Europe

Portugal and Spain hit by deadly wildfires in Hurricane Ophelia

At least 27 people have been killed in wildfires ravaging parts of Portugal. Blazes which broke out across the border in Spain have also claimed three lives.

Europe

Portugal charges 18 police with 'torture' of black men

All officers at a station in Alfragide face trial on torture and racially-motivated crime charges over a 2015 incident.

Portugal charges 18 police with 'torture' of black men

Sport

Chile beat Portugal to reach Confederations Cup final

Bravo saves three penalty kicks after goalless normal and extra time to take his side to the final.

Chile beat Portugal to reach Confederations Cup final

Europe

Portugal forest fire burns 26,000 hectares of land

Portugal’s battle against forest fire continues on many fronts. At least 26,000 hectares of land have already been burned and 64 people have been killed.

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