Europe

Portugal areas scorched by forest fires 'look like warzone'

At least 63 people have died - many of them in their cars while trying to flee – in a raging forest fire that has destroyed large swaths of land and many buildings in central Portugal.

Europe

Portugal mourns after country's worst forest fires in decades

At least 62 people have died in Portugal's worst forest fires in decades.

Europe

Portugal declares mourning as forest fire toll rises

Death toll climbs to 62 as firefighters battle to contain at least 60 blazes that originated in Pedrogao Grande area.

Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo's airport bust a bust on social media

The Portuguese island of Madeira has renamed its main airport in honour of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. It's also unveiled a statue of its famous player, considered one of the world’s most handsome men. But fans say the likeness is poor.

Human Rights

Portugal's lost generation of black 'foreigners'

Members of Afro-descendant communities, rendered 'foreigners' due to a discriminatory nationality law, are speaking up.

The Portuguese denied citizenship in their own country

Football

Ronaldo beats Messi to bag fourth Ballon d'Or

Portugal and Real Madrid star caps off remarkable year where he won Euro 2016 and Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to win fourth Ballon d'Or

Portugal

Portugal: Fifteen years of decriminalised drug policy

Portugal treats addicts as patients, not as criminals, after 15 years of decriminalised drug policy.

Portugal: Fifteen years of decriminalised drug policy

Science & Technology

Artificial intelligence not without a dark side

As AI helps scientists improve tasks like speech recognition, others caution about its potential future threats.

Weather

Heatwave in northwest Africa

Eastern Atlantic storm system brings near-record heat to Algeria

Heatwave in northwest Africa

Portugal

Forest fires continue to rage across southern Europe

Four people have died in forest fires on Portugal's Madeira Island, as wildfires in France force thousands to flee.

Weather

Portugal: Wildfires rage across Madeira Islands

Portuguese authorities are on high alert as a wave of wildfires sweeps across the Madeira Islands.

Portugal: Wildfires rage across Madeira Islands

Sport

Euro 2016: Portugal beat France to lift European title

Eder scores in extra time to beat host France and win Portugal's first major title.

Sport

'No doubt that I will go down in footballing history'

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, highest scorer in Champions League history, eager for more success on the field.

Ronaldo: My place in football history is assured

Turkey

Turkey blocks 'rocking imam' from singing in Portugal

Turkish religious authority refuses to allow musician imam Tuzer to perform at a concert hosted by Porto's art museum.

Turkey blocks 'rocking imam' from singing in Portugal

Portugal

Portugal heads to polls to elect new president

Law professor and TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa tipped to win in key election closely watched in Brussels.

Portugal heads to polls to elect new president