Latest Portugal News

Spain, Portugal sign off on plans to temper energy prices

May. 13, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain and Portugal on Friday signed off on a temporary cap on natural gas prices, in a coordinated move described by Portugal’s environment minister as an “unprecedented” bid to temper soaring energy prices and inflation. As energy prices surge across Europe,...

British girl Madeleine McCann still missing after 15 years

May. 03, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The parents of Madeleine McCann, a British toddler who vanished from an apartment during her family’s vacation in Portugal 15 years ago and captured global interest, say they remain hopeful that efforts by police in three countries to solve the mystery will eventually...

Ahoy mateys, Maine Maritime students headed back to sea

Apr. 27, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

CASTINE, Maine (AP) — Maine Maritime Academy students are preparing to embark on their first trans-Atlantic training cruise since the pandemic struck. The training ship State of Maine is set to depart Wednesday for Portugal with 180 students aboard. Joining the crew...

Live updates | Japan: Macron's reelection key to G-7 unity

Apr. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japan welcomed the reelection of French President Emmanuel Macron as key to the unity of Group of Seven at a time when its members need to work together to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as soon as possible. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida congratulated Macron in his...

Portugal identifies suspect in probe of missing British girl

Apr. 22, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Portugal are formally accusing a suspect in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a British girl who disappeared nearly 15 years ago while on a family vacation in the southern European country. A statement on...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 21, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Satellite images released Thursday showed what appeared to be mass graves near Mariupol, and local officials accused Russia of burying up to 9,000 Ukrainian civilians there in an effort to conceal the slaughter taking place in the siege of the port city. Satellite...

Macron woos leftist voters as French campaign nears end

Apr. 21, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron visited a multicultural, working-class suburb north of Paris on Thursday to woo leftist voters ahead of Sunday's presidential runoff vote against far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. Reflecting the vote's wide international...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 13, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 7, 2022. Editorial: Lessons for Pennsylvania drug laws from Oregon, Portugal Fourteen Pennsylvania counties are currently part of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI), a program launched by Attorney General Josh Shapiro that...

Global operation takes down hackers' leaked data market

Apr. 12, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western law enforcement agencies have dismantled an online marketplace used to buy and sell hacked and stolen personal data belonging to millions of people, and have brought criminal charges against the platform's founder and chief administrator, officials announced Tuesday. ...

Portugal probe: 290 church sex abuse claims in 90 days work

Apr. 12, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A lay committee looking into historic child sex abuse in the Portuguese Catholic Church said Tuesday it received witness statements from 290 alleged victims in its first three months of work, with cases involving children as young as two years old. More than...