prosecutor`s office announced.

ATP chief debates whether to move Tour Finals
ATP chief debates whether to move Tour Finals

ATP executive chairman Chris Kermode on Friday revealed his organisation are debating whether to extend London`s hosting of their showpiece Tour Finals.

Legionnaires' outbreak kills four in Portugal, over 160 ill

An outbreak of Legionnaires` disease has killed at least four people just outside the Portuguese capital Lisbon and left dozens hospitalised, with the source of the outbreak yet to be found, authorities said on Monday.

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Champions League: Kostas Mitroglou on target as Olympiakos surprise Atletico Madrid
Champions League: Kostas Mitroglou on target as Olympiakos surprise Atletico Madrid

Kostas Mitroglou banished memories of his ill-fated move to English side Fulham with a fine goal on Tuesday to help Olympiakos to a thrilling 3-2 victory over last season`s beaten Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid.

Stricken Portuguese airliner `rains debris` on cars

A Portuguese airliner suffered engine failure shortly after taking off from Lisbon early Saturday, scattering debris on cars below and forcing it to turn around.

Jihadist suspect arrested in Lisbon airport last week: Report

Portuguese police have arrested a man trained in a jihadist camp as he was trying to illegally board an Angola-bound plane via its landing gear at Lisbon international airport, local media said on Sunday.

Coach Jesus staying at Benfica

Jorge Jesus will stay as manager of Portuguese champions Benfica next season despite being linked to several top European jobs, club chairman Luis Felipe Vieira said.

Real and Atletico face UEFA charges over European final

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are facing disciplinary action over their behaviour during the Champions League final in Lisbon, UEFA said on Tuesday.

Beaten Atletico face tough task to stay at top

It took Atletico Madrid 40 years to reach a second European Cup final and it might be a similarly long wait for a third appearance with wealthy clubs set to poach the La Liga champions` key assets.

Records tumble as Real seal decima in memorable final

There was something magical surrounding this season`s Champions League showpiece even before Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid produced one of the great finals at Benfica`s Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Real Madrid hopeful of new era of European domination

When Real Madrid`s team of Zinedine Zidane-inspired "galacticos" won the Spanish club`s ninth European crown in 2002 it was supposed to mark the beginning of another golden era of European domination.

Bale writes his name into Real Madrid folklore

Gareth Bale completed a dream first season at Real Madrid as he paid off another large slice of his world record price tag with the decisive goal in a 4-1 Champions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Real Madrid fans celebrate on night of contrasting emotions

Whoever won, Madrid was never going to miss out on a night of celebrations.

Di Maria says triumph makes sacrifice worthwhile

Real Madrid`s Angel Di Maria accepted a Man-of-the-Match award from Alex Ferguson on Saturday and said winning the Champions League made a sore leg and a year of sacrifice worthwhile.

Ronaldo first to score for two different European Cup winners

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in the 59-year history of the European Cup to score for two different winning teams when he netted Real Madrid`s fourth goal in their 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday.