Portugal will accept two Syrian nationals for resettlement from the US detention camp of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, the foreign ministry has said. US President Barack Obama has pledged to close the prison by the end of the year.
French left back Aly Cissokho is on his way to Lyon after an agreement was reached between the French club and FC Porto, a source reported Saturday. The player is set to sign a five-year deal worth at least 15 million Euros.
Portugal will accept "two or three" prisoners from the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Foreign Minister Luis Amado said Saturday. The US has struggled to relocate Guantanamo inmates following President Obama’s call to close the prison.
The town of Santo Comba Dao in the center of Portugal is the hometown of the former dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar. The house where he was born is soon going to be converted into a museum about his life.
FC Porto won their fourth league title in a row and the 24th of their club history after beating Nacional Madere 1-0 on Monday. The 'Dragoes' could make it a double victory on May 31 when they play Pacos de Ferreira in the Portugese Cup final.
Two French players, Gilles Simon, the world number eight, and Florent Serra qualified for the Estoril Open quarter-finals. Simon meets Spaniard Albert Montanes and Serra faces American James Blake in the next round.
Just over two years have passed since British child Madeleine McCann disappeared from her holiday apartment in Portugal. A new UK documentary cites five different sightings of a man who could be linked to Maddie's vanishing.
Maritime officials say Somali pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned bulk carrier reportedly transporting soy beans, in their first successful attack in almost a week. Pirates claim to have seized a second vessel carrying UN vehicles.