Latest Portugal News

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Amid scandal, 'Africa's richest woman' sells European assets

Jan. 24, 2020 11:03 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The billionaire daughter of a former African leader is shedding some of her investments in Europe after she came under official investigation for alleged money-laundering and corruption. Isabel dos Santos has invested heavily in recent years in Portugal, the former colonial ruler...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Portugal police: Banker in Angola scandal hangs himself

Jan. 23, 2020 10:50 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in an apparent suicide at his home, police said Thursday. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting the billionaire daughter of...

Portuguese police say a local banker named in a major Angolan corruption scandal dies in apparent suicide at home

Jan. 23, 2020 8:50 AM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police say a local banker named in a major Angolan corruption scandal dies in apparent suicide at home.
In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Allegations bite into business of 'Africa's richest woman'

Jan. 21, 2020 1:59 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese bank EuroBic said it will stop doing business with companies and people linked to its main shareholder Isabel dos Santos after an investigation accused the billionaire daughter of Angola’s former ruler of murky dealings. The International Consortium of...

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi, right, during his inauguration ceremony in Maputo, Mozambique, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Nyusi has been sworn in for a second and final term after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)

Mozambique's Nyusi begins 2nd term amid violent challenges

Jan. 15, 2020 10:59 AM EST

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi was sworn in for a second and final term Wednesday after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies. Nyusi, 60, won re-election in October with 73% of the vote, while the opposition alleged irregularities. The president of...

A member of the police opens a packet with cocaine, as a large supply recently seized was displayed to the press at the Portuguese police headquarters in Lisbon, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. For the second time in twelve months, Portuguese police have discovered a large stash of cocaine concealed in a shipment of bananas from Latin America. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

It's in the bananas: Portugal finds another big cocaine haul

Jan. 8, 2020 12:40 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — For the second time in 12 months, Portuguese police discovered a large stash of cocaine concealed in a shipment of bananas from Latin America. This time the haul was 825 kilograms with a street value of more than 30 million euros ($33 million). Last year, the seizure was 430...

FIEL - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Domingos Simoes Pereira, then prime minister of Guinea-Bissau, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Two former prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau are vying for the presidency in a runoff election Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 after the incumbent failed to reach the second round in the tumultuous West African country once described by the United Nations as a narco-state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

2 ex-prime ministers vie for Guinea-Bissau presidency

Dec. 29, 2019 1:47 PM EST

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Two former prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau faced a runoff presidential election Sunday after the incumbent failed to reach the second round in the tumultuous West African country once described by the United Nations as a narco-state. President Jose Mario Vaz, in power since...

4 dead in Spain and Portugal from accidents caused by storms

Dec. 20, 2019 7:41 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain and Portugal said Friday that four people have died in accidents following heavy rain. The office of Spain’s government representative in the northwestern region of Galicia said one man died on Thursday evening when a stone wall in a public park in Santiago de...

8 Portuguese men charged with fighting for IS in Syria

Dec. 18, 2019 8:31 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Prosecutors in Portugal said Wednesday they were bringing terror charges against eight Portuguese men suspected of fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria. Prosecutors said in a statement the men were suspected of involvement in the 2012 kidnapping by the group of British war...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019 file photo, President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony to launch an agro program at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Alter do Chao, a sleepy Amazon town, has become the flashpoint for the growing hostility between Bolsonaro and environmental groups following the arrest of firefighters he says set rainforest fires. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a "brat"

Dec. 10, 2019 1:40 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon. Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given Thunberg, 16,...