'Bollywood should shoot a "Zindagi..." in Portugal'

 With the European economic crisis crippling its film industry, Portugal wants Bollywood to do a "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara"-like film on its soil to bring it some cheer.

Request for releasing Portugal''s ex-PM from jail rejected

Portugal`s Supreme Court of Justice has rejected a request for an immediate release of former prime minister Jose Socrates for lack of legal basis.

Real Madrid hit out at Platini for Ballon d`Or comments
Real Madrid hit out at Platini for Ballon d`Or comments

Real Madrid on Friday released a statement expressing their "surprise" at UEFA president Michel Platini after he suggested that a member of Germany`s World Cup-winning team should win this year`s Ballon d`Or.

Portugal`s ex-PM brands corruption probe `absurd`

Portugal`s former prime minister Jose Socrates, who has been detained on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering, angrily dismissed the allegations against him as absurd, in a letter published Thursday.

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.

England trump Scots as Germany, Portugal snatch wins
England trump Scots as Germany, Portugal snatch wins

England notched up a 3-1 victory over old foes Scotland on Tuesday while world champions Germany and Portugal sealed last-gasp 1-0 wins over Spain and Argentina respectively in friendlies on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo `almost perfect`, says Ricardo Carvalho
Cristiano Ronaldo `almost perfect`, says Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Carvalho has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as "almost perfect" as his Portugal team-mate goes up against his Ballon D`Or rival Lionel Messi of Argentina in a friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo aims to outshine Lionel Messi on Manchester return
Cristiano Ronaldo aims to outshine Lionel Messi on Manchester return

Cristiano Ronaldo will try to outshine Lionel Messi on his return to Old Trafford when the two best players in the world clash in a friendly between Portugal and Argentina on Tuesday.

Portugal Interior Minister resigns over `golden visas` probe

 Portugal`s Interior Minister Miguel Macedo resigned Sunday, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption scandal over "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors. 

Top officials among 11 held in Portugal`s `golden visa` probe

 Portuguese police on Thursday arrested the head of the border service and 10 others in a probe into corruption in the granting of the so-called "golden visas" to wealthy foreign investors. 

EU extends ban on deep-sea shark fishing

EU nations have extended their ban on deep-sea shark fishing for the European fleet for at least another two years, with only Spain and Portugal voting against.

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.

One killed, 90 hospitalised in Portugal Legionella outbreak

At least one person was killed and over 90 people were hospitalised in an outbreak of the legionella bacteria, which causes a type of pneumonia known as Legionnaire's disease in Portugal, authorities said Sunday.

What's hot in Portugal?
What's hot in Portugal?

By Amy Fernandes

New twist to Goa's peculiar 'dual nationality' issue

Portugal's new consul general in Goa has given a new spin to the simmering row on the eligibility of indigenous Goans for Portuguese nationality, an issue that has forced the state government to approach the central government for help.

Jose Mourinho is a self-made man: Louis van Gaal
Jose Mourinho is a self-made man: Louis van Gaal

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho deserves all the credit for his emergence as one of the leading coaches in world football, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said as he prepares for the pair`s meeting at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Danes hoping for more good Vibe against Portugal
Danes hoping for more good Vibe against Portugal

Substitute Lasse Vibe netted his first international goal to earn Denmark a point away to Albania on Saturday, and if he can do the same at home to Portugal on Tuesday could become a regular starter for Morten Olsen`s side.

Benzema outshines Ronaldo as France beat Portugal
Benzema outshines Ronaldo as France beat Portugal

Karim Benzema scored an early goal and set up Paul Pogba`s winner as France beat Portugal 2-1 in an international friendly at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Rajasthan govt, Portugese institute sign MoU to set up cancer center

Rajasthan government on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with private Portuguese biomedical research organisation, Champalimaud Foundation, to set up a state-of-the-art cancer institute here.

Indian-origin politician in race to become Portugal PM

A Goan-origin politician has emerged as a frontrunner to become Portugal's next prime minister after the country's main opposition Socialist Party chose him as its candidate for the 2015 elections.