Portugal election to be held Oct. 4; president urges stability

 Portugal`s general election will be held on Oct. 4, the president decided on Wednesday as he urged politicians to ensure that the next government has a majority in parliament amid opinion polls that show no clear leader.

FC Goa's Elinton Andrade helps Portugal win Beach Soccer World Cup
FC Goa's Elinton Andrade helps Portugal win Beach Soccer World Cup

FC Goa goalkeeper Elinton Andrade has helped his country Portugal lift the FIFA Beach Soccer World trophy for the first time in its history.

Extradition row: Portugal court asks Salem to add respondents

The Administrative Court of Portugal has written to extradited gangster Abu Salem, asking him to amend his petition and make the External Affairs Ministry of Portugal and the Attorney General of Portugal the respondents.

Portugal coach warns Chile against man marking Messi
Portugal coach warns Chile against man marking Messi

Portugal's football team coach Fernando Santos on Friday warned Chile against man marking Argentine forward Lionel Messi in the Copa America final saying he will find a way past his marker.

Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane, taken off flight

A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.

Sweden beat Portugal to win first Euro U21 title

Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved two penalties in a shoot-out to lead Sweden to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in Prague on Tuesday.

Portugal, Sweden set up final clash at Euro U-21
Portugal, Sweden set up final clash at Euro U-21

Portugal swept Germany and Sweden beat Denmark in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship on Saturday to set up a final clash due on Tuesday.

Congress using Raje's relations with Lalit Modi to play politics, says BJP

Rajasthan BJP chief Ashok Parnami on Friday accused the Congress party of using Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje`s relations with former IPL chairman Lalit Modi to play politics.

Lalit Modi row: Vasundhara Raje gets clean chit from Modi govt, say sources
Lalit Modi row: Vasundhara Raje gets clean chit from Modi govt, say sources

As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, sources said that the NDA government was satisfied with documents furnished by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in her defence in the Lalit Modi case.

Lalit Modi row: BJP 'fully supports' Raje, rejects Opposition's demand for resignation

BJP on Friday asserted that it "fully supports" Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is engulfed in the Lalit Modi controversy, rejecting Opposition demands for her resignation.

Congress alleges quid pro quo between Vasundhara Raje and Lalit Modi in MoU

Mounting pressure for resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Congress on Friday alleged a "quid pro quo" with Lalit Modi in a MoU for setting up a cancer hospital in Jaipur between her government and the Portugese facility where his wife was treated.

Jaitley meets PM Modi, Amit Shah amid raging Lalitgate
Jaitley meets PM Modi, Amit Shah amid raging Lalitgate

Amid the raging row over two top BJP leaders helping scam-tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday separately met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.

Mozambique marks 40 years of independence with pomp and parades

Mozambique on Thursday marked 40 years of independence from Portugal with military parades and displays in extravagant ceremonies that were shunned by the opposition.

Portugal, Sweden into U21 Euro semis, England out
Portugal, Sweden into U21 Euro semis, England out

Portugal and Sweden made it to the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic on Wednesday after taking the top two spots in Group B while England bowed out.

Denmark, Germany reach U21 Euro semi-finals
Denmark, Germany reach U21 Euro semi-finals

Denmark and Germany reached the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic after taking the top two spots in Group A on Tuesday.

Portugal pilots warned of 70,000 homing pigeons

 Airplane pilots in Portugal have been advised to fly with special care after 70,000 homing pigeons were released in Spain to participate in a race back to their homes in Portugal.

England U21s lose to Portugal in Euro opener
England U21s lose to Portugal in Euro opener

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario handed Portugal a 1-0 win over England in their opening game at the European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic on Thursday.

Lalit Modi row: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on her own as BJP refuses to offer support for now
Lalit Modi row: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on her own as BJP refuses to offer support for now

The pressure is mounting on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje whose name has figured in the 'Lalit Modigate' row.

Lalit Modi travel documents row: As it happened on Wednesday
Lalit Modi travel documents row: As it happened on Wednesday

Congress during the UPA regime had enough time to act against Lalit Modi but, did not do so. It is now trying to put the blame on BJP. Congress is trying to hide its own failures in bringing Lalit Modi to book for the charges against him: BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma.

Eder strike hands Portugal friendly win over Italy
Eder strike hands Portugal friendly win over Italy

Eder scored the only goal of the game as Portugal recorded their first win over Italy since 1976 with a 1-0 friendly success in Geneva on Tuesday.