Portuguese regulator rejects Altice’s bid for media company

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s telecom regulator has blocked an attempt by international operator Altice to buy control of local company Media Capital, saying it could create “significant obstacles” to competition. The National Communications Authority, known as Anacom, said in a statement on its website Tuesday the deal needs to be reconfigured. Netherlands-based Altice N.V., through…



Porto beats Chaves 3-0 for 5th win in as many rounds

LISBON, Portugal — FC Porto beat Chaves 3-0 on Saturday for a fifth straight victory since the start of the Portuguese league. Porto, which has yet to allow a goal and outscored opponents 15-0, was left in first place. Sporting Lisbon is second on goal difference, followed by defending champion Benfica which trails both rivals…


Madonna’s headed overseas – to a new home in Portugal

NEW YORK — Madonna is heading overseas to a new home in Portugal. The Michigan native had been living in New York. She said on Instagram Saturday that she finds the energy of Portugal inspiring, and it makes her feel creative and alive. A spokesman for the singer said she fell in love with the…


Portugal asks for help from Europe to fight fires

LISBON (Reuters) – More than 3,000 firemen struggled to put out forest fires across Portugal on Sunday, after the country requested assistance from Europe to fight blazes that threaten to spread with more hot weather in the coming days. Exceptionally dry and hot weather ignited Portugal’s worst fire disaster in memory early this summer, killing […]


Crew breaks transfer record for Portuguese midfielder Santos (video)

The Columbus Crew is using all three of its Designated Player slots for the first time in club history, and doing it in style.


The Latest: Strong winds, dry forests fuel Portugal fires

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France — The Latest on the wildfires blazing in France and elsewhere in Europe (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Officials in Portugal say they don’t expect a forecast drop in temperatures to help extinguish a spate of summer wildfires. Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar says continuing strong winds and tinder-dry woodland remain a…


It’s Confirmed! Eurovision 2018 Heads to Lisbon!

As expected, we’re all heading to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon next year for the Eurovision Song Contest. Not long after the 2017 contest in Kyiv, it was supposedly announced that Lisbon would be hosting, however not long after that, it was announced that a bidding process would take place to ensure the correct city […]