Latest Lisbon News

Corruption scandals cast a shadow over Portugal’s early general election and may favor populists

Feb. 25, 2024 00:17 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The official two-week campaign period before Portugal’s early general election began on Sunday, with the country’s two moderate mainstream parties once again expected to collect the most votes but with the expected rise of a populist party potentially adding momentum...

Police who responded to Maine mass shooting describe potential missed opportunities to end manhunt

Feb. 08, 2024 17:09 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police who testified before an independent commission investigating the response to a mass shooting in Maine acknowledged potential missed opportunities to end a manhunt for the shooter that locked down the community and terrified residents. Maine Gov. Janet...

A boulder-strewn village, screeching seabirds and sheep: Taking Portugal’s roads less traveled

Dec. 06, 2023 10:19 AM EST

As we steered our rented hatchback up the narrow gravel road behind the walled city of Óbidos, we had the sinking feeling that Google Maps’ idea of the best route to the popular tourist destination wasn’t the standard way there, and certainly not the most direct. The dusty, tan...