Portugal summons US ambassador over air base staff cuts

Portugal said Thursday it had summoned the US ambassador to protest against Washington`s plans to reduce the number of Portuguese employees at a US air base in Portugal`s mid-Atlantic Azores islands.

Portugal, peaceful haven for wealthy European retirees

With its Anglican Church and English gardens, Monte da Palhagueira is a British outpost in southern Portugal, an "El Dorado" for European retirees due to its generous tax incentives and sunny climate.

Cape Verde record historic win over Ronaldo-less Portugal
Cape Verde record historic win over Ronaldo-less Portugal

Cape Verde upset a weakened Portugal 2-0 in Estoril on Tuesday as seven days of international football friendlies involving African teams ended.

SSP Chowrasia shoots 73 in rain-hit Madeira Open
SSP Chowrasia shoots 73 in rain-hit Madeira Open

SSP Chowrasia shot a one-over 73 in the rain-hit Madeira Islands Open in Portugal and was lying 50th in an event that first reduced to 54 holes and then with the first round still not complete on Saturday, it was further reduced to 36 holes.

Santos announces Portugal squad for Serbia qualifier
Santos announces Portugal squad for Serbia qualifier

Portugal coach Fernando Santos had the luxury of recalling Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao on Thursday as part of his 24-player squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Serbia on March 29. 

Portugal hit by anti-austerity strike

Schools, hospitals, courts and state offices across Portugal were hit by a day-long strike on Friday called by civil servants fed up with austerity-linked salary and job cuts.

Italy back into FIFA top 10
Italy back into FIFA top 10

Germany remain top of the world rankings in the latest list released by football`s governing body FIFA on Thursday. The World Cup holders head a top 10 which is unchanged from last month`s standings, with the exception of the return of Italy, who push Spain down into 11th place.

Germany denounces Tsipras attack on Spain, Portugal

Germany on Monday angrily denounced Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for accusing eurozone partners including Spain and Portugal of undermining his negotiations with Brussels, saying he had been out of line.

Twin blasts kill 13 in Nigeria: Police

At least 13 people were killed and 14 severely injured in twin bomb blasts at a motor park in Jos city in central-northern Nigeria, police said Friday.

Pradeep Jain murder case: Gangster Abu Salem, Mehndi Hasan get life imprisonment
Pradeep Jain murder case: Gangster Abu Salem, Mehndi Hasan get life imprisonment

Gangster Abu Salem and his former driver Mehndi Hasan were sentenced to life imprisonment here on Wednesday for the brutal daylight killing of Mumbai builder Pradeep Jain in March 1995.

Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate
Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate

FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo put pressure on current president Sepp Blatter on Thursday by adding his voice to calls for a public pre-election debate between the four candidates.

FIFA candidate Luis Figo proposes 48-team World Cup
FIFA candidate Luis Figo proposes 48-team World Cup

Former Portugal winger Luis Figo launched his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Thursday by revealing plans to expand the World Cup to up to 48 teams.

62 films lined up for 5th SCRIPT film fest
62 films lined up for 5th SCRIPT film fest

Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) The fifth edition of SCRIPT, the international competitive short film festival that screens films with a social relevance, will see the screening of 62 movies.

First conviction for Abu Salem since extradition from Portugal
First conviction for Abu Salem since extradition from Portugal

A special TADA court here on Monday convicted underworld don Abu Salem in the 1995 murder case of city-based builder Pradeep Jain.

World champions Germany stay top in FIFA rankings
World champions Germany stay top in FIFA rankings

World champions Germany remain top of the FIFA rankings for January released on Thursday as France drop one spot to eighth without having played.

Real Madrid, only team in major European leagues to score every game
Real Madrid, only team in major European leagues to score every game

Real Madrid is the only team in major European leagues to have scored in every match after 20 games this season. Spanish giants have scored a staggering 68 goals so far, at a rate of 3.4 per game.

Portuguese Parliament votes against gay couples adopting

Portugal`s parliament on Thursday rejected draft laws to allow gay couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favour by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever.

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.

`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees
`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz bit his tongue about Asian Cup referees on Wednesday under the watchful eye of tournament organisers following his outburst earlier this week.