- UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw Updated: Aug-27-15 1:00 pm
MONACO - Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage:
- Portuguese government pleases some police, annoys others Updated: Aug-27-15 10:14 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's government has bowed to police demands for a shorter working week and early retirement, but some police labor groups aren't happy and are promising street demonstrations.
- 21 parties register for Portugal's general election Oct. 4 Updated: Aug-27-15 7:23 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's National Election Commission says 21 parties, some in coalitions, will field candidates in the Oct. 4 general election.
- Portuguese government sees good news in higher tax revenue Updated: Aug-25-15 12:14 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's center-right government is citing a jump in tax revenue as evidence the economy is growing and proof that its crackdown on tax evasion is working.
- Arouca takes the lead with 1-0 win over Benfica Updated: Aug-23-15 7:38 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Arouca jumped to the lead of the Portuguese league on Sunday by beating Benfica 1-0 thanks to a goal by Roberto just three minutes in the match.
- More growth, jobs: Portugal's Socialists make big promises Updated: Aug-19-15 10:41 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's main opposition Socialist Party is promising to deliver more growth and less austerity if it regains power in October elections.
- Skeletons in Portugal may be Jewish victims of Inquisition Updated: Aug-19-15 7:35 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese researchers suspect that a dozen skeletons found in an ancient garbage dump were Jewish victims of the Inquisition more than 400 years ago.
- Late Slimani goal gives Sporting 2-1 win over CSKA Updated: Aug-18-15 5:18 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Islam Slimani struck a late winner as Sporting Lisbon defeated CSKA Moscow 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday.
- Portuguese election brings a crush of labor demands Updated: Aug-18-15 10:40 am
LISBON, Portugal - In the run-up to an October general election, Portuguese labor groups are stepping up their pressure for higher pay and better working hours, with police hinting they will stop handing out traffic fines.
- Mile Mrksic, Serb army officer convicted of war crimes, dies Updated: Aug-17-15 6:58 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese authorities say Mile Mrksic, a former Serb army officer sentenced by a U.N. tribunal to 20 years in prison for his part in the 1991 torture and killings of nearly 200 Croatians during the Balkan wars, has died. He was 68.
- Cristiano Ronaldo's sister makes bid to be Eurovision singer Updated: Aug-15-15 8:29 am
LISBON, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo's sister, Katia Aveiro, has launched a Twitter campaign asking fans to back her bid to represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest.
- AP names Tales Azzoni as Madrid sports writer Updated: Aug-11-15 7:05 pm
MADRID - Tales Azzoni, an AP sports writer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been appointed as the AP's sports reporter in Madrid, responsible for covering Spain and Portugal.
- Sporting Lisbon gives up attempt to sign Ghana's Boateng Updated: Aug-05-15 12:05 pm
LISBON, Portugal - Sporting Lisbon says its efforts to sign midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng have ended after the two sides failed to reach agreement on the player's image rights.
- Fall in unemployment rate gives heart to Portugal government Updated: Aug-05-15 7:47 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's center-right government has received some good news as it aims for re-election in two months' time: the country's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in four years.
- Returning emigrants could overwhelm Portugal, analysts say Updated: Jul-31-15 10:04 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese analysts are warning that the country's feeble economy and overburdened welfare programs are at risk from a potentially massive return of emigrants who left in search of jobs during the eurozone's recent financial crisis.
- Polish plan to honor Portuguese-run supermarket sparks anger Updated: Jul-31-15 9:46 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's government has postponed plans to bestow a top honor on the Portuguese businessman who runs popular discount supermarket chain Biedronka after a public outcry over the company's alleged exploitation of workers.
- Portuguese government suggests employees start pedaling Updated: Jul-29-15 11:07 am
LISBON, Portugal - The Portuguese government is recommending its staff try cycling in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on gas.