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Jubilant Portugal celebrates first Eurovision victory

Lisbon - Jubilant Portugal on Sunday feted the country's first ever Eurovision song contest victor Salvador Sobral, who suffers from a serious heart condition but triumphed with a melancholy ballad, with hundreds turning up to welcome him home.

Pope Francis makes Fatima child shepherds saints

F - Two young shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, a Portuguese site now a global draw for pilgrims, were declared saints Saturday by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis to make Fatima child shepherds saints

F - Two young shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, a Portuguese site now a global draw for pilgrims, will be declared saints by Pope Francis on Saturday.

Portugal puts Eurovision hopes in big-hearted crooner

Lisbon - A few weeks ago, Salvador Sobral, a 27-year-old crooner tipped as a favourite for Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, was an unknown artist waiting for a heart transplant.

Pope greeted by thousands on Fatima pilgrimage

F - Pope Francis called for harmony "among all people" Friday after arriving at Portugal's holy site of Fatima where he was greeted by thousands of pilgrims gathered to mark 100 years since child shepherds had visions of the Virgin Mary.

Father of Fatima 'miracle' boy recounts recovery

F - The father of a Brazilian boy who recovered at lightning speed after a serious fall on Thursday recounted what he called a "miracle" brought about by two child shepherds in Portugal's Fatima.

Fatima readies to welcome pope under tight security

F - Thousands of police on alert, border controls tightened, anti-drone measures: Portugal is taking no chances with security ahead of a pilgrimage by Pope Francis to the famous shrine of Fatima.

'Rent-a-pilgrim' to walk to Fatima for $2,700

Cascais - Carlos Gil is a "payer-off of promises," at least that is the way the Roman Catholic refers to himself, but he is more commonly known as a "rent-a-pilgrim".

Five facts about Fatima, where Virgin visions turn 100

F - Pope Francis begins a two-day pilgrimage on Friday to the holy site of Fatima in central Portugal to mark the centenary of the first visions of the Virgin Mary.

Portugal service for Madeleine McCann 10 years on

Lagos - Ten years after the mysterious disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, a service was held in her memory Wednesday evening at the church in the seaside resort of Praia da Luz in southern Portugal, marked by the absence of her parents.

Madeleine McCann's disappearance haunts Portuguese resort

Vila De Rei - Scarred by Madeleine McCann's disappearance 10 years ago, the seaside resort town of Praia da Luz in southern Portugal is struggling to shake off the mystery surrounding the British toddler."The residents are all fed up...

Five die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

Lisbon - Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the suburbs of Lisbon on Monday, rescue services said.

Five die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

Lisbon - Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the Lisbon suburbs on Monday, rescue services said.

With too few priests, Portuguese women step up

Reguengos De Monsaraz - Facing a shortage of Roman Catholic priests, women churchgoers have stepped in to lead Sunday services in villages in southeastern Portugal, a sign the ageing communities are open to change.

Ex-CIA agent convicted in rendition case arrested in Portugal

Lisbon - A former Central Intelligence Agency agent wanted in Italy after being convicted of illegally kidnapping an Egyptian cleric who was sent to Egypt under the Bush-era extraordinary rendition program has been arrested in Portugal.

Portugal woman swept out to sea in religious ceremony

Lisbon - Portuguese authorities searched Friday for a woman swept out to the Atlantic, reportedly during a religious ceremony honouring a goddess of the sea in the middle of a storm.

Portugal court upholds ex-cop's acquittal in Maddie McCann case

Lisbon - Portugal's supreme court on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of an ex-policeman sued for libel by the parents of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who disappeared during a family vacation in 2007.

Hollande urges 'firm' European response to Trump

Lisbon - French President Francois Hollande urged Europe to form a united front and provide a "firm" response to US President Donald Trump, at a gathering Saturday of southern European Union leaders.

Hollande urges 'firm' European response to Trump

Lisbon - French President Francois Hollande urged Europe to form a united front and provide a "firm" response to US President Donald Trump, at a gathering Saturday of southern European Union leaders.

Brexit and Trump top southern EU nations summit

Lisbon - Leaders of seven southern European Union nations met in Lisbon on Saturday, seeking a united front against Brexit and the new protectionist administration of US President Donald Trump.
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