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Portugal Rolls on 3 Goals by Ronaldo's Replacement

6-1 victory over Switzerland sends Portugal to quarterfinals against Morocco

(Newser) - With Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, the superstar striker's replacement scored a hat trick to lead Portugal over Switzerland 6-1 and into the World Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday. Goncalo Ramos, a 21-year-old forward who made his Portugal debut as a substitute last month, started for the first time for...

Madeleine McCann: Suspect Declared Ahead of Deadline

German national Christian Brueckner is currently incarcerated

(Newser) - Portuguese prosecutors have identified a formal suspect in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Prosecutors in Faro, the main city of the Algarve region, said Thursday that a suspect had been formally identified a day earlier, per the BBC . Though prosecutors didn't name the individual, they said he had...

Burning Cargo Ship Said to Be Full of Porsches Is Adrift
Porsches End Up
on Ocean Floor as
Cargo Ship Sinks
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Porsches End Up on Ocean Floor as Cargo Ship Sinks

Felicity Ace was being towed toward Portugal’s Azores Islands

(Newser) - Update: Things have gone from bad to worse for the consumer who tweeted , "My car is now adrift, possibly on fire, in the middle of the ocean." That car isn't adrift anymore. The AP reports the large cargo vessel that ran into trouble in February while transporting...

One Country Just Made It a Lot Nicer to Work From Home

A series of laws was passed Friday in Portugal

(Newser) - It sounds like a pretty good set-up: You work from home, your company has to pay for any increase in your electricity or internet bills incurred by your home office, and your boss can't text after-hours. That's now not just the situation in Portugal, but the law....

Kid Finds Message in Bottle On the Other Side of the Ocean

2 teens have since gotten in touch, thanks to social media

(Newser) - Putting a message in a bottle is a fun thing for a kid to do. Finding a message in a bottle is something every kid wants to do. And now, two kids on opposite sides of the Atlantic are pals because of just such a message. Christian Santos, 17, was...

New Pedestrian Bridge Has Quite a Drop
New Pedestrian Bridge
Has Quite a Drop
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New Pedestrian Bridge Has Quite a Drop

Span in Portugal, suspended over canyon, may be world's longest

(Newser) - It's probably best if you gird yourself before you look down from the Arouca Bridge. The narrow footbridge suspended across a river canyon in northern Portugal claims to be the world’s longest pedestrian bridge and was officially inaugurated Sunday, per the AP . The Arouca Bridge offers a nearly...

One of the World's Most Famous Athletes Tests Positive

Soccer star Ronaldo has COVID

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo posted a photo on Instagram on Monday showing him at the head of a long table occupied by Portugal's national men's soccer team. The team appeared to be dining inside a restaurant, and no one was wearing a mask. That proved concerning on Tuesday because the...

In 'Scene From Baywatch,' Portugal President Makes a Big Save

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in Algarve region to boost tourism, helped rescue 2 kayakers

(Newser) - In normal nonpandemic years, guests flock to the Algarve in Portugal to holiday in the sun. One high-profile name's own recent trip there may have just given the region a little unexpected promotion. Local media reports that Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been spending his vacation heading...

Trapped by Virus, Man Sails 5K Miles to Get to Elderly Parents

Juan Manuel Ballestero journeyed from Portugal on sailboat after flights into Argentina were canceled

(Newser) - When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Juan Manuel Ballestero was on the island of Porto Santo in Portugal, and the native Argentinian could've remained there indefinitely. But "I didn't want to stay like a coward on an island where there were no cases," Ballestero tells the New ...

German Prosecutors Believe Maddy Is Dead
2 Key Phone Numbers Shared
in Madeleine McCann Case
THE RUNDOWN

2 Key Phone Numbers Shared in Madeleine McCann Case

Christian B. investigated for murder; police believe others may have knowledge

(Newser) - The new suspect in the 2007 disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann in Portugal has been identified as Christian B., a 43-year-old German national and child sex offender currently serving time in prison for rape. McCann family spokesperson Clarence Mitchell said that in 13 years, he couldn't "recall an...

Madeleine McCann Development Is 'Biggest Since 2007'

Suspect is serving time in German prison

(Newser) - After 13 agonizing years, the parents of Madeleine McCann may finally get some answers. In what friends of Kate and Gerry McCann say is the biggest breakthrough in the case since the 3-year-old disappeared in Portugal in 2007, a German man has been identified as a suspect, the Telegraph reports....

Ex-CIA Spy Flees Italy Over Fear for Her Safety

Sabrina de Sousa is embroiled in a fraught rendition case

(Newser) - An ex-CIA spy says she has fled Italy for America—apparently to avoid getting tossed in prison, Reuters reports. Sabrina de Sousa was one of 26 people found guilty in Italy in the 2003 "extraordinary rendition" of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr in Milan. But De Sousa, who...

29 Dead in Tour Bus Plunge
29 Dead in Tour Bus Plunge

29 Dead in Tour Bus Plunge

28 others are injured as bus falls down steep hillside

(Newser) - A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and...

Art Exhibit Made to Look Like 'Endless Chasm' Claims Victim

Luckily, visitor who got too close to Anish Kapoor's 8-foot-deep hole at Portugal museum will be OK

(Newser) - The "dizzying experience" of peering down into an "endless chasm in space" made a visitor to Portugal's Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art especially woozy, reports Artnet , and now the 60-year-old man is recuperating from his injuries. Last week, the Italian in Porto was checking out Chicago "...

One of the World Cup Stars Just Came Through
What Ronaldo Did 
in World Cup: Just, Wow
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What Ronaldo Did in World Cup: Just, Wow

He scores a hat trick, including a beautiful free-kick goal late to tie it for Portugal

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the best soccer players ever, and he proved why on Friday. He scored three times, including one with about 2 minutes left in regulation, to lift Portugal into a 3-3 tie with Spain in their World Cup opener. The feat makes him, at age...

'Scene of Horror' Follows Tourists' Selfie Attempt

Brit, Australian died in 100-foot fall in Portugal

(Newser) - A fisherman returning to a Portuguese beach encountered a "scene of horror" early Tuesday: the "unrecognizable" bodies of a tourist couple who appear to have fallen 100 feet to their deaths while trying to take a selfie. Brit Louise Benson, 37, and her Aussie boyfriend, 33-year-old Michael Kearns,...

Little Kids Smoking: It's a Festival Tradition

Parents give their kids smokes during the Vale do Salgueiro celebrations in Portugal

(Newser) - The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: parents encouraging their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes. Locals say the practice has been passed down for centuries as part of a celebration of...

Wild Clip Shows Moment Surfer Breaks His Back

'What can I say, I got a little excited': Andrew Cotton

(Newser) - A big-wave surfer is already dreaming of getting back on his surfboard a day after breaking his back in what the Telegraph describes as "mountainous seas" off Nazare, Portugal. Britain's Andrew Cotton, 36, was one of several professional surfers riding big waves Wednesday when a gigantic wall of...

Man Who Beat 'Adulterous' Wife Escapes Jail Time

Activists slam 'revolting' court ruling in Portugal

(Newser) - Women's rights groups reacted with outrage after a Portuguese court quoted the Bible in a ruling that justified a suspended sentence for a man who attacked his "adulterous" ex-wife with a nail-spiked bat, NPR reports. The appeals court judges in Porto called adultery a "serious attack" on...

8-Year-Old Girl Killed When Plane Crash-Lands on Beach

She and another sunbather died on the Portugal beach

(Newser) - A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon, Portugal, on Wednesday afternoon, killing a 56-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities said. Hundreds of sunbathers were on the popular beach at Caparica and witnesses said some sunbathers ran into the sea to...

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