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 […]


Portugal’s Siresp rescue network ‘failed forest fire victims’

Ten emergency calls in Portugal failed to get through as forest fires killed 64 people, reports say. http://ift.tt/2ucN7Gz #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe


Portugal brings 2nd wildfire under control after 64 died

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese authorities say they have contained a dangerous wildfire that raged for five days near another blaze that killed 64 people last weekend. More than 2,000 firefighters and some two dozen water-dropping aircraft fought the two fires amid strong winds and temperatures above 40 C (104 F) as the country’s annual wildfire…


Devastating forest fire kills more than 40 in central Portugal

Emergency service workers in Portugal battle a raging forest fire that’s claimed dozens of lives. http://ift.tt/2rIKBWS #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices