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Marques: Croatia, Portugal have excellent political relations, should improve trade

Croatia and Portugal have excellent political and diplomatic relations but more needs to be done to advance trade, Portugal's state secretary for European affairs, Margarida Marques, said during her December 5-6 visit to Croatia.

Ronaldo double boosts Portugal; Belgium hit eight in WC qualifiers

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and missed a penalty as Portugal defeated Latvia 4-1 in Faro to boost their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Portugal, France score their first wins in World Cup qualifying

Euro 2016 finalists Portugal and France scored their first wins in qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup on Friday, at the expense of Bulgaria and Andorra.

Portugal's Antonio Guterres set to become next UN chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is set to become the next head of the United Nations after he emerged Wednesday as the favoured candidate among UN Security Council members.

Iraq summons ambassador to Portugal over alleged assault by sons

Iraq said on Tuesday it had summoned its ambassador to Portugal over reports that his two sons had assaulted a Portuguese teenager.

Germany beat Portugal 4-0 to reach Oly semi-finals

Germany clearly dominated Portugal in men's Olympic football Saturday, winning 4-0 to advance to the semi-finals.

Three dead as wildfire sweeps across Portuguese island of Madeira

A wildfire that has claimed three lives and displaced over a thousand people on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday reached the capital, Funchal.

EU governments agree to waive fines for Spain, Portugal deficits

Spain and Portugal will not be fined despite failing to take effective action to whittle down their public deficits, EU member states announced Tuesday, taking into account mitigating factors in both countries.

Portugal won't adopt further cuts despite threat of EU sanctions

Portugal will not take any additional austerity measures to reduce the budget deficit despite the threat of EU sanctions, the Portuguese newspaper Publico reported Wednesday.

Portugal, Spain given 10 days to argue against EU deficit fines

Portugal and Spain have failed to take effective action to whittle down their public deficits, EU finance ministers confirmed Tuesday as they gave the two countries 10 days to present arguments on why they should not be hit with fines.

Portugal defy the critics with Euro title - even without Ronaldo

Portugal defied the critics to win Euro 2016 with a defensive game plan and just one victory in 90 minutes from their seven games. And they clinched the title even without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who was stretchered off injured in the first half.

Portugal claim Euro 2016 over hosts France despite Ronaldo injury

Portugal overcame an injury to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to capture their first major football title when they beat hosts France 1-0 on Sunday on an extra-time winner from substitute Eder.

Tearful Ronaldo forced off injured in Euro final first half

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off with a knee injury midway through the first half of the Euro 2016 final against France on Sunday.

Biggest Euros lack class but has drama, upsets - and fans make up

The biggest ever European Championship saw plenty of tight games, but that was less the result of high-class play and more to do with a safety-first approach not only adopted by limited newcomers.

Ronaldo seeks more greatness with first Portugal title at last

For his Portugal coach Fernando Santos, Cristiano Ronaldo is "the best player in the world. That's it."

Pepe returns to training, Ronaldo expects "very complicated" final

Defender Pepe returned to Portugal training on Friday after recovering from a thigh muscle problem in a boost for the team ahead of the Euro 2016 final against hosts France.

Spain, Portugal edge closer to fines for breaching EU deficit rules

Spain and Portugal moved closer Thursday to being fined for breaching EU budget rules, as the European Commission found that both countries had failed to take effective action to whittle down their deficits.

Portugal beat Wales 2-0 into Euro final; Ronaldo equals scoring mark

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled the all-time tournament scoring record and set up the other goal as Portugal beat Wales 2-0 on Wednesday for a place in the final of Euro 2016.

Bale: Wales dreaming of Euro title but first comes Portugal semi

Wales are dreaming of winning Euro 2016 but first comes a difficult semi-final task against Portugal, star forward Gareth Bale said on Monday.

UEFA charge Portugal after Euro pitch invasion

UEFA have opened a disciplinary case against the Portuguese football federation after a fan invaded the pitch and spectators let off fireworks in their Euro 2016 quarter-final match against Poland on Thursday.

No wins, no problem - gritty Portugal reach last four at Euro 2016

Portugal have reached the last four of the European Championships without a single win in regulation - is that a sign of potential champions or is their luck due to run out?

Portugal stay cool from the spot to eliminate Poland in shoot-out

Portugal reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 Thursday as they secured a dramatic 5-3 spot-kick win over Poland following a 1-1 draw in Marseille.

Poland forward Milik looking forward to facing Ronaldo at Euros

Poland forward Arkadiusz Milik has revealed Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has been an inspiration to him in his development

Lewandowski and Ronaldo continue to dominate Poland-Portugal clash

Poland meet Portugal for a place in the Euro 2016 semi-finals on Thursday with traditional stars Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo looking out of sorts.

Pepe talks up Portugal's beautiful game after Croatia win

Portugal defender Pepe has surprised everyone at Euro 2016 with his description of his nation's 1-0 win over Croatia.

Croatia turns on coach Cacic after loss to Portugal

Croatia crashed out of the Euro with a 1-0 overtime loss to Portugal Saturday, shocking the nations out of high expectations and triggering an outrage avalanche against coach Ante Cacic.

Portugal edge luckless Croatia with late Quaresma goal

Portugal battled their way into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 Saturday with a late 1-0 defeat of Croatia, on an extra-time goal from supersub Ricardo Quaresma.

Portugal edge Croatia with late Quaresma goal

Portugal battled their way into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 Saturday with a late 1-0 defeat of Croatia, on an extra-time goal from supersub Ricardo Quaresma.

All eyes remain on Ronaldo as Portugal meet Croatia

Cristiano Ronaldo is being backed by his Portugal team-mates to fire them into the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday but opponents Croatia are confident they can see off his threat.

Kalinic bullish on Croatia chances with Portugal up next

Croatia have eased into the Euro 2016 knock-out stages and after defeating champions Spain in the group phase, forward Nikola Kalinic believes they could go all the way.

Magnificent Ronaldo saves Portugal's Euro 2016 with Hungary draw

Cristiano Ronaldo delivered two goals and an assist to secure the 3-3 draw Portugal needed against already qualified Hungary to ensure progress to the Euro 2016 knock-out stage on Wednesday.

Ronaldo declines to take questions at press conference

Cristiano Ronaldo declines to take questions from the media at his man of the match press conference following Portugal's Euro 2016 draw with Hungary.

Qualified Hungary not focused on Ronaldo as they target top spot

Hungary are guaranteed to reach the knock-out phase of Euro 2016 but are determined to progress as winners of Group F and are not obsessing about Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo when the team's meet Wednesday in Lyon.

Ronaldo refusing to give up as Portugal flirt with elimination

Portugal are relying on their one superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to dig themselves out of a hole at Euro 2016 while Hungary's team ethic has them on the verge of the last 16.

Another Euros night to forget for "CRZero" Cristiano Ronaldo

Under fire after belittling Portugal's first opponents Iceland despite not scoring against them, Cristiano Ronaldo against fails to deliver against Austria - even missing a penalty - as his Portugal team faces elimination from Euro 2016

Whining Ronaldo and his Portugal need improvement against Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo did not make himself any friends for his bashing of Iceland after the newcomers held Portugal 1-1. Now he and his team-mates must deliver against Austria if they want to rach the last 16 at Euro 2016.

Exhibition of drawings by Alvaro Siza and his wife opens in Zagreb

Drawings by world-famous Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza and his wife Maria Siza, who died in 1973, opened in the Oris House of Architecture in Zagreb on Saturday.

Ronaldo taking responsibility as Portugal seek title

Iceland are attempting to keep the pressure off in the build-up to their European Championship while Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of opening opponents Portugal, is relishing his status as a leader.

EU delays deficit verdict on Spain, Portugal, grants Italy reprieve

The European Union's executive postponed Wednesday a verdict on whether Spain and Portugal should be punished for breaking deficit rules, while Italy was let off the hook over its austerity-busting budget plans.

Spain, Portugal to get extra year to bring deficit below EU ceiling

The European Commission proposes granting Spain and Portugal one more year to bring their deficits below the EU-mandated ceiling of 3 per cent of gross domestic product, Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici says.

First snow falls on Mallorca, Portugal struggles with flooding

Winter arrived late in Spain and Portugal as some 20 centimetres of snow fell on the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range on the island of Mallorca on Monday, while the north of Portugal saw flooding following heavy rainfall, local media reported.

Eurozone turns up heat on Spain, Portugal to comply with EU rules

Eurozone finance ministers upped the pressure Thursday on Spain and Portugal to comply with EU fiscal discipline rules, with jitters about the two former bailout recipients feeding into volatility on financial markets.

"Big differences" remain between Portugal, EU on 2016 budget

Portugal and the European Union are struggling to find common ground on the country's budget for this year, with an EU spokeswoman saying on Monday that "big differences" remain between the two sides.

Portugal's outgoing president vetoes gay adoption rights

Outgoing Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Monday in Parliament vetoed the introduction of adoption rights for homosexual parents, saying children's welfare had to take absolute priority.

Rebelo wins Portugal's presidential election in first round

Conservative law professor and journalist Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won Portugal's presidential election on Sunday, winning a majority of the vote in the first round, according to the election commission.

Croatia among few EU states with employment decrease

In Q3 2015, the number of persons employed in Croatia decreased 0.6 percent from Q2, when it increased 0.1%. In Portugal, employment decreased 0.5% and in Malta 0.3%.