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Jose Mourinho

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho has full support of his hometown

Approximately 30 miles and an hour's train journey south of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, is Setubal. The working-class fishing city, where the Sado River meets the Atlantic Ocean, has a population of 90,000, but its most famous son spends most of his days some 1,500 miles away, working in England as manager of Manchester United.
Tim Berners-Lee

World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading “fake news”.
Abraham Kiptum

Abraham Kiptum sets half-marathon world record in Valencia

Kenyan Abraham Kiptum set a world record of 58 minutes and 18 seconds in the men’s race at the Valencia half-marathon in Spain yesterday.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Police to quiz Cristiano Ronaldo over Las Vegas rape scandal

Police have confirmed they will question Cristiano Ronaldo over allegations he raped a model in Las Vegas.
Two boys ride their bikes past taxis parked roadside during a strike against the online ride-hailing services in downtown Lisbon on September 26, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Francisco LEONG

Portuguese taxis stiffen anti-Uber strike with protests

Striking taxi drivers blocked traffic in major Portuguese cities Wednesday and converged on parliament to protest a law that sets working conditions for rival app-based ride-sharing companies such as Uber.
Antonio Costa

Portuguese premier arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.
Italy's Roberto Mancini

UEFA Nations League: Robert Mancini defiant as Italy crisis deepens

Roberto Mancini remains defiant his strategy will reap rewards after a 1-0 defeat to Portugal in the Nations League piled pressure on the Italy coach as the country craves a victory to ease the pain of their World Cup absence.

Roberto Mancini determined to rekindle Italy’s love affair with football

Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the low of their World Cup fiasco.
Madonna

Madonna planning to open football academy in Malawi

Madonna has plans to open a football academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy.
The flames' brightness of a wildfire close to Monchique, in the Portuguese Algarve, is seen on the sky on August 4, 2018. A village in a tourist area in southern Portugal was evacuated as more than 400 firefighters tackled a forest fire, emergency services said. With Europe still on high alert during a record-breaking and deadly heatwave, Portugal has seen the mercury reach almost 46 degrees Celcius -- with more hot days to come. CARLOS COSTA / AFP

Europe sizzles in heatwave as wildfire hits Portugal

Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave on Sunday, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite.

Selfie-taking couple fall to death in Portugal

An Australian couple fell to their death from a wall overlooking a popular tourist beach in Portugal, apparently losing their balance after taking a selfie, a port official said Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return inspires Portugal past Algeria in World Cup warm-up match

With talisman Cristiano Ronaldo back in the side, Portugal strolled to a 3-0 win over Algeria in a World Cup warm-up match in Lisbon on Thursday.

Sporting releases Jorge Jesus to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal

Sporting have agreed to release coach Jorge Jesus, one of the staff attacked by fans in May, so he can take a position in Saudi Arabia.

Sergio Ramos wishes Mo Salah a ‘rapid recovery’

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos tweeted his best wishes to Mohamed Salah Sunday after their collision in the Champions League final forced the Liverpool striker off and cast his World Cup in doubt.

FIFA punishes five clubs over player deals

Lisbon clubs Benfica and Sporting, Spanish teams Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano, Al Arabi of Qatar and the Lao Football Federation were on Thursday punished by FIFA over player deals.

Flight stopped after airport worker discovers drunk co-pilot

Police said a flight from Stuttgart to Lisbon was stopped shortly before take-off on Friday when an airport worker discovered that the co-pilot seemed unsteady on his feet and reeked of alcohol.

Benfica’s legal chief charged in corruption probe

The head of Benfica’s legal department and a computer operator at the Portuguese Justice Ministry have been charged in a corruption case involving the Lisbon club, a judicial source said.

Oghenekaro Etebo joins Spanish side Las Palmas on loan from Feirense

Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has reportedly agreed a loan move to Spanish La Liga strugglers Las Palmas.

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Police vows to track down killers of DELSU student

The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".